Hi folks! Well, another whirlwind quilting adventure has come to an end. DQS8 officially closed today and I managed to get my contribution finished and in the mail this morning.
I have to admit, my sewing room has seen better days! I am a total sewing slob when I'm working. There are threads and fabrics spread about everywhere. I can really do a lot of damage spending my entire week long staycation quilting. Like a waking bear crawling from its cave in Spring, I emerged from the sewing room this morning after my break from what I like to call "my real job." Want to see what I've been creating?
Here it is! All finished! This is the quilt I made for my DQS8 partner. I used Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl pattern and modified it a little bit. Taking her pattern, I reduced the pieces by photocopying it at 50%. I appliqued all the pieces on a linen background fabric and stitched everything down.
I used pieces of Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley in all 3 colorways. I cut out each piece individually and backed them with SteamASeam 2. Instead of quilting the top in the way the pattern suggested I decided to mirror the ring pattern the applique created. Since there are only 3 colorways in the DV line, I traced a ring and stitched around it in a contrasting thread to create some visual interest. I'm thinking that I could have also combined all three lines for the fourth ring as well.
Here are some other shots in various stages of completion.
I used my handy Spoonflower printed business cards as a label.
And guess what came in the mail on Thursday? A FQ assortment of Joel's newest line, Modern Meadow. Yum!
Off to clean up my quilting room and finish the pillow for my Pillow Talk Swap partner...
Good thing all that snow we got a week ago is finally starting to melt. Here's what the back deck looked like a few weeks ago.