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!