I had the best Mother’s Day ever. Guess what I did? Nothing. That’s why it was the best ever!! One day of relaxation was exactly what I needed!! As I promised, I will share Midnight Harvest…and a peek at another quilt!! First, I asked if anyone could guess how many starts and stops I had on the last quilt I posted. The winner is Kathy of Tamarack Shack. She is a very talented longarm quilter from Northern Manitoba Canada. Whenever I whine about the snow and winter here, I just look at Kathy’s pictures on her blog and know I have nothing to whine about!! LOL!! I am sending her a little prize. I had 409 starts and stops if anyone was wondering. Crazy!! So on to Midnight Harvest or Midnite Harvest…
I LOVE this quilt!!!! This was designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings using their wool and Seasonal Little Gatherings fabric. Lisa hit it out of the ballpark with this gorgeous design!! I love all fall decor but the wools and fabric in this one…perfection!!! Photo above is upside down.
When talking to LB, she wondered what I would do with the open black squares between the pieced blocks. The first thing that came to mind was stars! Stars, pumpkins, wool…the perfect primitive mix!! 🙂 Here is a before quilting shot.
I quilted a very small stipple to get the stars to pop,
Lisa loved LOVED how it turned out!! I made a little star template and my assistant aka Scott (lol) traced them on the quilt for me. He made a comment that I wasn’t getting them centered. I thought that clearly was him offering to do the job. 🙂
Specifics on the quilt….4 thread color changes. Black Hobbs 80/20 batting. All quilting is freehand.
So Fine threads top and bobbin. The little star template I made. Below is the template I made to frame the applique in Garden of Stitches from the previous post.
It would be so cool to see the quilts I quilted at Market. I am soooo kicking myself for not going. But it is pretty cool to see my name on a pattern!!!! I don’t have the words to describe it.
As if this post isn’t long enough, I am going to give you a peek at another quilt, Colfax County that will make it’s debut in the Primitive Gatherings booth at Market. Just the back for now. 🙂 It’s a stunner!!! This is a quilt for all the reproduction lovers out there. Just under 3400 pieces!!
Sorry for the long post. 🙂 I will post Colfax County next.