Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blogger Quilt Festival Fall 2012: Shades of Blues Quilt(#462)

I am really excited to be participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012 and entering my "Shades of Blue quilt this year. I have been quilting for about an year now and started practicing Free Motion quilting starting of this year.

I started working on this quilt for Leah Day's Modern Quilt QAL in July, but I took a different route and designed my own pattern. I picked different shades of blue from Moda's Marble fabrics. My goal for this quilt was to try out different Free Motion Quilting designs. My FMQ inspiration were Leah Day from Day Style Designs, Angela Walters from Quilting is My Therapy and SewCalGal's 2012 FMQ Challenge for this quilt.

The design/pattern inspiration for this quilt were from Jenny Doan's following YouTube videos: Disappearing Nine Patch and Double Slice Quilt Block. I used these two alternative blocks in the quilt. I played with the placement of solid(background white moda bella broadcloth) fabric and the blue fabric to achieve a modern look & feel for the quilt.
Shades of Blue Quilt

Shades of Blue - Closeup

Shades of Blue Quilt - Closeup View

Shades of Blue Quilt Back


Name of the quilt: Shades of Blue
Quilt Measurement: 43 x 47 inches
Special Techniques: Disappearing Nine Patch and Stack and Wack technique.
Designed and Quilted by: Me (Malini)
Started: July 2012
Finished: October 2012
Best Category for Blogger Quilt FestivalFavorite Baby Quilt, Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt and Favorite Wall Hanging
Link# 462 (for voting purpose)

My initial intention was to make a baby quilt for my 15 months old baby boy. But now I'm thinking of showcasing this as Wall Hanging in my living room. I really enjoyed the process of quilting various Free Motion Quilting designs on this. This is definitely my sampler FMQ quilt quilted on my Domestic Sewing Machine. I'm extremely happy with the outcome :-).


15 comments:

  1. The quilt top is so pretty by itself but the incredible quilting adds so much!!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed making this quilt too.

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  2. The creative way you located the FMQ sets off the "contemporary feel" of the quilt pattern perfectly!! Your work is so beautiful, Malini, and you should be very pleased with the skill level you have achieved....it's fabulous....hugs, Doreen

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    1. Thank you, Doreen.
      Leah's quilt alongs have really helped me a great deal. Also the SewCalGal's FMQ challenge has been good. That's how I found Angela Walter's website.

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  3. This quilt is just so fabulous!!! I am in awe of your quilting:-)

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  4. I like the modern look, and your quilting is great. I agree that your quilt needs a space in your house for everyone to look at, it beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Marelize! I still have to add the hanging sleeve at the back for wall hanging :-).

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  5. Beautiful colours - and amazing quilting!

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  6. This quilt is amazing. I find it hard to believe you have been quilting for such a short time. You are a real inspiration.

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  7. Gorgeous quilt! Your beautiful quilting definitely deserves to be showcased.

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  8. Love everything about this quilt! You did a beautiful job.

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  9. WOW, you quilted that? I'm very jealous of your FMQ skills! Love how modern the pattern is but would still fit a baby perfectly!

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  10. The quilting is gorgeous!!! Beautiful work. Such a fun design too-- perfect for showcasing all of the lovely FMQ work. Thanks for sharing!

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