Clouds & Water quilt top

My mother asked me to make her another quilt and I just finished up the top.  She’s been collecting fabric with clouds and water on it for awhile and she wanted them all in one quilt.  I wanted to put something together that unified all the fabrics and still had a modern, calm feel to it.  I think I did all right!  The brown portions have piecing of slightly difference browns and I really like that…Done because I was working with fabric I have, but I think that it subtly adds interest and texture.


I’m headed home to New Hampshire for a long weekend today.  See you all next week and enjoy your weekends!

10 Responses to “Clouds & Water quilt top”

  1. Raven September 16, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    That is so amazing Alissa! I love love love how the water and clouds flow perfectly. Have a great time back east :)

  2. Christine September 16, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    Very nice design! Your mom must be happy!

  3. mamaark September 16, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    That, to me, is the true definition of a modern quilt. Uses the traditional fabrics in a whole new way!

  4. JaiCi September 16, 2010 at 9:49 am #


  5. Krista - Poppyprint September 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Have a great long weekend. The quilt is very nice and calm – I love your design.

  6. Munaiba September 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    What gorgeous fabrics and they look great together.

  7. PioneerValleyGirl September 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    I really like these fabrics together — and this is a great layout to use them

  8. Lauren Hawley September 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    I love this, Alissa. I can’t believe how groovy you made those fabrics look. You are amazing.

  9. Karmen Sunshine September 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Oh boy! I’m gonna keep an eye on you. Love what you are doing.

  10. debbi dw September 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Beautiful top! I agree that the varied browns add texture – I’ve noticed this in many traditional Amish quilts & I think it’s part of why we love them so!

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