I often have trouble picking quilts for this, but this year was not a problem,
my favorite quilt I've made this year - Contraflow
for those of you who already know how this quilt came about, sorry, to the new comers, welcome!
It all started back at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London in July when I bought Brioni's new Book, brand new fresh out of the box from the publishers, and a Simply Style layer cake from Justin atSimply Solids
I knew, exactly what I was going to do, the minute I got a peak at the book and how I intended to quilt it!
So unlike last year and many of my friends, there was no quilters sensory overload and block,
I set straight to the piecing almost the minute I got home ...
and before long had the top pieced
I delved into my stash for a backing and the Joel Dewberry won hands down
I loaded this up onto my table top frame and set too with my Juki to quilt my little heart out
the limitations of space with a 9" harp made me a little more creative in how I filled the space,
and the first time I had actually tried doing pebbles down the middle of a spine
It didn't take me long to get it done
and it was bound and ready to ship off to Justine to be on her stand at Festival of Quilts just 2 weeks after Retreat!
the quilt is now hanging in my LQS, and I can't wait for it to come back home for a little snuggle time!
Pattern: Contraflow by Brioni Greenberg
Fabrics: Simply Style by V & Co, and White on White from my stash
Size: 76" x 86"
Quilted by Me, on my New English Quilter table top frame with a Juki 98P
So, my dilemma is to which category I add this to for the Blogger Quilt Festival, and I think I will enter it in the Home Machine Quilted category. Whilst I could have added it to the professionally quilted category, I didn't send this out to be quilted, and my set up is definitely only a domestic machine and not long arm. Though to be fair to visitors for the festival, I do quilt for other people on this set up.
don't forget to go check out all the other entries in the festival!