I just learned about this event yesterday – the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Evidently Amy (of Amy’s Creative Side) hosts this event twice a year, and now is the time for the fall edition. You can enter 2 quilts across many categories. Looks like fun, so I thought, why not?
My first entry is my Wolfe Creek Quilt, which I designed for my Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild’s June challenge (see more about it in my post here). The challenge was to create a Modern Quilt using fabrics we got in a swap. It was designed and made for a Modern Challenge, so I’m entering it into the Modern Category!
The ‘river’ hexies are made-fabric from the swap fabric I received, and use the Victoria Findlay Wolfe hexie acrylic template I bought while taking her workshop in Albuquerque. The red is a Modern Grunge, and the entire background is made up of hexies (so lots of y-seams!).
I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt. I did long, windy lines in the river to represent water. In the red I did leaves on the bottom, medium-sized swirls in the middle, and larger swirls on the top to represent wind. The water was quilted with Aurifil 4663 – a blue and white variegated thread. The background is free motion quilted using Aurifil 2605 – a nice gray.
I had more fun with the label!
I’m going to also enter the Cloud9 blog hop block design quilt I just finished in the Small Quilt category – it is too big for the mini definition. I’ll post that entry tomorrow!