Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Here is my entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  It is a quilt that I designed to each this summer in Las Vegas.  It is a variation of a disappearing nine patch.  I used five inch squares to make nine patches and then slashed them, added sashing and sewed them back together.  If  you look closely, the sashing weaves across the quilt.  After quilting, I used leftover strips of the sashing to make a colorful scrappy binding.

I really enjoyed making this quilt.  In Las Vegas, I taught a group of 35 people how to make it.  I learned a lot from that experience about trying to write a pattern that is understood by a lot of people with different levels of experience.  The most difficult part of this quilt is to make sure you follow the pressing directions so that the blocks easily go together and that was the hardest part to communicate.

Don’t forget to check out all the other quilts here.

Melinda

18 comments:

  1. I love the pattern, looks like a fun one to make. Very nice Melinda!!!

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  2. Love the colors in your quilt. Great job:)

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  3. Not only is this a very pretty quilt, it's interesting too with the black and white background and the solid, vibrant colors on top.

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  4. Very clever, Melinda! I did enlarge the picture to marvel over the weaving of the sashing. It looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  5. Great pattern and wonderful fabric choices. Love the brights amongst the black and white prints.

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  6. Dang. I missed your class in LV! I love the weave effect in your quilt.

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  7. Clever looking quilt. Love the contrast between the b&w and the colors.

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  8. Oh you are so clever - this is a wonderful quilt!!!

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  9. I really like this! I'm a total sucker for black and white and a splash of color. Great entry.

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  10. Fun way to incorporate the color into the black and white!

    Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

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  11. What a lovely quilt! :)

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  12. How wonderful of you so share this with a glass. They quilt is amazing with the colors and the sashing really pops out at you.

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  13. What a great quilt!

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  14. What a clever quilt. I love the black and white with bits of colour.

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  15. it's really pretty, great color scheme!

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  16. Beautiful design and beautiful quilt Melinda!

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  17. great vibrant quilt. love how you've worked with this block! thanks for sharing and have a great day

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