Friday, May 2, 2014

Minnesota Hot Dish

How happy I was to wake up to blue skies and sunshine for picture taking this morning! An overnight rain precluded me from venturing outside but my indoor location (guest room floor) did just fine.

I am unclear about the exact start date for my Minnesota Hot Dish quilt. I'm pretty sure I bought a bundle of fabrics to get me started and I remember shopping for some blue & yellow florals to add to the mix. When I picked this UFO up again last summer the center part of the quilt was completely pieced as were the piano key borders so it was just a matter of choosing the inner border/cornerstone fabric and finishing up the borders.
I sent it out to Kathy at Stitch by Stitch Machine Quilting to work her magic and she delivered in spades. After a phone conversation to discuss ideas she went right to work. I am in love with the swirls on the main section of this quilt!

The quilting on the borders is so lovely... the feathers and the loopy swirls are just perfect for this quilt. I'm so glad I was able to capture the quilting in my photos. I decided to repeat the inner border/cornerstone print on the binding as you can see. Thanks again Kathy for making my quilt a true work of art!
The backing is muslin so no pictures. This quilt will hang on a wall in our master bedroom so I am especially pleased that it lies completely flat.

The pattern is called Minnesota Chain from the book Minnesota Hot Dish by Atkinson Designs. There are 3 patterns in this book based upon using value differently when constructing the blocks. The more traditional pattern reverses the placement that I used but I really like having the chains be the dominant part of the quilt. I would love to make this pattern again one day. The book has one made up in 30's fabrics which is just charming!

I'm linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday@My Quilt InfatuationTGIFF@Quokka QuiltsCan I Get a Whoop Whoop@Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink A Finish Friday@Richard and Tanya Quilts and Finish it Friday@Crazy Mom Quilts.

15 comments:

  1. I love that quilt and the quilting is gorgeous.
    Helen

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  2. Seeing the quilting close up really shows what a lovely job your quilter did. Love those feathers in the border.

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  3. Beautiful! I'm working on a blue and yellow project too. Can't wait to get it together.

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  4. beautiful quilt. i love the way the colors combine together.

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  5. SOOOOOO beautiful! We make a great team! Thank you for letting me play on this beauty! (I'm taking a bow right about now) xxoo

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  6. Love it....and very timely. I just ran across this pattern in a magazine but with a different value placement. I was thinking of doing it with florals, but I do like this arrangement better! So now I need to play around with it in my head. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. So pretty! I love Atkinson Design patterns.

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  8. This is awesome! I love the colors and the quilting looks amazing!

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  9. What a great design...definitely worthy of hanging on a wall!

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  10. Another wonderful finish. Beautiful quilting too!

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  11. This is a lovely finish. Your quilt is gorgeous in those lovely colours. Great quilting, too.

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  12. Great quilt! Being from MN originally, love the name! :)

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  13. Congrats on the finish. It turned out beautiful. I like your quilting choices and binding. It will look amazing on the wall. :)

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