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.
22 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry – Strips of Color (Home Machine Quilted Category)”
I really like the idea of two tops. It makes the quilt even more a work of art. Recently I made a quilt for a friend going through cancer treatments and made two tops. My quilting wasn’t as intricate as yours I just did cross hatch.
The quilting really is magnificent…but where is your label?! Just hoping you have one for that piece of artwork! 🙂
I do, LOL! I added it after this picture was taken 🙂
I voted for you. Hope you win.
Thanks so much – that’s so kind!
Great idea to enter with the back of the quilt!
Beautiful! I’d love to machine quilt like that. The area on my machine is just too small for big projects and maneuvering well. Thinking about a new machine, but overwhelmed at the variety and prices!
I agree, the back is a VERY important part of every quilt!
Beautiful quilt! I love the way it looks on both sides!
Christa this quilt is just so pretty — love the design and the quilting. Fantastic job !
You know, I often like the back of my quilts better than the front because I love to be able to see the quilting! Good call and good luck!
LOVE IT (BOTH SIDES!!!!)!!! Hugs…….
Beautiful quilt! Beautiful quilting
Probably a unique entry. I like the back as much as the front, at least.
I just bought this issue of Quilty…love your quilt!
Very striking! And so fun to enter the back. ;D I really love the way you alternated the framing of the wide band and pebbles on the chevron rows. Super effective at creating dimensionality.
Great idea, it’s two quilts for the price of one!! Your machine quilting is excellent.
Beautiful quilt, the back is as gorgeous as the front!
Congrats on your publishing! And I’m off to vote!
love that back.
Haha! Works for me. We quilters are always showing off our back sides. 😉
Really gorgeous work.
I think what I love most about this is how the chevrons are perfectly centered in the strips.