I made this quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge with Micheal Miller fabrics. It is one of the few quilts I have made this year that was of my own design (apparently having a kiddo took away a lot of my time for creating), however it is also one of my favourite quilts from this year. Thankfully it gets to stay at my house!
When the fabrics first arrived, I had no idea what I was going to make with them. I admit I stared at them for weeks before I cut into them a friends house, there is nothing like a quilting session with friends inspire you and give you the courage to cut into that fabric!
The quilt to came together quickly, including the back I pieced with leftovers from the front, which was great given that this had a deadline and I was running our of time. Then for reasons I still don’t understand (must have been the sleep deprevation making it seem like a good idea) I decided to do some spiral quilting. Not just any spiral quilting with lines spaces a reasonable distance, nope I decided to space the quilting 1/4″ apart. Then I decided that I needed a second spiral that centered on the “flower” on the back of the quilt. So much for a quick quilt.
It was worth it though and i love the end product. I was worried the heavy quilting would make it too stiff, but that hasn’t been a problem yet (although I haven’t been brave enough to wrap the baby up in all that white either).
I am entering this quilt in Bloggers Quilt Festival Original Design Category put on my Amy’s Creative Side (thanks for hosting!).
I know this quilt is a little older, but I was rearranging rooms this fall and came across it (in a sadly underused room) and fell in love all over again. The colours are so bright and happy, especially with the weather turning gloomy outside.
The fabrics are from V and Co’s Simply Color, one of the best fabric lines ever! I am hording all my scraps from this line as I don’t come across it often now.
This quilt was made as part of the In Color Order HST BOM. I think the colors work so well with this pattern and it came together wonderfully. My daughter loves all the colours and it is a great quilt to snuggle in this fall as I am in denial that winter is coming!
The quilting follows the chevrons from the backing fabric. I like the simplicity of it and how the angles in the quilting goes well with the angles in the blocks on the front of the quilt.
I have decided to enter a quilt into this year’s Blogger Quilt Festival this year. This is a quilt that is a little older, but it is still one of my favorites. I made this quilt for my Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary. To celebrate their wedding and their life together, I decided to make them a family tree quilt. Each branch represents one of their children while the grandchildren and great grandchildren are on the leaves coming off their parent’s branches. Not all the leaves have names (we aren’t quite that fertile!), but represent the generations to come.
The tree is cut from one piece and machine appliqued onto the background. The leaves and medallions have family members names printed on them (fabric was fused to sheets of steam a seam and ran through an inkjet printer) before being raw edge appliqued onto the quilt.
For the quilting, I tried to make the trunk and branches of the tree look like bark, and I wanted to outline the leaves to make them standout on the background. The background of the quilt is done in a tight stipple to help the leaves stand out. I love how it turned out and you can still see the tree by the quilting on the back!
I hope you enjoyed my quilt and you check out some others in the festival!