En Provence Mystery Quilt

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Woven Fence Christmas Quilt

About a month ago I went on a fantastic road trip with my local Boulder River Quilt Guild.  We visited the town of Great Falls and four Quilt shops I personally had never been to before.  It was a trip with lots of laughs, roads that probably shouldn't have been driven, (friends you know what I am talking about), and the chance to build even stronger ties with this group of woman.  I truly feel blessed to live in such a blessed community of authentic women.

While visiting one quilt shop I found a kit with gorgeous Christmas fabrics. All the fabrics for the top were included, I had to buy the backing separately.  It also included the pattern:  "Weave it to Me, Black Cat Creations, Designed by Judy Dohrman."  It just so happened that I was looking for Christmas fabric for a quilt I planned to donate to my sons local Robotics team for a raffle.  When I saw this I really wanted to make it.  

I set out to make this as quickly as possible.  The intent was to raffle it off at the local Boulder Christmas Bazaar..  Thankfully, my quilt guild has had two sew-in dates where we sew till we drop all weekend.  I was able to almost complete the quilt top the first weekend and I finished quilting and binding it this last weekend.  Just in time! 

I decided to quilt it in a scroll pattern.  Maybe I will call it Elegant Scroll?  I played a lot on paper first to find something I liked.

Monday, October 23, 2017

En Provence Finish

Well, I have to say I think this has been my least proficient year quilting to date.  I spent almost a full year working on Bonnie Hunters En Provence Mystery Quilt.  I did thoroughly enjoy making it and I am surprised how spring like it turned out.

For the quilting I just wanted a free flow design, so I did feathers, bubbles, clam shells, whatever felt right.  I did enjoy the process but I am so happy it is done.

   To see other peoples finished products:  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2017/02/mystery-monday-link-up-finale.html

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wildlife Panel Free Motion Quilting

Quite a while ago I purchased a dear quilt panel that I absolutely love.  As time went by though I was so incredibly intimidated at the thought of quilting anything with such a beautiful panel because I did not want to deflect from the artistry of the panel itself.  Finally I decided I would free motion quilt it in a way that hopefully would not detract from it's beauty.   I'm actually fairly happy with how it came out.  I'm hoping that in the future I  won't be so scared to attempt quilting a wildlife quilt panel that it takes me years to finally do it.

Here is my interpretation of how to quilt a wildlife panel...(I wish I could say who designed the panel but unfortunately their was no salvage on it and I have no clue...I did a quick search but this particular panel did not pop up for me).

I am using my panel quilt as wall decoration in my entryway, it is covering up a horrid gray fuse box.