Friday, July 3, 2015

Foothills Sampler

I started this quilt back in the mid 1990s.  I was part of a Ladies Midweek ministry at Foothills Alliance Church in North West Calgary.  I taught a simple quilt pattern at the Mum's Morning Out and then was asked to teach more.  So, I came up with this sampler quilt.  The top was finished eons ago, but I just recently quilted it.

 I tried to quilt something similar in the alternate blocks, so used this feather design.  

Each of the blocks used a different piecing or applique technique, so i quilted each of them a bit differently.

All the dark brown sections were stitched with  the "heavy metal" design.

 Every time I quilt a quilt I try to a new element or technique that I have recently learned.  The border idea came from Adam Chenevert's Beautiful Borders DVD.

The quilt was quilted and the extra batting and backing were trimmed.  The quilt was folded and put aside until I found fabric for binding.  I went to the store last month to look for something that would look OK.  I opened up the folded quilt and low and behold the binding was there, ready to go.  I guess at some point I had found fabric, cut the strips, trimmed and pressed and folded it neatly till it got sewn on the quilt!

Now, it's officially finished (except for a label).

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