Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This-is-so-COOL: Blogger's Quilt Festival

I know this is a little last-minute, but several of the blogs I follow have been linking up to this and I have been so inspired by both the stories they share and the amazing quilts they link up. I know I can't compete with years of experience, but I am especially proud of this finish from just a couple of weeks ago.

I'm following along with the It's A Mini Quilt-Along at Moose on the Porch Quilts. This was the first mini that we did. I made it from Kona Coal and scraps from my stash. I wasn't terribly excited about the design because it seemed plain to me and I wasn't sure where to focus or how to track my eyes. The simple row construction makes me want to quilt straight lines. When I finished the top, I mulled for several days wondering how I could really make mine unique.

One morning, in the twilight zone, I saw my finished mini. I knew the geometric echo quilting would not only complement the design, but add a whole new dimension. I chose a light grey thread that would contrast with the dark background and emphasize the quilting even more.  I *love* this finish. I was going to turn it into a pillow or table topper, but I love it so much that it is tacked to the wall next to my bed so it can make me smile first thing each morning.

Here are the Bloggers Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished quilt measurements: 12-3/4" square
Special Techniques:  None, really--pieced and quilted with my home machine
Quilted by: Heather Karr (me)
Best Category:  Doll/Mini Quilt, Home Machine Quilted,

Amy's Creative Side


  1. Cute - love your quilting choices!

  2. You are totally right with the geometric quilting. It completely elevates this mini.

  3. This is beautiful Heather - I love the geometric design and the colors.

  4. Oh, I really like this a lot! Beautiful work.

  5. Beautifully done! The quilting definitely adds to it, and I really like the color contrast between the grey and reds & teals.

  6. Fabulous colours and a very cute quilt. Take care.

  7. This looks great! Nice job on the quilting. And I love the gray, too.

  8. Love the texture the quilting gives! Nice mini!


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