Saturday, October 10, 2009
Blogger's Quilt Festival
Can I just say, I have a mental block whenever it comes to naming quilts. I just don't come up with those witty, clever names. It is a struggle for me to come up with anything other than the block name.
Amy, Park City Girl, is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival. If you love looking at quilts and reading about them, go visit. There are lots of entries and beautiful quilts. Also, it's fun visiting all of the blogs.
This is my Blogger's Quilt Festival entry. The block is the Arkansas Crossroads block. I named it Leftovers, because it is made with leftover 2 1/2" blocks. The other fabrics are primarily from my stash. I did buy a few purple fabrics to fill out the border fabric selection. I also used Quilter's Dream Green for the batting. This is a batting that is made from recycled 2 liter soda bottles. I thought it was fitting that a quilt made with leftovers should have recycled batting.
This is the quilt that hung in Cafe Daniel for the Temecula Quilt Walk.
The quilting designs I chose are, well, just OK. They aren't outstanding. When I was quilting it I thought it was just for me, but Pauline asked if it would be OK to put it up for the quilt walk. Well, I had to say, "Of course." How can you turn down a request like that?
What quilts were the "parent" quilts, the ones that made all these leftover squares? Well, here are the two primary parents, two Strip Twist quilts. I cut many more strips than I needed for the first quilt, so I made the second. Each time I cut the blocks for these quilts there was a bit of the strip set left. The leftovers became the Leftover quilt.
Thanks for visiting.