This is my first time entering quilts into Amy Ellis’ Bloggers Quilt Festival. I am really excited to be a part of this, especially because it forces me to blog more (which has been my weak spot, I won’t deny). I have chosen to enter two quilts that I finished this year. Both were designed, pieced and quilted by me. I hope you like them!
My first entry is for the Scrappy Quilt Category. My inspiration is Autumn, my absolute favorite time of year. I used scraps of fabric used in a king size quilt I made this winter (photo in my gallery page). All of the indigo fabric I hand dyed using traditional Japanese Shibori resist dye techniques. The gold fabric is a dream with the indigo and quickly has become my favorite color combo! I think this color combination screams Autumn, pumpkin patches, apple pie, cider, thank goodness Autumn is here!
Below is a little sneak peak into how I design and make a scrappy quilt. I sew random pieces together, all scraps crom my scrap bin, then like a puzzle, I try and piece them together the best I can! This quilt measures 17 x 23 1/2″. It makes for a great wallhanging in any room.
Belownis how my brain works out the puzzle portion of scrappy improv quilting.
Below is what it turned out to be after numerous versions were sewn!
xx Kathryn Marie