Thursday, November 7, 2019

Antelope Canyon

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  It's just been a very strange year.  I have done a few quilty things, but I haven't actually blogged about much of it.  In the next few weeks I'll try to catch up a little.  

I finished my sister's batik quilt and gifted it in March of this year.  You can see photos of it here.

Sweet little Nolan was gifted with his Bear Paw baby quilt in August. You can read about that here.

Earlier this year I started a sew-along with two friends of mine to make the Lauri Shifrin quilt, Antelope Canyon.  I was excited to start on an interesting project ..... 

..... until I saw the directions.

Yikes!  Then I got into cutting it out.

Did I already say, "Yikes!"?

It's actually made of only 4 large blocks that come together to make the pattern, but I had to stay really focused to keep everything in order.  This is just the center of one of the blocks.

When I posted a picture of the finished top on my Facebook page, my niece Kourtnie told me how much she loved it.  That's when it became a "quilt for Kourtnie".  My friend Shirley Jackson quilted this one for me and did a beautiful job as always.

It was fun presenting it because of Kourtnie's reaction.  I love it when someone loves a quilt I made for them.

Turns out, I'm really glad I made this one.  It was well worth the effort.

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Louise said...

Sandy, it's gorgeous!! I love Kourtnie's smile as she hugs it. That's just the best feeling, to give a quilt that someone adores. And this quilt deserves that reaction, what a stunner! I looked at this pattern a while ago, but I just can't make anything that big. I'm so glad you just handled it for me :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a daunting design!! You really made it shine. The recipient's reaction surely made it all worthwhile!!

karenbbsnow said...

Beautiful, it's the best when their reaction shows how much they love and appreciate your "labour of love"