Thursday, June 5, 2014

YURT!

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! ;-)





10 comments:

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

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

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

    Debbie

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  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.

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  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!

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  6. Congratulations Victoria! It looks fabulous!!

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

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

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

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