Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival!!

Its that time again. I have been so jealous reading all the blog posts about heading off to market and I am thankful there is something fun for the rest of us to be a part of this week. Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thanks Amy!!

Here she is!!



 I love this quilt. I made this quilt in about a two week time period and it is the fastest I have ever made a quilt from cutting to quilting. I made this to take to a friend's birthday party where we watched a movie in his backyard. I think having a deadline made me get it done so quickly. I made this using a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman (love her!) and my favorite line from Sweetwater (until I saw Noteworthy) called Reunion.

The pattern went together so easily and I never got frustrated. I love everything about this quilt but what really makes it awesome is the sashing. I believe it is Bella's Robin's Egg Blue but don't quote me on that. It makes the prints just pop! I love all the color. 

I backed it with a simple grey sheet as I would be using it as a picnic blanket. I basted this together on a Thursday and needed to have it quilted and done by Friday night! What did I do? Spent all day Friday quilting of course. It only took me four hours to quilt this-I surprised myself that day. This was only my third attempt at FMQ but I just pedal to the metal and got it all done by 3 pm. 

That left me with about 2 hours till party time with only the binding to put on. Now look at this binding. My favorite print of all time. It is from Sweetwater's Make Life collection that is now out of print. I wish I had a whole bolt of it but I can't find it anywhere. 

The last detail I included as I added the binding was the nifty strap that Elizabeth included in the pattern. It makes this quilt so easy to pack in the car and it just looks so pretty all rolled up. 

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats

Finished quilt measures: 70" x 70"
Quilted by: Me
Best Category: Throw Quilt, Best Home Machine Quilted
Post #232

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