Here is my final quilt finish for a while, Peaceful Pastures. I have decided that I will be doing only piecing work in the RV so that I can leave most of my bulky batting behind on the boat.
This little lap quilt was pieced, um, maybe a year ago? It promptly got folded up and forgotten until last week. Isn't it amazing how I can lose projects, even in as small a studio as mine? Anyway, I originally planned for it to be Project Linus kids' quilt, but the fabric is appealing to all ages. So when I learned this week that a friend's mother was very, very ill, I decided to make it a wheelchair quilt instead.
The pattern is a simple Attic Windows design, with the large scale pastoral scenery "viewed" through the window panes. Even though the pattern repeats a bit, with blue sky showing up in places other than the top, I think it still works. The other bits of sky blue read perhaps as ponds or lakes.
This big tree and larger birds seem to be right outside the window, with the rolling hills and grazing animals in the distance beyond.
The back is pieced from a small scale floral and a spring green giraffe spot fabric. I bound it with a tonal dark brown to look like a picture frame.
I quilted it fairly sparsely to keep it soft by ditch stitching around all the window frames and sills, then loosely outlining all the animals and trees. Nothing too precise, just enough to make all the domestic beasties poof up a bit. Peaceful Pastures is off to its recipient in Seattle today.
"Piles of packing material and miscellaneous boat parts strewn everywhere? Cool, I'll explore this long skinny box." I hope she settles into the RV quickly, too. We should be moving either tonight or first thing tomorrow morning.