A few months ago I finished the quilt below. It's called "4th of July In St. George". I've been trying to make some quilts for my home that match Southern Utah and our desert style house.
I like this quilt so much I use it in my header. After completion I realized I still had a lot of left over batiks colored in earth tones. What should I do with all the remaining pieces?
I decided to use my scraps to make the quilt below. Today I got my quilt back from the long arm quilter, and I'm so happy with the way it turned out! Don't you love it when you get a quilt back and see how much the stitching contributes to the overall effect?
My quilter's name is Linda Brown and she really went the extra mile in her work on this quilt. She said she needed to program the design three different ways on her computer to get everything to match up from block to block. I am so impressed!
These pictures just don't do it justice. It's like looking at the Grand Canyon in a photograph. The canyon looks deep, but until you see it for yourself you just don't comprehend the entire view.
I selected a variegated King Tut thread called "Sahara Shadows" by Superior Threads. It blends well with the muslin and the batiks.
The 2nd quilt I got back today was one I made last November at the mystery retreat with Daniel's Summit. This quilt makes me think of something a teenage girl would love on her bed.
The theme of the retreat was "X Marks the Spot".
I selected an overall floral design for the machine quilting.
Look how cheerful the fabric is on the back. It makes me feel like spring should be right around the corner.
Now I just need to get busy and get the bindings done for these 2 quilts.