Just about an hour ago, I finished the quilt that I gave you a sneak peek of the other day.
About a month ago I bought a quilt magazine at the store, (I rarely buy one)there was something in there I wanted, an article on quilting machines. Anyway, I was flipping through it when I got home and and saw this ad for these quilt patterns. The web site was http://www.quiltswithatwist.com/ . The quilt pictured was neat and I was very interested so I looked up the site. Lisa Moore designs Alaska themed quilts and this one just caught my eye when I looked at her web site. It is of a glacier in Alaska. I always put off ordering something and then when I decide that I do want it I can't get it. So this time I was determined to get this pattern, she was sold out but wait as luck would have it I found one on her list of her links. A quilt store in Anchorage, http://www.quiltedravenalaska.com/ . I think I was in that store when I was in Anchorage a few years ago. So I called them and ordered it as a kit. I didn't think I would be able to get the fabrics where I live.
It's done by folding and top stitching the rectangles. The pattern said for "intermediate quilters". I don't consider myself an intermediate quilter so I was a bit concerned that I would not be able to figure it out. I did call Lisa once and she was very nice and answered my question and said that if I needed any more help just call. All in all I don't think it was as difficult as I first thought and I did try the technique out on muslin before I even cut the fabric.
I do have to wait for 6 months to get it quilted but it will be worth the wait. I have time to save up the money. I still have to piece the backing, which is like the border print only a bit lighter. The binding will be the same as the backing. I hope all of you will visit Lisa's site and see her beautiful quilt designs.