Now the big decision was which one was I going to show? I first picked out a Modern Quilt and then decided against it since I noticed Amy wanted a story behind the quilt.
The quilt I have chosen to share with you is one that really got me excited about making different blocks and introduced me to the world of sharing quilt making with people across the country online via Eons Quilting groups. It was amazing that I could learn along with others the art of quilting with many wonderful quilters throughout the US. Quilting online has opened so many new doors, making new friends, blogging, becoming aware of all the nationally known quilters and their specialty areas of quilting and more. I learned about the new Modern Quilt Guilds springing up throughout the U.S. and joined my local chapter.
|Challenge Block of the Month
The Challenge Block of the Month quilt was made from fabric in my stash. The red was intended for making a quilt for my dad that never happened. All the blocks are foundation pieced on muslin. It was fun to make the same block pattern and come up with a variety of blocks by changing the fabric for pieces of the block. The quilt is machine quilted with the Baptist Fan motif and the border is feathers. I used a stencil for the feathers. The one thing that I am proud about with this quilt is I achieved not to have wavy borders, something that later quilts I have not been so successful in doing. Anyone else have frustrations with getting quilts to lay flat?
The back is a large Ohio Star using the same fabrics as the top.
Again, thank you to Amy's Creative Side for hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Today I will be back to my sewing machine now once again to get back to it.