Monday, January 28, 2013

Madrona Road Monday

 I'm so excited that my Madrona Road challenge piece is finished before the deadline! It was actually finished on Thursday, but I have been busy dealing with 2600 cases of Girl Scout cookies since then.

It doesn't have a title yet. Madrona Road Chevrons Herringbone?

It is almost 47" square. The pieced chevrons are 8.5" wide. 
I only used the fabrics provided (Thank you, Michael Miller!) plus 2 yds of Vanilla  Cotton Couture and 1 yard of Blue Sprout that I purchased. I used virtually every bit!

It is quilted with Aurifil 50wt, #2326 (sand/tan). This thread is a dream to work with!

 I had quilting design issues. My original vision was for feathers along the chevrons, but they were too wide for me to handle on my Bernina. I played around with some drawings and thought I could pull off the swirly fern effect (left). Nope. Hated it. So I tried a swag thing and liked it much better (right).

 Here you can see both options on the back. It took me an hour to pull out the quilting I didn't like. So worth it!

This is the only shot I have of the back. You can see how I pieced everything I had left. It wasn't quite wide enough and I had to add some Kona gray to the side. I want to write my own little story on the white part as a label. Still thinking about that!

And because it is snowing again, I made Pete hold it up for me outside. Look at those skinny legs! He didn't get them from me.

Hop over to the flickr group to see all the amazing entries!

Q1 Finish Along Finish #1.


Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!!

Jane S. said...

I love that quilt!! Even if it does have skinny legs. ;-)

Jodi said...

Tina, it's gorgeous! I hope you love it now! You did a great job pulling it all together!

Marci Warren-Elmer said...

I spotted your quilt on pinterest and I had to come tell you how great it looks. Good luck!

Debbie said...

Your quilt is lovely Tina! I like it alot!

capitolaquilter said...

Congratulations! This is such an honor and it is well deserved.