Windswept is a reminder of the colours of autumn and crisp, cool days and nights. Fused appliqué leaves are drifted by the wind and the innovative fabrics are from Northcott's Artisan Spirit Falling Leaves collection.
These fabrics were designed by my friend Elaine Quehl and will be in stores in September. They were inspired by Elaine's wonderful hand-dyed fabrics. Remember I took that dyeing class with her at Quilt Canada. (I blogged about it here.)
Elaine's method results in such luscious fabrics - and now you can buy them and get that hand-dyed look in your own quilt.
Dashing tweeds and dapper twills inspired Tie Rack - a modern twist on a 'tie' quilt. The menswear prints used for the cover quilt are Northcott's Man About Town collection. This fabric will be in stores in September too. Or you could choose fabrics to reflect YOUR man's spirit.
This is a 'modern' quilt with lots of negative space; a perfect place to show the quilting. Perhaps horizontal lines would be nice, or how about an allover geometric design. This is a 48" x 64" lap size and it would also look great in a home with modern décor. Wonder what it would be like hanging sideways?