Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Simple Squares AMH Quilt

I finished up just in time to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I hope you've been enjoying all the quilts this week! Thanks so much to Amy for hosting the festival again! 

 finished AMH quilt 
(my quilt holder is getting so tall...)
This quilt is for one of my oldest friends, Shawndra, who I met in 9th grade soon after I moved to Provo. It's not my typical palette of colors but when we talked about what she wanted in a quilt, she said I could do whatever I wanted. And the saturated colors, mostly from the Anna Maria Horner Dowry line, remind me of her.

 AMH quilt back 
The back is pieced with a mix of leftovers from the front, a trailing rose fabric from another Anna Maria Horner line, and the blue and yellow damask was supposed to be included in the quilt top but it didn't quite match. I think it fits well on the back though.

The binding is a dark purple with a section of Tula Pink dot fabric.

 AMH free motion quilting detail 

I free motion quilted an allover swirl pattern. The quilting took 2 hours and 39 minutes and 3 1/2 bobbins.

This quilt is made from my free Simple Squares pattern; it's the 4th quilt I've made with this pattern. It's a good one for large scale prints and goes together quickly.

Here are links to my previous Blogger's Quilt Festival entries:
Scrappy Trips
Summer Stars
Spring Promise
Matching Quilt
Rainbow 9-Patch
NICU Charity Quilt

Turtle Quilt 
4-patch Baby Quilt

Thanks again to Amy, and don't forget to go check out all the quilts!


Anonymous said...

Love it!


Candied Fabrics said...

THis is great! Love the colors! ANd the quilting didn't take THAT long, although i know it seems like it's taking FOREVER when you're doing it! :-)

CitricSugar said...

Gorgeous! Sumptuous colour.

Elizabeth said...

Such a pretty quilt! And I'm super impressed with your quilting time! I hope your friend loves it, because it is fantastic!

xo -E

ValerieH said...

Love the pattern!!! Very rich fabrics.