The Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA/ACC) has invited award winners of their annual National Juried Show to donate a 12 x 16 inch quilt for a traveling quilt show. As an award winner in the Modern category in 2014 with my quilt Shades of Gray, I received an invitation to participate. I love a challenge, so I accepted immediately!
The theme is ‘It’s Time for Colour!’ I had several ideas for colorful subject matter (tulips, fall foliage and sunsets all came to mind) but I decided to create yet another version of one of my favorite themes – Rainy Day People.
This time, I’m showing two small girls with huge adult-sized umbrellas (based on photos I took of a little girl last year). I dressed them in bright, cheerful colors to contrast with the rainy gray background.
I fused the girls and umbrellas first to parchment paper, then to thin black cotton. Then I free motion stitched with black thread. After that, I applied Misty Fuse to the back of the black fabric (thus securing all the thread ends!) then trimmed the black fabric leaving a thin outline.
With previous quilts in this series I quilted the ‘rain’ through all the layers including the people and their umbrellas. With this one I quilted the rain on the background first (using that same great black and gray variegated thread).
I still need to cut more ‘reflections’, then I’ll fuse the girls and the reflections and quilt the bottom portion of the quilt. If you come back on Friday, I should have it all finished.
And here’s my finished journal quilt that I started last week.
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