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


  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!

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

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

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