Friday, September 11, 2020

Southwestern Quilt Finish!

Joy, from Calico Point, did a lovely job of long arm quilting the southwestern quilt. I had decided I wanted a more 'manly' quilting design for this quilt since our son-in-law will be using this quilt too.


I selected this dragonfly design which shows nicely on the backing. But are there dragonflies in Arizona? I googled it and this is what pulled up. 

I used the zigzag fabric for binding which I machine stitched.. Our daughter will be visiting in a few weeks, I'll see if I can cram this 71" by 100" quilt into her suitcase to take back with her. This quilt will see use this winter when Phoenix cools down and air conditioner season is past.

Here is the quilt roll.


When I purchased the fabrics for this quilt so many years ago, they put it in this nice shopping bag. The fabric lived in this bag for years but I could always see this orange bag. I always knew where the fabric was. If I can't get the quilt into her suitcase, maybe she can have a carry on?

Updated 9-29-20 Our daughter has been visiting for the past 10 days. She flew back to Phoenix this afternoon and was able to fit the quilt in her suitcase. She slept under it while she was here.

Linking to Peacock Party, Put Your Foot  Down, Whoop Whoop PartyTGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday, Brag About Your Beauties, UFO Busting

8 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

Such a lovely quilt... I am sure your daughter and her husband will love sleeping with this in the winter time :) I love the binding you chose too! Kathi

Ray and Jeanne said...

Your daughter and son-in-law will love this quilt; it is beautiful! I love the southwestern colors and designs. ~Jeanne

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Pretty quilt with Southwest colors! Love the Turquoise!

Pamela Arbour said...

I love those fabrics. It sounds like that bag would be perfect for her trip home.

Quilting Babcia said...

I love this quilt, perfect for a southwestern home. The simplicity of the design shows off the fabrics beautifully.

Quiltpiecer said...

That is such a cool quilt! Love the fabrics. So sad 3 Dudes Quilting store is closed. Will have to look around for similar fabric. Your daughter and SIL will love the quilt.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Those are such great prints!! what a fun colorful quilt!!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Well done, Gretchen! I'm sure this gift will be appreciated!