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The Blue Mountains


 Worked on this quilt for two years. I made the quilt as a wedding present to a couple who climb mountains and are outdoor athletes. Their favorite color is blue. I saw the mountains in "Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts" by Eileen Wright. I only did the mountain peaks and down the side of the mountains. I used McKenna Ryan fabric "Starry Night"  for the sky. The gradients fabric worked perfect for the sun coming up or the sun setting. I cut strips,sewing them vertical instead of bargello the fabrics. The Lake, I found fabric that I thought looked like a water, these strips of fabrics are sewn horizontal. Clip art on the computer aided in pine tree design, bear and deer. I printed out the design I liked. Then drew the design on Heat n Bond. Ironed on fabric I would like to use.  Then ironed on the Quilt. I Thread painted a eagle in the quilt between the pine Trees. The flying geese I thought was a good idea for the border with the outdoor theme. Meckeena Ryans gradient fabric used to make the center of all four sides white and gradually gets darker blue to the corners.  The quilting I had ideas and the long armed did a great job. I did swirls for the white snow tops with a different bead sewn in each swirl. Four different beads used to had shine and sparkle. Flang is used to separate the center design to start the borders. Black piping done to end the borders with a dark blue binding. 

Date Added: April 20, 2018


Name of Pattern or Block Bargello,but half my design idea
Owned By Terri Koch
Name of Maker Terri Koch
Name of Quilter Laura Dulmes
Year Made 2017-2018
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City SHEBOYGAN
Located in State WI
Located in Country United States
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Adapted Original Design
Design Source - Based On Bargello
Design Source - Published In Twist-n-Turn Bargello
Design Source - Designed by Terri Koch
Design Source - Pattern Name N/A
Genre Contemporary Quilt
Quilt Type Large Quilt
Quilt Width 70
Quilt Height 87
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton
Construction Technique Pieced
Construction Technique - Other Desc. Free Motion Trees, Thread Painted Eagle
Piecing By Machine
Applique by None
Types of Quilting Quilted on long-arm
Embellishments Beads


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