Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival




It's time for the Spring 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side!







My entry is Mini Shine.

 It's a wonderful star pattern created by Sherri McConnell from the blog A Quilting Life.

This pattern is fast, fun, and addictive!

I'm planning on making the full size version someday.

Of course this one is an entry in the Mini Quilt Category.








I made it with the Another Year of Schnibbles group in December and I quilted it and put the binding on in time to enter it in the festival.

You can read more about it in one of my previous posts.









The fabric is Nine Dots by Carrie Nelson and the background is called Confetti Dots by RJR fabric.

I love how the pieces of confetti on the background fabric jazz it up a bit!

Perfect for a quilt entered in a festival.









I am a fan of white backgrounds, but using other colors or something a little different for the background fabric is something I try to do to add some variety to my quilts.










Mini Shine is quilted using a scallop stitch on my Bernina.

The scallops are staggered and the spaces between the rows are varied for a different look.










The Recipes For Success backing fabric and my absolute favorite kind of binding fabric, complete this cute little quilt.


It's difficult for me to bind a quilt without using stripes!



Enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival until May 29!


There will be so many wonderful quilts to admire in lots of different categories.


Thanks to Amy for organizing another amazing festival!



11 comments:

Jodi said...

What a fabulous little quilt! Now I want to get my hands on some of that "confetti dots".

legato1958 said...

I love your Shine mini quilt! The fabrics are just perfect for it!
Susie

SarahZ said...

This is totally adorable! Such sweet fabrics, such precise piecing...and the perfect binding! So sew cute!

Izzy said...

Love this! And I'm crazy about your binding. How cool are those stripes. Very nice finish!

Jackie said...

Love the background fabric you chose! I know you've been trying to pick something other than a solid white for your backgrounds. You've been doing a really good job with that! Love the scallop quilting too!

Jackie said...

Love the background fabric you chose! I know you've been trying to pick something other than a solid white for your backgrounds. You've been doing a really good job with that! Love the scallop quilting too!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute quilt! I'd want to make a full size quilt also, great block. I really like your background choices...always makes me wish I'd thought of it...or was brave enough to try it. I am getting away from the tone-on-tone whites, so some progress.

Fran said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I really love the fabrics and the great choice for the background. I get out off designs that depend on a vast amount of white solid, but this is just perfect.

Rene' said...

Your mini is fantastic Michele!! Anything by Sherri of A Quilting Life is wonderful, and this pattern is no exception. I love the fabric you chose as well. That RJR confetti is on my list thanks to you ;-) Thanks for sharing!

ipatchandquilt said...

It is such a beauty! I voted for your quilt, as it is stunning!!!
Esther
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Janine said...

Such a cute mini. Love the pattern and the fabrics. Good luck in the festival.