Friday, May 17, 2013
At the water's edge - Blogger's Quilt Festival
It's a wonderful time of year - time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side. I remember reading through my first BQF shortly after I found blogland. It was amazingly inspirational! I've gotten so many good ideas and found new patterns to add to my bucket list, etc. I look forward to seeing what everyone has to show this time too.
I would like you to consider my Blue and White One Block Wonder for this go-round of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
Yes, I posted about this quilt when I finished it in February, but for those of you joining me just for the festival, let me tell you a bit about it.
Believe it or not, this quilt is actually made with one fabric - well, one fabric with a tiny little bit of white solid for that little border. The technique is found in the book, One Block Wonders Encore by Maxine Rosenthal. I finally finished the quilting in February, a simple stipple on the center portion and a rope type design in the outer border. The pattern of the top is elaborate enough, so I kept the quilting simple.
As much as I love how this quilt turned out, when I first pulled out the top from the box it had been languishing in (aka the UFO box), I decided I was going to donate the finished quilt to Happy Chemo. Happy Chemo is an organization, that among other things, donates quilts to those going through chemotherapy. Most of the time, when I make up my mind to do something, I do it. I admit, however, that I considered keeping this quilt more than a few times once I saw how nicely it turned out! What can I say, I am selfish. But, it was needed by someone else. Emily at Em's Scrapbag (who collects the quilts for Happy Chemo) once said that she needed more masculine friendly quilts, so I sent her this one, and I know that it is making someone feel better during his/her treatments.
Size: I forgot to measure it before I put it in the shipping box! It is roughly 68 x 76.
Special Techniques: it is a Stack n' Whack technique outlined in both One-Block-Wonders Encore by Maxine Rosenthal and Joy Pelzmann and Stack-n-Whackipedia by Bethany S. Reynolds.
Quilted by: Me! on my Janome Horizon (machine quilted)
Best Category: 2 Color Quilts
Thank you for considering my quilt, now go see what other quilty inspiration there is at the festival this year!
PS. I have had such a good response to this quilt that I am considering hosting a quilt along in the fall. Is anyone interested in joining in?