Sunday, May 17, 2015

BQF: painted leaf quilt no. 1 {roygbiv}

As some of you may recall, last December my Canadian #igminiswap partner (and an ethereal painted leaf in @freepeople's IG feed) inspired this lofty leaf design...


which I am now humbly entering in this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival :: ROYGBIV category.


There's something rather dreamy about this leaf, if you ask me.  ;o)  Of course it doesn't hurt that it's pieced entirely of liberty of london tana lawn "scraps" (a favorite substrate in this house) paired with some of my favorite (let's be honestthey're basically all my favorite) low volume fabrics.


But it also holds a special place in my heart because it was the first thing I got to sew (Succulent Path aside) after a summer filled with morning sickness and a fall full of work (because how else would I replenish my liberty stash? ;P)

In fact, I'm so smitten, lately I've been thinking a bed-sized version is in order for our bohemian-rustic-chic master (the photo above was taken on our macrame curtains, and the one below on our brick bedroom floor).


And now that my mind is made up, the only question is... just how big should that big leaf be?  As some of you may recall, this one turned out to be 20" square, and the final pattern (the #auctionforeleni version, pictured below) finishes at 17".


While I'm mulling that over, I hope you'll take a look at all the other beautiful entries, and thank you so much for stopping by!

P.S.  This mini design is available on my new "patterns, etc." page if anyone's interested!  And I've included alternate "centers" (in place of the tiny sundial) in case teeny tiny curved piecing isn't exactly your thing ;o)

Sarah

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18 comments:

  1. I love your painted leaf quilts! A bed size version would be incredible!

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  2. Such beauties. A full bed sized version would be truly stunning.

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  3. This is gorgeous and would make such an impact in double bed size. I'd love to see the leaf almost cover the top of the mattress (but not overhang the sides, if you know what I mean). Although you might have to make it a bit smaller if you want to keep the orientation and not have the tops of your leaves cut off by your pillows. Or you could turn the leaf to face down the bed so that the pillows only chop off some of the stalk. I think that would look really amazing. Would you do the big version in Liberty too? (I think you should...so decadent!)

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  4. Beautiful. I'm happy you are entering the contest!

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  5. Beautiful. I'm happy you are entering the contest!

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  6. Of course you will be in my votes, you know how much I love your leaf! In big, it will be incredibly beautiful too!

    At the beginning of June, the members of France Patchwork will discover it in their magazine. Thank you again.

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  7. I love this...the flow from one color to the next is amazing! Beautiful!

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  8. I love everything about this quilt! It's just stunning.:)

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  9. What a great idea for a beautiful rainbow quilt!!! I love your design, beautiful fabrics and great quilting :)
    Greetings from Poland
    Kamila

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  10. wow!! you've got serious skills!

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  11. I love your quilt! So beautiful!

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  12. What a cool interpretation of rainbow. I adore the background fabrics - they really add depth to it. It looks really small - is it a mini?

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  13. Oh, I see it is a mini - very cool and the piecing is insane = WOW!

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  14. I've just voted for you, now wait & see!

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  15. This is so pretty - the combination of so many lovely liberty prints along with the low volume is just perfect.

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  16. Where did you get macrame curtains? ? I love the leaf. Cover the bed in it but of tiny liberty pieces!

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  17. Hi! This is so amazing! I looooove your creative fishes! Crabs are great, if you like to add something else. x Teje

    pirates of the caribbean 5

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