Friday, May 16, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Although I have several other quilts almost finished that I'd like to enter, here is my completely finished entry, Creamsicle. The colours in the quilt remind me of the frozen treat, hence the name.

I started the quilt in January, blogged here. I experienced the usual snags while making it, including sewing in a row backwards and not even noticing! The picture of what went wrong is here .

  It was made in four sections, quilted on my HSM, and then joined using a row of the background squares. I had a few troubles getting the zig zag border to fit, and it occurred to me afterward that it would have been easier to put the border onto the finished top instead of onto each quarter. However...

The quilt was finished in March, blogged here . There are closeups of the quilting. I'm quite proud of the leafy vine I did along the zigzag. It turned out well, but not overwhelming.

When I delivered it to its new home I took pictures of it with Vancouver Island backgrounds.

I love looking at this quilt! There are about 30 low volume prints in the background, and each one became a favourite! It was definitely worth all the planning!

Quilt stats:

size after washing -  92" x 100"
binding -  wonky black and white stripe from stash
backing - Ikea

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I plan to spend lots of time admiring all the quilts entered in the Festival. Have a look!



  1. wow! this is a fabulous use of color. the background alone is amazing. very nice work - it was worth the effort, i'm sure!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful quilt! Such a nice work!

  3. Wow, this is super sized, what a great achievement!! So so pretty, I love the colours you've chosen.

  4. Love it. I didn't remember seeing the backing before, that's great!

  5. Great quilt... Love how the backgound is made with so much variety and how it mak the colors pop.

  6. So pretty! But then, I'm very partially to blue and orange... my favs! :-)

  7. This is so pretty! Love the orange and turquoise combo.

  8. Sue I love this quilt. The repetition and colours work beautifully together. The low volume fabrics and the zigzag border are just right. The backing fabric is wonderful too.

  9. Quite lovely the border is a nice touch with the stars & diamonds. Your low volumes are a wonderful mix. I've yet to be brave enough to use multiple fabrics of a similar tone as a background but must try that soon!


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