I am so glad to be participating in the Fall 2012 Bloggers' Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side. It is such a great way to share our quilts and to find new inspiration in others. I look forward to spending some time this week reading about all the wonderful quilts out there. I truly believe that behind every great quilt is an even better story.
Along the way, as I was designing this quilt, I decided to submit the idea to Moda Bake Shop. Then to my surprise they excepted it. The tutorial is featured here. I designed this quilt around a layer cake that I had bought when the Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille for Moda first came out. I instantly fell in love with this line and just knew that the colors would suit my aunt perfectly.
I re-designed the traditional bowtie block with set in seams to efficiently use a layer cake generating very little fabric waste. Then I eliminated the need for the templates by coming up with a way to cut the blocks using a rotary cutter. It is machine quilted by me. I used a walking foot and an off white cotton thread. I echoed the bowties, added the diagonal lines, then finished it with some straight line quilting around the borders.
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 68" by 58"
Special techniques used : set in seams,
Quilted by : Ann, A Girl in Paradise
Best Category : Home Machine Quilted Quilt, Throw Quilt, Scrap Quilt
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!