Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere! My blog is named after my daughter, her name means Bitter Sweet, hence Sew BitterSweet Designs was born. I am an aspiring pattern designer and have a few patterns for sale in my Craftsy shop. Along with patterns for sale I also have over 60 free tutorials on my tutorials page, please feel free to check them out!
I decided to enter the ROYGBIV Category for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival because I truly do have a thing for rainbows. Here is my quilt:
This quilt was made for the Riley Blake Challenge with the Modern Quit Guild. I have a love for straight line quilting and quilt this on my home machine – a Janome Horizon 7700. I used King Tut thread by Superior Threads.
One of my goals this year was to sew as much out of my stash as possible – I think in the first 4.5 months of the year I have bought fabric for only 2 projects, a hand bag that I finished 2 weeks ago and a quilt I am working on now. The backing for this quilt, utilized 2 of the fabrics from the challenge that did not fit in on the front and a lovely piece of Art Gallery solids that had been hidden in my stash for the last 2 years. I decided to use white thread on the front and back of the quilt and I have to say I love the back almost as much as the front.
Later this summer I plan to enter this into our local county fair, I live in Thurston County in Washington. It will be the first time I enter a quilt into a judged show and I am excited for the professional feedback, I think it will be an interesting experience.
Name: Rainbow Star Burst
Size: 51″ x 51″
Machine Pieced, Quilted, & Designed by Melissa Dunworth (me)
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the festival!