Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blogger Quilt Festival - Spring 2013

Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival - AmysCreativeSide.com


It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival! It didn't take me long to figure out which quilt to show.

This quilt is Spinnerei and it is an original design of mine. I made the quilt for the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild and our Modern Dresden Plate exhibit at the IQF show in Cincinnati in April 2013.

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I had an idea of how I wanted to piece my blocks together and still make them look like Dresden Plates, but I had a few issues with the first few blocks. Once I got my rhythm going, it was a piece of cake to get all the blocks made.

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I had a great time quilting this quilt as well! Instead of black as the accent, I used a dark shade of gray and it sets off the colors very well.

To quilt it, I did a tighter stipple on the white and a fish design on the plate blades. Really, I wasn't going for the fish design, but it just sort of ended up looking like that. I used a double batt while quilting and I really like how it turned out. The quilting is very defined!

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While I was making the quilt, I took a lot of pictures of the process. This picture was an operator error, but I love how it turned out.

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It was really fantastic to see the quilt in the show!

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Quilt Info...

Size - 61" by 61"
Pattern - Original design by me
Special Techniques - raw edge applique - the center circles
Quilted by - me (Darling Jill Quilts)

I am entering this quilt into the ROY G BIV category and you can see the other quilts in this category here.

11 comments:

thea said...

That is such a beautiful quilt! Great choice for the quilt festival.

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Great quilt! Lovely quilting too :)

Teri said...

Great quilt. I laughed at the ROY G BIV. They don't teach that in school anymore. My kids had no idea what I was talking about when I brought that term up.

Zany Quilter said...

Love it....will you make a pattern?? I'd buy it! Good luck....

Merry Merry said...

Fantastic! I loved seeing it at the IQF. Great pattern, great job!

wtpooh11 said...

Wow, I am a fairly new quilter and I am in awe of this quilt. It is fantastic. I love every bit of it. From the colors, pattern and quilting. Thank you for sharing your quilt with us.

CitricSugar said...

Great variation on the traditional dresden! I love that you went grey instead of black, too.

Regina said...

Love this quilt - are you bringing it with you so I can see it in person???

Aoife said...

Beautiful quilt - it makes me feel really happy just looking at it and once you get to see the quilting it just reinforces the swirly happy playful nature of the quilt :)

Amy K said...

Good luck! You should write out the pattern and sell it. ;0)

straythreads said...

Love it and the photography!!