Over at Amy’s Creative Side she is holding her annual Bloggers Quilt Festival. This time instead of asking people to vote for your quilt the winners will be drawn by random number generator – I think this is so much better – personally the one thing I didn’t like about this festival was asking others to vote for my quilt.
You can put in two quilts and blog about each in a separate post. I thought I would enter my Postage Stamp Quilt that I finished earlier this year for this post. This quilt has 4,000 – 1.5 inch squares in it. Wow that was a lot – I found a sketch of the main part of this pattern on pinterest – just a sketch no directions so I made that up myself. For the border (which the sketch had none) I decided to do wool applique using a design that was from a book by Australian Wendy Williams she made a wall hanging with this type of design – I enlarged it and made my own flowers, birds and things free style just cutting into the wool. I glue basted rows of clamshells to mimic grass and then appliqued them in place. The quilt finished at 94 x 95. It is machine pieced, hand applique and hand quilted.
Here are some photos.
On the bed
The little squares
Some of the wool applique
The back of the quilt, a look at the hand quilting after the quilt was washed and dried and nice and crinkled just like I like it. Two quilts can be entered so I guess I better look through recent quilts and find another – a lot of nice prizes are offered and the show is much easier to view this year too.