Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Blogger's Quilt Festival--Bee Quilt Entry
It's the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I'm entering my Stars Quilt into the Bee/Group quilt category. You can view my other entry here.
This quilt was a combined effort from about 20 other women from two bees in which I was participating. I made six additional blocks to complete the layout. I was so happy with how it turned out. These blocks sat in a box for more than a year while I decided how to actually arrange them. I posted my dilemma on Instagram. Someone commented with the suggestion to do one or two blocks with a dark gray background. It was an idea I hadn't considered, but I love how it worked out. Those blocks with the dark backgrounds really give the quilt personality. I chose to quilt this with all over swirls to soften the lines of the blocks and pull everything together.
I gifted this quilt to a friend after her father passed away. I'm happy knowing it will be loved and hopefully gave her comfort during a difficult time.