Up In The Air

For some reason that is what came to mind naming this quilt. I see kite tails, Trees waving in the breeze, some gorgeous stripes across the sky. There is something almost weightless about this new line from Lotta Jansdotter.DSC_0060
This is my first finished quilt of 2013. I am SLOW. And easily distracted. My heart quilt is half bound and I feel pretty proud that I am finishing it eleven months early (haha!). But I couldn’t take my eyes off of Glimma when it arrived, so this little quilt jumped to the head of the line.
Quilting Close Up: Swirls in the Negative Space
The colors are so fresh and springy, and I loved pairing them with the nautical blue from Moda’s fall solids release. In person, the blue is much deeper and the Glimma colors really glow.

I’m especially looking forward to the lavender prints and the amazing charcoals in this line. And I love how Lotta’s yellows play well with pretty much everything.

And I loved playing with the negative space and really pushing my quilting skills. This is just my second attempt at feathers and I really love how they add an entirely new dimension to the quilt.
Quilted Feathers

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12 Responses to Up In The Air

  1. 1
    Debbie says:

    This is lovely! And your quilt! I’m impressed!!

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    Steph says:

    If this is only your second attempt at feathers, than I am very, very impressed. I have tried feathers many times and decided it’s just not meant to be that I quilt them. Very frustrating for me. Was this done on a long-arm? That’s how I’ve done mine in the past.

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    Erica says:

    I love this and the quilting looks amazing. I have the opposite problem – it is painful for me to start a new project when I haven’t finished the last one. It really motivates me to get things done so I can start something new. I love this line and can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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    Sonia B says:

    Gorgeous quilting.

  5. 5

    Beautiful, Amanda. Your quilting always amazes me!

  6. 6

    This is beautiful and your quilting is stunning. Only the second time for feathers? WOW!

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    Julie Cefalu says:

    I love everything about this quilt. Your feathers are really beautiful. I keep adding them to my quilting and they keep getting better each time! You like you have been doing them for a while, not just twice!

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    dana says:

    it’s gorgeous!

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    Lindsay says:

    So pretty! I love what you did with the quilting.

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    Ali says:

    I love the breezy quilting. And a feather floating in the wind. I might start sending all my quilts to you for quilting!!

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    WendyC says:

    I absolutely love this quilt and your quilting is absolutely inspiring!

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    Siobhan says:

    It’s gorgeous! Your quilting is amazing, too.