Brenda who is there as we speak! (Major envy going on, can't you tell?!)
But for those of us who can't be there, Amy from Amy's Creative Side is doing her regular Bloggers' Quilt Festival instead - a virtual quilt fest for those of us still at home!
This time around I'm going to share one of my most favorite recent quilts. After doing a lot of modern folk art floral type of quilts, I felt like a change of pace, so I created something with clean and simple lines.
I added some machine pieced veins to the leaves before needleturn appliqueing them down, then added more veining with the quilting.
I almost messed it all up - instead of making bias tape and appliqueing the green wiggly lines on to the red, I thought it would be fun to try piecing them instead! So piece I did, and wow talk about bad! The quilt top was of course quite a bit more wavy than I had hoped for, but with some careful snipping, steaming, and holding my tongue the right way, I managed to get it fairly flat, and then quilted the heck out of it with some intense echo quilting. Who knew the saying, "Don't worry - it'll quilt out" is really true?!
It is now hanging in the entry of our living room where it matches our red leather couches and celery green walls.
Enjoy the Bloggers' Quilt Festival and visit as many of the participants as you can!