Saturday, September 11, 2021

God's Green Earth: Number Two From the Finished Pile

Second in the lineup of recent finishes is God's Green Earth. This one just checks so many of the boxes for me - lots of variety, just a little bit of everything - and I loved seeing it come together. To me, this is a shining example of how you can take a simple block like the Bowtie and create a rich and sophisticated quilt.



Despite it's name, there are a variety of other colours in it - red, black, purple, brown - and they all play well together.

The neutrals in it are equally varied.





These little mice are a fave. I picked this fabric up on a getaway to the States a few years ago and am wishing that I had bought more so I use it sparingly to help round out as many quilts as possible.




A little bit of the 'anything goes' approach carried over into the binding, which consists of two different prints - a deep plum and a rich coral. LUV.








And I used two different prints for the backing too, more by necessity than by design as I didn't have enough of either one to make it work.





To me, that 'make do' approach to quilting is where the real magic happen....M






10 comments:

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! I wish I had the talent to put together so many different shades, tones, and colors of green (in combination with your other colors) and have them look so great together. What a treasure this quilt is.

Frédérique said...

Wonderful quilt! I love the rich colors all together, a lot of pretty fabrics to look at! These tiny mice are really cute.
Thank you for sharing and linking up today ;)

Quilting Babcia said...

This is such an inspiring quilt, and has been since your first post about it. Beautiful finish!

The Cozy Quilter said...

You nailed it! Way to go modernizing a bow tie quilt!

Sandy said...

Wow, Marie … outstanding! I think this is one of my favourites … right up there with Sea Glass!

conny's quilts en creaties said...

It turned out great. Love the colors!

Lindianna said...

such a gorgeous mix of colors! nice work on the two colors for the backing and the binding. Love it all.

Kyle said...

Stunning combination of all those fabrics and colors. It's a great make do quilt. Love it!

Rebecca Grace said...

This is so fabulous, Marie. Love your colors and mix of prints, and you’re right — the simple snowball block was just perfect for showcasing all your beautiful fabrics!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

I love this one - all the other colors really enhance the green. It still reads as a green quilt, but so much more interesting with all the other colors and fabrics! The little mice must be a conversational print? I don't see a lot of those anymore. They are fun to collect and use here and there.