I know I am leaving this to the last-minute to join the Bloggers Quilt Festival….I couldn’t decide what to choose, or if I was going to link-up anything. Needless to say, I have decided to enter. I loved this particular project, as it was for my son. He uses it every night and loves it. Is that not the best reward??
Today, I am squeezing under the wire to report my mid-May goals update. I am linking up with “A lovely year of finishes”.
- Etsy order for Chair Bags
Completed and sent. See this post
- Madrona Road Mini Quilt
Finished and posted yesterday.
- 18″ Pillow for Quilt Guild Pillow Swap
Underway, pattern chosen – using a pillow pop design.
- Finish machine quilting “Four Seasons in One Day” Quilt
No more progress
- Start one of the mini quilts (see side bar)
So overall, I don’t think to bad, about 50% of projects finished or underway. I also completed a set of pot holders which I blogged about here.
My first quilt is now complete; a mini quilt that was originally for our quilt guild Madrona Road Challenge!!! I decided that it is, also perfect timing to take advantage of the Bloggers Quilt Festival, and live the experience first hand.
As mentioned in my previous blog, the center block designs stemmed from tiles pictured in a recent dwell magazine. The overall design was influenced by this Portuguese tiled bath floor:
I loved the blue framing of the black and white tiled bottom of the bath (at least what looks like a bath). So taking that concept I came up with this quilt top using the madrona road fabric and a lot of blue kona cottons, and a splash of yellow and a single crimson tile.
The backing consists of navy blue kona cotton, with a stripe of Madrona road blocks and a stripe of ash grey and yellow solids. The stripes were made from scrapes left over from the front and I improvised the piecing.
I kept the quilting relatively simple. To highlight the blocks, I used yellow cotton for the edge and diagonals of this section (see above the details). I then used light grey cotton to quilt rectangles from the center to the diagonals in a web like radiating pattern. The blue tile framed edges I just used lines to highlight the rows – again in light grey cotton.
I love the crinkly look of the quilt after it was washed and dried. Here are some more summary details:
Finished size: ~33″ x 28″
Pattern: Improvised and designed by me
Fabric: Madrona Road (7 fat eighths), Kona Cotton blues, ash grey, crimson and gold
Binding: Machine sewn
Quilting: Simple lines, created with my walking foot on my brother sewing machine
I hope to add new photos once it stops raining here :-).