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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


Sewgreen said...


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.