Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Original Design entry

Since this is the fall edition of Blogger's Quilt Festival, I decided to share a fall themed quilt for my second entry. This is Blaze, entered in the Original Design category (I wrote a pattern for this one!).


I had been playing around with the idea of superimposing a column of assorted blocks over a background chevron for some time when these fabrics called my name last fall.  The one on the far right wasn't even in the fall selection at the shop. I think it was from Kansas Troubles' Sunflower Song collection in the shop's Civil War reproductions section.  However, the color played with the other selections perfectly.  It just goes to show that it pays to browse the whole store!


The quilt top came together very quickly. I had it quilted by Liz Meiman of A Quilted Memory, one of only two quilts I have been able to send out to a longarmer.  I wanted simple outlining in the chevrons, and Liz stitched in the ditch in the leaves and quilted a dense filler behind the leaves.  The black is quilted with a falling leaf motif.


I don't get to snuggle with this one this fall, as it is hanging in my trunk show at the Quilting Connection in Ames, Iowa, along with several other quilts.  I hope you'll pop in and see them in person if you're in the area.

Now, please pop on over to the quilt festival to see all the other lovely quilts on display.  Remember to go back and vote for your favourites later this week.

14 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt - love those rich colours! I love mixing and matching fabrics from different ranges, it's surprising sometimes what goes together!

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  2. This is a gorgeous quilt! I'd think so even if my favorite color wasn't orange. Love the design! ~Jeanne

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  3. Mmmm! I love that one too. I love orange and black and I love it even more when the colours are used in something that is not Halloween related. Your quilt really convey the fall season. Good luck! ;^)

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  4. Love this one! Such a great fall quilt.

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  5. Such a beauty! Can hardly wait until voting opens so I can go vote for this one! ---"Love"

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  6. This is a beauty--the bold, graphic design and the warm, rich colors are an eye-catching combination!

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  7. Yep I remember this one, good luck Joanie!

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  8. What a striking quilt. Beautiful autumn colours.

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  9. Wow! This quilt really makes a statement! It's just gorgeous! Good luck!

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  10. This is so pretty. I was pulling out some fall decorations and wishing I had a quilt in this bright fall colors.

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  11. LOVE seeing this beauty again Joanne! I NEED to make it... I really like the background filler in the leaf blocks, and yay for it being a travelling quilt. :-)

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  12. It's a stunning quilt - great contrast and movement. I do like those autumn leaves.

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