Posted on | October 29, 2010 | 64 Comments
Amy, at Amy’s Creative Side, is hosting her fourth Blogger’s Quilt Festival. I have enjoyed looking at hundreds of quilts that have been entered in the past festivals and have been inspired by all those wonderful people.
This time I have the opportunity to participate too, so am jumping in feet first. Here is my entry!
I love the colour in this quilt. I was determined to use as many of my scraps as I could in it, but that hardly made a dent in them and I did end up purchasing a few more bits and pieces when I was short on some colours! It was a very easy quilt to make and I found that even small amounts of time were able to be used to construct the blocks.
My quilt is based on the Spectrum Quilt design in the book Successful Scrap Quilts by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe. It uses their eight rectangle block pattern. Each rectangle is cut the same size, but the arrangement of the blocks and the use of colour creates the different patterns shown in the book.
When all the blocks had gone together I used black for an inside border and then used more scraps to make the outside piano key border. The binding is also black.
Because of the size of the quilt, I decided to have it professionally quilted. Victor at vicQuilt did wonderful work with the choice of design and thread. I just love the red quilting! It gives the whole quilt a sense of movement and ties the blocks together in the design.
Not the greatest photo of the back but it still gives a good idea of the quilting design.
What surprised me most when making this quilt was how easily a wide rage of colours and shades could go together. I really did enjoy making it.
Thank you, Amy, for again hosting the festival and giving everyone the opportunity to share.
Make some time to hop over to the Quilt Festival and look and all the wonderful quilts on display.