Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Salt Air

I must have been sleeping..I almost missed the Blogger's Quilt Festival! 


It is organized over at Amy's Creative Side, and is a great place to see lots and lots of great quilts!!
Thank you so much, Amy, for doing this!


Of course, I spend way too much time browsing around at all the inspiration there!!

So my entry for this year is one of my favourites...my Salt Air quilt...


It is a simple brick quilt, but I think really features the beautiful colours and pattens of this line. It finished at about 75"x 85".

The backing was from my stash..Urban Cosmos by Prima Style.

I quilted it on my home machine..( yup...all 90" of it LOL !|)...  just a large loopy flower pattern all over..


For the binding, I used one of the fun prints..
.....ready made scrappy..love it!!

This was the first time that I tried washable wool for the batting. It was easy to work with, and turned out soft and warm! It is a bit more expensive, but I wanted a warmer quilt, so it was perfect.


Overall I am really happy with this one, hope you like it too!

Finished size: 75" x 85"
Best Category: Favourite Home Machine Quilted
                     Favourite Bed quilt
                     Favourite Scrap quilt

13 comments:

  1. Great choice for your entry, Flo! It is fantastic!

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  2. I really liked this one. The wool gives it a really nice loft! And it's a great use of that fabric. :-)

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  3. I really liked this quilt using Salt Air. Nice collection. Good luck :D

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  4. Very nice! Can't go wrong with salt air! Impressive that you quilted that whole huge thing on your machine too! Great work!

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  5. Its lovely - wonderful colours you have used. Thanks for sharing. #263

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  6. Hi Flo, I love your quilt. It makes great use of the Salt Air fabrics. I used these in a recent quilt and although they weren't something I would normally have gone for, I love them! The prints are so interesting and the colours play so nicely together. Ps. You are an absolute legend for quilting that behometh on a home machine, and FMQ no less! Go you.

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  7. Nice work. I've so admired this Salt Air line of fabric and nice to know about the wool bat experience.

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  8. A gorgeous fun quilt and I love the fabric selection. Take care.

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  9. This is so pretty! Good job on quilting it yourself.

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