Hello Friends, I am most excited to share with you about my Nature Walk quilt being selected as cover quilt of American Patchwork & Quilting’s 2014 Calendar!
Nature Walk differs slightly from my usual featured work in that it is a scrappy quilt that uses fabrics from my stash. You can see the general schematic of the quilt in the initial design image below. Do you have any blue and green scraps you need to use up in your stash? Perhaps Nature Walk would entice you to use up those tiny and not so tiny scrap pieces? Actually, Nature Walk will also work with any two color scheme of your choice.
In making the sample, I vowed to see if I could make the quilt top without repeating the same blue or green fabric more than TWICE…
I didn’t think I had that many green and blue fabric pieces in my stash, but I guess I did – sure enough, each blue and green was not used more than twice in the quilt … I doubt I am the only one with that predicament, ha! You can see that I even include some Christmas green fabrics in the mix. Don’t you just love that candy apple green plaid swatch?
While going through all the greens in my stash, I was most delighted I still have some green fabric left from my very first quilt. See the carrots on green print? The fabric was used in the backing of my first quilt.
Here are a few more shots:
I like the peaceful feel of the green and blue palette. The palette reminds me of Psalm 23: 1-2: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.”
Quilting was done using a light grayish blue Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting. The motif I used was a modified Jester’s Hat motif talked about here, and my online “Learn to Machine quilt” class here.
Instructions to replicate this quilt are found in the accompanying booklet that comes with the calendar. The booklet has instructions to make all the quilts featured in the calendar. If you are looking for quilt of the month (QOM) projects for the year 2014, be sure to browse through the projects in the calendar here to see if the quilts are calling your name.
I feel most honored that my dear friends at Rogers Sewing Center is displaying Nature Walk at their store now through the end of the year. In case you are new at Ivory Spring, I affectionately call Rogers Sewing Center my sewing mother ship. The wonderful people I have met at Rogers Sewing Center will always be dear to me even though I have moved away. These dear friends accepted and encouraged me when I could barely tell the difference between a feed dog and sewing foot! So in many ways, my Nature Walk quilt is a tribute to my dear friends at Rogers Sewing Center – and I gladly share my accomplishments with my friends! [Rhonda, you know what I am talking about!]
Click here to find out more about Rogers Sewing Center’s 40th Open House and the annual Christmas party – how I wish I could be there. If you live in the area or close by, you simply have to stop by.
I hope you have enjoyed Nature Walk. I would dearly like to know what your choices of colors would be for your version of Nature Walk.
Thanks so much for stopping by, my bloggy Friends. I wish you a happy and blessed week!
Did you miss any of my 2013 featured projects?
Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye
Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody
Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug
Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance
Australian Quilters Companion (November 2013, Cover Quilt): Farm Crossing
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Scrappy Jewel
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Winter 2013): Christmastide
Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s
Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers
QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst
QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play
QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest
QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine
Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day
Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango
Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches
Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life
Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around
Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist
Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer
Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments
Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze
Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass
The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square
The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow
The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt
The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry
The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farmyard Crossing
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina
Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet
Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis
Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy
Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections
Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko using Cherry Blossom Festival
Benartex (November 2013): A Midtown Story using City Construction
Benartex (November 2013): It’s Electrifying using Electric Feathers
Benartex (November 2013): Space Odyssey using I Want My Space
Benartex (November 2013): To Eternity and Beyond using I Want My Space
Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood
Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013): Rooster Royale
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Apple Jacks/Quilters Garden
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Towne Square/Quilters Garden