Friday, May 16, 2014
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival Submission
And look at that! Holly, gets immortalized in a festival entry. :)
For my new visitors, welcome too my blog! Holly pictured above is actually a dog just visiting for the month of May.
Right now I live with a Doberman Nim, an orange tabby Emile, and another tabby Leela. And my chinchilla Pascal. I live in the Snoqualmie valley area of WA state (20 - 30 minutes east of Seattle, but not quite over Snoqualmie Pass) and in addition to my quilting and knitting I am an avid hiker and a terrible but inspired gardener.
And now for the story of my submission to the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
This quilt is the result of my 3rd year participating in the Annual New Year's Day Mystery Quilt event designed by Janet Wickell. This pattern is the 2014 New Year's Day Mystery Quilt.
I am surprised how much I enjoy the mystery quilts. I think mostly I am surprised that the color generally works out in the end. I make it a policy to always work with my scrap stash for my Mystery Quilts. I really lucked out this year in that I got a bunch of new fat quarters for Christmas so I had more variety to play with.
This quilt is the biggest quilt I have done on my roughly year old sewing machine, the Baby Lock Crescendo. And the experience was not without problems. I accidentally quilted a knitting project in the back.
And later I would end up quilting another part of the actually backing to itself (no photo - I was too frustrated at that point). I don't blame the machine for this problems however. I blame lack of space and cats that rearrange that space to their liking.
This quilt was only about 4 months late to my first who turned 50 in January. I can tell it has found a good home and she will cherish it.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog (current readers and new). Last time I participated in this festival I made some blogger friends and found some really inspiring sites to follow. - Sam
Posted by thequiltingdoberman at 7:52 AM