Amy from Amy's Creative Side http://amyscreativeside.com/2010/10/29/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2010/ is again hosting a Quilt Festival for bloggers, and one of the nice things about it is there is no competition. I've been thinking about which quilt to enter, and decided to go with this quilt because of the complete turnaround I did after most of it was finished.
I joined a scrap quilt along with the Erik Homemade Ezine website. When I had completed the quilt top without the border, I wasn't happy with it at all. I went ahead and finished the top, and after the borders were added, I loved it. The outside borders framed the blocks perfectly and subdued the mix of colors so that it wasn't the jumble I thought it was at first, but really came together nicely. What did I learn? I think that in quilt making, every facet counts. Each area of design compliments the others. The fabric, pattern, measurements, number of blocks and borders and their sizes, quilt design, binding and sewing, and the quilter's choices in each area, all fit together. It's a big puzzle that's fun to put together.
Thanks to Amy for this Festival and to her sponsors. It's great fun to view the quilts and read about them. What's even more amazing to me is that a year ago I wasn't a blogger and was relatively new to making quilts, and here I am posting on her Quilt Festival. How nice is that?
God Bless Everyone!