Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

This week I have spent a good deal of time browsing through all of the beautiful quilts that are on display at The Bloggers' Quilt Festival. I just wrote a post on this quilt, but I am going to answer a few questions that they ask about my quilt. You all need to head over there and see over 400 beautiful quilts!
My quilt that I chose to share is my Yo-Yo Flowers quilt. I am in love with this quilt, it could be because it is the latest one that I have finished, or that it is just so beautiful! Last fall when my sister was visiting she was showing me a few free quilt patterns and I just fell in love with the one for this quilt. I scoured my stash and not surprisingly I had the fabric to make this! So I got started. I got everything cut and then sewn together.
I took 4 squares of fabric and sewed them together to cut the circles for the yo-yo flowers. I had never seen these flowers before, and after a couple of you Tube videos I had then down. But for some reason I just was not feeling the quilt any more. So it sat for about 6 months.

But then I had this thought about custom dying some rick rack for the stems, and the rest is history. I went from not doing anything on this quilt to finishing it within the month. I tried to quilt it differently than all of my other ones. I did a squiggle next to the stems, and then an all over loop pattern for next to the flowers and then a simple all over pattern on the edges. I was a little bit worried how it would turn out, because I usually just do an all over pattern, but it turned out so nice and I am very happy with how it turned out.

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  1. Jen, I am so glad you pulled this quilt out and finished it. I love the yoyo flowers and the rickrack really sets it off. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. LOve the quilt. You did a great job. So glad you finished it.

  3. Love the yo yos, fun colors too, good job!

  4. Love your darling quilt Nice quilting on it too! Thanks for sharing and have a great day


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