Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Modern Quilt

I always love seeing all the entries and eye candy in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival that Amy at Amys' Creative Side so kindly hosts during Quilt Market.  It's a roundup of the latest and greatest finishes bloggers have created.  She offers some incredible prizes in each of the categories as well.  Quilty loveliness no matter which way you slice it, right?

I am entering Parisville Weave into the Modern Quilt category.  I finished this quilt at the very end of August. I've petted, cuddled, and slept many a night under this quilt; it brings me great joy! It measures approximately 75X87".

I really need to find a better way to display large quilts.  My husband is so cooperative, but for the larger ones, his armspan doesn't quite do the quilt justice. Still, I was able to get some great shots.

One of my neighbours was gracious enough to let me shoot some photos from his walkout-basement home so I could get a full-on shot.
I really went to town on the quilting on this one.

I quilted it on my Avanté, using ruler work for the dot to dot designs and free-motion quilted for all the others.  There is a little Angela, a little Christina, and a little Kathleen here.

I fell in love with the aqua and red colour combination when I saw the quilt, and decided to purchase the kit.  I quilted it almost entirely with Isacord threads, and a variegated Coats and Clark one for the Christina Cameli meander.

This is a pattern and kit from Quilt Sampler Fall 2011 magazine.  It is mainly Tula Pink's Parisville line of fabrics but there are some Art Gallery fabrics in it as well, and Kona solid for the side setting triangles.

Here is the back, backing I picked up from Fat Quarter Shop in their sale section.

For more information on the construction you can go here, and for more photos and detail of this quilt you can go here.

Voting begins in two days.  Thanks so much to Amy for organizing this and for everyone who does take the time to enter.  It's a fun and inspiring celebration. :-)


  1. The quilt festival is so fun because we get to revisit beautiful quilts like this, Sandra! I love your quilting on this. :)

  2. I'll say it again, SUCH a beautiful quilt! Good luck and of COURSE you get my vote!

  3. I just love this quilt! Such rich colors, and your quilting is amazing!

  4. Great choice Sandra! I enjoy seeing this quilt again. The colors are so pretty.

  5. You really showed a weave with your color selection. The quilting patterns are surely unique. It's a wonderful quilt. good luck!!

  6. I loved seeing this quilt the first time Sandra and here it is again looking just as good as the first time.

  7. Your quilting is just beautiful - you did Angela, Christina and Kathleen justice! I love anything Tula and the pattern you chose really highlights the fabrics. Gorgeous quilt!

  8. You definitely have my vote! Red is not a usual suspect in my quilts but the red/aqua combo is a home run for sure!! Your quilting just knocked this one right out of the park sister!! Love!

  9. Such nice quilting here. And those pebbles at your neighbor's home really make a nice backdrop for it.

  10. Your quilting is exquisite, Sandra!!! Gorgeous quilt.
    I make sure that I give credit to Paul when he is modeling the quilts, even if his face is hidden behind the quilt.


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