Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Bright Sunshine and Warm Summer Days
Today was in the 80's, breezy, and mostly sunny. Really.
I think this coin quilt sums south Florida up pretty well. Cheery, warm, sunny, bright, and a bit tropical.
This started out as an orange and blue quilt. Well, it was going to be orange and blue until I mentioned that idea to my daughter. She made a face ... and not one that said "What a great idea Mommy". As soon as I saw the face I started thinking Florida Gators and, while they are ok and quite popular around here, I wasn't really excited about making a quilt of their colors.
So I went with orange and bright summer colors. I still want to make an orange and blue quilt but I'm going to put that on hold until I have some orange/blue fabrics that aren't Gator colors.
I quilted with long not-very-straight lines running the length of the quilt.
The backside fabric is is orange and white striped, from Ikea.
The binding is pieced from a number of fabrics that are in the quilt.
These pictures were taken at the pool at my parents condo. I should have taken a picture of the entire area (I will next time I'm there). The flowers are incredible and are everywhere. In fact, the landscaping as a whole is wonderful. It's a beautiful pool and pool area.