I had high hopes for this week coming off a great vacation. Those were soon dashed, as I came back with a head cold… which unfortunately has not improved 4 days later. So, instead I am posting this to share with you all, what my intentions were (thumbs up)…and the fact I love this project.
Rangers Station is the one project I did not make progress on during my vacation. This quilt I had hoped to finish for the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge (let’s be honest, I won’t make tomorrow’s deadline, no matter what my voices in my head are telling me).
My design was based on the signs on a rangers station, in the mountains of North Carolina. I used Oakshott Cottons for this quilt. The middle blocks use colors, out of the autumn bundle; and then the border is Lipari (08).
The wind picked up during my photo shoot, I loved how it landed. I think the color additions of yellows, oranges and the purple/raisin worked well with the “Marsala-like” solid.
For the back I did have a plan of adding prints to solids but pulling the line and cross elements to the back. Here is what I plan to work with.
Finally, one more shot of the front.
Good luck to those that enter, I will be coming over to vote!! I encourage you all though, that if you have a chance, enter….they have great prizes!!
Before Christmas, I was looking for thread that I could use to quilt my Rangers Station quilt. I am happy to report, I found it in Tula Pink’s Moonshine Aurifil boxes. Look, perfect matches. This quilt will also be my Marsala submission for the upcoming Pantone submission….I know, I am ahead of schedule on this one!!
I am not going to lie….knowing that I was going to go into Sew your Stash 2015, I did do some purchasing to end 2014 and take advantage of some of the sales.
The first one was to pick up these wonderful Oakshott cotton bundles.
Another one, that has arrived are these Half yards I picked out at Fat Quarter Shop.
Only two more purchases I am waiting on, which were paid for in 2014 and planned….Doe (full yards) and some but not all of the new Cotton and Steel prints. I should have the Doe next week to show, and I am so excited. For 2015, is there any fabric lines you can’t wait for?
Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash (see button on the right).
My son (7) and I attended Spoonflower’s sew together, “Pins and Needles” this week (3rd Tuesday of every month), where we both finished our quilt tops.
He was so proud of his patchwork top. He picked out the Kona solid squares from a charm pack and organized the placement randomly. He sewed all the pieces and rows together, and just needed a little help with the pinning and pressing. This is going to be turned into a patchwork pillow for his friend’s Christmas present.
For my finish, I finished up the Ranger’s Station quilt top pattern. The quilt top is made with Oakshott Cottons. The middle blocks use colors all out of the autumn bundle; and then the border is Lipari (08).
I have had a hard time getting the colors to show up right in the photos. This is the closest colorings above, but they are so much brighter especially with the light on them. To show you how hard it is to photograph the color’s….this is the same quilt in the shade.
Anyway, the pattern for this will be coming out the end of December, so keep an eye out for it in Craftsy store.
Linking up our projects with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.