Monday, May 21, 2012

spring blogger's quilt festival!

Welcome!  This is my first time participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival put on by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.  I blog hopped around on the last round and decided this time I would share a link & a quilt too!
Amy's Creative Side

This is a quilt I haven't shared here yet.  This is my second ever finished quilt!  It's called Shattered Chaos because it's sort of like bits of stained glass and was made in 2006.  It measures 41" x 50".

I went to the Mid-Appalachian Quilters retreat/weekend out at Mount St. Mary's school with Momm one year and we took several classes.  This class, called Triangle Tricks, was Sunday morning and used a neat concept of creating double HSTs as the main block.  
That's when the power went out.  
Turns out, some car hit a transformer nearby so we had to end our weekend early : sewing machines & irons don't work very well in a power outage!

However, we did learn how to make the basic block, so I went home and made lots more of these handy little guys and decide to use 4 of them to create the pinwheel look with the white triangles.  I opted against sashing and just threw all the blocks together & sewed them up.  I then stipple quilted it - my first time ever free-motion quilting! 

It's not quite a lap size quilt, so I have a sleeve on it and hang it on the entry wall in my apt. now for some extra color & cheer.  love this quilt.  :)


  1. Very fun - and quite the adventure!

  2. Very pretty, and you have chosen the color well. Sorry to hear about the retreat without power. I agree that this quilt looks better without a sashing.

  3. so sweet! looks like a great way to use up scrap fabric!

  4. I knew there was something positive about always working by hand. Nice combination of fabric.