Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Moccasin BOM

Hip, hip, hooray! I have a finish today.
The pattern I used is Anne Marie Chany's Moccasin. It consists of twenty-three 9" blocks divided into eleven monthly patterns, as well as a twelfth pattern for finishing.
My version will serve as a shop sample for Quilts Ole. You can call the shop at 505-890-9416 if you are interested in purchasing a kit. If you live outside the US, prefer the original color scheme, or Quilts Ole sells out, Missouri Star Quilt Co. is an alternative source.

Instead of using the colors specified in the pattern, this version has more of a southwestern flavor. Below is a chart of my color modifications. I used Kona solids. Additionally, I used coffee instead of purple for the background on Month 6, and burgundy instead of indigo on Month 11. 
Original Color
Quilts Ole Kit Color
Indigo
Aqua
Pink
Turquoise
Purple
Burgundy
Orange
Terra Cotta
Yellow
School Bus
Brown
Coffee
White
Oyster
Light Pink
Teal
If you are going to use an alternate color scheme, I highly recommend you print a coloring book outline.
Patti Lueker (505-699-3748 or pattilueker@yahoo.com) did the fine custom quilting. I love how she incorporated southwestern motifs and a modern aesthetic.
I do have a few suggestions for the piecing. For one, I learned the hard way that using a acrylic ruler and matching the wedge length to the pattern will not suffice. If the wedge on the ruler is a wider angle, your Dresden Plate will not fit on the block.
Secondly, I made some modifications to the patterns to employ strip piecing, particularly with the four identical blocks that surround the Dresden Plate. The provided instructions tend to involve cutting each piece individually which is a bit tedious for my taste.
For the backing I used a Michael Miller Fairy Frost from my stash since it was similar in color, just the right amount, and would hide quilting starts and stops. While I didn't quilt this piece, I have learned from personal experience that using a solid colored backing is very unforgiving, and provides good reason to either tie off and bury all starts and stops, or consider a different backing selection.
Thanks for joining me!
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22 comments:

  1. Oooh what a pretty version! It will look so pretty at Quilts Ole! The quilting works so well with the colors and piecing, she did a wonderful job accentuating the quilt without overpowering it!

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  2. Agree with Renee about the quilting - it really enhances the quilt perfectly! The color scheme you chose is dazzling.

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  3. Very beautiful finish, congratulations. Love the design and your color choices.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  4. Fabulous! What a striking quilt! and WOW you actually finished it, that is twice as good as starting it!

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  5. I absolutely love those colors!

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  6. Your color choice and quilting are stunning! A beauty!!!!

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  7. Gorgeous colours and so enhanced by the quilting.

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  8. This is just beautiful. I love your color choices and the quilting is perfect for this. Nice finish!

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  9. Fantastic finish, Afton! I love the color choices, the blue and browns are really beautiful together. I think the custom quilting is very beautiful, too! Congrats!

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  10. Congratulations on the beautiful finish, Afton! :)

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  11. Gorgeous! Fantastic finish.

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  12. It looks amazing. I love the cross (that was intentional, right?) Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  13. Truly this is a beautiful work of art - and the quilting complements your work so well. Wonderful project!

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  14. Such a fun and original quilt! Great layout:)

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  15. My goodness, Afton, that is just spectacular! Whoop whoop whoop for you!!!

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  16. What a beauty! Your color choices are wonderful, and the stitching...wow! Thanks for linking up at Linda's Landscapes.

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  17. Absolutely wonderful job with the piecing and with the coloring scheme! The quilting is also pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing your opinions and tricks too!

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  18. Such an interesting quilt and beautifully executed.

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  19. Such a beautiful quilt! I had to pin it!

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  20. Simply love the colors you chose! Thank you for lynking up with me for TIGFF!

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