Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Here's my first entry for this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side!
Click HERE to see all the entries -- so much inspiration!

The Lichen Tree is my favorite finish for 2017!!
This is the wall outside my studio where it is currently hanging.
I love how the color of the wall impacts the look of the quilt.
It's an original quilt (no, there won't be a pattern for it).
I love that it's so different from my typical style.
I love that I was able to translate a stalled old project into this updated art piece.
I love the blend of contemporary fabric with fabric from my (oldish) stash.
I love that it won a cash prize early in the summer!

I enjoyed experimenting with quilting as an integral part of the overall design.
 I'm not sure this scribbly section brings a patch of lichen on a tree trunk to anyone's mind, but I know what it means! 
The density of the quilting was unfamiliar territory for me. 
It's a lot more work but worth it in the end!! 
Using a facing for an edge finish created the most anxiety for me and while I'm happy with the result, I'm not so sure I'd do it again.  I'm very good at binding!!
Thanks for visiting and looking at my quilt!
Looking forward to meeting some more quilters through this year's festival!



  1. Isn't it great when we go out of "our box" to make something totally different? Your Lichen Tree quilt is beautiful and does look very happy against that wall. I'm sure you admire it more each time you walk by!

  2. It does look stunning. Love the effects you have created with the fabrics and placement as well as the stitching.

  3. Thanks for talking us through the highlights of your quilt! You did a great job on all aspects of the quilt, including the facing. Although, I don't blame you for wanting to go back to traditional binding.

  4. Love it!!! I also like the fact it will be the only one of its kind!

  5. I like the scribbling... I usually follow yourposts, and I find this forest scene so imaginative.