It's time again for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. Each fall and spring bloggers enter their quilts in the festival to be inspired and to share their quilts and stories with others.
This was one of the first difficult quilts that I had the nerve to try. I thought it would be a great one for me to enter in the festival, because it has a special place in my personal quilting history and I love it! It's from a pattern called Fall Foliage Spectacular in the book Cookies and Quilts by Judy Martin. Straight line quilting in a diagonal pattern around each block adds some movement to the quilt. It took a long, long time for me to piece it and to finish the quilting.....six months maybe? My kids were much younger then and quilting time was hard to come by! Not to mention the cutting and piecing on this one was a challenge, especially for a fairly new quilter.
|A permanent fixture on my family room wall.|
I'm always interested in log cabin variations and how they look when viewed from far away. This quilt has the illusion of curves because of the large number of different size pieces. I also really like how the stems on the leaves are folded and stand out slightly from the quilt. Quite a challenge for me and one of my favorite quilting accomplishments!
There are so many amazing and inspiring quilts in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side! Thank you so much to Amy for putting it all together and for encouraging us to share our quilts, their stories, and what makes them special.