Saturday, July 21, 2012

"Prairie Schooner"

I can FINALLY show off this quilt called "Prairie Schooner" which will be raffled off July 2013.  This design was featured in Quiltmaker, May/June 2011, by my favorite quilter, Bonnie Hunter who, when I asked if I could copy hers, said "Go for it!"  Her version was called "Lady of Lake Erie."

The local quilting group in my town (4-12, depending) worked on it over the past year, and it was quilted by a local long-arm quilter.  I requested NO feathers, only leaves, grass, prairie flowers, etc.  The label is a joy in itself -- gotta find  my photo!  Ever since I moved to Nebraska, I've been smitten by the history of the early pioneers, their perseverance, and the enormous blue skies and hoped that spirit would show in this quilt.  I aimed for gender neutral and UN- FUSSY.  8-))  Tickets are not yet made up - I think they are ready for our September meeting.  There is a definite layout to the blocks.

Now, the Guild Quilt Mom has it and it will travel to various locations over the next year.  I'm glad to have had a part in this project, but REALLY glad to have it on it's way and DONE.  It's perfectly square and straight - must be hanging crooked! 



There is a row of piping between the quilt and border, and another row of piping between the outer border and binding.  Size is 91 in. x 101" after quilting and washing.  BTW, I washed this quilt with my homemade laundry detergent and it came out just lovely! 





14 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Gorgeous... just gorgeous!!! Congratulations on such a spectacular finish, Elaine!

SubeeSews said...

WOW!!! Beautifully gender neutral!!!
You do such fine work. And your color sense is, as always, perfect!
XOXOX Subee

Nancy said...

It's a beauty.

I'll definitely purchase tickets when they are available.

Janet O. said...

I love this quilt--the traditional blocks and the subtle colors with just a spark of red here and there. Very nice, Elaine!

grendelskin said...

Oh, I really like this one! I like the layout - windmills, yes? It's huuuge! Kudos on a job very well done!

LC said...

Another beautiful finish. Good for you!

LynCC said...

This is a wonderful quilt! Nice call on limiting the quilting motifs. So perfect for its concept and I love its name.

Purple Pam said...

It is a beautiful quilt. Let me know when tickets are for sale. I definitely want to purchase some.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wonderful!

Vic in NH said...

Elaine, you worked so hard on this and it just shows! Good job!

Elaine Adair said...

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paulette said...

Love this quilt...the colours are wonderful!! Perfect!!
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Helen in the UK said...

Super quilt - hope it raises lots for your chosen cause :)

Lynn Dykstra said...

great quilt--and I love your decision to use prairie motifs.