Sunday, February 4, 2018

ADK chairs in the snow

     We love Adirondack chairs in the summer when we are sitting out on vacation in the Adirondacks. I bought this panel at the Crazy Moose Quilt Shop this past August. I could not help myself even though I don't like panels. I knew my daughter would love a throw quilt from it. It took me months to find a suitable background fabric. I used a Kona some kind of gray as a border and binding. 
     I quilted swirls at the top, leaves at the side, water ripples below with pebbles and swirling water at the very bottom. I used Glide on top and Magnasoft bobbins (oh, they were a dream to work with- no tension issues at all). 
    Last week, we had a very cold day with light very cold dry snow. I threw the quilt around in it and hung it from a couple of trees. My hands were so cold, I could barely press the shutter or open the clips to hang. When it is so cold, dry and sunny with snow- it is so refreshing and bracing. I think the colors showed up real well. The back of the quilt are fall leaves- too funny in the snow.


Quilting detail


Julie said...

I was chuckling. Panel? I'm with you, and pretty much walk by the panel sections of quilt shops. But, truly, when I saw what you did with this, I went, "Oh! That's pretty cool." And it became all about the quilting carrying it, and yeah, it turned out wonderful! I might be able to look at that section in a whole new way next time. You converted me.

Debbie said...

This turned out gorgeous! Who would not want to snuggle under it!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I rarely ever look at panels but that one is a beauty. Great finish!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful quilting -- HOORAY for you!!!

Jan said...

Love it. Unlike you I LOVE panels, and buy them and then they sit in the one, no TWO boxes of fabric panels. So cool to be inspired by you!


Web said...

Very time consuming job, but they definitely are worth the effort you put into them.