Friday, September 4, 2015

OREGON THEME WALL QUILT

Recently I've made mention of an Oregon theme wall quilt I've been working on.....a wedding gift for my nephew and his lovely bride.  Though this type of quilt is definitely not a style I feel confident about designing, it turned out to be a fun challenge.
It started out simple enough......a foreground, distant mountain, and blue sky.
Next came a river, some trees, rocks, etc.
Eventually, it all came together.  My plan had been to finish the edges with a facing, but given all the layers and stiffness of the dense quilting, a binding became a better choice. To retain the cleanest look possible, I used a single fold binding, pieced to match the adjoining fabric. Careful measuring was required to assure the curved sections matched perfectly....even though this photo doesn't seem as if they will.   
Detail - binding
Detail
"Build A Mountain of Memories Together"
25" x 31"
Cotton fabrics, hand and machine appliqued, hand embroidered, machine quilted.

Follow these links to see what other creative folks have been up to:  Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday,  Whoop, Whoop Friday, Crazy Mom Sews.


18 comments:

Judy Ferguson said...

Binding to match??? Wow, girl. Your are something else. Great piece.

Leanne Parsons said...

Oh my goodness, that is so gorgeous! What a great gift!

Ramona said...

I was in Oregon for the first time a few years ago and fell in love with the trees there. Your quilt depicts the trees perfectly! This is just beautiful.

Chiska said...

It looks great!

Chiska said...

It looks great!

Nancy said...

Special and memorable wedding gift! Beautifully done.

Linda M said...

What a great wedding gift.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a wonderful gift and it is beautiful!

Lara B. said...

I just can't get over how beautifully you captured the scene Mary! I keep looking at all the perfect details, from the appliques to the quilting to the binding, and am so impressed!
This will be the most wonderful wedding gift, sure to be loved by your nephew and his bride!

quiltedfabricart said...

It's lovely! And I love the name you gave it . Perfect for a newly married couple. I'm also very impressed with the pieced binding to match the background - wow!

Angela said...

Love what you have done!

Norma Schlager said...

Beautiful, Mary! I'm sure the bride and groom will be thrilled. My son lives in Oregon, such stunning scenery everywhere.

Mysterymar said...

Gorgeous Mary! I'm sure this will be a memorable wedding gift for them.

Ruth Lane said...

It's gorgeous and I'm sure they will treasure it.

Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful. I love your work.

Carie said...

It's utterly amazing! You are so talented:)

Gwyned Trefethen said...

I could move in. You have captured one of my favorite landscapes styles so well. I've been known to match my binding in pieces to the quilt, too. :) It takes some effort, but so worth it, as you proved. What particularly struck me was your fabric choices and how the captured the dappled light and shadow created by clouds and trees.

The Idaho Beauty said...

You have done such a good job on this. Great balance in the design with your additions of various size of trees, ferns, rocks which also give it so much depth and believability. And the matched binding leaves me speechless! Having done a few match-ups myself, I know what care has to go into such a thing, but the results are always worth the extra effort. Your nephew and bride had better be thrilled! You've done a marvelous job of designing to their request imho. And I can tell you are pleased to have stepped up to the challenge.