This is my second time linking up with Jenn who is A Quarter Inch from the Edge (aren't we all?).
This time, I am pleased to introduce my "Hot Mama" quilt in all its bright batik glory!
It started in a 2009 workshop by Ottawa based quilt artist Elaine Quehl. To be honest, I wasn't too interested in the workshop, but two friends wanted to go, and they needed a few more participants so I let them twist my arm. She is a really good instructor, and it turned out to be very fun day. According to her website, she still offers that workshop - it's called "Reflections".
My initial fabric pull for this quilt was very feminine, with lots of pale and medium pinks. Eventually, after adding and removing fabrics, the pale pinks became hot pinks, and yellows, oranges and purples joined the group and heated up the colour palette. I also found out, right after the workshop, that I was expecting baby number 3, so that provided the inspiration for the name of the quilt.
The quilting was one of my first attempts at free motion quilting. I think I did pretty good on the centre part of the quilt. Running with the "hot mama" theme, I attempted some flames on the border. Let's just say that it was a "good effort".
I am not terribly fond of batiks, but every once in a while, I find one that really, really like. That is the case for the pink I used in the border (above, right). I still come across some snippets in my scrap baskets... it brings a smile to my face! The butterfly fabric below is also pretty cool.
I am including this close up of the back for no other reason that this is the only other picture I have of the quilt!
This quilt was finished in 2010 and now lives in my office. I hung it there several years ago on a very cloudy day during a very cloudy month. It really brightens up the gray walls!
Thanks to Jenn for providing a forum for blogging about our quilts from the past. Go check out other people's quilts from the past here.