Saturday, August 2, 2014

Hadley quilt top on tour

We are just getting ready to return home from our adventure in England. As this post goes live, we'll probably be on a plane. So many mixed emotions about leaving. But I'll save that for another day when I can process them. And more to share about what we've seen when I can process my pictures properly as well.
So until then here's a quick peek at the Tile Quilt top I pieced using the Denyse Schmidt Hadley strips for the class I was teaching at the Fat Quarterly retreat. I didn't have enough luggage space to bring a finished quilt, so I pieced a new version of just the top to share with the class. I'm in love with how it's turning out. I've been pushing myself to use backgrounds besides white and those Hadley strips played SO nicely with this Bamboo neutral.
My plan for the past month has been to take pictures of it with some stunning, scenic backdrop. It's been traveling around with us for weeks and I'd never remember to take it out - until literally almost our last day in England I made my family drive down random country roads to find a good spot for photographs.
So here's a glimpse. And you can tell it had been packed around all that time by the fact that it was sorely in need of ironing. Oh well! I was not going to cart that quilt around for 4 weeks in vain and not get some pictures. Ironed or not.

Will check in again soon after we've had time to start getting our lives put back together at home!

19 comments:

ga447 said...

I love it and the scenery is so worth the trouble.

lalaluu said...

Everything pops with the grey background - the colors and the whites. My favorite pic is the gate into the field of grass.

Nedra said...

Safe Flight, Amy. What an amazing experience you have had with your family. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful moments on Instagram, too.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Thanks Amy for sharing your beautiful trip pictures with us! It sounds like an extraordinary experience! The background color is indeed perfect for this collection.

DebSue said...
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DebSue said...

Love the grey. I am also incorporating grey in quilts for my son. He lives in NYC and has more contemporary taste. Grey helps merge traditional quilts fabrics from my stash with the modern look for him.

tabbiegirl said...

This is gorgeous - the quilt and the scenery!

Lauren Deel said...

I love this pattern in your new book, and I think you perfected it with the bamboo background and Hadley. Gorgeous! These photos are so lovely, too. (Nevermind the ironing...)

Crafting Kim said...

I love your quilt! I bought your book a while ago and feel inspired to have a go at this pattern after seeing yours with the bamboo background. I'm so happy you had such a great time here in the UK, but sad you're going home just before our biggest quilt show, the Festival of Quilts, which starts on Thursday - I was fondly hoping you might still be here, and that I might get to say hello to you at the show! Looking forward to seeing more photos of your trip ��

Flying Blind... said...

Man, someone told me you had the Hadley top at FQR - I really should have posed for a photo with it, you know, so it knew its inspiration ;) xxx

Catherine said...

Looks lovely, especially against those gorgeous backgrounds

Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting said...

gorgeous! I love the gray as a background. It just makes all of the Hadley prints stand out. I also love the diversity of your pattern. This looks so different from the original quilt. Fabrics are amazing, right? Beautiful top; I think she deserved to see the sights!

Debra Graham said...

Gorgeous Quilt and lovely backdrops

GwenDee said...

Looks like an amazing trip and quilt top.

Vanessa Swann said...

I knew you were in my country Amy without even reading the text - beautiful quilt!

Linda said...

I want to be on a random English country road!
Your grey background is inspiring me to try something different.

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful quilt Amy! I can't wait to hear more about your trip with MORE photos. Can never get enough of England!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Hadley's looking great out and about, you found some lovely locations!

Hilary said...

It looks gorgeous!