The Bloggers Quilt Festival is well under way now, and there are some amazing quilts to be seen.
Seeing as how you can enter two quilts into the festival, it would be silly not to. So here is my second entry. (My first entry can be found here.)
This mini quilt was conceived during the drive to my friend Ange's one day. By coincidence I had my freezer paper in the car. Honestly, I have no idea why but there must have been some purpose. This meant that as soon as I was there I could roll it out and get down to the business of drawing this out.
It just took a ruler and a pencil and I soon had my 'rays' sorted, my pieces numbered and all those little lines between each piece drawn on. Ange thought I was mad. I know, because she flat out told me.
I had to wait until I got home before I could start sewing because a lack of forward planning meant I didn't have my stash in my car. Freezer paper piecing goes together quite quickly. It took me longer to pick the fabrics than it did to sew them together.
The size of the quilt is 18" square. This was dictated by the width of the freezer paper. I would love to make this in a larger size. I just have to figure out how.
I quilted with a free motion zigzag stitch. It is much easier to see on the back than on the front. The backing fabric is just muslin as I intended this to be a hanging all along. I used five colours of thread, overlapping the zigzag pattern from one colour to the other - red, orange, yellow, pale grey and medium blue. Therefore there are five rows of zigzags mirroring the colours in the quilt.
The binding is Kona Charcoal, and I just finished sewing it down on the back a short while ago, so this is my most recent finish.
I couldn't decide whether to call this Sunrise or Sunset so I stuck with both. Sunrise/Sunset. I am entering it into the mini quilt category in the quilt festival.
If you have stopped by from the festival, thanks so much for taking the time. If you would like to see more of the things I make you will find two tabs at the top of the page where I have galleries of my makes. Hope you are enjoying the quilt festival. I know I am.