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.
Don’t look too closely at the binding. Actually, the binding is awesome, as are three fourths of the corners. That last damn corner annoys me because I totally fluffed it.
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
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and this was also on my Q1 Finish Along list.