May 18, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival :: Spring 2012

It's that time again! Bloggers Quilt Festival. A giant thank you to Amy Ellis who hosts this event twice a year to showcase our quilts.

This is a mini quilt that I made in the For the Love of Solids Swap.  My partner requested simple, she likes white and wanted pops of color.  I agonized over this one as it is hard to dig in on a project for someone you don't even know - gah! 

The Tumbling Cubes pattern came from the talented Amy Ellis, from the book Modern Basics (I love that book!)  I just scaled it down a little bit.  Here is another quilt I did with the full size of this pattern last time around.

At the end of the day though, she loved it! I won't tell you which side is the front and the back because either side could be the front or back.  Tell me, which side do you like best? The one block of color or the pops of color?

I hand quilted this to subtly enhance the design and because I wanted to do something new that challenged me. I really love this quilt because it is simple and modern but not bland.  Sometimes there is a fine line.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and enjoy the festival!


  1. What a pretty little quilt! As for myself I like the first side, the one with the "pops" of colour!

  2. I do indeed love it! I move next week so will finally have a sewing room to display it, can't wait to put it up on the wall

  3. So graphic!

    Be sure to have a look at my blog :-)

    Margaret Gunn

  4. Love this! Don't think I could pick my favorite side - I actually have made a "reversible" quilts recently - I love the two quilts in one. I really like yours though because of how the hand quilting looks on the second side.

  5. It is beautiful! I am working on the less is more approach and this is a lovely example. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. You really got the colours to pop :-)
    Beautiful quilt!

  7. I love this quilt. It's so pretty as it is so simple.

  8. I have to say I was drawn to the sie with the center color that you used in your linky! Love the bright colors too!

  9. love your quilt. so simple and yet the stitching from the front echoing on the back. thanks for sharing and have a great day


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