Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival

Thanks to Amy and the prize sponsors for once again giving us the opportunity to share our quilts at the 2012 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I can't wait to sit down with a glance of wine and enjoy the show.

The quilt I selected to share is my Spinning Sampler quilt.  For those of you meeting me for the first time, I am an Ohio State Buckeyes alumni and fan.  A number of my quilts are made from Scarlet and Gray fabric, thats where I got the name for my blog.

This is a quilt I started after I took a class from Marti Michell using her Perfect Patchwork Templates at the 2010 Lake Farm Park’s Quilt Show. She displayed a number of samplers in class in 12” and 6” sizes. So I started one using my Scarlet and Gray stash that includes twelve 12" blocks on point, with a 24" Carpenter’s Wheel center medallion block.

Starting at the top the 12 blocks used in the quilt are Rising Star, Weathervane, Northern Lights, Rosette, Pieced Star, Hidden Star, Rolling Sawtooth Star, Ohio Star, Dutchman’s Pinwheel, Sweet Sixteen, Martha Washington Star, Wild Goose.

I used a layout I found in Electric Quilt’s EQ7 and then added a border that includes 200 Flying Geese. I’m not sure what really possessed me to make that many Flying Geese??

This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted by Jennifer McCann  of Galena, Ohio and measures 80" by 80".

My DH comment on this picture of Garfield, he wonders if the cats get dizzy or headaches looking at my quilts??

I'm so glad that I decided to enter the quilt in the 2012 Lake Farm Parks Quilt Show.  This is the third quilt I have entered in this show.  My quilt actually made it into the video on the website!!  I was so excited when I found out I had won a ribbon!!!

I have made the decision to enter the quilt into the National Quilt Association (NQA) show in Columbus this next month.  I'm a little nervous about mailing my quilt.  I might have a shot at an attendee vote with all the Buckeye fans in attendance!!  Wish me LUCK!!  I will be unable to attend the show so please take pictures for me!!