Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bridget Millar Quilt

I finished my "Bridget Millar Quilt" today. I started this project because I had so many batik pieces left over from another quilt, and was looking for a good way to use up some of my scraps. When I moved to St. George I had never used batiks, but soon became very aware of how much the quilters here love them.
When I lived in Northern Utah my quilt style was very traditional. My previous home had wrap around porches, and was set on acreage with lawns and 100 year old trees. My quilts reflected the pioneer heritage of that area.
I now live in the desert, and most of my previous quilts do not match my home. I have been trying to make quilts that fit my current culture. I found this border fabric and it reminded me so much of Southern Utah. Not far from my house is a cliff full of Indian petroglyphs. Several are very similar to the markings on this fabric.

I was able to finish this entire quilt from my stash.

As I wrote in a previous blog, the Bridget Millar quilt was designed by Carolyn Konig. The pattern can be found in Volume 15 No. 11 of Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine


Cathie in UT said...

Oh my Nedra...My DH would love to come and kidnap your quilt! LOL
He loves hunting for and photographing petroglyphs and every time we come to St George he tries to find something new. Last time we were there he took my camera and hiked up around the Maverick on the south side of town LOL
Lovely quilt and I'll take those traditional quilts if they need a new home LOL

Abby and Stephanie said...

Beautiful! What a great border fabric.

Eileen said...

Love that pattern. and the border fabric is absolutely perfect.

Carrie said...

What a great border piece -- I can't believe how much it looks like the petrogryphs in your photos. I love quilt and the colors-- you did an amazing job!!

Material Mary said...

Great quilt. Love the graphics in it. It has great balance and it sparkles.

Shirley said...

Just finished mine, and love yours; it's a great pattern!