Seems like a VERY long time since the last posting. But I have not been idle. I have pieced TWELVE quilt tops but kept setting them aside to longarm later. I have finally come to a point where I felt I needed to set aside piecing and get to finishing up these projects!
The first one to come off the longarm was suggested by my son-in-law – A view of circle irrigation fields in Nebraska as seen from the air. I called it ‘Nebraska In Plane View’.
I used a friend’s Accuquilt cutting die for Drunkard’s Path to do all the cutting from my scraps of greens. I drew up a pattern and pieced the whole top. Then I whacked it apart and inserted a wide bias strip for the river. The road required me to make my own bias tape which I top-stitched along both edges. I created a bridge over the river with stitching, too. The farmhouse and the barn are paper-pieced and I added shading on and around them with alcohol markers.
Once on the longarm, I used green thread to made a variety of patterns of crops. Each border was quilted separately – serpentine for the inner border and leafy vines for the outer border.
Ready for a label and shipping off to my son-in-law - the man with the plan!