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 ~