Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Bloggers Quilt Festival
I've decided to enter the Bloggers Quilt Festival with my Summer Sampler.
First of all, I absolutely love how this quilt turned out. I love the colors, the fabrics, all the different blocks, the binding and the pieced back.
But the main reason I chose this quilt is because it was my first quilt using bold colors outside of my comfort level. I believe it represents what modern quilting is all about. Bright colors, solid and print fabrics, yet with traditional quilting roots.
I also chose this quilt because I learned so much. I learned how to paper piece and I learned a couple of different HST techniques. I learned about balance by thoughtfully choosing prints and solids. Most importantly, I learned that there is this awesome world of online blogging friends to be had out there! I learned so much from them and gained so much inspiration. Certainly a valuable experience for me as a relatively new quilter.