Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It Started With a....

... bit of inspiration from embroidery software I purchased last year. I saw the designs and thought that they might be interesting to use.... some day!

Then.... I found the perfect fabric as a background
for the embroidered designs.

It looks kinda like rock.
It's bright.
The designs would "pop" on this.

Then.... I found another fabric.
It reminds me of the red rocks of Sedona,
and Bryce Canyon,
and Santa Fe....

Several of the designs I liked the most required machine embroidery
and applique.
This fabric would be awesome in an appliqué!
(Don't you think?!)

Then I went to a quilt guild sew day and I was introduced to
"Stack and Whack" quilts.
The finished results look somewhat like a kaleidoscope.
I found fabric in great colors for a "western" quilt,
and made some blocks using this technique.

Then I put it all together. 
I found some thread with the perfect colors for quilting,
and I dreamed up some Indian-like designs to quilt,
and I went to work!

Nope, they aren't perfect!
 But, considering that I've only been using the
longarm machine for a few months, 
I'm not dissatisfied!


Ta daaaaaa....

I completed the quilt, which I named "Navajo Nation",
(even though some of the designs are Hopi)
and I sent the quilt to my sister.

I sure did have fun on the whacky road to dreaming, designing and completing the quilt!


  1. Replies
    1. Oh, thank you. I kinda feel the same way!

  2. It is a fabulous quilt! Love the colors and the design.

    1. Thank you. I appreciate your comments.

  3. It's beautiful. I bet your sister was very happy to receive such a nice gift.

    Cindy Bee


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