Monday, February 1, 2016

Canyon Dance

Julie of Idaho Quilter's Adventures recently celebrated her ten year blogiversary with a giveaway. Not just any giveaway. She gave away several of her quilts. You can read the story here.

One of Julie's quilts really spoke to me due to its coloring and design, so I left a comment admiring Canyon Dance. Imagine my surprise when I got an email from Julie saying that I had won her giveaway, and she was sending Canyon Dance to me!
Canyon Dance, made and quilted by Julie of Idaho Quilter's Adventures
Canyon Dance is gorgeous. It's sofa-throw size, all rich batiks, and custom quilted by Julie with different motifs in the different sections of the blocks. It's even more beautiful in person than in the photo. Julie even sent extra batik backing fabric for a sleeve. I plan to hang this one where I can enjoy it.

When DH saw Canyon Dance, he asked about it. He said it's pretty but he didn't remember seeing it before. I told him the story of Julie's giveaway and that she gifted it to me. He thinks it's really great that she chose to give her excess quilts to fellow quilter lovers who would appreciate them. I totally agree!

Canyon Dance has a label, which I think is very important. I also plan to print out Julie's blog post and our e-mail exchange and keep them in my quilt journal. Even though I didn't make Canyon Dance, I want its provenance documented for the future.

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times just to share this story of Julie's generousity. Nothing on my design wall today; I have to regroup after January's finishes and figure out the February UFO to tackle next.


  1. Lucky you! And it came already quilted, too. It reminds me of an improv version of Strips and Curves.

  2. Oh how awesome! I am so glad that the quilt went to a home where it will be enjoyed so much. Congratulations!

  3. What a generous way to celebrate a milestone anniversary. Lucky you!

  4. What an awesome story and a wonderful gift.

  5. I'm so glad the quilt has a great home! I had fun with the giveaway. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments on the quilt!

  6. Congratulations on winning Julie's give away. It's a gorgeous quilt.