Friday, April 11, 2014

Monaluna Meadow Challenge

 As a recent challenge for the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild, we were given several fat eighths from the Monaluna Meadow collection.  The only criteria was to "Challenge Ourself" to do something out of our comfort zone or on our bucket list.

My inspiration came from a Hudson Bay blanket that my parents have.  I know when they are ready to downsize and give it up, both myself and my two sisters would love to have it.  Since that is not possible, I thought sometime I should make two quilt replicas for the two sisters that don't end up with the family blanket...( so that at least we would have it in spirit/some form?)

When I saw the prints of this collection, I knew I wanted to use larger pieces set straight to the world and not rotated to show off the designs, so this fabric was perfect for a trial run of my Hudson Bay quilt idea.  In addition to the Monaluna prints, I used Kona crush for the solid which adds texture in the negative space along with the organic line quilting.  The back is a print from Safari Moon by Francis Newcombe for Art Gallery fabrics.

Check out the other Meadow projects completed by guild members here.  (I missed the meeting so shared last night.)

I am linking up with Amanda Jean's Friday Finish here.


liz said...

I adore this quilt and look forward to checking out your blog! Got here via Crazy Mom Quilts. :)

Quilt Musings said...

What a great quilt!! Beautifully done!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

It's really lovely! I like the straight line quilting a lot! Great work.

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous. I love the colors, the fabrics and the quilting.

Jamie said...

The colors and prints really pop against the light background! And the straight-line quilting really enhances it.