Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Grad Quilt

This year I am entering the Blogger's quilt festival as I have previously (but not every year.)  In May of this year,  I made a bed quilt that I made and quilted in record time, for me anyway.  I had eleven days from design to finish and I made it.
I am entering this in the large quilt category although it would fit in a few other categories. It is an original design that is home machine quilted.  I made this quilt in very specific colors for my nephew when he graduated from High School.   My brother, his father, told me that black, white and red would be perfect as that would incorporate the colors from the two high schools he attended and both post secondary schools he was considering.
The design changed as I started sewing and made some errors  err.... new design choices.  I simply embraced the "oops," went back in to Electric Quilt and did a re-design.  I think it came out far better than then original plan.
The quilt has a definite symmetrical design.  Yet it is scrappy and color coordinated.  It also used up some odd scraps and a fat quarter bundle that was languishing in my stash.

Please visit the Blogger's Quilt Festival by Amy's Creative Side - and once voting starts - I would love your vote.

You can link to the original post where the quilt was given here.

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7 comments:

Jeanna said...

You'll get my vote. I love the way the quilt turned out. I'm sure your nephew loves it as well.

Barbara said...

Will do. Symmetrical but only to a point, it's still Gene-ish!

Sally Hurley said...

What errors? What a great quilt! Love the colors and the design.

Danice said...

Yes, what errors? It looks perfect Gene. Very beautiful quilt.

Marika Szabóne said...

beautiful quilt work

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

This is great Gene! Thanks for sharing :)

Elizabeth said...

I love this quilt in every way; it's colors, the design and the quilting.