Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 - Sedimental Quilt

If you are here, chances are you have heard about the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy from Amy's Creative Side. Or follow me on Instagram @carriebeecreates.

I found Amy on Instagram around the time her #IGQuiltfest was happening. This was right around the time started diving into all of the quilty fun that happens on Instagram. Anyway, flash forward and she is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Follow the link to see all of the fun!



If it isn't completely obvious by now, I'm still a quilting beginner with almost zero blog content. Still, I love grabbing any chance I can to connect with other quilters and find other people to inspire me. So, why not take this chance to connect with other makers and enter one of my quilts!

I have finished three quilts and one that *might* be considered a mini, so I don't have many options to choose from for my entry(s). However, when I saw that there was a ROYGBIV category I knew this is exactly where my most recent finish belonged!

When I first decided I wanted to try my hand a quilting I had no idea where the journey would take me. Right around that time Craftsy was having a sale and a kit seemed like as good of a place as any to start. So I purchased the Sedimental Pattern. Who doesn't love a rainbow? So I bought it, and then other projects took me off in different directions. When I decided I might want to use some of these Tula Pink fabrics for my attempt at #100days100blocks I decided it was time to get going on this quilt so I could use the scraps!!!! 


So I started cutting and sewing and sewing and sewing. To make this amazing rainbow I needed a lot of pieces! And after a lot of sewing, I had a finished top!


Now for the fun part: quilting! The rainbow loving kid I made this quilt for requested pink thread. Couldn't really say no to that! I didn't realize the thread was polyester until after I had begun sewing. I've been using cotton but so far this thread seems like it is doing its job just fine. I couldn't believe how bright it looked in my machine!


Being a relatively new quilter I love doing the whole quilt myself. And I love the simplicity of quilting with straight lines. And it seemed like a great option for this quilt anyway. So I set off to sew line after line after line after line.


Here's an in-progress shot. I've got to include at least one with my feet, right? I'm rocking the polish!


It is difficult to get a picture that captures the pink thread well, but here are a few close ups.



Finally done with all those lines, it was time to bind. This is the binding that came with the kit, I wasn't sure what color of thread to use honestly. I went to my LQS but the options are pretty limited. So I just decided to stick with pink!


And now for the finish!!!! I decided to make the red on the "top" even though that was not how it was written in the pattern because otherwise the flower prints would have been upside down. It really works either way. (Also notice I wasn't great about watering the yard this year, I'd rather be sewing!!!)


I love quilts on a fence. Here you can see the pink back peeking out! It is definitely getting used daily.


So there it is, my entry for the ROYGBIV category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival! My third and most recently finished quilt.

Thank you so much for checking out this post. If you have a second let me know you were here by leaving a comment! And if you entered the Festival let me know so I can see your quilts!

Basic Info

Pattern
Sedimental (purchased kit from Craftsy)

Fabric
True Colors by Tula Pink

Batting
Warm and Natural

Thread
Aurifil 50wt Grey for piecing, and Gutermann 100% Polyester Bright Pink (Color 320)

Everything sewn/quilted on my very modest but hardworking Janome Magnolia 7330.

11 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love the pink quilting, it is an unexpected choice and it really makes the quilt. :)

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    1. Thank you Alison! I never, ever would have picked this thread myself! But I was glad someone else did because I had fun sewing with it!

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  2. Just beautiful! Congrats on your finish! Your workmanship including the piecing and quilting are excellent! Good luck in the festival! And thanks for the link to the pattern!

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    1. I just noticed your tagline...I love it!

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    2. Thank you! This quilt was made with love and is being used daily. That brings me a lot of joy :) I figured entering the festival would be a fun way to find more sources for inspiration. And I have! So glad I found your entry.

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  3. Ooh! So much wonderful Tula! This quilt is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, it is hard to go wrong with rainbows and Tula!

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  4. Love this quilt! Fun fabric and a great pattern! The piecing was done beautifully!

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    1. Thank you, I really appreciate your comments. I really love the fabric and pattern!

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  5. Great job, wonderful quilt and poly thread is okay to use. It lasts a long time. The pink thread adds a personal element to the quilt. I have this quilt on my to do list.

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    1. Thank you so much! I would have never in a million years even bought that pink thread, but I sure had fun using it. Hope I can see your version someday!

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