I started this one last summer when I was up here at the North Rim–this bugger was hard to cut and hard to sew, but I think my efforts paid off really well–this thing is gorgeous!
I do not have room to quilt large quilts in my travel trailer, so I got a referral from the local quilt shop for a very nice lady to do the quilting on a long arm machine.
She was quite reasonable, and got them done in a very timely manner–not to mention that she made my quilts look soooooo goooood!
I usually piece the back of the quilts I make, because I like the added personality it adds to a quilt, not to mention that if you turn it over, you get another whole quilt to display on your bed.
I also was able to use up some more scraps from my fabric stash by doing this. Since I only have “so much room” for fabric, using up means I get to buy more, heheheh!
This one, for ME, after almost 12 years of making quilts:
I love the back of this one, too. Jorja, the woman who did the quilting, used turquoise thread in the bobbin so that the quilting would show up against the brown background. Love!
I love how the quilted floral motif shows up here.
I only started this one in February, so it is really one of the quickest large quilts I have ever made. I am very pleased with how it turned out, too.
Although the pattern called for 16 different fabrics for the blocks, I only had 8, so I used each one twice as much. I named this quilt my “Kaibab Quilt” because the colors in it remind me of the Kaibab National Forest, with the ponderosa pines, the aspens, the wildflowers in them meadows, and the puffy white clouds that always seem to be in the sky out there.
I have to get the binding on Becca’s quilt first, because she is coming to visit in about a week and a half–so I trimmed mine and put it on the bed. We are going to use it unfinished until I get Becca’s done. It was so nice to sleep under it last night!