Friday 25 October 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2013

The Blogger's Quilt Festival is on again over at Amy's Creative Side. Had a lot of fun with this last time and am entering my Colour Adventure Quilt this time.

October 25 – 31 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice
November 1 – 7 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories
November 8 – Winners announced

I am entering in the category of Favourite home machine quilted quilt as the quilting is a major feature of this quilt.
In making this quilt I wanted to push myself a bit out of my comfort zone using the full range of bright colours in an organised but structured way. If you look closely, the middle section is surrounded by the opposing colours on the colour wheel and then I used a mix of colours in the corners.

This would have to be the brightest quilt I have ever produced and for a while there I cringed every time I walked past because my usual colour arrangement is more country type, muted colours. Also queried whether the scrappy look in the corners really had worked...however as time went on I quite liked it and was amazed that this actually worked, colour wise.  The other purpose for this quilt was the FMQ...I had a very clear idea on what and how I wanted to quilt this, right from the start.

I am quite pleased with my efforts with this quilt as all the designs except for the middle star were done hard core freehand and involved minimal marking. For the quilting of the star I drew the design and then used Golden Threads quilting paper to stitch the design into the yellow star because I wanted this to be precise.

Many of you would realise that the border treatment is inspired from the many designs seen on Patsy Thompson's web page. When I quilted this, I think, my flexible curve ruler had just arrived from the US and as you can see I had some fun with this.

The back showing the extent of the quilting

Some close ups of the quilting


Hope you enjoyed the photos of the quilt as much as I enjoyed quilting this. Heading over to Amy's Creative Side to check out the entries...

For other entries in this category, click HERE. For a look at all categories head back to the link above


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