Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Four Seasons Summer Quilt

Here it is in all its little glory...



and a closer look...
(click on the photos to get an even closer look if you dare)

I myself am actually not a big swimmer, but we do have a swimming pool in our backyard which has gotten lots of use this season. I do consider myself a "bathing beauty" in the fact that I am much more comfortable lounging poolside or just getting in (head above water, of course) and floating on something. I knew that I wanted to find a vintage-looking swimmer to put on the quilt, so I searched and searched online until I found the iconic Jantzen girl. Perfect! In my searching online I had also stumbled upon lots of Esther Williams pictures and info, which in turn, led me to my new favorite swimwear. So this little quilt has already made my summer!

It's not without its little "issues" -- some puckers here and there, stretching and pulling in places there shouldn't be, a finished size of either 20" or 21" square (haha, why can I not get things to square up just so? oh well) etc. -- but I sure enjoyed making it and hope that its new owner will enjoy it just as much. I figure all of its issues just make this quilt all the more endearing. My favorite part about it (besides the lovely diving girl) is the clouds that I stitched in. They are nice and subtle. Of course, I love the colors as well, since they are still my favorite combination these days. It is going into the hands of the United States Postal Service this afternoon. Will you be the lucky recipient?

4 comments:

TLC said...

I love it! Love the colors, they are so cheerful. I like the way you did the water and the clouds. Cute quilt!

One Shabby Chick said...

It's beautiful Valerie - what a great job! I really like the quilted clouds!

Happily Ever After said...

FABULOUS!!! I love it! I'm so impressed with your skills.

ROZ said...

I love a quilt with some action in it. Those are really rare.