Monday, May 20, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Equality

This might be my most documented quilt ever. I enjoyed every moment of this quilt. The idea took hold of my brain and I had to find a way to express it. I could have made it easier on myself had I chosen a solid for the background, but the light-colored prints are what makes it stand out for me. I used lots of fat quarters from my stash, including some of my naturally dyed fabrics and hand-prints. Each block is unique to give it that scrappy and colorful look.

Equality

For the backing, I used a lightweight cotton/linen blend from Ruby Star Spring plus a bit of kona stone.

Equality

I took a page from Free-motion quilting with Angela Walters and Leah Day and FMQ a paisley pattern with a few hearts thrown in using a light beige Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. The quilting is very dense--I went through 8 bobbins before I finished. I used quilter's dream cotton select, which is a mid-loft so the finished product is full of that crinkly texture. I used an odds n ends fabric for the bias binding and handstitched it to the back.

Equality

I'm entering this in the throw quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
Quilt Measurements: 54x60
Quilted by Sara Peterson

This quilt is in the shop.

9 comments:

  1. This turned out beautifully! I love it and love that you used light colored prints for the background. So inspiring! In many ways...

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  2. Very lovely. I think your colors and fabric are fabulous! Great job.:)

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  3. Wow, you finished this really quickly! It seems like you *just* started this one! Great job!

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  4. The fabrics are incredible - great work!

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  5. Very sweet somehow...i need to try this! Thank you!

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful! I love all of the fabrics, and the quilting is awesome :)

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  7. LOve the finished product Thank you for sharing. you are awesome

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  8. It turned out so wonderfully. I really love the back, too. It's just a little neutral, and a great contrast to the scrappy happy front.

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  9. Beautiful - love all the fabrics you used in it.

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