Bourbon Street in Confetti Dots October 19 2013, 1 Comment


Taking photos of our finished projects is very high on my "Why I Love My Job" list. In fact I should make an actual list someday! (note to self) I try to find new places and spots to take photos, but usually they are in my house or front yard. So when I go on outings to new places, I try to bring a quilt or bag and my camera along. You know, just in case there is a perfect location!


My Mom and I were driving through an industrial area of Denver looking for a street sign manufacturer (a little something for Market =] ) when we drove by this fun concrete wall. I did some less-than-safe maneuvering to pull over... but we made it! We had just purchased some quilt clips and used them to attach it to the wall. We snapped a few photos and got back in the car quickly to avoid the bitter cold and slight flurries that were coming down. Despite the hurry, I think we got some decent shots.


The entire quilt is made out of Dear Stella Confetti Dots, a Charcoal Solid and a few scraps from the Piper line. The awesome ladies at Dear Stella sent a beautiful fat-quarter pack of the Confetti Dots. We had lots of leftovers after the top was made, so I pieced them into a fun backing. Notice the Quilt Label in the corner??!


I cut all the squares out and arranged them in a variegating-ish order. The Charcoal Solid acts as a nice barrier between the squares and stone confetti dot background. 


My Mom (the amazing talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting) quilted a combination of straight lines heading in different directions and curly-cues. We bound the quilt using the Charcoal Solid. This is the smallest size in the Bourbon Street pattern. I made four identical blocks and arranged them so the colors radiated from the center.


Quilt Stats

I am thrilled with how this version of Bourbon Street turned out! This one may make an appearance in Dear Stella's Quilt Market booth in Houston. (fingers crossed!) I still have a few Bourbon Street quilts and lots of Quilt Market projects to show-off, not to mention another new pattern. So stay tuned and be sure to check back soon!