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Monday, May 21, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

If you haven't heard of the Blogger's Quilt Festival from Amy's Creative Side, you may very well  be living under a rock. Just in case, you can find it HERE .

This mini quilt is called Good Morning Sunshine. I originally made it to enter Ellison Lane Quilts Modern Mini Quilt Challenge.




This Quilt had a lot of "first's" for me. First Challenge entered. First FMQ quilt. First attempt at improv/curved piecing. First time using dresden ruler. First time using all solids.

It went through many changes from the original design. I live near the Ohio River, so my first draft of this quilt included a barge scene, with the barge as the focal point. I soon realized I was being over ambitious in my design given the time frame and my skills :P Edit, Edit, Edit...a bit of mulling for a few weeks and this is what I came up with.

I love this little quilt. It's a keeper. I usually end up making my quilts for other people, but this one is mine:) Sooooo, here goes again. I'm gonna give it a second chance and enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival! :D

35 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. Your quilting is amazing... Mind blown.

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  2. I love the modern look, beautiful:)))

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  3. It's fantastic. What category are you entering it in?

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    1. Thank you. And I don't know which category. The rules didn't say to specify....did they? I suppose mine would fit in either home machine quilted quilt or wall hanging. I was wondering how the categories work.

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  4. Great FMQ. . Wish I were that good,

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    1. Thanks Dee. Practice, practice, practice, is all it takes!

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  5. I really like this. Love your quilting too - it's perfectly chosen.

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  6. I love it! It really shows off your FMQ and the variety of stitches! The colors, design, quilting - absolutely perfect! ~Jeanne

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! I'm a little proud of this one ;)

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  7. Absolutely beautiful quilting. How beautiful it must look in person.

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  8. Very pretty, I love the quilting!

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  9. Beautiful design! The quilting and piecing are truly best friends! The Ohio river valley is a beautiful part of the country and your quilt reflects that fact.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  10. Wow, you did an awesome job to include so many firsts! I really want to try free motion quilting. I just completed my first quilt though, so I think I want to have a few under my belt first. :) I love that you kept the FMQ design of rays on the bottom half.

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    1. I just practice on little quilt sandwiches. I have only been FMQ since November I think??under the instruction of Leah Day. Look her up on her blog and she has many youtube videos! Seriously....she is Awesome!

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    2. also, I kept the rays on the bottom as a reflection of the sun in the water. I hope it reads that !

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  11. Hard to believe this is your first FMQ quilt - your skills are truly phenomenal! This is beautifully executed, from design, to colors, to the fabulous quilting!

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    1. Thank you! practicing on all those little quilt sandwiches really helped. I have since FMQ 2 other quilts and get better everytime.

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  12. OMG this is such a stunning quilt! I can't believe it's your first time free motion quilting and curved piecing! This is incredible! Well done! You should have won the contest! Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt!

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    1. Well you just made my day! LOL Thank you so much :)

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  13. Gorgeous!!! The quilting is truly fabulous and totally takes this design to the next level. Truly fabulous!

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  14. wonderful quilt! amazing FMQ and lovely color design!
    hugs from Russia,
    Masha

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  15. Very nice quilt. beautiful colors.

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  16. Love, love this quilt! And your quilting enhances the design so perfectly, well done!

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