I’m doing something a little bit differently this time around and probably unheard of. Since I’ve been blogging so much about the front of my quilts and how much I adore machine quilting, I thought I would enter the back side of my Colorful Chevrons quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Crazy, huh? After all, every quilt has two sides and I really like to make my backs just as fun as the fronts!
The “other side of the quilt” was inspired by a simple line sketch I drew on paper some months ago. I like the simplicity of the design and how it really shows off the machine quilting. I used leftover chunks of fabric from the front of the quilt, plus a rich dark navy for all of the negative space. The fabrics are Cotton Couture by Michael Miller.
I call it Strips of Color and it measures 64″ x 80″ – perfect for snuggling! I quilted it myself on my Bernina 710 and loved every last stitch! Machine quilting is very meditative for me. I can put on an audio book and quilt for hours. 🙂
I straight-line quilted tons of zig zag lines with a walking foot following the pattern on the font of the quilt. I free-motion quilted pebbles in between for added texture. For those of you new to my blog, here’s a detailed shot of “Colorful Chevrons”, just so you can see the complete picture!
You can vote for this quilt as your favorite in the Home Machine Quilted category here. Voting is open November 1-7, 2013.