I have seen Bloggers’ Quilt Festival all over the blogs I check over the past few years, but I have never entered it. Well, that is about to change! For those of you not familiar, it is simply a way for bloggers to share one of their favorite quilts that they’ve made. There are prizes and so much eye candy and inspiration.
The quilt I am sharing is” City Tromps.” I made this quilt this last winter with some of Denyse Schmidt’s fabrics and some gray solid. I wanted to make a modern, easy to piece quilt that would show the fabrics well.
I quilted it with a bit tighter (for me) basic meander. I also added the word “modern” in the quilting. This was one of my first times adding words into my quilting, and I must say that I am addicted. It adds some spice for you as the quilter, since sometimes a meander can get somewhat tedious. It also adds quirkiness to the quilt and it is always fun when people catch it as they look at the quilt.
Something else I learned on this quilt, is to just go with the flow. I totally ran out of gray thread as I was quilting and for a second I panicked, but then I thought I should just use what I had on hand. So out came the blue thread. Another quirky element that I really enjoy. It is not very obvious, but I know that the blue thread is there in one corner and it is kind of like a little secret just between the quilt and me. Can you see it?
I added a wool elephant applique on the back of the quilt. I thought long and hard about how I was going to get that guy on the back without quilting over him or around him. I decided that I would add him after the quilting was done with a bit of fusible web and hand stitching. Waalaa!
“City Tromps” hangs out on the living room couch, hence the added wrinkles, and works perfect with the pillows I had previously made. I must like gray. 🙂
Pop on over to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival to check out all the amazing quilts people are sharing. Talent and inspiration galore!!
Lovely soft colors and I love it.
Love your quilt & am jealous of your lovely quilting! 🙂