Friday, October 23, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Original Design Category Frame of Mind

I'm excited to enter my Frame of Mind Quilt as my entry into the Fall 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival!



This quilt is very special to me because it was my first pattern for Moda Bake Shop and it is the largest quilt that I have quilted on my machine to date!

The quilt blocks are all the same pattern, but put together two different ways to get the puzzle/maze effect between the white background and the main fabrics.


For the quilting, I did a chrysanthemum type motif where the center of each flower started with a swirl, and then I quilted layers of petals around the swirl. In the top picture, it almost looks like large pebbles but in the closer up pictures below, you can pick out the flowers.

 



For those of you visiting for the first time, I do actually have a "little bunny" named Clara that is my quilt inspector. She was heavily involved in the making of this quilt. We luckily did not have a repeat of the incident where she tried to steal a charm square out of my scrap bin.



This was a whirlwind of a quilt start to finish but I couldn't be happier with it and every time I use it, it cheers me up!


(Thanks to my mom for helping me take a lot of these pictures!)

Stats:
Name: Frame of Mind
Pattern: Frame of Mind (by me!) on Moda Bake Shop
Block Size: 12.5" finished
Quilt Size: 75 inches square
Fabrics Used: Good Karma by  Stephanie Ryan
Quilting: Chrysanthemums done on home machine
BQF Category: Original Design

Thanks so much for visiting and don't forget to check out all of the other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

15 comments:

  1. Great quilt, what would we do without kour little quilt inspectors!

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  2. Congratulations on having your quilt in the Moda Bake Shop! And good luck with the quilt festival. I love the colors and the quilting is perfect!

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  3. Great quilt! and congrats on being a moda designer ;-)

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  4. Pretty! Also, your bunny is adorable.

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  5. Very bright and cheerful. Perfect to cuddle under as winter arrives.

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  6. Beautiful quilt and adorable quilt inspector! Good luck!

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  7. I love the colours you used in this quilt.

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  8. Congrats on a beautiful quilt and great pattern! The colors work so nicely!

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  9. I love all the bright colours and what an interesting effect alternating the way you put the blocks together made!

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  10. I love this quilt design and your quilting gives such a wonderful texture to the quilt!

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  11. Really great fun quilt - love the colors you used. Great job.

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  12. Good job of quilting this on your home machine. Quite an accomplishment.

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  13. This is a wonderful quilt Alison. It is very satisfying to design, construct and quilt yourself, especially when it comes together quickly and has a happy finish. Clara looks like the perfect quilt inspector!

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