Saturday, March 26, 2011

WIP for today...

I started this quilt forever ago, and have decided to get it done this weekend! My motivation is to be able to bring it to the March meeting for the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild. The material and pattern are by Valori Wells Designs. I just fell in love with the quilt when I saw it in a quilting magazine and had to have it! Now that my semester/job/class I'm teaching is caught up; it's me time. Trying to stretch this out to take a picture was not easy, so please disregard the lumps.
I am doing a basic straight line quilting as suggested by Valori Wells, and it is coming out great! Here is a close up of the stitching and material.

I am using a neutral thread for the top and a purple thread for the bottom since I picked a dark fabric for the backing. Thanks to one of the very helpful women at Quiltique, I found this great dark purple fabric for the back, and a silk blend purple for the binding (not there yet).
Please disregard the fuzzies from the batting. : ) I just love how there are leaves and vines on this material to round out the botanical feel of the whole quilt. Here is the cover from the pattern, and what I consider the top of the puzzle box so I know what it is supposed to look like.
Wish me luck!


  1. I looks beautiful! Can't wait to see it!

  2. Thanks Jan! I really hope to have it done for the meeting, but if I don't, I will bring it anyway.