Hooray, it’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival Time! It’s a quilt festival for those of us that don’t get to go to Quilt Market and/or Quilt Festival.
We all put a link to a post about our quilt on Amy’s blog and visit the posts throughout the week.
My favorite aspect of this festival is the story that goes along with the quilt, I always try to feature a quilt that is important to me in some way.
This year, I want to feature a quilt I made this summer: Modulating Squares #1
It’s a 2 sided quilt that I have been thinking about designing for quite a long time:
This quilt was designed to sit right here, on the chaise, using all the colors of my Autumn Splendor palette. I’ve been slowly changing the colors of this room, dyeing the curtains, the chaise slipcover, cotton duck for a new slipcover for hubby’s chair and pillows for the whole room. As the chaise is my night time perch, this quilt is my snuggle quilt!
While making this quilt, I had a great time sharing the progress on Instagram – a question from an Instagram friend led me to actually share an impromptu tutorial on the quilt-as-you-go method I use. I then turned that into a post that has become quite popular! I love quilting this way, it makes it really easy to manuver the quilt under the arm of the sewing machine, so I could quilt the way I wanted to:
I hadn’t even finished taking pictures yet before Stirling claimed his rightful spot:
I then washed and dried it, so there was lots of CRINKLY GOODNESS!!
I really enjoyed making this quilt, and can’t wait for some free time so I can make a pair for the boys’ bedroom!