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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!


13 comments :

Shannon said...

You've picked a good one to enter into the festival! Good luck!

Jean said...

Wow! Good luck at the festival. Your quilt is awesome!

Cheryl said...

Great quilt! I just love each of the quilting designs you used in the sections.

Karen S said...

I think your design is wonderful and has captured the idea of the event very effectively. Lovely work!

Annmarie Tegen said...

IMPRESSIVE!!! And thanks for the wool batting tip. I'm going to try it.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Lovely quilt! Wool batting also has the wonderful property of not creasing when it is folded, no matter how long it is left folded.

Slice of Pi said...

Thanks for sharing for the festival! That's a lot of HSTs!! I've never used wool, but have that on my list of things to do soon!

Pamela said...

Very pretty! I love all the different quilting designs you used!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

IMPRESSIVE!!! Very creative work, lots of time was put into this and it shows!

Lisa Echerd said...

Beautiful! Love the way you used triangles only to paint your scene.

The Joyful Quilter said...

AWESOME execution of your original design!!

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

This would be the perfect quilt to make after visiting several National Parks during the past few years. And the thought of die cutting my HSTs and the possibility of my hubby doing the work--so tempting. This would make a lovely wall hanging if I used 2"f HSTs. All you going to publish this pattern?

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

I like the IMPRESSIONIST effect: when you look at it from near, it's just HST, viewed but from farther, it's a nice landscape.