This has been received and appreciated so I can finally share with all of you.
I’ll give you a quick little photo tour of the progress shots but first here is my mini quilt I sent off to Albuquerque NM to a lovely and very accomplished quilter named Jan.
Jan likes water and mountains and hand-dyed fabrics and I was stumped. I had some triangles in solid fabrics leftover from an abandoned project and wondered if I could put them to use.
A preliminary fabric pull.
An expanded fabric pull, taking into account Jan’s hand-dyed colour ombré works.
Skip a few steps along to here:
I quilted the ombré bars first in an orange (top) and a purple thread (bottom). Yes, the bottom thread is purple. A weird, mauve-ish purple that looks brown and purple and blue.
I quilted each triangle differently in matching threads and did straightline quilting in the black bars and pebbles in the centre background.
My absolute fave part is the back. I remember when I bought this fabric the store owner said to me “you certainly aren’t afraid of colour.” No Penny, I am NOT afraid of colour.
Orange thread in the bobbin because I always use different threads top and bottom.
Title: MQG Mini Swap, Desert Mtns for Jan
Lifetime quilt no.: 72
Started: February 2, 2018
Finished: February 12, 2018
Number of pieces: lots and lots and lots
Quilting: detailed above
Fabric: solids of various brands and Brandon Mably “Casbah” print