Sunday, October 28, 2012

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL 2012

As predicted, I finished my Mod in Milwaukee quilt this week so I decided to enter it into the Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012.


It was really great working with these beautiful fabrics designed by Allison Beilke for the Mod in Milwaukee Challenge.

I decided long ago that I wanted to spell out Milwaukee, so I purchased Elizabeth Hartman's Refrigerator Magnets Pattern. I was pretty scared to try this new technique, but as usual, my fears were unwarranted, the pattern was easy! I had to blow up the letters to get them to a decent size for a lap-sized quilt. Then I had to futz with the spacing to get the letters reasonably centered.


Inspired by a quilt that Rita of Red Pepper quilts made, I chose to make an HST border.  I like how it gives the quilt a little more color and uses more of the Milwaukee-inspired fabric.

Wavy line quilting highlights the "great city on a great lake" catch phrase referring to Milwaukee and over the letters/HST's I quilted the letter M.

 


 

I am thrilled with the finished results (44" x 64") and hope it's your favorite for the Throw Size Quilt category.

8 comments:

  1. Okay, that's pretty cool. Love your colour choices! And the quilting. You've inspired me to play with text a little more often!

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    1. Thanks! EZ's alphabet pattern was awesome

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  2. I love text quilts and you did a fabulous job.

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  3. As someone who great up in Milwaukee, I can't help but love your quilt! :) Great color choices, too!

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    1. Thanks! We have a very lively MQG here that's been totally inspiring.

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  4. Yay for a text quilt. And I love your choice of fabrics.

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