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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Part II - Stepping Stones

     I am delighted to enter a second quilt in the Fall 2017 Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy at Amy'sCreativeSide.com.   This quilt, like the other, all done in Kona cotton solids, is a mini quilt, and was entered into the QuiltExpo mini modern challenge.  Just 20 inches square, I wanted to create a piece where the little bits of colors would stand out and shimmer.  I quilted the piece with Aurifil black thread with a pebble design.  
    
The batik backing (from my neverending stash) shows off the quilting design

In the process of quilting.  I quilt on a Tiara II midarm.
      I was very happy with how this piece turned out, and it is now happily hanging in my home.   I don't often work with small pieces, and this one was fun!
     If you are visiting this blog for the first time, welcome!  For years, quilting was my way to relax after work.  I am recently retired, and finding the time to really enjoy the process!  Please check out my other quilts and projects.  Links should be in the side bar.

Thank you, Amy, for hosting this fun Festival!
Take care,
Gretchen

Blogger's Quilt Festival Part I - Eye Candy!

     I am delighted to enter my quilt, Eye Candy, in the Fall  2017 Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy at Amy'sCreativeSide.com.
     I think this is the happiest quilt I have made recently.   Made from a simple block I designed for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks (Vol. 15), I love how little blocks of color dance across the quilt.  Made from all Kona cotton solids, I quilted it with Aurifil White, in a big loopy happy pattern.    The back is a great Windham Fabrics wide backing, "Newsprint," designed by Carrie Bloomston.
      I am about to enter this in my local Fall Guild show and am glad to also share it in this festival!




     It still feels like summer here in Western New York!  Enjoy the rest of the month.  Thank you, Amy, for hosting this fun Festival!
      If you are visiting this blog for the first time, welcome!  I have been quilting for years, usually to relax after work.  I am recently retired, and now taking my time and enjoying the process!  Like many, I have gone through stages, and am currently quite taken with modern quilts, and bright fabrics!  Please look at my work through the years by checking the links in the sidebar.  Thanks.

Take care,
Gretchen