Friday, August 21, 2015
I started this quilt for two reasons. One, I wanted to challenge myself, by "Thinking Outside the Block". This book by Sandi Cummings inspired me to try a different type of piecing. Two, horses. After attending a beautiful horse show I had to try to capture the majestic ways of these fine animals.
I used the technique of vinegar and metal to create the center panel fabric. Then with colors that capture the outdoors, created blocks of random shapes and sizes to border the center panel. The horses are fussy cut from a novelty print and machine appliqued to the center panel. The quilt is lightly hand quilted. I tried to follow the center fabric to create the look of canyon walls. The quilt is 19 inches square.
This quilt makes me smile. It was fun to make. I will use the techniques in "Thinking Outside the Block" again. The horses look like they are having great fun, running free. Hope it makes you smile too.
This is my entry in the Pets on Quilt Show 2015 category Animal Themed Quilt. Click on the link to see all the wonderful entries and to vote offered by Lily Pad Quilting