Sunday, May 15

Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

Amy's Creative Side

I'm so excited I finished this quilt just in time for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival! It's so fun and inspiring to look through all the other quilts, hopefully you will enjoy mine too!


The pattern is based on the cover quilt of Modern Log Cabin Quilting. My quilt finished around 52x68 and is perfect for snuggling on the couch.

This quilt it made of all Anna Maria Horner fabric and Kona solid (Bone, Ash, or Sand, I can't remember - eek!). It started as a fat quarter bundle of Innocent Crush I won, and I added some Loulouthi into the mix, and oh boy, do they play nicely together! The binding is from Loulouthi. The back is a voile from Innocent Crush, which worked out perfectly because I didn't have to piece the back. I think I might have to use a voile backing on all my quilts from now on!


Not only was the wide backing convenient, but the voile is oh so soft and preserved even more by tying the quilt. I've never tied a quilt before, and I was happy to learn a  new method and love the results. I used a variegated Pearl Cotton (4120) to tie in the center of each cross.

(excuse that little binding thread there)

Another new-to-me aspect of this quilt was the batting - a soy blend which is anti-bacterial and very soft. I haven't washed my finished quilt yet, so I can't say how it shrinks, but I like the feel so far.

(it's really nice to have my quilt-holding husband back)

You can find more pictures of this quilt in-process over at this post.


Thanks for stopping by to check out my quilt! Don't forget to visit all the other blogs and sponsors for some amazing inspiration!

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22 comments:

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love all those fabrics together and what a great pattern!

traceyjay said...

so pretty. And I love your choice of backing as well. ;)

PBJQuiltSandwiches said...

I love this quilt and it's on my to-make list!

twin fibers said...

Beautiful! And lucky you to have some new AMH already!!! :)

fallingforpieces said...

Really pretty! AMH fabrics pop so nicely against the background (looks like bone to me).

Tanya said...

Saw you on the BQF and had to stop by to say that you made a thing of beauty. Nice!

Dara said...

I have looked at this book and it is beautiful- your quilt could be in it! Very nice, I love the colours.

Ivory Spring said...

I love the colors of your quilt!

Allie said...

It IS beautiful! Love that design, very simple and striking, great graphic appeal. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog, but you have your email set to no-reply and I couldn't - so I'll thank you here while I look at your lovely blog! Love it!

Elizabeth D. said...

This is absolutely stunning! I've loved this pattern since I saw the cover and you picked some fantastic fabrics for it! :)

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt. I love the colors

Kirsten N said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the fabrics you chose!

Karen said...

Your quilt has turned out so well. Lovely fabrics. It looks great!

Katie B. said...

This is a gorgeous quilt!

Marg said...

It's stunning. I love the colours, beautiful!

Marg said...

It's stunning. I love the colours, beautiful!

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt. I love the colors

Allie said...

It IS beautiful! Love that design, very simple and striking, great graphic appeal. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog, but you have your email set to no-reply and I couldn't - so I'll thank you here while I look at your lovely blog! Love it!

fallingforpieces said...

Really pretty! AMH fabrics pop so nicely against the background (looks like bone to me).

PBJQuiltSandwiches said...

I love this quilt and it's on my to-make list!

traceyjay said...

so pretty. And I love your choice of backing as well. ;)

lisa mason said...

Beautiful! I love the binding too. Really great.

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