Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival: She Loves Me She Loves Me Not

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015

This is my entry into the Art Quilt category:

"She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" mini quilt, measures about 17" x 21"

Quilting detail.

The flower petals are Alison Glass Handcrafted and the flower center is Tula Pink Tortoise Shell in Coral.  Those tiny hexagons are less than a 1/4" per side--about 2-3 stitches!

Flower center detail.

The background fabric is Kona Ash and the binding is Kona Charcoal.

Quilting detail.

The backing is some shot-cotton that was given to me, so I'm afraid I don't know anything about it.

Quilt back.

This type of quilting is probably my favorite, at least on small pieces like this.  I get to experiment with new designs and different ways of combining them.  Sometimes the results are not at all what I expected, and that is fun too.

Quilt back, quilting detail.

For this quilt my newest interest was incorporating little orange peels in, I love the new texture they added!

Quilt back, quilting detail.

I used Quilter's Dream Orient (bamboo-silk-cotton blend) batting, and added a wool batting layer under the flower and falling petals for extra loft.

Flower and petals have two layers of batting.

Despite the dense quilting, the quilt remained soft and pliable.  I will definitely be using this batting again.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not mini quilt.

I quilted it using mostly Aurifil #2600 (dove) for the background, but also used some #2311 for the center of the flower, #2545 for the flower petals, and a little bit of variegated #3817 for the petal flight paths:

Quilting detail using variegated thread.

I used Aurifil #2600 in the bobbin too so there would be a nice contrast with the blue backing:

Quilt back, quilting detail.  This one wasn't picked off, it's escaping, it's flying away!

Quilt Stats:
Size: 17" x 21"
Designed and Quilted by me, Renee Hoffman
Category: Art Quilt


4 comments:

  1. I love this quilt. It hangs just above my ironing board and I love to pet its texture and stare at the quilting detail. This one is definitely getting my vote and nomination for Viewer's Choice!

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  2. So precious and the quilting OMG it's amazing. Good luck with the nerve-racking voting

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  3. Love this concept, and you quilting is gorgeous!!

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  4. This is a fabulous quilt! The design, as well as the quilting is very impressive.

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