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!