Huzzah! A newly finished quilt. I’ve had so many in the works in various stages that it feels good to finally have a finish to share!
This is a new design from me. I decided to call it Watchtower after visiting the Watchtower at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago.
The fabrics in this quilt are from Pat Bravo’s latest collection, Artisan. I saw this collection previewed at Quilt Market last spring and really wanted to do something with them. I added some Pure Elements to the mix in Empire Yellow, Spruce, Burnt Orange, Nocturnal, and Spiceberry.
I’m especially smitten with the indigo/denim blues and golds in this line. I love this sketched line print (Aged Allure Washed) especially. It was perfect for the binding. I think I used every last scrap I had.
For the backing fabric I used the Collar Ends Copper print. It’s a fun, different take on a chevron motif.
The quilting on this quilt was done by Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting.
I created this quilt as a new design to teach at Winter Quiltfest in Logan, Utah, in January. (Spaces are still available for that class, if you want to come.) The pattern will be released officially in 2016.
And now, Winter has officially landed. I’m definitely having mixed feelings about that. The good news is no-yard-work/more-time-to-sew. The bad news is obvious (ice & cold.) But it does make things feel more festive for Christmas, so I’ll live with it for now. Happy first of December!
In fun news, I’ll be at American Quilting in Orem, Utah on Friday, December 4 to party for their Moonlight Madness Christmas celebration! It goes from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. If you’re local, I’d love to see you there!