Monday, 22 February 2010

Having said I was going to lay the quilt pieces down a while, we knew that wasn't going to last long. Not when it was the weekend and I had time to play. And sometimes you just have to let intuition take over. Heh, Kylie?!

I have to say I am very excited by this quilt. I just love the colour combination and love how the linen is working with it too.

I did however feel it needed 'lifting' with some embroidery on the linen. Sunday evening watching BAFTAs was perfect time to sit and hand sew with a big throw on my lap.

I'm still a little undecided about the backing fabric, but I am rather drawn to the Orla that I recently purchased. Not that I'm obsessed with Orla at the mo or anything. It's just that it will bring the whole scheme together...don't you think?



16 comments:

Kristy said...

I think the Orla would be perfect Karen!
Love mixing the linen with prints it adds so much more texture.

Kelly said...

i love what you're doing, the colours all work great together, & i would be tempted to use the orla too,

Sarah said...

Orla would be perfect, loving the handstitching can't wait to see the finished item xxx

One Flew Over said...

Dear god that Orla is STUNNING!

Will be a perfect fit for the quilt x

nickynackynoo said...

This is so beautiful. I love the colours and the embroidery and think the Orla would go perfectly.

Hen said...

It looks lovely, colours are beautiful. While I agree the Orla does co-ordinate fabbily, I'm not sure I could consign it to the quilt back?
Hen x

Vonnie said...

That is a work of art. How beautiful!

Kylie said...

YUM!! Yah for jumping in! :)) It looks fantastic Karen! Your intuition is so spot on - the embroidery an inspired touch... and yes, adding my voice to the chorus, Orla = divine perfection and suits your quilt to a T :) Kx

Katy said...

the embroidery works perfectly, and is a great compliment to the orla print as well. Great job!

Blueberry Park said...

Thanks, everyone for all the positive feedback. I guess it's Orla all the way then! I know what you mean, Hen, about it almost being a waste to put on the back. But I'm sure I cold drape it sufficiently to give a taste of it ;-)

thelinencat said...

Love it and yes, most definitely put the Orla K on the back as it looks perfect together!

Monica said...

how beautiful!!!

absolutely gorgeous colour/fabric/embroidery combination.

Danielle said...

Love it!! Yes the Orla fabric is just perfect for the back..

The Devil Makes Work said...

I really love your choice of colours there Karen. beautiful.

Lorna said...

It is lovely and makes me feel like I should take it up - maybe next Sept!

RWL said...

Orla is one of my favs!