Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival | Fall 2010

I'm so excited to enter a quilt into Amy's Fall 2010 Blogger's Quilt Festival. I really love Amy, and I admire all the work that she puts into these virtual festivals that she hosts twice a year. What a fun combination of modern technology and traditional handiwork. My entry is one of my favorite quilts that I have ever completed. It's a red and aqua modern design, made out of wonky cross blocks. If you know me, you know that I rarely follow a quilt pattern, and this is another instance where I just kind of made it up as I went. I started making the blocks in May 2009, but I didn't finish the quilt until September 2010. I quilted it with stippling throughout and I really love how crinkly it gets, especially after the first wash. When I open that dryer door, it's almost like a surprise on Christmas morning, because you never quite know what the outcome will be! The binding is a print by Cosmo Cricket for Andover fabrics and I thought the design of the life savers was a nice compliment to the crosses in the blocks.

I brought this quilt with me to my booth at the HandMade Market at the The Creative Connection in September. I'm really glad it didn't sell, because I really wanted to keep it from the beginning. And it was actually featured on local Minneapolis news during Nancy Soriano's interview about the event. So, of course I have to keep it now!

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