So I know I chose a bargello for the Spring festival too, but this is another one of the few quilts that I have designed myself, and I feel pretty proud of what I put together.
Our friends Ryan and Kristi got married in June 2003. Of course, I had to make a quilt for them! They both have a love for the outdoors, so Keith (my husband) and I thought that earthy colors inspired by nature would be perfect. Keith helped me pick out fabrics, and we found ourselves gravitating towards greens and browns and some pretty oranges and blues. The palette made me think of sunlight coming down through a canopy of trees. And so it was named, "Forest Lights Bargello."
I quilted the center with waves following along the curves of the design. What I really love though is the borders. It looks like bark, and I just love it!
And here's the label.
I know it's hard to see (a mix of my poor photographic skills and an old camera). The label reads:
"Forest Lights Bargello"The best part of this quilt experience for me was giving it to them. They really, truly seemed to love it. And they use it! Knowing that makes me so happy.
For: Ryan and Kristi
May love help light your way in your new life together...
Care: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry or tumble dry low.
Created by: Robin Zaback, June 2003.
Many thanks to the fabulous Park City Girl, Amy, for putting this fabulous event together. You rock, Amy! And especially, thanks to all of you who are participating-- sharing your quilts and stories, reading the stories of others, and offering all sorts of fabulous inspiration. Thanks so much for taking time to visit here!