Sunday, December 11, 2011

Corduroy Quilt #2

I'm loving my corduroy quilt so much, I just had to make another one.  This one is for my son, who moved to his own place last month.  He's a guy who loves the forest, and he's lucky to have a job where he works there everyday.



So we'll need some tree trunks,



And some greens,



Some light shining through the trees, some more browns and greens, and some red maple leaves.  Wa-la!  It's 80 x 77 inches, nice and big.  I think I'll call it, "Corduroy Forest."

Now to tie it before Christmas!


38 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow!! You're on a roll. Give you a bit of corduroy and you create a forest! What a fabulous interpretation, It IS like a forest!! Your son is going to love this quilt.

Bonnie Hull said...

Like seeing your compositional process...Will you tie it? Nice...

Béa said...

Very beautiful ! I love

Alexis said...

It's lovely! That will be a great quilt for him!

Marit said...

Loved to read about your design process. I think this is a great gift for a grown up son, keeping him warm when he is not longer living under your roof. You have a great way of putting colors together, just love the look of this forest (pink sunset seeping through the tree trunks...)

Kathie said...

what a great quilt! love the colors and composition of this one...He will love it, I totally get the vision of a forest
can I ask why are you tying it vs just machine quilting it with straight lines? just curious?
Kathie

Nicky said...

Thanks for showing how you build up the colours - inspirational1

Theodora quilts said...

Hi leeAnn that will be so nice and warm for your son and pretty, I also love your string kite shapes ,I think the olive green and the kona green is the best for my eyes not that the others are not pretty ,but they bring out all the colors that you have put in,but it is your quilt of course and it will look beautiful what ever you choose .

Jackie said...

A terrific quilt for your son! Love the design. It is going to be one super cozy quilt!

Michele said...

Oh wow, that's so cool. I love the color palette!

Sharon said...

Love it and I'm sure he will. A cord quilt is perfect for an outdoorsy guy.

Lisa said...

Fabulous quilt! and I'm sure it will be so warm. I love that it really does feel like a forest. Very inspiring.

Tonya Ricucci said...

it's beautiful and cozy and warm. wonderful!

Clare said...

Nice one!

Kim said...

So tell us how you put this together.
Were the first strips of brown sewn down and you kept adding to it?

This quilt makes me want to reach out and pet it, and I just know it is even more beautiful in person with all those velvety wales adding texture.

Lovely,
Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

Miki Willa said...

This is wonderful. Thank you so much for taking us through your design process. I am always interested in seeing how other artists work.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

LOVE!!! great color palette!!! hugs!

Kathy said...

This is lovely. Like the colors too. Nicely done.
Thanks for sharing.

Sujata said...

Perfect for NW days and nights! So cozy!

smazoochie said...

Just gorgeous!

Mary Keasler said...

Very impressive. It makes we want to snuggle. Love seeing your design process.

Helen said...

Oh my goodness! Your son is the luckiest!!! To have a job he loves and this fabulous housewarming quilt!!!

Barb said...

great quilt - those shots of hot pink really make it!

MariQuilts said...

Beautiful!!

Vesuviusmama said...

Very cool! And manly!

Sarah said...

loving your corduroy quilts! i think i'll need to start saving some corduroy when i come across it.

quilteuseforever said...

Great idea! you have an amazing sense of colors. The corduroy adds warmth and intensity, I love it!

Janet said...

What a great idea for your son's quilt, the corduroy will keep him warm and cosy. I loved seeing how it grew.

Chris said...

Love seeing a little bit of your design process, it turned out super! This quilt is like one big hug! and I think tying it is the perfect finish.

meli B said...

I can visualise corduroy in brown and green but what was the tomato red cord before it was a quilt? I like your process photos because the last one was such a vibrant surprise. Great present.

The Scrappy Bee said...

It seems blogspot has decided I can post comments. Love all the corduroy quilts. Maybe next year I will get brave enough to actually work with corduroy.

Teodo said...

very very nice!
I think that your son will be happy with this quilt.
ciao ciao Linda

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, LeeAnn. Great quilt--lucky son!
Happy holiday stitching!
best, nadia

Kathie said...

I came over this morning to see if you had a picture of it tied, I am interested in seeing it! I hope you will share it with us.
such a wonderful quilt!
Kathie

Victoria said...

fabulous!!

Jan said...

Leeann , I love seeing your blog site. It is fabulous and I will send it on to both my quilting sisters. It makes me want to start quilting!! Jan

the girlfriend gap said...

I think it is stunning. could you share a bit more what you used for the foundation and are any of the edges of the strips left as raw edges or did you sew and flip? It all looks so neat as if there are not raw edges. thank you for sharing. Janita

Cynthia@quilterbynight said...

Fabulous use of solids, and thanks for showing your process. You can really "see" the trees in the final quilt that way.