Blogger’s Quilt Festival

It’s that time of year again when all the poor souls who don’t get to go to International Quilt Market (that’s me!) participate in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

Amy hosts the event every Spring and Fall and there are so many great quilts to see and also fantastic prizes to be won.

circle of Geese New York Beauty

The quilt I am showing for the festival is a 22″x 22″ mini I created for Fab Little Quilt Swap. I had such a BLAST making this quilt.  I love participating in mini swaps because I am always inspired by my partner to try something new.  Also, because of the small scale, I can add lots of little details and try new techniques.

My partner, Kim, likes bright colors, flying geese and circles.  She is also a fan of “Wizard of Oz”, so I added in touches to reflect that:

This quote makes me so happy that I may need to make another mini for my house!

I FMQ’d a “yellow brick road” around the perimeter and poppies in the corners.

The sepia background fabrics (Preeti by Jessica Swift) were a perfect contrast to the rainbow of technicolor, just like the Kansas scenes in “Wizard of Oz”

The label on the back is the beginning of the yellow brick road.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the festival!

  • Quilt Measurements: 22″ x 22″
  • Special Techniques used, if any: paper-piecing, free-motion quilting, embroidery
  • Quilted by: me (Janice Ryan)
  • Best category: Mini Quilt or Color Wheel Quilt

Entry #99

48 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. I adore your little quilt! Making the background in the sepia tones really brings out the colors and makes your quilt sparkle. Great, great job!

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  3. Oh my goodness! I can’t even find the right words to describe how impressed I am by this quilt! I bow to you! 🙂 This is truly, truly stunning!!!

  4. It’s a fantastic looking mini quilt! I love the way you used the Wizard of Oz theme and I was wondering about the yellow brick road quilting until I read your description. I think you totally nailed it! Congratulations on being in the finals!

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