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January 1st, 2005, 05:38 AM
Okay, so maybe I didn't finish it in quite a month, but it's done, and I thought it was done in a reasonable time period, too, since it became rather larger than I originally planned. It is about 70 inches x 52 inches. The "moose and elk" focus fabric was purchased on a visit to Jackson, Wyoming. The quilting design is chevrons to symbolize the magnificent mountains and valleys we saw out there, and parallel wavy lines to represent the water features - rivers, waterfalls, geysers, lakes. I also quilted little pine trees and aspen leaves in the very corners.
January 1st, 2005, 06:28 AM
What a great quilt! Congratulations on completing it in such a timely fashion. Doesn't it feel great when you've finished a major project tlike this? Give yourself a pat on the back for this one!
January 1st, 2005, 06:51 AM
Just lovely! I love how you did the two different quilting patterns (though I had to look carefully to see them).
I have a friend who quilts, and I've been thinking of asking her to help me get started. You've just added some inspiration!
Cheers, and congratulations!
January 1st, 2005, 06:58 AM
You did a great job! Congrats!! :D
January 1st, 2005, 07:02 AM
seabear, that is lovely! I remember you posting about it before...What a creative person you are. I love the colours too. And moose? Moose are always good :)
January 1st, 2005, 12:02 PM
Beautiful work, seabear! It's a lovely quilt, and I can't believe you finished it in such a short time. Wow!
January 1st, 2005, 04:14 PM
I know nothing about quilting, but it sure looks awesome, wow!
January 1st, 2005, 04:57 PM
Ooo, very nice! :smile:
January 1st, 2005, 05:40 PM
Congratulations on a goal very well met :rockerdud
January 2nd, 2005, 05:14 AM
You quilt looks wonderful! I'm amazed at how quickly you completed it! The colors are great and I like your quilting designs - very creative.
Are you keeping the quilt for yourself? Or is it a gift for someone?
January 2nd, 2005, 06:28 AM
Thank you all for your comments!
Dvips, the quilting pattern was marked on the quilt top with a chalk-based pencil and then handquilted in a frame. I specifically chose a pattern that would quilt up quickly.
BeeLady - yeah, moose are good! LOL! Mr. Bear loves anything with a moose on it!
Honeymane, I'll keep this one for myself. It will remind me of the wonderful trip we had to Jackson, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone in October.
January 2nd, 2005, 12:14 PM
Seabear, the quilt is LOVELY! Had I known you were in Jackson, I could've driven (drove?) over to see ya! Jackson is only about 2 hours from my house. NEXT time you go to Jackson, let me know and I can meet ya for lunch! Jackson is such a wonderful place to shop and while away a day... *sigh*
VERY nice job on that quilt, you pulled the colors out of the moose-blocks PERFECTLY, and I like the different "textures" (sizes of prints) in the 16-patch blocks. It's very eye-pleasing!!! And the quilting is done well, too! (I generally machine-quilt my stuff, and that's the hardest part of the whole thing, I always thought, to get it properly lined up and quilted! I generally end up saying heinous things under my breath - and outloud, too - when I'm quilting something!)
January 3rd, 2005, 11:38 AM
Oh, that's such a lovely quilt and so unique! You've made such a beautiful momento of your trip :)
January 12th, 2005, 11:40 AM
Congrats on finishing your quilt, Seabear. I'm envious...I'm a starter not a finisher. :rolleyes: What's the next project?
January 13th, 2005, 04:44 AM
Dances with curls
January 13th, 2005, 07:04 AM
Awesome! Great color choices, and hand quilted! Bravo!
January 13th, 2005, 07:05 AM
That's gorgeous, Seabear. I love the symbolism in the stitch patterns. Is that typical of quilting?
January 13th, 2005, 07:46 AM
Very impressive!! You are quite talented.... :thumbsup: I've always wanted to crochet one, but I've never had the talent or patience..hee hee...