Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

It was so hard picking a quilt to show because, yet again, the one I want to show is not finished. This is only my second showing in the festival and Amy of Amy's Creative Side should be thanked profusely for coming up with such a wonderful idea! In the Spring festival I wanted to show my X Marks the Spot quilt but it wasn't done so I just squeezed in a picture at the end of the post of where it stood. This time around, I really would love to be finished with my red and white hexagon quilt but it still has quite a bit more work to be done just to be done with the top. So what did I pick?
The second quilt I ever made. The Charm Pack quilt from Freckled Whimsy. I made the top back in February/March of this year but never got around to quilting it. I just recently quilted it a couple of weeks ago and I really love it.
There is a variety of ways the blocks can be put together for this quilt but I liked the assymetry of this combination.
I quilted multiple rows down the solid 'roads' and sets of three lines down the centers of the print fabrics.

Looking at it while I was quilting it, I could tell how much I've learned since putting this piece together. I apparently did not have a lot of concern about lining up points almost a year ago, but this design is very forgiving (one of my favorite things about it!). I used a basic dark brown print for the back but I wanted to incorporate one last block.
I did all straight line quilting as I only recently have started using FMQ. I also thought this design lent itself to straight line stitching a bit more than FMQ.  I used two different fat quarter sets to create the top of this quilt, but I think one of my quilting guild members was right when she said it would make a great quilt for using up scraps.

I think this quilt is going to be my 'curl up on the couch with a good book' quilt!
Linking up to the Blogger's Festival!

Amy'sCreativeSide

15 comments:

Pat said...

Cool pattern and I just love the block on the back! Nice!

notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done. :o)

sewfrench.com said...

It reminds me of a maze. And it does look snuggly! Very pretty.

Linz said...

I love that quilt!! So cool!!

Dannelle said...

A fun quilt. I'm sure my grand kids would think they should use it as a race way! Love the added block on back, it's a serendipity!

sukie said...

I loved this quilt in flickr!

Manda said...

Lovely quilt!

Ariane said...

It's a beautiful quilt!!!

gill said...

I love the quilt! but it reminds me that I did that QAL too and I haven't put my blocks together yet because I couldn't decide on the layout!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Great looking quilt!

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the pattern and colors. Your back is so neat too!

Debbie said...

Love your design layout. Great quilt.

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I really like your quilt. Beautiful colors, and stitching. I love the asymmetrical patterns.

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt. It is out of my normal choice for colors, but it is wonderful and i love the wandering trail of the lighter color!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the pattern is awesome!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com