This Spring our eldest Grandson is graduating from high school. He is an avid and, may I add, accomplished hunter. Primarily, he uses the bow or black powder. He fills out several deer tags each year (for which we all are grateful as the deer population poses a major road hazard, to say nothing of the gardens invaded!). I started collecting outdoor/hunting themed fabric prints last year and yesterday I finished the top and a couple of pillowcases to compliment. This will be the next top to be sandwiched and quilted. The dimensions are, approximately, 75”x75”. The center deer panel is flannel but all the other fabrics are quilting cottons. I knew I wanted to incorporate the “Shadowbox” quilt pattern somehow. These became the long side panels with star blocks and flying geese rounding out the “plan as you go” quilt top. Here are some progress photos……….
Quilting stitches are floating in my head…….which ones to use……..the choices are endless (and may not even exist…yet! Moments of experimentation ahead;-D). To be continued…..