Monday, September 8, 2014

A FINISHED ARROW QUILT

Archery is done. After hours and hours (days)  of straight line quilting, it's finished.


The other day hubby and I were out looking for a place to take a photo, when one of my boys called. He was way up in the hills with a flat tire.  May as well turn a negative situation into a positive one!
The scenery really lent itself to the quilt I think


Behind the arrows, I quilted a large arc to simulate a bow. The idea was to make it look like they had just been shot.  Then some swirly swishy lines.  In hind sight, I should have just done straight lines all the way across.  Oh well, live and learn          : )




quilt stats:
designed, pieced and quilted by me
fabrics are Cotton and Steel
approx. 42 x 50

linking up with Anything goes Mondays

39 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh squeal!!!! I love this quilt!!! One of these days I'm going to treat myself to some "me" time making a few of your fun arrows! Congrats on the finish!

Heather Graves said...

What a wonderful arrow quilt, I love the design you've came up with - the end project is beautiful and the straight line quilting really complements the arrows. Looks like a great scrap buster too

Jayne said...

On my list for sure! What a gorgeous quilt...love it!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love it!

Sandra said...

This quilt is fantastic, wow! The straight line quilting is awesome and the picture you've taken is wonderful - as always :-)

Gina said...

perfect Carla!! i love the colors and design :)

Karyn said...

Fantastic! And another perfect location.

Carla said...

Great finish, Carla. Love this one!

Linda said...

I love the arc and the "swirly swishy lines" - I swear I can see a hand holding the arrow! :)
The location is breath-taking. I thought initially it was in New Mexico, but I see that you live in gorgeous Kamloops.

Debbie said...

This turned out great and nice job with the photo shoot!

Debbie said...

This turned out great and nice job with the photo shoot!

Debbie said...

This turned out great and nice job with the photo shoot!

Debbie said...

This turned out great and nice job with the photo shoot!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the curved quilting! I think it adds another design element to the beautiful arrows! And what a great setting- very appropriate !

Janine said...

This quilt looks fantastic and your son found you the perfect location for a photo shoot :)

Hilachas said...

OMG! That quilt is fabulous. You continue to out-do yourself!

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous and your quilting is absolutely perfect for it.

lelandavestudios said...

I love this quilt so much! In fact, I love your arrows so much that I had to make one from your tutorial this weekend (which I think you saw already!). Thanks for the inspiration!!! Beautiful job!

Dawn Hughes said...

Beautiful quilt Carla, and the photo shoot was perfect.... Another great quilt!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful and the perfect setting for it! xo Heather

Sherry said...

Oh my - I love this quilt! You did a wonderful job - congrats!

Kim said...

Your arrows quilt is superb. Love the location shoot. How fortuitous that your son 'found' that location. Another wonderful finish, Carla!

Megan said...

Beautiful quilt and location. I really like the swirly bit - it adds interesting contrast and movement.

OPQuilt said...

Oh, Wow! This is terrific, and I think the quilting is great fun and really carries the arrow motif all the way. Congratulations on another finish (and hope you got the flat tire fixed)!

Elizabeth

felicity said...

I think you did a gorgeous job. And I applaud you for having the presence of mind to think of your photo shoot on the way to helping your son! A two-fer!

Kate said...

Great job. It's beautiful!

Donna quilts said...

Looks great!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The Arrow quilt turned out great!!!!

Lisa said...

I love your version of the Arrow Quilt! It is beautiful!

Lisa said...

I love your version of the Arrow Quilt! It is beautiful!

Patch the Giraffe said...

I love these arrows! Very pretty :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your rescue errand really did provide a wonderful backdrop. Great idea to include a bow shape within the quilting.

Anne said...

Your arrow design works really well with these fabrics. Great location too.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is simply amazing, Carla! The quilting idea is fantastic!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous!

Carla said...

Oh, Carla. Another winner! And I love your photography as always. (I'm looking forward to seeing your x and + quilt all quilted up...just love those colors1)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I love the arrows within arrows – such clever fabric use.
I was checking out your arrow quilts when looking for ideas for my Possum Magic bee.

Christine said...

WHOA!!! This is FABULOUS!!! I'm swooning over it. Seriously a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!! (And yes, the perfect setting!)

Carla said...

wow love the quilting. Awesome quilt!
And I love your pictures of it.