Thursday, June 5, 2014


A few weeks ago I decided I was going to make a YURT panel for the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, for their challenge... I had been thinking about it, and wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I had the FALL fabric bundles, which included some Mark Cesarik Fabric and fair filed batting, and we had to use a fair amount of the fabric and only add a few other fabrics to make the panel. I thought I'd try something a bit different, that I hadn't done before... I used my Juki HZL-F600 for satin stitching.

I cut out my shapes to make my design then backed them all in Dark brown to outline them, I then fused them into place on my panel, and proceeded to go through 1,800 yards of thread, Satin Stitching all my shapes into place....

I must admit I thought it would be a fast project.  I think it took me to satin stitch,  as long as it takes me to quilt a king size quilt! I watched two seasons of some British period drama shows, while doing all the satin stitching! hahaha!  (I really enjoyed "The Paradise" and "Mr. Selfrdige" on instant download)

I had some fun free motioning the designs to quilt it... A little out of my comfort zone yet, not eh Handiquilter Fusion, but I got through it!

It was sent off a few weeks ago, and I heard last night that it is a winner! My panel will be on the Four Seasons YURT at the Museum, June 11-15th, and then it will be at the International Quilt Festival, Chicago June 19-21

I can't wait to see the rest of it, with the other panels all together! I did have a lot of fun with this, So I'm pleased that it will hang on the Yurt!! It was a perfect project to get me out of my own box!

If you get to the show, please take a picture of the yurt, for me!
 I'm not sure if I will get there in time to see it! ;-)


  1. Love the imagery! Well done! and congrats on being selected!

  2. Congratulations on being a winner and for moving out of your comfort zone (again.) I love the result!!!

  3. Congratulations! It is a wonderful piece and I love the design elements.


  4. Congratulations Victoria! I love the design and the choice of fabrics used. I like your work and I must say stepping out of your comfort zone was very rewarding in a lot of ways :)... You must do it more often.

  5. Great design, and very yurt appropriate! Totally loved the yurt when it was at the Madison Qult Expo. Can't wait to see it in Chicago. And congrats on being a winner!

  6. Congratulations Victoria! It looks fabulous!!

  7. Congratulations on being selected! You panel captures Fall wonderfully!

  8. Congratulations! All that stitching clearly was worth it, it's a lovely piece!

  9. ok, what's a yurt or what is a yurt have to do with your quilt? your wonderful quilt.

  10. This is so cool. I love the shapes and design. I think you could make a cool fabric design with the ideas.


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