Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Bree

Well, nothing draws out the occasional bloggers like Amy's Creative Side's Blogger's Quilt Festival! Even though I never win anything, it's a blast going through all the posts and seeing the really cool quilts everyone has done.

I haven't shared many quilts lately, though I've been speedily sewing along. You can follow my instagram for more regular updates. If blogger could come up with a tap-tap-send app on the phone, I'd probably blog way more! Such a creature of convenience.

So, most of our regular readers haven't seen this finished quilt!

My quilt is made using Julie's new Tunnel Vision pattern, which is available on the sidebar. Seriously great pattern! I haven't given it a special name, because Tunnel Vision is pretty perfect.

Stats - 
Size: 58″x72″
Techniques: curved piecing, home machine free motion quilting
Quilting: Quilted by me on my domestic machine
Category: Home Machine Quilted Quilts
I love this quilt for it's simplicity. From a distance, you don't really get the details, but it is certainly a fun quilt. I used remnants of a Kona Poseidon bundle paired with Kona Chartruese, and a little pop of Michael Miller's Groovy Guitars. The back is the fabulous IKEA Britten Nummer fabric.. seriously great quilt back!
The fun came in with the quilting. I left the blue arches unquilted, and used a different technique in each separate green section! All of this was done using lime aurifil thread with a white aurifil bobbin on my domestic machine (A Janome 6600)

This section is easily my favorite. I'd love to do an entire quilt with this motif!

I even included a fun little sun motif. 

This quilt was an experiment in control and quilting different elements. I watched a bunch of Leah Day videos on youtube.. and since it was staying in the house (my four year old claimed it), there was no real fear of screwing it up.
Thank you for stopping by and peeking at my quilt! Go on over to Amy's Creative Side to check out the others!

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Cathy said...

Love your quilting!

Leanne said...

It is wonderful Bree, I love the quilting and your did a lovely job with all the different motifs.

Happy Turtle said...

The quilting is really nice. Good luck!
And I love that backing fabric.

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Great quilting! I love the leaves :) thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

I love this quilt...the colors, he design and he quilting. Beautiful.

Patti said...

Fantastic quilting, and I sure wish we had a local Ikea!

felicity said...

Love it, Bree! All the different FMQ is fantastic!

CitricSugar said...

You did that on your home machine? Wow! Beautiful job.

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a cool pattern!! And a great one to showcase your fabulous quilting!!!

Quiltin Jenny said...

I love this design and your quilting really enhances it. Beautiful job! your backing fabric. What is it?

Melinda said...

Just lovely, Ms Bree!!!

jeifner said...

That spiral quilting is very cool.

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