Saturday, November 2, 2013

Arizona Desert Serenade

Arizona Desert Serenade


Over the years I have made a LOT of quilts. Some I was happy with, some I was not. I have to say, this one (so far) is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! (And trust me, the photo does not do this quilt justice.. the colors make my heart sing!) There are so many reasons why I love this quilt. For one thing, I've been quite ill for the past few months, and haven't been able to do much sewing. So this was done "one bite at a time". Sometimes that can end up being so frustrating that you end up unhappy with the results, but in this case it kept me motivated and encouraged. It's also the first time I've done a king sized quilt where no block was larger than 3½" unfinished size! Wow... talk about testing your patience! *grin* It's also one of the few I've done that didn't have a consistent background color.

While I wanted this quilt to reflect my Arizona-born-and-raised background, I didn't want the typical southwestern look that was so prevalent in the 90's. I wanted those colors, but something a bit more updated and a bit more eclectic in usefulness. I guess that was clear as mud, but I know what I mean. LOL

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the quilt!

Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

8 comments:

  1. It's truly a winner, Jean. Will you be offering a written pattern????

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  2. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to writing up patterns in a couple of weeks, Kat. Thanks!

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  3. oh Jean! from another AZ gal that doesn't like south west décor - this truly is a beautiful quilt! I think you captured the essence of SW but not the typical showing. hope that made sense. truly very beautiful. hope you start to feel better!

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    1. Thank you, Lorene. Yes, it made perfect sense to me! We want local, not tourist! *grin*

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful quilt. Love the colors; and certainly captures the AZ feel for me too.
    NancyB in AZ

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  5. Jean, your quilt says AZ all the way.. And not the gaudy way.. I too lived in AZ for a few years. Tis a beautiful place .What area do you hail from? I will be watching for the pattern to purchase.. take care of you first!
    RomaNC

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    1. Thanks, Roma. I live between Phoenix and Tucson.

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  6. That is one absolutely gorgeous quilt! Followed a link from a Canadian blogger, and wondering where you've been hiding LOL! Now a follower, I'll be looking forward to that pattern as well!

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