I am so excited for the opportunity to enter this quilt in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, as it is definitely my favorite finished quilt so far.
Neighbourhood was one of my first designs I posted for Quilt Design a Day. The design reminded me of a neighbourhood block with houses and fences. When thinking about fabric, I knew I wanted to try Oakshott Colourshott Cottons with this one. Those vibrant colors would be perfect. I paired the 10 x 10″ Colourshott cottons with Kona Oyster.
The back of the quilt was made from left over scraps, designing as I went to produce these improv blocks. I love the look of the totem pole on the back. I really wanted it offset.
I struggled with the quilting on this one, as I did not want to take away from the design. I decided on straight line 1/2″ quilting but changed it up a little by adding angles. I used painters tape/washi tape for guides.
I think one of my favourite decisions was the choice of the Aurifil #4658 wt. 50 (Sunshine Variegated Thread) which is so hard to capture in photos. It just adds that little something.
Dimensions: ~ 31″ x 33″ Mini Quilt
Design: Michelle Wilkie (inspired by a rug)
Quilted: Straight line quilting Aurifil #4658 wt. 50 (Sunshine Variegated Thread)
Fabric for Front: Oakshott Colourshott Cotton + Kona Oyster
Backing: Dottie, Cotton and Steel + Oakshott Cotton + Kona Oyster
Binding: Kona School Bus
Additional Blog Posts
Finished Quilt (additional photos and details)
Quilting process and steps
Design + Initial Color Palette
The wonderful Amy is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival again, and I am entering in the Small Quilt Category. I would encourage you all to have a go and enter in one of the categories. Good luck and have fun!! Voting begins 1st November.