I am very excited to show you what I have been working on the last couple of days, our guilds next raffle quilt. The pattern is called Cattails in the Meadow and it’s a Judy Neimeyer foundation pieced pattern. Our quilt show will be held in April 2014 and the quilt will be drawn for at the show. The theme of the quilt really suits our local area and I hope it will appeal to a large number of people. Fingers crossed ticket sales go well as this is our guilds main fundraiser.
It is only 62” x62” so makes for a large wall hanging or a nice cover for the top of a bed.
I did a lot of searching online for quilting ideas and ended up using element of quilts I saw as well as adding my own style to the overall quilting. I SID all the dark batik fabric and appliquéd designs then added flowing feathers from the cattails and from the four corners. Added grasses among the cattails and flowing lines around the flying geese and center spikes.
I was so happy the quilt was finished in time for a photo shoot in our autumn landscape. The leaves here change and fall so quickly.
I even have some cattails in my yard and if you look hard enough you might just see them. :)