It’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival time again! Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side hosts this event twice a year, timed in conjunction with Quilt Market. I was too new to quilting to have anything to enter last fall but I had a lot of fun going through each quilt category and checking out everyone’s beautiful work!
“Born to Quilt” Mini
Size: 18″ x 18″
Pattern: None. This quilt was my own design.
Type of Quilting: Straight Line on my home machine with some decorative hand stitching
Fabric Line(s) Used: “Born to Quilt” by Another Point of View for Windham Fabrics
Date Finished: April 2014
Making this quilt really stretched me, especially as a new quilter. I’ve really only worked with relatively bright colors so far so when a stack of primarily black and white fabrics appeared on my doorstep, all the plans I had in my head for this quilt had to be reworked.
Windham sent me this fun green print to use as my backing (not a part of the “Born to Quilt” fabric line).
In addition to straight line quilting, I did some decorative hand embroidery in the center panel around the fussy cut phrases. Here a detail shot of the hand stitched embroidery. I matched the DMC Perle cotton to the text of each phrase. I think it gives a nice extra touch of color and was something I’d never tried before. It is probably my favorite part of this mini!
I had so much fun making this quilt and I really enjoyed getting to try some new techniques (fussy cutting, hand embroidery) that I hadn’t done previously! Oh, and if anyone at Quilt Market this weekend happens to see it hanging in the Windham Fabrics booth, I would love it if you snapped a picture and sent it my way!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my mini quilt! I hope you enjoy the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and all the lovely creations everyone is entering!