Monday, November 24, 2014

Must love purple again....

I have another quilt to share, but it looks very much like something I've made before!

 Yup, my Must Love Purple quilt that I showed at Bloggers Quilt Fest 2012. I was contacted by someone who wanted me to recreate this for her and I was happy to do it. After all, I love purple!

Most of the fabrics came from my stash, but she did provide several and I tried to tailor the color palate to what she sent me. I had taken this to a retreat to quilt it and was asked where I got all the purple. I realized that I have just been collecting it! When I find it, I buy a little bit here and there!

The tutorial for this block can be found here at Nittany Block Party.

I kept the quilting deliberately loose (as in, not densely quilted) so the quilt will be nice and snuggly. I only quilted along the scrappy stripes and then around the borders. I used a variegated thread (didn't get a great shot of that).

This is ONE BIG QUILT! Because I stink at quilt math, she asked for 80" x90" and I wound up at 90" x 100"! LOL  To give you a sense of the size, one of the 4 parts that makes up the square is 6.75".

You can see the quilting a little better on the back of the quilt. All of the greens and the blue back here are extras of what the client sent me.

I made the binding scrappy too. I always love a scrappy binding. Now to send this off to it's new home!

Quilt stats:
Size: 90" x 100"
Pattern: X String Block
Fabrics: Mix of scraps and stash
Quilted by: Myself
Finished: 11/14/2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Oh my gosh you guys! I am so humbled and excited. This was my first time doing an all applique quilt. And the first time doing free motion on a longarm! I'm so thrilled to have won the favorite quilt in the applique category. I just wanted to post and thank you all for your votes! This is so thrilling for me and I appreciate all of your votes!


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