October 23, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015 - Queen Postcard From Sweden!

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Twice a year during Quilt Market, Amy of Amy's Creative Side hosts the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It's a fun way to see loads of amazing quilts!

If you're a new reader, Welcome!  I hope you follow via BlogLovin' and come back when you have more time!  I love rainbow quilts and also make a lot of custom quilts.

Postcard From Sweden is my entry in the Large Quilt Category.  I made it in the original colors, following the layout exactly except in the rows I added.  It's fantastic!  I ♥ ♥ ♥ it, and it's too bad I had to mail it off!

I ♥ using my Accuquilt Go! to cut half-square triangles.  I used the 6-inch HST die for this project.  To see how little waste there is with this die, view this post. The perfect cuts make block assembly very easy and eliminate the need to trim!  I trimmed ZeRo HSTs in this quilt!

Following the original quilt, I quilted organic wavy lines in gray thread.  Mrs.Singer does this stitch very well and hums right along.  I learned quilting this quilt to stitch right to left exclusively, otherwise Mrs.Singer gets dizzy as she's going backwards and then messes up big time.  I put extra tension on the right side and had no problems with stitching all one direction, though I don't think I'd recommend that on a home machine.  I thought this stitch would be faster than an allover meandering stitch, but it actually takes longer.

This quilt was entirely pieced and quilted by me.

My other entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival is my GRAVITY Quilt in the ROYGBIV category.

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:   Postcard From Sweden
  • Fabric:  100% Kona Cotton Solids
  • Size:  Queen, approx 95" square.
  • Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly
  • Backing:  Kona Cotton Clover
  • Quilting:  Organic wavy lines in gray thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Binding:  Kona Cotton Clover, double fold, attached by machine with mitered corners.
  • Value:  Happiness to the sun and back!
This quilt was a custom order through my Etsy shop.  

Have fun touring the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just lovely Myra!!!

Barbara said...

I love this quilt. Gorgeous!

Jolanda said...

Just amazing! I already looked for the pattern and this could be a future quilt for me.

Quilt+Bitch said...

I agree that this quilt is absolutely fantastic! Such a simple pattern (hst) makes such a beautiful quilt.

Ariane said...

This quilt is amazing!

Lonci said...

Your quilts are wonderful:))

Kitty said...

This is gorgeous!! I just love the aesthetic of this quilt! Lovely :)

Kamila @ Work-With-Patches said...

Very energetic quilt. I love it :)
Greetings from Poland

Patty said...

Great looking quilt! Love the idea of HST without trimming. :-)

CapitolaQuilter said...

Wow, that's bigger than I thought. So many HSTs and I think having the right tool to cut them is what I would need to ever take something like this on. Congrats on such a cheerful finish

Anonymous said...

So happy and cheerful!

Camilla said...

I always love an HST quilt! I must invest in a cutter would definitely ease the process...!

Kat said...

This is such an awesome design and you did a great job enlarging it. Nice quilting choice, too :)

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Oh, how very beautiful, Myra!! I love all that colour!! Reminds me of light through a handful of prisms. Very well executed!!