Sunday, February 24, 2013

Madrona Road Challenge

My first finish of 2013:-) I wish I hadn't been quite so challenged by these fabrics. Individually I liked them but they just weren't coming together for me. Maybe if it had been the pink colorway;-) Looking at some of the other entries I think I would have been happier if I'd bought some of the other prints to include. You can see the other fabulous projects by the talented ladies of the BMQG and check out the MQG Flickr group to see more finished projects.

We could only add solids. I tried some blues and yellows but I wanted to go with something unexpected. I finally settled on one of my all time faves, FreeSpirit Designer Solid in Olive. The design was inspired by a formal garden. As usual, the quilting took way longer than I expected but I love the way it echoes the herringbone.

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 30" x 36"
Fabrics: Madrona Road by Violet Craft, FSDS Olive, Kona Slate
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread: Aurifil 2610


  1. the quilting off the herringbones is inspired! I found this challenge super-challenging also. I guess that's the point, though ... :)

  2. I think it's perfectly modern! I love it and think it's the best one out of the Flickr group. The quilting is incredible too!

  3. It's hard to believe you had a hard time with this quilt, it looks effortless. Very well done.

  4. Yes the echo on the herringbone is great!! Love that olive against the other colors!

  5. Oh, goodness! The quilting on this is just stunning. I love it! Good work!

  6. I think the quilting really makes this quilt. It turned out great.