Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Pike's Peak

It's been a busy and fun month! I've been working on a quilt that is yet to be gifted, so I need to wait a few weeks to share that one :)

The house was in disarray for a couple of weeks while we had some painting done, but once I had everything put back together, I decided the dining room wall needed a new quilt wall hanging.

I've had my Sunburst quilt (actually a couple different versions of it) hanging since we moved in 3 years ago. I felt that I wanted something simpler and more modern, and after searching for ideas, I landed at Meadow Mist Designs and found Cheryl's quilt Pike's Peak.


Since it would be hanging in my house, you probably know that it had to be some version of navy, blue, aqua or green. Wow, do I have the hardest time choosing colors when there are only a few needed! I spent days going through multiple combinations - all of them probably would have been great!


I'm pretty happy with my navy combined with dark and light shades of aqua.



The quilting on Cheryl's version is awesome, perfect and fairly simple to execute. The only problem was I made a big mistake right at the beginning and since I wasn't willing to rip out rows of quilting, I went with a slight variation of her quilting design.


My lines go straight through the center, creating a plaid effect, while Cheryl's turn at a right angle at the center without crossing ( creating a wide V-shape). The addition of the free-motion back and forth design between the straight lines adds a really nice touch.


All in all, it looks great hanging in the space!


6 comments:

  1. I've always admired your Sunburst quilt, but I can certainly understand the need to shake things up a bit. The Pike's Peak quilt is ticket! I have no doubt it looks fantastic on the wall in your home. I am absolutely gah-gah over the quilting.

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  2. I really love that plaid effect in the quilting. I love how mistakes seem to make a quilt better. (Great color choices - it turned out very lovely.)

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  3. Beautiful quilt and pattern. I love the navy and blues. Your quilting is also superb.

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  4. Your version is awesome and I can't wait to see it hanging!

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  5. What a great and graphic quilt. I love the look of it.

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