Antelope Canyon Quilts
I've made two quilts with this pattern. The first one was made in 2018 and the last one was made in 2022. Both are shown here.
I don't remember when I first say Laurie Shifrin's Antelope Canyon pattern but it was so striking and different that I knew I had to make it. (The pattern is still available from a lot of vendors so just Google it to get a copy for yourself.)
I had been wanting to make something with one of my Galaxy fabrics and this seemed like a perfect match. I picked the one at left because of the dark greens. I knew that this one would go well in the bedroom of our little Airbnb house. I matched up green, brown and blue from the Galaxy fabric and dyed the coordinating fabrics and a gradient.
Cutting started in February and the quilt is finished in November. That's what we call a quilting miracle around here!
The quilt is pretty simple in concept. It's "only" 4 blocks. They just happen to be 4 giant blocks but it's all straight seams. The only hard part is keeping up with the pieces. I labeled mine with part number stickers and kept the stack of pieces in order. It went together without a hitch. Since this is an everyday quilt and will see a lot of washing, I quilted it simply with the Burning Bush pantograph.
The back is an ice dyed mandala. I made this one a little different by putting the folded fabric in the bottom of the bin. It's a very different, but still very cool, effect. As soon as I saw it come out of the dye bath I knew I wanted it for the back of this quilt.
Here it is on the bed in the Airbnb house. I made it extra big so that it would hang down far enough so that no sheet edge will peek out underneath. I think I could easily use it on either side.
The second quilt was made for a wedding gift for the son (and wife) of friends. I did not know the bride but I studied their registry to get my color palette of grays with some blue. I dyed 8 steps of Black and 4 steps of Indra. I absolutely love how this one turned out.
The background is the palest gray and the arc colors are the first 6 steps pf black used in a "managed random" order.
The quilting is done with the Woven Wind pantograph. This one is great for keeping the quilt soft and cuddly.
The groom is a hunter so I selected a camouflage print for the backing. Now I can be sure that if they don't like the front of the quilt I know they will love the back!
The groom will love the label too!