The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is going on this week, a virtual quilt show with completed quilts shown by lots and lots of bloggers. This fun annual event is hosted by Amy’s Creative Side, and to participate you have to create a new post showing a quilt. There are some great prizes to be awarded, and this year there is no voting, just a random drawing. I want to show Be My Carolina Neighbor as it was a long process of completion. This quilt was a quilt-along on my blog using a published free pattern by Moda. Doing two blocks a month plus assembly, quilting and finishing took 8 months.
Each block was unique, using all scraps. I went out of my normal color palette and did the entire quilt in pastels with blue sky background.
There were mixed techniques with piecing and applique. I did the bird appliques all differently. Tiny buttons were eyes.
Small details were added as embellishments. This little dog button was perfect, and I finally found a use for him.
Plus I added some quilt block pins to look like barn quilts on the houses.
Additional embellishments like this Battenburg lace heart were added to sections with larger spaces.
Entering it in the North Carolina Mountain Regional State Fair, it won a second place ribbon in the Bed Quilts Mixed Techniques category. Entering quilts in the fair is fun, and you don’t have to worry about dirty hands as they are hung from the ceiling.
Hop over to the Fall 2017 edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival to see more quilts! There are prizes too, so if you can share about your competed quilt, there are multiple ways to enter. Quilters are allowed two entries, so I’ll be doing another one later in the week.
My blog is a variety of subjects, quilting and sewing, tablescapes and recipes, book reviews and hand stitching, crafting and mountain living. I love to have new followers, too! See the buttons on the sidebar to follow by your favorite method (smart phone users, the sidebar is below the comments). If you are visiting, please stay a bit and have a look around, my tutorials are gathered at the top in pages to make them easy to find. Lots of fun is had here, and I have more fun patterns and events coming up! Autumn Jubilee begins October 1st.
I also want to let the quilter readers know, the Fat Quarter Shop is raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief with a special pattern called Healing Hearts. Click on Fat Quarter Shop, hover over patterns/books and then click on the banner for Healing Hearts. While you are there, check out the Flash Sale and the Precuts bargains to help you make your quilt.
Have you made a neighborhood quilt?