For my grandson's wedding quilt, Missouri Star Grand Adventures pattern seem to fit the bill. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities that the northwest has in great abundance. The quilt size 93” x 90” is a generous size. I selected the digital print Wildwood Way 10 inch layered precut Handpicked Exclusively for MSQC from RJR Studio. The background of light green/white small checked fabric called “Flourish” by Natalia and Kathleen of Piece-n-Quilt from Moda Fabrics. The 20 large blocks 15” x 18” allowed for the beautiful patterns of the fabric to shine. I also added complementary batiks from my stash collection. I embroidered and quilted northwest woodland scenes and designs and I incorporated one of the background blocks with the wedding couple's name and wedding date. Sewed matching pillowcases from the remaining fabrics.
In January of 2017 I ventured into choosing fabric for a quilt. I found a floral print that was part of a collection called Home Again. It is still one of my favorite fabrics. This was an ambitious King size quilt project and took several months to finish.
I love the look of batiks and love working with them. When I saw Jenny's tutorial on the Confetti Star, I knew it would look great with an assortment of batiks. I quilted it on a long arm using a pantograph. I am very happy with the way it turned out, although I didn’t think I would ever finish hand stitching the binding.
This is the first of several quilts I’m working on for Christmas presents for my 6 adult children . This quilt is actually my second quilt. I used a layer cake named Coral Canyon and a white layer cake from Missouri Star Quilts. I am now in the process of adding the borders one 3 inch border of sea foam and emerald green and one 4 inch border of Coral Canyon of coral reef. The son that this is going to is the Captain of a crew/supply boat in the gulf out of Venice Louisiana.