Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Not too much crafting has been going on here lately thanks to packing, a very clingy toddler, and a particularly nasty cold I've been fighting.  Today I was feeling better enough to drag myself out of bed and cut out a pattern for a shirt that I'm working on, but that's about as far as I've gotten.

While going through my huge list of blogs that I have yet to catch up on, I was reminded by multiple posts that the Blogger's Quilt Festival is coming to an end, and if I'm going to join in the fun it had better be now!

Completed Heather Ross Quilt

This quilt is titled "Heather Ross, Squared" and is one of the very first quilts that I made, once again using solely fabric from Heather Ross' first fabric line "Lightening Bugs and Other Mysteries".  I think this might be my favorite fabric line of all time, and I really wanted to show off the amazing prints.

Quilted Heather Ross

If I remember correctly, this pattern is called "Four Square", and is made up of 8", 4", and 2" squares, separated by 1" sashing.  I used up a ton of my HR stash by doing some major fussy cutting for the 2" squares, but I completely love how it turned out.  I ended up quilting it in an all over, loop-di-loop pattern - my first time doing free-motion quilting!

Heather Ross Quilt - Completed!

I even entered this quilt in my first (and so far, only) quilt show!  I didn't win any prizes, but it was a lot of fun and a great feeling to see it hanging up there with the quilts of all those other talented ladies, and I got some great feedback from the judges.

See my quilt?!
There it is!

Thanks for letting me share!  Click on the link below to see all of the other wonderful entries in the festival (I think there are over 500 of them!).  And a huge thanks to Amy for the genius idea, and organizing the whole shindig!


  1. Its gorgeous! i love those fabrics!

  2. Very cute! I just love those dogs.

  3. i do love those little 2x2 squares centered on all the little illustrations!

    p.s. i gave you a little shout out on my blog today :)

  4. love it, the heather ross is just too fun to resist. :)

  5. great quilt- and perfect use of irresistible fabric- you are lucky to have those!! i'm jealous!!

  6. I love your's great that you used all those Heather Ross fabrics, they are a favorite of mine as well. It turned out beautifully!!!

  7. So jealous of all those prints!!! What a cute quilt! :) (I found quilting after this line was really hard to find).