Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Desert Sky

After taking this Judy Niemeyer, Desert Sky, class a few months ago, I knew I had to add this quilt to the UFO list or I would avoid getting back to it.  I seem to always send the "techniquey" projects to the "to do later" pile!  I'm so happy to have it completed!!!
The original pattern was pretty small and I really wanted to build it up to at least a throw size (without having to paper piece any more of those curve blocks).  I added the 2 yellow borders and the outer mottled batik to create a little extra length and width.

Desert Sky
Pattern Designer:  Judy Neimeyer
Panto:  Fire Lily (Patricia Ritter)
Thread:  Aurifil Variegated Col. 5512

Q4 (Oct-Dec 15) List: 
4/15 completions
1.   String Spools
2.  Buttermilk Basin Wool Applique
3.  4-Patch Revisited
4.  Crumb Along
5.  A Wounded Warrior Quilt
6.  Elizabeth's Prairie Garden 
7.  Rustic Stars
8.  A Soldier Baby Quilt
9.  A Prairie Women project
10.  Desert Sky
11.  Pinwheel
12.  Labor Day Madness
13.  Fan Baby
14.  Road to STL
15.  Little House on the Prairie Quilt

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  1. It's a beauty, Heather. Congratulations on finishing your goal!

  2. Your Desert Sky is gorgeous!

  3. Pat yourself on the back for completing a quilt that you have considered difficult. It turned out beautiful with your additions. Raised in Arizona and lived in New Mexico and now Texas I love the Desert Sky.

  4. Beautiful finish!!! Love those beautiful paper pieced blocks...just have trouble getting the curve nice and flat when I go to make it square! Yours is awesome!!! Congratulations on achieving your November goal!

  5. Adding size, so nicely done, congratulations on your November finish, a beauty.


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