Monday, March 3, 2014

Collecting Trolls

  This UFO (unfinished object) has been in time out, or as they say in the Netherlands, collecting trolls, for way too long. I started this lovely quilt in 2009. It was inspired by trips to the Owyhee desert and the storm cloud sunsets that were surprisingly intense. I used Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, and a pattern called Zen, first made by Blue Underground. I also included some dupioni silk, and some oxford cloth, which is another type of shot cotton; that is, the warp is one color and the weft is another. I used a lovely Kaffe print for the border. The back is a fun sea weed purple batik. I started quilting it in 2011. Then it got put away and has been languishing in a tote ever since. Time to get 'er done. So, this is my goal for March, to finish quilting and bind my Desert Storm.

The picture was taken last May. Silly dog, she had to be in the picture but looks like she is waiting for her whipping. 


  1. The colors and fabrics you've used in this Desert Storm quilt are just beautiful! Hooray for choosing it to finish in March :o) I'm seeing your house in the background...yes? What a beautiful setting...I bet it is just beautiful to see the seasons change :o)

  2. I LOVE this quilt!!! So glad to see you're going to finish it. The colors look like they'll go well with your bedroom decor. :)