I am a quilter that loves batiks and paper piecing, so when I saw this gorgeous pattern by Valeri Wells I knew I had to make it. She designed it for their 2006 Sisters outdoor quilt show as a raffle quilt. It was inspired by the landscape around Sisters, Oregon. Pattern can be purchased through The Stitchen’ Post.
Picking out colors is an absolute favorite thing of mine- I wanted to incorporate turquoise and really tried to keep my colors balanced through out the layout. I was careful to keep what Valori intended on the shading throughout the design. This girl is an artist and I was loving the whole project.
Progressing nicely- this quilt is 80” x 96”…. I decided that this quilt needs to be hung on a wall as art.
Its always an amazing feeling finishing a big project, sometimes even bittersweet. There’s been a few quilts lately where I made sure I paused and thought about how cool it is to create such a beautiful work of art and realize the journey I was on to get there.
It was one of the last warm days here in Minnesota when I placed the quilt on my table to shear it down and begin prepping for the binding. The sun was steaming in from the open window and I just had to take a picture – it was a perfect afternoon.
I knew it would be disastrous if I picked out a single color for the binding. Your eye would have stopped from this expansive design. So, I picked out fabrics that would serve as a happy medium for each area.
Instant gratification knowing that treating the binding this way was successful. Next was hand sewing the binding down and shooting some pictures. I will be adding a hanging sleeve for the back next week after this post is published ; )