Wintertide

Welcome Standard Time – the time of year I usually get more sewing done in the early evening dark hours.

I have been wanting to do a wintery mountain wall quilt. Batiks were the way to go and fortunately I had a variety in blues for the background.

The strips were cut into two inch strips and I began piecing, adding the “mountains” on three of the upper strips. After researching several pines, I printed one out and began to cut. And cut. And cut. And – you get the idea! The scissors were replaced with an Exacto knife with a brand new blade, but it was quickly apparent that the scissors worked better.

I quilted the background first then ironed on the tree, adding free motion quilting. Instead of the usual binding, I mounted the quilt to an 18″ x 24″ canvas. I’ve never done that before and now know I will definitely do more mounted on canvas!

I only wish I’d taken more pics before bringing this piece up for my little quilt show in Blowing Rock. I’ll post more at a later time.

Now I want to do pines, mountains and bears – oh my!

(credit to Beths quilt works, picture only – no info.)

Link up: N&TT

18 responses »

  1. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    You must tell us how you mounted that on canvas, please!!!??? It’s beautiful!

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  2. Joyce, that is fabulous! Colors, design, quilting…just wonderful!

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  3. Joyce this is beautiful. It reminds me of my view last week when we had our first snowfall.

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  4. WOWEE! This is gorgeous. I am not in any hurry to be in that winter scene but when it’s here it would be nice to look that fabulous. Peaceful and serene – what a talent you have and used in this creation. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. I love this. Its a great project and it will be fun to see more about it soon.

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  6. Beautiful! I hadn’t ever considered mounting a quilt on canvas before.

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  7. Stunning quilt finish!! I’ve only framed one quilt, but I also plan to do it again (with the right piece.) That piece hasn’t come along yet.

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  8. Beautiful and inspiring!

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