Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Friday Finish!

My niece had to design a quilt pattern for a class.  When I heard about this I knew I had to see what the pattern looked like.  I thought it would be a cool gift if I could make something using her pattern.

When the pattern came I was worried.  Very worried.  When someone who is not a quilter draws a design... well, I took one look and was ready to run screaming for the hills!  It was complicated looking.  And all the shapes I had never dealt with before were intimidating!

But I was determined.

So I started designing.  And pulling some fabric.  And doing a lot of procrastinating.  Interspersed with a whole bunch of winging it.

The trees were not so difficult once I had the right rulers, but I completely and utterly made things up as I went on the mountains.  (It worked once, so I just crossed my fingers and wished until I finished the other three.  Seems reasonable, right?)

This wall-hanging has had more than its share of issues along the way.   And where there are seams coming together, there are a LOT of seams coming together.

But I think it came out pretty darn well at the end of it all!

If you look closely there are two different skies.  One on each diagonal

As you can see, I have already started auditioning some backs.

Linking up with Finish it up Friday.


  1. Go with the grey stonehenge fabric. It seems to fit in with the nature theme.

  2. What a lovely quilt! It WILL make a great gift.

  3. I think this came out great! Kudos to your neice for coming up with a design you could play with!

  4. I love it! And I think it is awesome that you created it as you went along from your niece's pattern! Lovely!

  5. I love the block. What a nice gift for her to have her quilt block become a reality. You did it justice. Can't wait to see the quilt completed.

  6. that is true love and dedication to your niece to make her pattern into a mini! All of your wishing worked, it looks great!!

  7. Bravo! You did a beautiful job with your niece's idea, Rachel. It's looking gorgeous!

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