Have you heard of the Blogger's Quilt festival, run twice annually by Amy of Amys Creative Side? It's an amazing online quilt show where quilters from across the blogosphere showcase the handiwork. There are prizes to be won, but more than anything, it's a chance to be inspired by your fellow quilters.
I wavered between entering my Happy Melon Quilt and my most recent finish, my Curves Mini Quilt. I'm so very proud of my Happy Melon Quilt; it's my largest quilt today and is in a palette I adore, but it feels a bit like old news. So, let me introduce you to, the Curving Blossoms Mini Quilt!
This quilt was designed by Christina Lane of The Sometimes Crafter, and the pattern debuted at Sewing Summit in her Curves class (which I blogged about here). Christina didn't share the pattern in advance of the class so I had to chose and cut my fabrics without knowing how they'd be used! I think this is what makes the quilt so amazing to me, because the fabrics worked out perfectly for the design! The Amy Butler Soul Blossoms print in the centre was my feature fabric and came from my scrap collection. I actually got this piece in a Scrap Bag from The Workroom and it was just a small little piece that I was hoping to find the right use for. Success! I chose four hues from this print and looked for two values of each in my stash. I don't think I succeeded in finding enough contrast in value for my chartreuse prints, but the rest work well.
I'll admit that I wasn't very creative with my quilting. I went with the same design that Christina used for her sample piece. I just felt that it was the perfect compliment to the pattern and that anything I came up with would pale in comparison. Honestly, I think it was the right choice.
Now, head on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and check out the other amazing entries!
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures: 17.25" X 17.25"
Special techniques used: Curves!
Quilted by: Me
Best Category: Doll/Mini Quilt, Wall Hanging