It’s that time again – Amy Ellis at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. This is an opportunity for bloggers all over the world to post photos of their quilts so we can all enjoy a virtual quilt show. Thanks to Amy!
My quilt for this Festival is my version of Facade. Rachel Griffith from P.S. I Quilt did a Build a Quilt Workshop online about 6 months ago. I used the workshop quilt as the center of my quilt. The blocks were made up of half square triangles and a rectangle to make a 4″x6″ block. I wanted to showcase the fabulous Heirloom collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics in my quilt rather than a more scrappy effect so I chose to combine HST’s of the same fabric so you see a larger block of each print.
Once the center was complete, I decided to make a larger version of the block to surround the center section using the larger blocks horizontally on the sides and vertically on the top and bottom. I added a couple of borders to complete the queen size quilt top.
Heirloom comes in three different colorways. (You can still get this fabulous collection here and here.) I used a combination of the Ruby and Sapphire Palettes in my quilt top. And then I used the remaining fat quarters from those two palettes to piece the back along with some tone on tone white.
I made pillow cases and pillow shams out of some of the Heirloom prints to complete my bed ensemble. Heidi Duryea from Rocky Mountain Quilting did the quilting for me. She does a wonderful job.
I am thrilled to have this beautiful quilt on my bed. I love this fabric collection and it makes my room bright and happy although I’m not typically a pink kind of girl.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s been pretty quiet around here the last couple of months as I have been in the middle of a major move. Things have finally settled down so I hope to get back into a more regular routine of blogging my creative efforts. I hope you’ll check in again.
Thanks again to Amy for hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival!