Monday, October 15, 2012

A Supreme Finish!

Stephanie over at Loft Creations has done it again!  She has designed a new quilt called Peek A Boo Street!  Being one of her Supreme Pattern Testers I got to test this design.  Be sure to go over to Stephanie's blog after you leave here and see her original design!

I enjoyed every minute of making this quilt!  I knew as soon as I saw her prototype what I wanted to do with mine.  I even knew which fabric line I would use!  I call my version Cabin Memories.  I used a Holly Taylor line called Sunrise Sunset for the most part.  Their designs really speak to me!  The windows in the cabins are fussy cut from a fabric I had in my stash which unfortunately did not have a selvedge that would help me identify the designer.  

My Cabin Memories tells a story, so please follow along with me!

Many of you who've read my blog know that Mr. Squash and I have visited and fished at quite a few wonderful cabins.  My cabins here are constructed out of different woods to make them unique and to add even more character, the roofs are made from river rock! In this quilt you see the river running along the edges and the forest floor surrounding both sides with fallen leaves.  We love birds and butterflies - click on the photo above and you'll see them in  two of the cabins.

Of course the woods aren't complete without some lodgepole pines!  Above you see more of the wildlife we enjoy - deer and dragonflies!
Our cabins in the woods always have lovely trails carpeted in pine needles - just like the rick rack that separates each row.  The best time to walk these paths is with the fallen leaves surrounding them!   One of the cabins above has a bear at the window!  We awoke one night in a cabin at the Minam Lodge to find a bear just like that sitting at the screen door!
Whenever possible we also like to do a bit of hiking!  Mr. Squash's hiking boots are sitting by the door in the cabin above.  There is also another cabin where we've seen an occasional Heron outside the window - and another that had wild roses right out the front door!

This is a look at the back. I quilted it with an all over leaf pattern.  I'll say it again - I really enjoyed making my Cabin Memories.  It was a fun and easy pattern.  Be sure to visit Stephanie for her Peek A Boo Street!

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

I just love the story. It's a very warm and cozy quilt filled with happy memories. Thank you for being such an amazing and patient tester.

Annemariesquilt said...

You have made a perfect quilt from Stephanies pattern !! I actually love houses ;-)

Houseelf said...

It is such a lovely warm quilt you have created with Stephanie's design. In years to come you will be able to recall each cabin.

AnnieO said...

Terrific "memory" quilt, Candace! Great theme to explore and enjoy. It looks wonderful. Lucky lady for getting to play with this pattern as a Supreme.

Simone de Klerk said...

Your version is so different and so very very pretty too. With the story behind it, it will always have a special place!

Jan said...

Adorable, and such a happy feeling quilt :)

Ulla said...

What a lovely story, you really made the quilt your own. You also found the perfect fabrics for the cabin windows. Great paths too!

Nancy in MT said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, meant to leave a message yesterday about what looks like a great fishing trip, beautiful area, Jim and I traveled thru that area years ago. Lovely quilt with a lovely story. n

Michele said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love how you fussy cut to make it your own story! Beautiful :-)

pratima said...

You have put so much thought into various features for this quilt! The cabins are cozy and the pathways are very inviting to take a lazy walk! It is beautiful and warm!

Kaaren said...

Beautiful job, Candace!

When looking at your version, I can almost smell the pine needles and taste the fresh fish frying in the pan.

I know that you and Bob are "catch and release" fishermen but I'm happy that you saved that one rainbow just for me! *wink*

Carrie P. said...

Candace, what a great memory quilt. what fun to look in each window. Well done!

Ellen in Oregon said...

I love your quilt and the fabrics are wonderful. I'm sure Stephanie will love what you created using her pattern.

Grit said...

Fantastic!!
This quilt looks so beautiful.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Jane Holbrook said...

I love your little cabins in the big woods! The fussy cuts are sew fun. You did a lovely job with every part, fabrics, precision and finish! Love it!