Sunday, November 17, 2013

Second window quilt finished

Now that the weather is getting chillier, it is nice to have this window quilt finished and hung up. I had originally thought to keep the quilt intact and used as a roll-up, but it was rather heavy so I cut the quilted piece down the middle (keeping my eyes closed the whole time) and mounted it on a solid wooden curtain rod.

I placed the yellow on top to give the impression of the sun when high in the sky and the red reminded me of the sun setting. I like that there is asymmetry and yet there is balance. At least I think so... 

Here is a close-up so you can see the quilting better: mirroring on the outer rim, stippling in the canvas area and spiraling in the center section, just like with the door quilt.

On the lower left you can see the Ghanian bedspread, which steered the colour choices for the quilts. It consists of long woven strips using bright tones that are sewn together. 

In case you are curious, by the door quilt is a little wooden chair and a table from Liberia. We will complete the room with pictures from our adventures in Africa, a very special time in our lives.

The room is nice and warm: colour-wise and heat-wise.

Have a sunny day!