September 18, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Ski to Sea Quilt

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It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side!

... Meet Ski to Sea ...

Ski to Sea is a race from Mount Baker down to Bellingham Bay which includes cross country and downhill skiing or snowboarding, downhill run, road biking, canoeing, cyclocross biking, and sea kayaking.  It's a world renowned race.  This quilt is a Ski to Sea adventure!

I designed Ski to Sea in Electric Quilt 7 to figure out how many of each color combo was needed, and one of my boys cut them with my Accuquilt Go!   The HSTs finish at 4".  The diagram above was used only for color placement and the direction of the blocks in the mountain and trees, but the sky, rocks, and water blocks were all randomly placed with no attempt made to not put like fabrics side by side.

You can view closeup pictures of the quilting in my Instagram feed.  I post a lot more in-progress pictures there.

I used several designs for the quilting, all edge to edge to make it more simple.  The sky is quilted with circles, then snowflakes along with stars and swirls on the mountain, the rocks have jagged lines, the trees have aspen leaves, and the water has sea creatures.

I love to put wool in quilts I make for my family because it breathes so well (not too hot or too cold), has a lot of fluff to accentuate the quilting, and adds a nice layer of weight.  Hobbs Heirloom Wool is washable.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Ski to Sea, my own design.
Size:  Queen size, 96" square
Fabric:  Hatch fabrics and Sketch fabrics
Quilting:  Custom design, done on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom Wool
Backing and Binding:  Widescreen backing in Blue

Check out all of the amazing quilts over at the Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2017!

September 17, 2017

One Day Only: $14 Classes at Craftsy!

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Today only at Craftsy, every hour between 8am and 8pm Mountain Time, a set of classes will go on sale for just $14.  Snag yours before the deal ticks away.  Visit hourly for price changes.  Class options include crocheting, knitting, sewing, photography, cooking, and of course, quilting!  Take a look!

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