The Mountain Cur Quilt

Posted on June 17, 2016 by prairiemoonquilts in Quilts

I recently got commissioned to make a quilt for a very sweet Tennessee gal to gift to her husband. He’s an avid squirrel hunter, and loves his squirrel dogs.

We chatted back and forth via email to nail down a design she wanted for a twin-sized quilt for him.

Then I went fabric shopping (you know that hurt me) and I sent her a picture of what I got. There was this main camo print:

Camo

And two solids and a marble-y tan to go with it:

fabrics

Once she put her stamp of approval on the design and the fabrics, I got started. I had to appliqué all the dog and tree silhouettes. That was the most time consuming part.

And I wasn’t in love with my first attempt at the appliqué, so I regrouped and started over, and it went much more smoothly.

Progress1

I sent her a few progress pictures while I was working, just to make sure I was on the right track.

Progress2

I sent her one more picture of the completed top, just to make sure she was OK with it. She asked for an all-over meander for the quilting, which actually looks like camo, so it was very fitting for this quilt.

Mountaincur

Then I put the binding on and shipped it off to her.

She received it yesterday, and said that she AND her husband both love it very much. That’s always a huge relief! I’m glad to know the quilt is loved and has a good home.

12 responses to “The Mountain Cur Quilt”

  1. Bobbi says:

    It’s wonderful! That is a very unique quilt. I love the shadow applique.

  2. Cindy says:

    Wow, that’s an awesome quilt! Your appliquéing is amazing!!

  3. Wendy says:

    Nicely done!

  4. Kathy says:

    Real manly. love it. Any person who is a hunter would really like this quilt.

  5. Great quilt, Shelly!

  6. Donna Hill says:

    When I saw the fabrics at first I thought you were such a good sport to make such an ugly quilt, BUT you pulled it off! It’s beautiful!! Very masculine and I know the man it was made for will love it.

  7. Sandy N. says:

    Wonderful quilt!

  8. Melody A. says:

    it is a fabulous quilt and I agree, you always want where they are going to be appreciated and enjoyed!! Beautiful work .

  9. Rose Marie says:

    I like it. Good job for a man quilt.

  10. Susan says:

    That’s a great looking quilt. I’m glad you shared this.

  11. You did a wonderful job. You are so creative. Keep up the good work.

  12. Susie Q says:

    Such a unique quilt…. there will be none like in the years to come when the “historians” are sorting out name, patterns, etc.!

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