Bloggers Quilt Festival – Square Berries – Fall 2016

It is time for the Fall 2016 Bloggers Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy (of Amy’s Creative Side)!

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Yesterday I shared my entry into the Modern Quilt Category, and today I’m sharing my entry into the Small Quilt Category.  This one I’m calling Square Berries.  I designed these two blocks for the recent Cloud9 block design blog hop, and put my blocks together to make a small quilt.  I originally posted about the blocks and the quilt here and here – you can get tutorials for making the blocks in these posts.  Both are 12″ blocks, so this quilt is 24″x24″ (or 96″ around).

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I enjoyed designing the blocks and doing the tutorials.  I also had a good time doing the quilting.  I have been practicing machine quilting these swirls, and I am really happy with how they turned out.  I used Aurifil 4663 (Baby Blue Eyes – a variagated blue and white) on the front of the quilt and Aurifil 2311 (Muslin) on the back.

full quilt

abstract cabin quilting detail

I hope you enjoy my entries – I enjoyed making them!

Bloggers Quilt Festival – Wolfe Creek – Fall 2016

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?

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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!

Wolfe Creek

 

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.

front detail

front detail swirls

I had more fun with the label!

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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!

 

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