Monday, September 19, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2016

I look forward to the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy Ellis every year as it is good to see all the great quilts out there and meet old and new quilting friends.

This year I am submitting my 'Weight of Love' quilt in the hand quilted category.

I started this quilt in Libs Elliot's workshop with the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. Libs has a very trendy, techno, digital vibe in her work so I decided to take a different slant when putting her 'Weight of Love' pattern together. I went with more classic Peppered Cottons from Studio E fabrics. The colors are very saturated and have great depth.  

A ton of Y-seams later, I decided to hand quilt using DMC Perle Cotton thread in similar saturated colors. 

I simply love the texture it created. 

More about the making of this quilt here.

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Category: Hand Quilted


  1. Love this quilt.Y seams are difficult for me to get to look good. Congratulations on doing such a beautiful job with this. It is so vibrant!

  2. Gorgeous quilt!!! I really like the happy colours...

  3. This is a wonderful quilt - thoroughly modern, yet traditional construction all the way. Love it!

  4. This is gorgeous Rachel. I'm inspired by you, your hand quilting and so want to steal this idea!

  5. This is so cool! I just love your use of color on this one!

  6. Such lovely piecing and quilting. I especially love the way your choice of quilting thread color complements the piecing. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Beautiful color and texture here, Rachel!

  8. I love the color and the diagonal quilting. Beautiful.


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