Monday, October 31, 2011

It's time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival


I finished just in time- my last 16th birthday quilt for my last, next to be 16 years old niece.

This quilt has a few firsts, but let's take a look, shall we:
The front, Leeden's Quilt, completed, October 30th, 2011
close-up- free motion quilting

Quilt stats: Queen size 90 x 98"
 Original design- no pattern used- although this box pattern is very popular right now. I added the border to change things up.
Material: solid Kona Snow background; one charm pack and 1 jelly roll, Moda- Sugar pop
100% cotton ivory thread (from Italy) for the piecing and quilting
Batting: warm and natural
Machine quilted, free motion on a Bernina 1630
Start to finish: 3 months

The back, simple and you can really see the quilting

close-up, the back: using up all the pieces of the jelly roll. 
Things I learned:
That I really like the simple solid background especially when using such varied patterns and colors

That I can use a whole charm pack of a single line by a single designer and like the results (I typically pick and choose my own fabrics across lines and designers).
I did not use a pattern for this quilt; this block design is very popular and shows up in lots of quilts.
That I can use every piece of the charm pack and all of the jelly roll in one quilt
That if you spill your tea onto the quilt while your working on it, it gives you an additional reason to throw it in the washer and pop it in the dryer when you are done.

There are more beautiful quilts over at The Bloggers Quilt festival


  1. This is beautiful, cheerful and bright! I love how the different quilting style made a border without there being a border, very clever.

  2. Your quilt is lovely. I really like the design you used for the border, simple but effective. Looks great on the back too!

  3. Lovely quilt, I like this style of squares design. The colours look great against the white. The back is pretty too.

  4. What a great quilt, I just love the back (and the front too of course)!

  5. Great job! I love the simplicity of the design and the back is really cool too.

  6. Very pretty quilt and I just love the pieced back. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh no, this festival is killing me - I had a couple of jelly rolls and a couple of charms packs that I didn't know what to do with, and now I've got more ideas than I have fabric thanks to yours and several other people's fab quilts. May just have to buy some more then...

  8. I love what you did with the back! :)

  9. It is so pretty and I am sure your niece will LOVE it! I love the back especially!

  10. gorgeous quilt, lovely.

  11. i like the back almost more than the front. great job! =)

  12. Great front and back. Love pieced backs! Smiling at your spilled is always coffee for me.

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  14. What a cheerful bright quilt and perfect for a 16 year old. Love the pieced back. Happy stitching.

  15. Cute! I love your simple back too. My last quilt had too busy of a back. As they say, less is most times more. Such a cheerful and happy quilt! Great job!

  16. Welcome Magyrországról. I really like your quilt. Beautiful colors, and stitching. I love the asymmetrical patterns.

  17. So pretty. I love the backing!



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