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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival

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. 

Amy's Creative Side
I am entering my Vintage Modern Bowtie Quilt.  Originally, I made this throw quilt for my aunt.  She is kind of like our family historian and big into Ancestry.com.  She is a collector of family stories, pictures, and art.  So, I thought it would be fun to make her a quilt to add to her collection of family art.  She has paintings from my grandmother, carved wood blocks from my great-grandfather, and countless other items.  Now a quilt from me, which is now proudly displayed in her living room.


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


If you're visiting my blog for the first time, please feel free to check out some of my other Quilts and Tutorials.  Below are a few of my favorite projects…

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

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  1. This is such a great pattern. I don't know how I missed it in the Bake Shop. I'll be going over to print it up today. Love it!

  2. It is a beautiful quilt and I love the back.

  3. Beautiful quilt, and great tutorial!

  4. Lovely quilt! I love a good bowtie!

  5. It is such a beautiful quilt! :)

  6. I love this quilt. The colors are so beautiful. Great job!

  7. Beautiful quilt! And congratulations on having the pattern in the Moda Bake shop!!

  8. What a lovely quilt! I love the fabric you used (of course), and I also love the tutorial :)

  9. Your quilt is lovely, I like how it creates the secondary pattern of the white circles

  10. Your Aunt will treasure this quilt! What a great way to remember the family. Awesome colours... and to be accepted by Moda! Wow! Awesome!

  11. What a wonderful gift! Your aunt no doubt appreciates it. :) It is a gorgeous quilt-- many thanks for sharing its story and the tutorial! :)


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