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Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry: Wonky Universe

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??

I am entering his pillow “Wonky Universe” for the mini quilt section link-up. It is made mostly from Lizzie House Constellations mini charms. I added a wonky star in one corner to add a visual focus.
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I loved the wonkiness of the pillow in the mismatched squares and in the star. I also enjoyed the multi-colored quilting in this cushion. I used both yellow and navy thread. Here is a close-up. IMG_7226

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Linking up with Amy’s Creative Side.

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Mid-May Goal check-in

Today, I am squeezing under the wire to report my mid-May goals update. I am linking up with “A lovely year of finishes”.

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My goal for May was simple….finish 9 small projects (which included the list below)

  • Etsy order for Chair Bags
    Completed and sent. See this post
  • Madrona Road Mini Quilt
    Finished and posted yesterday.
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  • 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)
    Not started.

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.

Bloggers quilt festival: My first quilt finish

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.

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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:

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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.

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I machine bound my quilt in navy. I love how the darker edge makes the rest of the quilt pop and also pulls out the darker blue prints.IMG_7339

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.

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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.

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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 :-).