Every spring and fall, Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side holds one of my favorite events - the Blogger's Quilt Festival. This event coincides with Quilt Market and is a way for those of us who didn't get a chance to go, to enjoy a virtual quilt show. I am always so inspired by all the beautiful quilts and their creative makers. It is a great time to discover new blogs and quilters.
One of the quilts I am entering this fall is my Scrappy Pineapple Quilt.
(You can read the original post here.)
An intricate Pineapple quilt has been on my bucket list since I started quilting. I had started piecing these blocks many years ago and finally finished this quilt late spring. I was heavily inspired by some of my Pendleton blankets that I love so much.
I wanted this quilt to also test my skill as a piecer. Each block was meticulously pieced - I wanted to see precision without paper piecing the blocks.
I chose scraps in reds, blacks, greens and tans. I wanted this quilt to have a lot of warmth to the colors.
When it came to laying out the blocks, I wanted to come up with something unique. For weeks, the blocks were moved around my design wall until I had a layout I liked. Then it was just a matter of a lot of math and background cutting.
And I was so pleased with the results!
I love to see traditional quilt blocks laid out in fun and new ways.
For the quilting, I went with stacked swirls in the background and ditch work in the blocks. I also echo quilted in the black sashing to accentuate the layout design.
A red and tan print on the back to finish it off nicely.
I am entering this quilt in the scrappy quilts category. I love all the tiny pieces and the way the colors all work together to create some beautiful patterns and illusions.
Thanks to Amy for hosting this event. It must be an immense amount of work!
I hope you grab a cuppa and take some time to visit all the bloggers who have entered the show. Then you can nominate your favorites for Viewer's Choice before the 29th.. Voting for all the categories opens on the 30th.
Fall 2013: Orange and Gray Woven Quilt
Fall 2013: Star Surround
Spring 2014: Appliqued Flowers
Spring 2014: Geese Migration
Fall 2014: Wiggle Time
Fall 2014: Vertical Scraps
Spring 2015: Rainbow 9 Patch
Spring 2015: Life is a Highway
If this is your first visit to my blog - Welcome! My quilting roots are in the traditional but I am all over the place in my quilts. I love to play with color in all manor of quilting techniques - paper piecing, EPP, applique. I share my processes for using scraps in my Scrap-A-Palooza series and I host a link party every Sunday called Oh Scrap! I hope you choose to follow along to see what I am up to next!