Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Wild & Free Quilt

A Wild & Free Quilt

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary!! Since Mondays are always so busy and today is all about celebrating our son Jacob who turns ELEVEN, we decided to honor the occasion with a quick breakfast date, stopping after at a few of our favorite spots along the road back home, to finally photograph my Wild & Free Quilt!

A Wild & Free Quilt

This quilt was made for my Wild & Free fabric Quilt Market booth, it's the very first idea I ever dreamed up for my Limited Edition collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. I started it weeks before my strike-offs even arrived, beginning with a pile of Pure Element solids that coordinated nicely with the colors in my collection which I turned into dozens of HST's, until I could fill in the center squares of my design with those first fabric samples.

Wild & Free quilt top finish!

Of all the quilt patterns I've dreamed up for Wild & Free, to me, this one's the most fitting. For sentimental reasons, it's become one of my very favorites, and the pattern is one I would love to take the time to try again. It's on this Summer's to-make list and I'm hopeful!

A Wild and Free Quilt

A Wild and Free Quilt

As much as I love each little piece of it, one of my favorite parts is the finished quilting, a beautiful wildflower pattern longarm quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting! The sweet flowers were the perfect choice to add a little touch of femininity and to accent the wildflower prints!

Quilted in Wild Flowers

Bound in Emmy Grace

Since it was returned to me after being photographed for the Wild & Free lookbook, it's been in constant use! For weeks now I've been meaning to take it out, to finally have the chance to share it photographed in the same place that inspired my collection. It feels really, really special to be able to do so today!

A Wild and Free Quilt

Thank you so much for stopping by to see! ♡ Maureen

40 comments:

  1. Lovely, just lovely! I enjoyed these pictures so much today!

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  2. so very pretty. happy anniversary.

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  3. Happy anniversary .Your quilt is just awesome!,

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  4. Great quilt. Has a lot of visual interest. Colors are awesome.

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  5. You always take such nice pictures of your work! Very inspiring!
    KATRIN W.

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  6. You always have great color schemes, your quilts are a work of art!

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  7. Beautiful quilt, Maureen! And I always enjoy the location shots from my old home state!

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  8. Beautiful! I hope you will offer a pattern for this quilt. Your work is so inspirational!

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  9. Belated happy anniversary and happy birthday to your son too! The quilt is really beautiful :)

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  10. Gorgeous quilt ~ those colors pop in the first photograph and what a lovely site for all the photos!

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  11. I really like the way you set this. I think it would work well with many different blocks.

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  12. Gorgeous! !!! If I weren't already a quilter, this one would inspire me to become one. Absolutely in love with this quilt. ♡♡♡

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  13. I love how you photograph your beautiful quilts. Happy anniversary!

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  14. I loved this quilt the moment I saw it! So beautiful!

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  15. This quilt is spectacular! I love the design and color. Your fabric is beautiful!

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  16. I just love this quilt. Really beautiful!

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  17. Fantastic work, thank you so much for shedding a light on the topic.

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  18. Maureen, this is lovely! This is my favorite thing you've ever made!!! I have and love your wild & free- it plays well w/ many collections ( like Emmy Grace for example ) Will you be offering a pattern for sale or a tutorial??? I made a new tribal quilt but my design wasn't this lovely! Oh, and Happy anniversary!
    Ps How are you feeling physically? I'm currently in bed after sewing and the muscles/nerves in my legs are spasming & misfiring. I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, degenerative disc disease, and fibro. I don't know how with your health issues you can get so much done. You're an inspiration to me! :-D Hugs & hope you are well

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  19. Is there a pattern for this quilt? I LOVE it!

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  20. I add my voice to those who have said that this is a stunning quilt, and among my favorites. I would love to have a pattern. Pretty Please....

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  21. Maureen I was wondering if you offer this as a pattern or tutorial. It's just what I want to make wtih my collection of wild and free. I am doing some feathers right now with that same fabric so would love to add this quilt.

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  22. Everything is very open and very clear explanation of issues. was truly information. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing.

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