Posted on | October 19, 2013 | 37 Comments
I am linking this post to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s creative Side. This quilt is going in the Two Colour Quilt section.
There will be hundreds of amazing quilts to view and inspire. Thanks Amy for this wonderful opportunity.
This particular quilt has been some time in the making. I started to play with the red and white fabrics back in 2010. It went into Amy’s Quilt Festival back in May 2011, when it only had the first border. It then had its own post on Sew We Quilt as a finished flimsy in August 2011.
And then it sat for quite a while. I wasn’t confident about quilting it myself as it was 70 X 70 ins and I knew I had to wait until I found the right quilter for the task. Earlier this year I started an Art Journaling class and met Melinda Gibson. I found that she had her own long arm business called Around The Block Quilting. When I saw her work I knew that she would be perfect for this quilt.
So here is the end result, 3 years after it was first started.
I have to show off the beautiful quilting.
Here are a few close ups of the detail.
Some detail of the feathers and swirls.
The Dresden fans in the corners.
Delicate detail in the tiniest of squares.
The star border.
And the drunkards path border.
I think I enjoy looking at the quilting on the back as much as the front.
Of course I played with the light coming through the window to show up the quilting.
I am thrilled with the final finish for this quilt and am so thankful to Melinda for her beautiful quilting.
The name Red October? Easy – I started it in October and finished it in October, and the other part you can guess.