Monday, May 21, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival

For the first time I am participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival organised by Amy of Amy's Creative Side from May 18 to June 1, 2012.  The Blogger's Quilt Festival is an online quilt festival where bloggers from around the world showcase a quilt.  Once you have had a look here, head on over and take some time viewing the other wonderful quilts. 

I have chosen to show my pinwheel party quilt which is a single quilt of my own design. It uses two jelly rolls and two different blocks to make the overall design. Leftover jelly roll strips have been joined on the diagonal to make a pieced binding. This was my first attempt to draft my own pattern and I was pleased with the results. I love jelly rolls and wanted to see if I could design something as nice as the examples seen in many books, the best of which are written by the Lintotts.

An extra block has been turned into a label with some embroidery and mixed with some more leftover jelly roll blocks. This also makes a feature of the join in the fabric to make the backing.

This was also the first quilt I quilted for myself on the longarm I bought in 2011 using a digital pantograph called "Blustery Breeze" This panto is a favourite with me and my customers.


CitricSugar said...

Very pretty - I love the movement in it.

Leanne said...

It is a lovely quilt Sue, I think the quilting is a great fit for this pattern.

mopinwil said...

Lovely quilt sue.

Lonci said...

Beautiful quilt:))

Simply Sandy said...

Love the movement you created. So neat that you designed it yourself.