And as an added bonus this year Amy is letting us each enter two quilts which is great because I really wanted to show off my two most recent finishes, for different reasons.
My first quilt is Starburst
I follow Melissa of Happy Quilting and love her style so when she started the Starburst quilt along earlier this year I was very tempted to join in but held off as I had various other quilts I was trying to finish.
However halfway through I found out that one of my oldest friend was getting married (this coming Saturday) and that was all the excuse I needed. I had several Juggling Summer prints that I had purchased and I felt they would suit my friend's style so I ordered some additional fabric and jumped in. I chose the main backing print as a nod to the traditional double wedding ring pattern.
I love this quilt, so much so that it will be a big wrench to give it away. I love the pattern and the fabric and I love how it represents how far I have come since I first started quilting. It is definitely the best quilt I've made and while it is still far from perfect I am really happy with it.
I quilted it all over with a loopy free motion design. I'm still a novice at FMQ so I stuck to the design I feel most confident with but I took my time and it was definitely an improvement on previous attempts, particularly as this is a big quilt at 82" by 82".
It is also the first quilt I've labelled. I used a tutorial by KarrieLyne of Freckled Whimsy and I really like the subtlety of it.
Size: 82" by 82"
Pieced and quilted by me
Fabrics: Juggling Summer by Zen Chic and Kona Iron
Category: Bed quilt
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