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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Second Quilt Entered in Bloggers Quilt Festival - Two Color Category

Well I debated as to whether to enter one more quilt into Amy's Creative Side's Bloggers Quilt Festival. I will be entering this quilt in the category of Two Color Quilts.

I don't think I was blogging at the time when making this quilt and I am quite thankful for taking time to make a label to even remember when I made this quilt that I am entering. For the most part the quilt has not been used other than to look pretty on a bed or hanging on my open bannister.

Today while taking pictures it was equivalent to looking at family snapshots taken and recalling the event. I was taken by surprise when I noticed the date it was completed, May 2008. Really? Has it been this long? I made this quilt for my hubby as he kept asking "Where's my quilt?" I had just finished a quilt for each of my sons and he wanted one.

The block is the Wyoming Star found on my Electric Quilt software with rotary instructions and templates printed from the program. So off to Mary Jo's Fabric Store I went to purchase fabric. Initially I had intended every block being a Wyoming Star with every other block having a white star vs. a dark blue star. All the blocks were made and I decided the blues were fighting each other and nixed the idea.

Every star was quilted in cross hatching 1/2" spacing. Since I quilted this on my Janome Gal domestic sewing machine this was quite an undertaking since the quilt measures at 94" x 69" which is a large quilt! Every line was marked using a long yard stick. The biggest challenge was making sure the lines were straight from top left corner to  bottom right corner. That bias line is a long one!

Every blank block has a feathered wreath with cross hatching in the center and corners. I used a stencil for marking the wreath. Though this quilt was free motion quilted I was not ready to cut loose and just stitch without a stencil. It took me about 2 1/2 months to quilt.

5 mini stars make up each corner of the border.

I love the quilting design in the sashing! It is feathered roping!
Isn't it gorgeous? And as you can see more cross hatching on the border. 

Back reveals the density of quilting. 

So did you wonder what happened to the other blocks?  They were made into another quilt top. Yikes! an unfinished WIP since 2008!! This hangs in my closest with 4 other large, large quilts.


This is my other quilt that I have entered in the Bloggers Quilt Festival under Home Machine Quilted Quilt.

Hope to see you at the festival!

Quilts From My Crayon Box
P.S. If you haven't yet visited Quilts from My Crayon Box go take a peek at all the fabulous quilts she is featuring this week. Every Sunday she hosts Stunning Stitchin Sunday. So I am a bit giddy she included one of my quilts, the Modern Star Block Quilt this week. Thank you Michele!! Read more about my Modern Star Quilt and see each of the blocks up close here.

P.S.S. Giddiness is over the top. Stitch by Stitch is featuring Modern Stars for "Anything Goes Mondays" too. Just click the button below to see the featured goodies and to join up with the linky party  Thanks so much Marlize!

And Fabric Story also featured  Modern Star Quilt this week for Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story. Again thank you, thank you!

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  1. Beautiful quilting! You're right - doing that on your home machine must have been quite an undertaking. I also like the mini stars in the corners - they add just the right amount of interest. Great quilt, Joanie!

  2. Another beauty! I love the way the leaf shadow the quilt on your first photos! :) And have you tried masking or painter's tape instead of the yardstick for marking? It's a lot easier and you can lay down the full length at once. The quilting is stunning, I love the feathers in the alternate blocks!

  3. I love the color combination that you used, wonderful quilt:))

  4. Blue and white are always a great combination. And you are so welcome for the Stunning Stitchin Sunday feature. I'm betting you will be there a lot in the coming weeks and months. Just keep doing what you do.

  5. How lovely! The blue and white are very relaxing...great job.

  6. Beautiful! I love the blue and white.

  7. Lovely - and you have to get a smile from a quilt that is desired before it even exists!

  8. Love the two-color quilt and the way you did the corners.

  9. This quilt is wonderful. But it is your beautiful quilting that makes it shine. Love all the stars in the cornes, too.

  10. This is a beautiful blue and white quilt! Your quilting is wonderful. Congratulation on a lovely quilt!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  11. I really like the blue and white. The quilting is gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful entries Joanie! Thanks so much for sharing. Karen on Keuka

  13. stopping by from VQR and Anything Goes monday linky party.. Linky parties are fun ! I am enjoying the Book and love your block. Good luck


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