Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Fall 2012

I am so excited to participate in my second Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thank you, Amy,  for organizing this great event and thanks to all of the sponsors!
This year, I chose to enter a mini/wall quilt that I gifted to my sister, Rene',  for her birthday.

I enjoy making quilty gifts, but I find it stressful to make quilts for Rene'. She is, after all, the one who introduced me to quilting. I still ask her lots of questions while making quilts, so it's difficult not to rely on her input and advice while making gifts for her.

The pattern, Fiesta Wall Quilt, is from the book Quilting Modern, by Jaquie Gering and Katie Pedersen. Fortunately for me, they were very detailed with the instructions. And trust me, I went step by step with this one, not wanting to make a mess of it. The fabrics selected were:

Center block: Couture French Dress by Laura Berringer for Marcus Brothers Fabrics
Inner Border: Kona Teal Blue
Center Border: Kona Azure
Outer Border: Kona Aqua

This was the first time I used my design wall for something other than just a place to hang my blocks ;-)

As I am directionally challenged, I numbered each strip with painters tape so I wouldn't get turned around.

And of course, I kept the book opened on my table for quick (and frequent) checks to make sure I hadn't missed a step.

My Frustration and I were quite exhausted, but pleased, once completed.

This mini quilt spent time in Georgia, Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Mississippi, and then back to Florida where it now hangs in my sister's house. Here are a few shots that were taken during its travels...

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished Quilt Measures 24 x 24
Quilted with organic lines by me using my home machine
Best Category: Favorite Mini Quilt, Favorite Wall Hanging
Edited to add: Festival Number:358
Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!
~ Michelle ~


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! It's a great book and I have not seen a version of this quilt as pretty as this one! Love it.

  2. You did a fantastic job with this mini-quilt! Such tiny strips in that mid-section.

  3. I am so glad you shared this quilt in the festival!!! I love it and am happy to say it's hanging where I can enjoy it every single day.

  4. I love this quilt! Painter's tape! You are a genius. I'm definitely using that trick.

  5. I love this fresh modern quilt. Lovely job!

  6. Great job on such a small piece! I applaud you for your creative use of tape and the setting arrangement.

  7. I've been thinking of making this pattern... I love yours!
    Yes, thanks for the painter's tape trick.

  8. This is a great quilt and a great choice for Rene. I follow her blog and thought of her even before I read your post.

  9. This was such a cool quilt to see in person! It was so interesting to look at since I kept noticing different things. I love seeing your process for making this treasure.

  10. A very fun quilt! I love the quilting as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. This is really great, congratulations:)))

  12. I love the color pallette and you did an amazing job with the pattern. Very beautifully done!!

  13. Wow! A lot of entries so I'm only clicking one the ones that catch my eye...and you caught it!

  14. Such a beautiful quilt. Reminds me of the beach on a beautiful sunny day.

  15. The colors are amazing and it is such a pretty quilt. I'll bet your sister loves this.

    1. By the way I tagged you in a bloggers game.
      Happy Day!

  16. What a lovely little treasure!!

  17. You did an outstanding job on this quilt. Love the colors, love the pattern.

  18. Wonderful modern quilt. The colors are so beautiful

  19. I'm so happy that I got to see this in person. Rene' is so lucky to have this treasure of a quilt--and even more lucky to have you as a sister.