Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Colorado Quilt, Quilted


That's me (on the right) with Janet Lee Santeusanio of Woodland Manor Quilting, who quilted the Colorado Quilt. It is all hand guided free motion, and she did an outstanding job. Janet Lee brought it to me at Quilted Threads so my students could see it. This photo also shows just how big the quilt is.


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Here is a closeup of the quilting on the barn block. It's really spectacular. I particularly love the pebble quilting on the ground in front of the barn.

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Here some of my students check out the signature panel on the back of the quilt.


Here's a detail shot of the quilting. You ought to be able to click on this photo to see a larger detail of the quilting.


I've chosen this warm grunge green as the binding for the Colorado Quilt.




If you would like to make your own free pieced birds, you can get my bird tutorial here. Each bird represents something I saw in Colorado when I visited in June. (Scroll back through my blog to see each one in detail and what inspired it.)  I also have a tutorial to make the free pieced butterflies. I modified the flowers from the Old MacDonald Mystery Sampler Block Lotto and interpreted my brother's post and beam barn in Colorado into fabric using Julie Sefton's Build a Barn book as inspiration. As usual, the quilt is completely original and designed by me, Lynne Tyler, without the use of patterns, templates or paper piecing. There will  NOT be pattern for this quilt available, EVER. I am much more interested that you make your OWN quilts.

It's not that scary! Happy Halloween!

10 comments:

Nancy J said...

The sky and cloudy swirls, the pebbles, the greens,and the binding, this is massive in size, planning, design, beauty, quilting and all else. A gift beyond imagination.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Spectacular!! What a treasure.

diane said...

Awesome!

Just Ducky said...

She did an amazing job with the quilting. Interpreting the sky, the barn, the ground with different quilting patterns that reflect the picture. The quilting is as amazing as the quilt is.

Pat said...

Wow!

Mary Van Kleeck said...

It turned out just beautiful!!!

Ann said...

You created a beautifully layered memory. Janet's quilting highlights your work so well. Congratulations. I know your brother will be thrilled with it.

Shasta Matova said...

That turned out wonderfully. I'm sure your brother will love it.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I am so glad you went with hand guided free motion. All over same design would have ruined all the beautiful piecing. Looks terrific.

Christina Davies said...

What an amazing quilt! I am awed by the planning and detail in every phase of construction, and the quilting so enhances your design. Gorgeous... your brother and SIL will be delighted!