Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2010

This is the second time I have entered Amy's Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival.

I haved decided to submit the first quilt I designed in EQ7 back in June. It took me about 4 hours and I only had to contact technical support once.  I had used a different quilt design software before, but decided to purchase EQ7.  My quilt "Stars and Stripes Allover" is inspired by a quilt called Stars Galore by Sally Murray which is published in the Quilts on American Barns book by Eleanor Burns.  This is also the first patriotic quilt I have made.

To piece this quilt I used three of the Quilt in A Day Flying Geese rulers.  This was the first time I had used them.  I enjoyed working with them and liked the outcome.


I really loved the fabric I selected for this quilt.  I see another quilt using these fabrics in the future.

I had never made a ribbon border before.  I found directions on the web and used those to complete the border.

If you have read my blog before, you have met Garfield and Nermal.  They like having their picture taken with my quilts.

Garfield posed really nice for this picture.

 I have finished the quilt and it is at Jennifer McCann's being quilted.  I was pressed for time and didn't get to take a final picture with the white and ribbon border attached.

I can't wait to see what the quilt looks like quilted.  I have to decide if the binding will be the Red or Blue paisley fabric.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this quilt and will visit my blog to check out my other quilt projects.


SewAmy said...

I love this quilt. I've been wanting to make an American quilt.

Darlene Gerber said...

Thanks Amy. I'm working on writing up the directions.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a striking quilt!! Garfield is the cutest model!!

Lisa said...

This is great! I want to make one for a veteran charity that we have here in Seattle, looking forward to seeing the directions!

AnnieO said...

Great design and execution! I like the fabrics you chose too, especially that paisley. Excellent work! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story (and the kitty pics! :)

Miri said...

Great patriotic quilt!

(LOL! I'm showing a quilt with a ribbon border too.)

Tiffaney said...

I just love this quilt! Great job!

Carol said...

This is a very pretty patriotic quilt.
Thanks for sharing the thought process. Very interesting.