|"Four Seasons Mosaic" Lap quilt|
|The colors of the seasons pop against the charcoal grey background|
Angela is an acquaintance that I met through my good friend Meredith (Addi's quilt) during Meredith's wedding festivities a few years ago. We've been Facebook friends since and she's followed my quilting work through FB and my blog.
I was excited to hear from her in late March as she was looking to give a unique gift to her husband Ken for their Second Wedding Anniversary. Little did I know that in the Traditional Anniversary Gifts by year, the second anniversary is COTTON! And what's a more perfect cotton gift than a quilt? Angela is one smart cookie :)
So we collaborated on an idea - Ken and Angela got married at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco and she thought it would be cool to do a Tree quilt similar to the Chuppah Quilt tree I did for Hayley and Brad. And here we have it, the "Four Seasons Mosaic" Quilt for Ken and Angela. A very fun commission!
|The famous Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC Logo - inspiration|
As part of my design process I am always consulting Steve on ideas. He led me to the above logo for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City and I loved it's modern aesthetic. I used the way the branches are drawn to design the 4 different trees structure. Thanks Steve!
I connected each Season with a Mod Mosaic block comprised of the Fabrics used in the 2 connecting Season's blocks. Below is Autumn to Winter.
|Close up of a Mosaic|
Summer evoked a full green tree with lush cherries through out. Autumn is a mix of red, yellow and orange leaves including some falling of course!
|2 Butterflies - Ken and Angela, married for 2 years|
Winter was a bare tree with snowflakes floating by and holiday ornaments adorning the branches.
Spring is a budding green tree with pink cherry blossoms.
|View of the Back side and the detailed Quilting|
For the back I kept it a simple light Grey (Kona Ash) so the detailed Pebble quilting could be highlighted.
|Tree quilt on a Tree!|
|Close up of the "Pebble Quilting"|
This was my first time doing Pebble quilting. I love the look and texture, but wow does it take a long time and A LOT of thread!
|Dedication square - Ken and Angela married 5/30/10 - at the Four Seasons, San Francisco|
|San Francisco Fabric from Spoonflower|
I found this awesome San Francisco fabric on Spoonflower (www.spoonflower.com) but just a little too late, after I'd already started the front. But glad I could incorporate it!
I really love how it turned out and thankfully so do Ken and Angela. They received it today and Angela told me it is more than she ever imagined! :) Pretty awesome feedback. They are excited to have a visual memory of their Anniversary/Wedding day and also a really cozy one! Congrats Angela and Ken!