Thanks again to Amy at Amy’s Creative Side for creating this opportunity for bloggers to share and showcase the work which we do, primary alone with only a bright screen for company.
I was fortunate enough to win a prize in the spring instagram version of the BQF for my niece’s Refracted Quilt, but somehow the fall blogger version was a surprise to me. And funnily enough, I don’t have many quilt finishes to choose from (lol). Summer will do that to a quilter, with competition from gardening and outdoor escapades, plus the heat of the summer is not conducive to having quilt draped over my lap in the making process.
This quilt was designed and made for the spring 2016 Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge, using a print fabric in black and white called “Sashing Stash”. I struggled with the rigid geometry of the print, then came up with a design of the medallion based on a dresden wheel, adding colours with fabric markers (more on my design process here). It finishes at 28.5 inches square, so I am entering it in the Small quilt category.
My favourite part of this quilt is the rainbow HST which I made in each corner, using a variety of threads and free motion motifs. And hey, my fingernails look half decent in this shot, considering it’s all I can do to trim them regularly. Polish happens rarely. These photos were taken at the share cottage property which we visit 5 times per year. We enjoy it in all seasons, and this past May (as you can see by the bare knees) was warm–we even swam in the lake!–and pleasant. Yes, there were blackflies and mosquitoes, but not too bad.
And doesn’t the back look amazing?