May 16, 2014

And Sew On Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry

This is the first time I've ever participated in the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the amazing quilts and finding more blogs to follow (even if I sometimes feel like I can't keep up with the ones I already follow!).

I'm entering my And Sew On wallhanging in the Home Machine Quilted category. The paper pieced blocks were designed by Kristy at Quiet Play and they were so much fun to put together.

This quilt could have fit in a couple of other categories (small quilts and scrappy quilts), but I chose the home machine quilted category because I'm so proud of the quilting on this one.
It was my first time quilting this type of spiral. I drew a few on paper and then dove right in. If you look in the bottom left corner of the teacup block you can see where I messed up with the first couple of spirals, but after that I figured out the right path to follow. I finished the block and sat staring at it, so excited that the spirals looked like spirals! They're not uniform, or even close to it, but I love them.
More spirals!
This quilt was also the first time I did large feathers all around the border (shown here before I put on the binding).
Again, they're not perfect, but I love them. I am sure there will be more feathers like this in my future.

Thanks for stopping by! Thanks also to Amy for organizing and hosting this great festival, and to all the sponsors.

6 comments:

  1. Really lovely quilting !

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  2. Nice quilting, I also really like the pattern in the solid squares.

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  3. I like how the quilting makes the piecing pop. and I am jealous of your feathers (one day I'll try them!)

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  4. Your quilting is lovely! Well done.

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  5. Beautiful quilting! I'm getting pretty good with piecing but I need to spend more time learning and improving my free-motion - thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Wonderful quilt! Beautifully! Original! Great!

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