This Sweet Spot Schnibble, designed by Carrie Nelson, is my entry in The Blogger's Quilt Festival! I just finished putting the binding on today, the last day to enter a quilt in the festival at Amy's Creative Side.
I've had the quilt mostly done for awhile. I was just leaving the binding as a hand work project to do now and then, but I decided this was the quilt I wanted to enter in the festival, and I managed to finish just in time!
There are lots of pictures in this post, because I had so much fun with this quilt, including the quilting, so please bear with me! I even cut the binding on the bias to get that barber pole look that I love.
I did the quilting on my quilt frame and I was pleased with how it turned out. This quilt is special to me because it represents a big jump in my quilting skills on the frame. It's been a slow transition for me from moving the quilt around under the machine, which I was very comfortable with, to moving the machine around on the quilt!
Marking some reference points, but not the whole quilt, really worked out well for me on this one and I plan to do more partial marking in the future.
I know, I know, I'm finally showing you a picture of the entire quilt! I think the black, mixed in with the bright colors, is what makes this quilt pop! Fresh Flowers and Punctuation were the charm packs I use in this small quilt. Mixing a couple of different charm packs when I can is my favorite way to go.
The backing of this quilt really called to me! I just love the large print and how the quilt could even be reversible. Usually I am a big fan of labels on all of my quilts, but since this one could just as easily be used on the other side, I haven't really decided what to do about a label. Any ideas?
Well, thanks so much for visiting and come back soon! I hope you can take some time to see so many other wonderful quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side!