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Blogger’s Quilt Festival.

Posted on | October 26, 2012 | 57 Comments

Amy's Creative Side
Time for another wonderful Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Lots of quilts to see and so much inspiration!
Thank you to Amy and all her wonderful sponsors .  Visit Amy’s Creative Side to see the details of all the exciting things that are happening.
I am delighted to have finished my 4 Patch Kaleidoscope just in time.
I think the only category it fits into for the festival is Throw Quilts as it is 53 X 69 inches in size.
All blocks in this quilt are made from the one fabric. The fabric in the quilt border is the one I used.  The way the fabric is cut and the orientation of the pieces determines how each block looks.
Some ended up with red flowers in the middle.
And others have arrangements of flower sprigs.
The quilt blocks are made from only one fabric. The blocks were made by cutting four widths of fabric at identical repeat points, then pinning them together very precisely so that they were in identical positions. I cut 3 1/2 inch strips WOF which were then cross cut into 3 1/2 inch blocks. Each pile of cuts held 4 identical blocks.
After playing around with the position of the pieces I had to decide which layout I liked and sew them together. Each of the 4 pieces had to have the same corner facing into the centre.
I always love seeing how each one comes together. Never get tired of it.
Here’s a few of the blocks as they were being made.
Once all the blocks were made, they were arranged, then sashing, corner stones and borders were added to complete the quilt. Then it was off to my LAQ. (Sorry, no web site.)  I am very pleased with the result.
All the blocks were quilted in the same pattern that really highlighted the design. Then each block was framed with gorgeous swirls.
And then there are delightful feathers in the border.
I used the red of the corner stones in the binding. I found a print with cardinals that was just right for the backing. (How did my shoe end up in the picture?)
Now to point you in the right direction if you are interested in this design. The pattern I used is called 4 – Patch Stacked Posies and is by H D Designs.
I am heading off to have a good look around all the quilts in the festival.  Hope you enjoy it, too.
Once again , a big thank you to Amy!
Here’s one last picture to finish off. Loving the sunshine and blue sky.
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats.
Quilt size – 53 X 69 inches.
Techniques – kaleidoscope.
Best category – Throw Quilts.

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