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Bloggers Quilt Festival – Pretty Petals


Pretty Petals

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!

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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.

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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!).

 

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Quilting Spirals


I haven’t been getting much sewing done lately as the weather has finally gotten nice out!  I have been getting the garden in and doing some spring cleaning around the house instead of working in the sewing room.  However I have been working on getting some projects finished, and they are slowly coming together.  This week I have been working on getting the quilting on a small quilt I started last month.  Quilting

Now I just have to figure out how I am going to finish.  I have two options I am thinking of, so hopefully I can decide between them (or I might just have to flip a coin) so I can get this project moved to the finished pile!

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Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!  I love checking out all the projects people have going on – it keeps me motivated and inspired!