So this year you are allowed to enter TWO quilts into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Amy’s Creative Side, so I decided what the heck, I will enter a second. Make sure you check out my first entry here!
I wasn’t quite sure which quilt to enter, but at the end of the day I settled on my Sew Intertwined Quilt. You can read more about how to make you own here. I co-hosted a QAL for this quilt last year with Jenna from Sew Happy Geek. This is one of my all time favorite quilts that I have made.
I love this quilt because it is a somewhat traditional design – hello Dresden – but it also screams modern with the fabrics that I used.
I am entering this into the Home Machine Quilted Quilts category. I realize that it doesn’t have any fancy free motion quilting done on it but if you look at the the quilting on the back, you will see that I was able to mimic the entire design from the front onto the back.
I did straight line quilting in each section using the same color thread on the top and on the bottom. Hoping that thread color would pop on the back. As is my usual habit with backings, I used a high thread count muslin on the back. I actually plan to enter this quilt into my local county fair this summer, it will be my first contest and I’m rather excited about that!
Here is a close up of the back of the Dresden, you can see the pebbling I did in the center of the Dresden.
The plan for this quilt, eventually, is to give it to my niece. I’m thinking when she reaches a milestone birthday or when she graduates from high school. She is the first person I ever made a quilt for and I think she will really love this one too.
Sew Intertwined Stats
Finished Measurements: 60″ x 60″
Special Techniques: Machine Applique, Paper Piecing
Quilted By: Melissa Dunworth on a Janome Horizon 7700
Best Category: Home Machine Quilted Quilts
Have fun with the rest of the festival!