My brother left his city job in finance for a year in 2013 and mined for gold in Alaska. Crazy and awesome at the same time. I know, who does that?! While he was gone, I decided he needed a quilt that had both the city and the mountains in it, for his looming decade birthday. Below is the final result. It’s a city scape with a mountain view. The large chevrons are supposed to represent the mountains calling, if you cock your head sideways I suppose!
I had a ton of fun quilting every window differently. It really expanded my repertoire of quilting techniques while adding interest.
On this quilt I learned that trying to FMQ straight lines or gradual curves for any major distance is not a good idea. A walking foot is much better suited. I also quilted the straight lines of the buildings for the first time, framing the windows, and found that I love that look as well.
The quilt was well received; in so much as I believe he said, “Awww, I get a quilt too!” My family is slowly accepting that this quilt thing is not just a passing phase!