Monday, March 17, 2014

Arizona


Print Fabric -- Jug or Not by Michael Miller
Solid Fabric -- Cotton Couture by Michael Miller

Pattern?  Well it was my intent to write one, however it felt amazing to just sew and not worry about yardage, cutting, etc...

I'm not obligated.  I don't feel pressured.  I don't feel the need to keep up with the Jones'.  I rarely share a project until it's a published pattern.  I'm still deciding so I dared to share.  It's not a difficult quilt but it isn't repetitive blocks over and over so it takes more work to write.

I haven't figure out yet what projects the masses want so I only create what makes me happy, otherwise why bother!   I march to the beat of my own drummer.  Always have, always will. 

The name?  My daughter accepted a job with Mayo Clinic in Arizona (She used to work for them in Minnesota.)  She followed the sun and left last month .  The fabric has a mid-century modern feel to it, which she loves, and the arrows represent her move.  So I guess my quilt tells a story.  I already know how I'm going to quilt it too.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

27 comments:

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This quilt is so cool and really special. Love it!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Absolutely love it!

dutchcomfort said...

A gorgeous quilt Stephanie!! Love the arrows that become flying geese!

eva said...

It´s awesome!! I love it! Are you sure the direction is Arizona now?? ;-)

Lynn said...

This really is an amazing quilt. It really is unique , I think it would do well as a pattern. No wonder it makes you happy!

Vicki W said...

I love it!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Lovely Stephanie. What a great story behind it. That is what I love to hear, why YOU quilt. The rest of us make quilts without needing to worry about writing instructions. Enjoy the journey.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I really like!

stitchinpenny said...

I love how all the geese except one form a larger arrow type design and the other finds its own path. Just makes me think. Love the quilt.

Candace said...

It's a very fun and unique design! Perfect for Arizona! Can't wait to see it quilted and bound.
Cheers!

Jeanna said...

Great quilt, great story and I LOVE that you march to the sound of your own drum.

How can you keep up with the Jones' when you ARE the Jones'? :)

Kate said...

I love it, it's a little bit different and unusual in a really good way!

AnnieO said...

I love how your quilts tell a story! It's one of the best things about your book :). So, is your daughter in Scottsdale?

Ulla said...

Great strong colours and such a strong pattern too. It is for someone who knows where she is going.

Carrie P. said...

Cool design! It is neat that it also reflects your daughters move.

KaHolly said...

It's great! Love how all of your 'creations' have a story behind them.

Heidi said...

awesome quilt and a touching story behind it.
It's hard to see them leave, isn't it ?

jabeybaby said...

Beautiful quilt with a great story! I would totally buy this if it was a pattern.

Ellen said...

What a wonderful quilt with a wonderful story...thanks for sharing it.

Needled Mom said...

That is perfect! It looks great and I love the "geese" fabric you used with it.

Houseelf said...

Congratulations to your daughter. She must be so pleased to have a job with a firm she is familiar with.

Lovely quilt. Will it be for her in her new home?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Fun design!
"...I only create what makes me happy,"
Very smart words I try to follow as well. :)

I hope your daughter is enjoying her new surroundings!

Kimberly

Michele said...

This is so fun! Different too!

Jackie Kunkel said...

Perfect quilt for her!!! Nicely done!

QuiltSwissy said...

Love it, of course. It is from you after all. Bittersweet congratulations to your daughter on the new job.

glen and the Basset Boyz

kathyf said...

I would love the redwork,

pratima said...

Wow, looks awesome! And the meaning behind too!