improv parks quilt

It’s the season of late starts at school, kids home with sniffles and coughs, snow days, and yet another blizzard so I’m stealing some time to show you my Parks quilt.

parks quilt

This whole quilt was put together a bit spur of the moment.  I loved the national parks print (by Wilmington) the moment I saw it and thought it would be fun to try something different.  I pulled together a quick stack of fabric, stitched and slashed and built up two log cabin blocks.  One for the front and one for the back.

back of parks quilt at doorOnce it was pieced, I started in with the quilting.  I ran one zig zag line down the middle and followed those angles out to the edges.

back of parks quilt detail

Someone I know is working on visiting every national park.  She’s also someone who lives life a bit spur of the moment so I’m thinking this might be a perfect treat for her.

front of parks quilt detail

No camping today, though, it’s raining, there’s thunder and hail, closely followed by freezing rain, it’s supposed to start snowing later today with 50mph winds tonight.  All those precipitation types in one day.  Iowa is totally overachieving today.

One thought on “improv parks quilt

  1. fostercreek says:

    The Parks quilt is wonderful. I am not familiar with the world of quilting, but the aspect of this quilt that interests me is the angles of the pieces. You have managed to beautifully piece together a rectangular quilt, in which the pieces do not meet at 90 degree angles. The effect is wild, perfect for a quilt to honor park lands, and it challenges our notion of the way things work. Thanks and Happy Birthday!

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