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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blue Ridge Beauty

This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern that took over 1 year to complete.  It was started at our guild retreat in Sept 2012 and worked on as a leader/ender project.  There are a ton of different fabrics, including some donated by friends at the retreat, and even a few Goodwill shirts.  All blocks were complete by the 2013 retreat, where I had a lot of room to lay out all the blocks and make sure they were all facing the right direction.  I numbered them all so I wouldn't turn any the wrong way.  Borders were added, and it was a 3-day project to quilt.  It's all free motion, with daisies, roses, feathers, swirls, leaves, and loops and zig zags used to get to where I wanted to go next.  There are 3 different fabrics on the back, solid white, solid blue, and white with grey polka dots - all pulled from my stash drawer.  The solid backings create a whole cloth look  - the quilting details really show up.  Finished size is 97 x 108 - BIG!!  This quilt took second place in our 2014 quilt show.

 
Couldn't get the whole quilt in the photo unless I was so far away you couldn't see the pattern!

 
 
 
close up of pattern
 
 
close up of quilting
 
 
border quilting
 
 
blue backing

 
polka dot backing

 
white backing
 
 
 

2 comments:

Sewgreen said...

That is GORGEOUS!

Sue Daurio said...

What a great layout for this, LOVE it. And the quilting - Wow!!! it's so perfect. I never would have thought to put those together, but you can be I will now. Wonderful.