Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BQF: Obsession Quilt

Hello again! I’d like to present my submission to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, ROYGBIV category: Obsession.

The final reveal of Obsession was a long time in the making. This project wasn’t difficult to make, but I was determined to use as many scraps as possible. The initial scrap pull was back in November 2014. A second look through my scrap bin, in February 2015, grew my pile of squares for the project. Finally, I resorted to cutting some strips off my yardage, but it was worth it. And this past January, I revealed ...

Obsession, in all of her rainbow-y glory!


This swirly pantograph was the perfect complement to the angles of the design.


This project ate through colored scraps as well as low-volumes.


I trimmed Obsession in a net print from Dear Stella,
which I have in more colorways than I’ll admit to!

Design: Obsession, from Quilt-opedia, by Laura Jane Taylor

Size: 80” by 80”

Quilting: by the talented Garden Gate Quilting

Scrap usage: 400  4½” and 5” squares—woo hoo!

To see my other submission, click here.

To revel in the talent and inspiration of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and vote for your favorites, visit the event at Amy’s Creative Side.

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BQF: Double-Sided Diamond Quilt (and Tutorial)

Friends, it’s that time of year again, when bloggers the world over congregate at the Blogger’s Quilt Festival to share their quilty triumphs.

I’m submitting two quilts to this fall’s festival. The first, for Original Quilt Design, is my Double-Sided Diamond Quilt. You may remember this project from its posting on Moda Bake Shop. (Read the tutorial or download the corresponding PDF here. Heads-up: I have had problems loading Moda’s site today. If you can’t connect to this page, I suggest trying again in a few hours.)


The beauty of the DSD Quilt is that it uses one layer cake to make a quilt top and back. I used Bonnie and Camille’s Little Ruby for mine.


I gifted this quilt back in June, but I have a layer cake of Kate Spain’s Canyon set aside to make another, one for me.



To read my original post about this quilt, click here.

To see my other submission, click here.

To revel in the talent and inspiration of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and vote for your favorites, visit the event at Amy’s Creative Side.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Adopt These Blocks!

The Quilty Orphan Adoption is over. Libby in TN (#2) won the hexagons, and Chris Sullivan (#19) won the plus signs. Congratulations, I hope these blocks help you create something beautiful!

Dear readers, I’m posting today as part of the Fall 2016 Quilty Orphan Adoption. This event, happening over at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework, connects unwanted quilt blocks with adoptive homes. Will you open your heart and sewing schedule to some of my orphans?

First, I have three huge hexagons (16” flat side to flat side, 19” corner to corner) from Jaybird Quilts’ Park Bench pattern, featuring Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics collection. There is a tiny cut in one of the exterior triangles of the mustardy hexagon; I’ll send along an extra snippet of that fabric in case you want to mend it.


I also have two 12½” squares available. These are from Meadow Mist Designs’ Outlined Plus pattern, and they feature fabric from Basic Grey’s Mon Ami line.


I’ll happily ship these lots to anyone in the United States free of charge. (If you’re outside the U.S. and want them, you’ll need to pay shipping.) You’re welcome to do whatever you wish with these blocks.

If you’re interested, leave a comment, citing whether you want the hexagons, pluses, or both. You have until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, to comment (I’m on the East Coast of the U.S.). I’ll let the random number generator pick the lucky recipient(s).

I look forward to passing these blocks on to a quilter or two who can give them a good home!

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