Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Antelope Canyon Quilts

A few members from our group have been making the Antelope Canyon quilt this year, and I have posted most of the quilts, but wanted to do a post with photos of them all, so that you can see the variations. They were all hanging in the exhibition last weekend, but the lighting was not good in the corner they were hanging in, so I could not capture the detail I wanted.

This pattern was designed by laurieshifrindesigns, and is very clever. I love this quilt, and the options for putting it together. We still have some ideas for more variations yet. Marie has another one cut and I can't wait to see this one sewn up.

Following are the 5 quilts that were displayed at our show.

Marie used her bluey green hand dyed fabrics and a grey background fabric for this one, that she called Sea Foam. She stitched it together with the half circles on each border. It was quilted allover with a pattern called Over and Back Ripples, which gave it a wavy effect.

Val used her stash to make this quilt, with one background fabric, and did the circle in the centre layout. When she brought the quilt to me for quilting, she called it "Circling the Wagons". I thought this circle pattern looked a bit like a wagon wheel, and fitted the quilt well.

This version used the jelly rolls of the Garden Delights fabrics, and one background. I posted a few months ago about the making of this one. I thought the fabric was pretty and floral, so it needed feathers and flowers in the quilting.

I made this one and changed the colour of the fabrics in the points, hoping for the on point square to show up. The half circles and the large X through the centre also feature. I have called this Illusions.

Pat decided to make one also, and as expected put hers together in a different way. She also added sashing through the centre of the blocks, and a border outside to make it larger. She named her quilt, Twisted Canyon. The spine of the feather pattern in the background also gives a twisted effect through the quilt, as does the pattern on her border fabric.

This is one that was sewn together in the days leading up to the show, but not quilted. I had this on display on my table, with fabric kits and the pattern to sell. (It will now wait patiently in the queue for my quilter to get to it!)

Following are a few close up photos of the above quilts, showing the detail of the quilting patterns.

I had kits of the Texture Graphics and Garden Delights options available for purchase at the Quilt show, and these were very popular, so I expect we will see lots more of these quilts around soon. There will be more cutting of fabrics for more orders. I am selling the packs with the strips wof already cut.

Sorry that the photos are not as clear as I would have liked, but the lighting was not good. I think that is about it for the quilt show report, and Max has been busy again this week. Tomorrow I am off up the highway again, and then it's time to get things ready for the Statler gathering this weekend. Looking forward to some time to chat and talk the same language.

Be back soon with more newsfromjude.

Blessings, From Jude


Vicki W said...

Thanks for sharing these. I'm planning one for myself. I'm resizing the blocks so I finish with a larger quilt and I'm excited to get started on it.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

It's amazing how many variations there are! Thanks for sharing! xx

Sue SA said...

Fantastic pattern, I always appreciate patterns more when you see such variations of them, and then when you choose different colours and quilting patterns it is really a "wow" pattern!

Raylene Edwards said...

After reading about & seeing photos of Antelope Canyon Arizona I can see where the inspiration for this quilt came from. The colour changes are amazing.

Chookyblue...... said...

Love seeing all these quilts..... Great to see the difference colour choice and placement makes.....

Susan Smith said...

I love this quilt & as you know, can't stop myself trying a variation of a pattern. It's on my to-do list for one day. I probably need to buy the pattern only from you. I'm disappointed to be missing the Statler group, but we have such a hectic time coming up & 'phone conferences' with NDIS for my brother, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment, so not much me time for sewing etc. Thanks for the pics, have a great weekend & take care.

J L Meadowlark said...

Is there a coloring sheet available to help decide color placement?