Saturday, November 24, 2007

Raspberry and Lime & Need Help Please

I am quite slow in introducing myself and just as slow in starting this fun project. I am Lisa from New Zealand, and I am going to make a "Joy to the World" quilt based on this very wonky sketch.

My colours wont be traditional Christmas colours. When I was a little girl and people asked me what my favourite colour was, I would say "Orange and Purple". These days I'm quite fond of the combination of "Raspberry and Lime". I seem to have some of all of those colours in my stash I'm going to ty to crombine them.

I've heeded Tonya's advice and started on something easy - the trees. Here are my first few.

One of things I'd like to includes is some presents. Laura has drawn some very cute ones on her martini quilt design. I'm not quite sure how to go about these, particularly the bows. Any suggestions Tonya? Do I combine piecing and applique?



Sandy's Quilter's Block said...

Love your color combo! Your trees look great. Why not combine piecing and applique? I don't think we have any "rules". Just to have fun....and your off to a great start! :o)

Rose Marie said...

I'm combining both piecing and applique on my quilt. Your trees look great and love the colour mix.

Lynda said...

What a super design! I love your theme. I also agree with Sandy and Rose marie - just use any method you like to achieve the result you want.

Diane said...

If you want your packages to remain small, you could embroider bows or even stitch little pretied ribbon bows to the quilt. I absolutely love your trees!

jenclair said...

Mmmmm! I love the colors, too!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Love the colors - great combination. your plan looks really fun as well. I see you've already pieced some presents, so I'm going to the next post - you're too quick for me.