Be My Carolina Neighbor for Blogger’s Quilt Festival

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is going on this week, a virtual quilt show with completed quilts shown by lots and lots of bloggers.   This fun annual event is hosted by Amy’s Creative Side, and to participate you have to create a new post showing a quilt.  There are some great prizes to be awarded, and this year there is no voting, just a random drawing.  I want to show Be My Carolina Neighbor as it was a long process of completion.  This quilt was a quilt-along on my blog using a published free pattern by Moda.  Doing two blocks a month plus assembly, quilting and finishing took 8 months.

Be My Neighbor Finishing at From My Carolina Home

Each block was unique, using all scraps.  I went out of my normal color palette and did the entire quilt in pastels with blue sky background.

Quilting Be My Neighbor at From My Carolina Home

There were mixed techniques with piecing and applique. I did the bird appliques all differently. Tiny buttons were eyes.

Be My Neighbor Finishing at From My Carolina Home

Small details were added as embellishments. This little dog button was perfect, and I finally found a use for him.

Be My Neighbor Finishing at From My Carolina Home

Plus I added some quilt block pins to look like barn quilts on the houses.

Be My Neighbor Finishing at From My Carolina Home

Additional embellishments like this Battenburg lace heart were added to sections with larger spaces.

Be My Neighbor Finishing at From My Carolina Home

Entering it in the North Carolina Mountain Regional State Fair, it won a second place ribbon in the Bed Quilts Mixed Techniques category. Entering quilts in the fair is fun, and you don’t have to worry about dirty hands as they are hung from the ceiling.

NC Mountain State Fair 2017 at From My Carolina Home

Hop over to the Fall 2017 edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival to see more quilts!  There are prizes too, so if you can share about your competed quilt, there are multiple ways to enter.  Quilters are allowed two entries, so I’ll be doing another one later in the week.

My blog is a variety of subjects, quilting and sewing, tablescapes and recipes, book reviews and hand stitching, crafting and mountain living. I love to have new followers, too! See the buttons on the sidebar to follow by your favorite method (smart phone users, the sidebar is below the comments). If you are visiting, please stay a bit and have a look around, my tutorials are gathered at the top in pages to make them easy to find. Lots of fun is had here, and I have more fun patterns and events coming up!  Autumn Jubilee begins October 1st.

I also want to let the quilter readers know, the Fat Quarter Shop is raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief with a special pattern called Healing Hearts. Click on Fat Quarter Shop, hover over patterns/books and then click on the banner for Healing Hearts. While you are there, check out the Flash Sale and the Precuts bargains to help you make your quilt.

Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop's Notion of the Month Sale

Have you made a neighborhood quilt?

Be My Neighbor Finishing at From My Carolina Home

17 thoughts on “Be My Carolina Neighbor for Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. This quilt is just so cute and I love all of the embellishments you added to give it personality. I am working on a house quilt right now — I have about 6 more blocks that I need to make and then it will be time to construct it!

  2. Rosemaryflower

    I really like how this quilt turned out.
    It is amazing how much giving there is for Texas and Florida. They need help.
    we are fortunate to live on high ground.

  3. This has been a fun project to observe and follow your progress. Congrats on the ribbon at the fair. The buttons and the pins, along with the lace add that special touch to the project. Thanks for the intro to the Bloggers Quilt Fest. May have to go back and look for a “finish” & do another post. Somehow I seem to make a lot of tops, but finish few!

  4. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole; I think that your Be My Carolina Neighbor quilt is awesome! Especially with all of the fabulous embellishments you added! I was sorry that I missed a majority of your posts while you were making this quilt. But it happened while both of my Parents were in the hospital and they both needed Kevin and I. Dad is still not doing well. I think it is great that you are participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival! I will have to go and check it out. It just clicked in my brain Carole, the Be My Carolina Neighbor quilt was a Quilt A Long? How did I miss that? What a bummer, I missed one of your fabulous projects. I am sorry. So thrilled that you won a ribbon at the fair for it! Well I am off to do some block sewing and have a good day and I hope you have a great day!

  5. Your Carolina Neighbour has resulted in a beautiful quilt, Carole. I love all the special little touches and the quilting is a masterpiece. How exciting to gain a prize for this quilt in your local fair!

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