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