Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Southwest Quilt

When the subject of quilting comes up around my family - not that it does very often because, for some odd reason (except for Karen), they just aren't as consumed with it as I am (go figure) - but when it does, I generally tell whoever I am talking to that I would love to make a quilt for them.  The response is usually non-committal.  But recently, my sister-in-law Kathy said "really?!"   Well, I jumped on that and asked her right away what colors before she could change her mind.  Her colors.... Southwest.   This is what I thought looked like Southwest colors. The block is Hovering Hawks, suggested by Ranny, a quilter from Quiltersbee yahoo group.

I played with the layout and thought this looked the most Southwest...

I played with the border until I found a design I liked.

Quilted with big spirals over most of the quilt, plus quarter suns in the corners and a full sun in the middle.

She liked it!

11 comments:

Lexilooo said...

oh wow, I love the colors! so striking!

Lexilooo said...

ps. my mother is currently making me a quilt using batiks...I was home a few weeks ago, and saw the beginning of it, but am so anxious to see it finished!

Pat said...

Of COURSE she liked it.....what's NOT to like? That looks very "southwest" to me. Great job, Kathleen!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love it!1 The touch of blue is perfeect! I am sure she loved it, I bet now everyone is going to want a quilt! You may have started something!!

Foster Momma said...

How could she not like it?! Great job!

Sara said...

Looks great! I liked the picture of the block, but when they are all put together in the quilt it is really stunning. :)

Jeanie said...

What a treasure! Beautiful job! She'll cherish it forever and think of you every time she sees or uses it.

Jackie said...

She is going to love it! The colors and the quilt are just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

We do love it and it looks great in our living room. Thanks again
Kath your the greatest!

Love ya Kathy

Karen said...

You did an amazing job,auntie. I saw it in person and the pics don't do it justice.Love love love the border!

Anonymous said...

My comment echos the other Pat. I think it must be perfect at their house. You are amazing! I continue to enjoy your blog even tho I don't always comment. Some days I check it out before I run out the door to work, when I have no business trying to squeeze one mor thing in.Oh well. The blogs have been so great for me to see what's going on in the family. Love, Pat