Thursday, January 31, 2013

Madrona Road Finish

Not only is this my first finish (and start) of 2013, it means I finished one in January too!  Whoohoo.
And I am entering into the MQG Madrona Road Challenge, with hours to spare.  

Madrona Mosaic

As of yesterday, here is where I stood.  I decided to add one more section of tiny tiny squares.  
If I had taken the time to determine how long it takes to build a block with 1" squares, I might not have gone this route, but here we are, at the end of the road with it done.  

I wanted to make this at least large enough for a baby quilt.  
The final dimensions are 42" X 50".
Our Modern Quilt Guild said that we could include one more solid, and I chose Kona white.  Each of the other fabrics in the line had white in it (except the yellow and blue solids), I felt I could pull from that with the solid white.  

And here I am when the power went out.  With just one day left to complete.

I was in the midst of deciding if I should pack everything up and finish the quilting somewhere else, when the power came back on.  And I said a little prayer to the binding goddess, and I believe that she was fair.

With only about 15 minutes of daylight left I was able to snap a few photos.  They aren't the best, but will have to do.  
I used the Morning Glory fabric provided on the back.  

 I did just a few bits of free motion quilting from the back, following the flowers in the Morning Glory fabric and using the variegated black/white thread I was using on the back so they would show on the front.  

I was undecided about how many of these flowers to use on the front.  I ended with the few across the bottom and 3 coming up the left side.  

I used Superior Threads King Tut white thread for the quilting on the front.  

At this point I would wash the quilt.  But I will wait to see if I hear anything from either contest before I do that.  

Fingers crossed.  


jeifner said...

I like the bits and lines combined with the negative spaces. 1inch squares?! Sheesh, we'll done.

heart of charnwood said...

What a cool finish, love the depth and variety of textures, fingers crossed for you! : )

Jenny Squawk Scheidt said...

Mary, I love what you did with this. So original!

Leona said...

This is gorgeous Mary! Wow!

Leanne said...

I really love how you finished this quilt. I love the improv and mosaic/collage nature of it all and I especially love how you quilted those flowers so that they appear on the front. It is wonderful.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

So fantastic! Congrats on powering through to get it done (pun intended). Good luck with the challenge.