Sunday, October 27, 2013

It's normal to start a blog to participate in an online event, right?

I had been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a while and decided to take the plunge now in order to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.

I made this quilt based on this tutorial.  There was a lot of measuring and trimming involved to make sure the points (mostly) matched up and I debated a couple different layouts before deciding on the final one.  I thought the ones at the top left were kind of boring but the ones on the right were maybe a little too busy.  So I ended up going with the ones on the bottom left.

The solids are from a Kona solids jelly roll and the white is Kona snow.  I didn't take a picture of the back, but the fabric is a purple and green marbled look and the binding is a purple batik, both from Joann's.  It probably wouldn't have been my first choice for a backing/binding if I was keeping it, but I think it suits the people I gave it to quite nicely.

I gave it to my local longarm quilter, Sandy Cardosi, for the quilting, and I think it came out great.  We debated about different quilting designs, but decided to go with a large, all-over stipple that wouldn't detract from the modern pattern.

The quilt measured about 61" x 72", a nice throw size.  There's a throw category in the Festival, but there were a LOT of entries already in the category so I decided on the ROYGBIV category instead.

Thanks for reading my first blog entry!  I'm hoping to post semi-regularly, so please check back as I get things up and running!


  1. In answer to your post title, yes. Absolutely! :-)

    Gorgeous quilt - keep blogging!

  2. LOLOL! LOVE that you started a blog just for the event. Your quilt is so great, and it definitely needed to be seen. I'll add you to my list of favorites on my blog so I remember to check back in and see what you are up to!

  3. I really love the crispness of the blocks and colours in your quilt. It's awesome that you started a blog to participate! Welcome!!

  4. Your quilt is beautiful! Welcome to blog world!

  5. I really love the graphic look you achieved in the piecing. The colours are just fantastic! I'm so glad I've gotten to see this quilt :)

  6. This is an aweosme quilt, you did a great job piecing it!

  7. LOVE the quilt! And I seriously considered starting a blog to enter, too (time just got away from me). :)