Friday, May 13, 2011

Amy's Bloggers’ Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

I am very excited to participate in Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival this year.  The line of participates and sponsors look fabulous.  This year I am submitting the Spring Wheels quilt I finished earlier this spring.

Spring Wheels by JAQS

I love this quilt for many reasons:
  • The way it feels to the touch.  The free motion quilting gives the quilt a very cozy consistent feel all throughout.
  • The process of making it.  It was my first time making pinwheels and I LOVE it.  This is definitely a technique I will use again.
  • The colors reminds me of spring :)
  • The different colored pinwheels.
  • The backing - repeats the colored pinwheels and uses my spring favorite fabric.
 The quilt took me a while to finish but I am glad I did :).  Sorry for the repeat, but here are the photos from the original post to detail the quilt.

Reminds me of warm spring days with a slight breeze in the air:


This is the newest addition to the studio. I had a blast making it. I love all the different colors and how they all combined together to create different wheels:


The back repeats the spring wheels:


Don't you just love that pretty and playful Starling fabric? There's some in the front and the back of this quilt - adding a whimsical touch:


Binding is from the Peaceful Planet line from Studio E:


This is quilt #1 of 2 Spring Wheels.  For this one I decided to use a free form quilting style.  It adds a whimsical feel to the quilt and make each of the part of the quilt flow into the other.  I love how it adds a consistent texture to the whole quilt.  I'm working on quilt #2 now - it has more of a structured straight-line quilting style.  I can't wait to see how the two differs once it's quilted :).  I'll share #2 as soon as it's done.  For now I am enjoying looking at #1. 


Quilt Information:
Spring Wheels (#1)
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids.  Showcase fabric: Starling by Alexander Henry
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Solid (Amy Butler & Kona Solids)
Completed Dimension: ~60" x 66"
Quilting Method: Free Style Meandering
Binding: Machine Sew to Front and Hand Sew to Back (Peaceful Planet by Studio E)

Thanks again Amy for hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival Spring 2011.



Sara said...

I like the green sashing and the backing (I have this in my stash too!) Pretty,pretty!! TY for showing her off!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such a wonderful combination: pinwheels, starling fabric. I LOVE it!!

Spontaneous Threads said...

I love pin wheels and this is a beautiful quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love this quilt! The colours are a little bit different from what we often see but they really work! Wonderful!

Katie B. said...

Such a fun, fresh quilt!

stitchinpenny said...

Love the fact that you took chances with the colors and it worked. Love it.

Janet said...

I love pinwheels. Yours are so pretty and springlike.

Karen said...

I love pinwheels. Your quilt is just so lovely. Great fabric choices.

Eileen said...

Great quilt. Colors and prints are so nicely put together. Have done small pinwheels but your larger ones are fantastic and something I think I'd like to try. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Debbie said...

Very fun quilt! Love what you did to the back too. Cool.

Kelli said...

I love pinwheels, they always look great!
Gorgeous quilt!

Karen said...

Great quilt. Love the design and the fabrics you used.It is so bright and fresh. Love the back, too!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

So awesome!! Can't get enough of your pinwheels! Delightful!

Kristie said...

Very pretty! I love pinwheels :-)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It makes me think of warm, breezy spring days, too. It's very pretty.

Pattilou said...

Pinwheels are my favorite block I think! They always seem so happy. Love your quilt, it is very upbeat!

Colleen said...

I'm so in love with pinwheels! I adore the colors you used together. Great quilt!

Hollie said...

Oh how I do love this quilt. It's so bright and cheery!

Kelly Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And perfect pinwheels on your first try - go you!

Letterpress said...

Terrific quilt--so perfect for a spring day. I love the pinwheels--add another idea to my list!

Elizabeth E. #508

Sherry said...

I am a big pinwheels your quilt. It's pretty from front to back!

Quiltbenaco said...

Grande trapunta, molto bella!

Linda said...

I love your quilt! I featured it in my blog today.


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