Sunday, August 1, 2010

Night Dreams


Side one of my Day and Night Dreams Quilt is finished. I tried to use darker colors like blue black, navy and deep violet in this quilt top but my brain just couldn't work those colors in. I love bright, clear colors and gave in to a selection of my favorite color pallets. My idea for this quilt came from my passion for color. I love to dye fabrics and find it very hard to sleep on nights when my dye lots are batching. I just can't wait to see the results. I often use more dye solution than is needed so I can get faster results.

This pattern was inspired by the Bricks in Bars quilt made by Ada Gingerich of Arthur, Illinois. The inspiration quilt is featured on page 114, Plate 62 in the Amish Abstractions book published by Pomegranate for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Wishing you sweet dreams from Wisconsin! Chris

10 comments:

Kim said...

Oh WOW its a beauty........
Have you decided how to quilt it?

Happy sewing

Erin @ A Prairie Home said...

Oh WOW is right! I love the color palette. Your hand dyed fabrics are lovely. It makes me want to try my hand at dying.

Looking forward to seeing side two. About day dreams perhaps? :o)

Michele said...

I absolutely love that palette. How wonderful! The sentiment is sewn beautifully as well! What a great quilt.

Chris said...

Thanks so much for your comments!
Kim, I have an overlapping square/rectangle machine quilting idea in mind's eye. I'm not sure I can pull off straight line quilting with my free motion embroidery foot. I think it will take a bit of practice until I get it right. I used to hand quilt all of my quilts but it took me too long to finish anything so I had to learn to machine quilt.

ROZ said...

georgeous! And so true, I take an allery pill that causes very colorful dreams--like going to the movies--

Tonya R said...

love it. the proportions are wonderful and unexpected. love love the colors.

beth said...

oooh! I love all that color! Happy dreams.

Sharon said...

wow, your letters are so nice and neat and small looking. I've only made huge clunky letters, so your quilt is an inspiration. Love the colors and design, just beautiful.

Rene' said...

I agree with Sharon about the letters...how do you get them so neat and small?! I love how colorful your quilt is! Fabulous!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Really love with how saturated the colors look...great job!