The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is going on this week, a neat virtual quilt show. This fun annual event is hosted by Amy’s Creative Side. Quilters are allowed two entries, so here is my second share. Last fall, I did a month long event on my blog that began with making several blocks in two patterns, then assembling them into several complementary items. The blocks were pumpkins and leaves. To begin, we made a mini quilt with one pumpkin and three leaves.
Adding black felt details, just placed on top of the pumpkin, turned it into a Jack-O-Lantern. The felt clings to the fabric so I don’t have to sew them on, which makes the little quilt changeable for the season. The bits are pinned to the back for storing so I won’t lose them. They go on the front in October, and are pinned on the back for September and November.
Then, we made more blocks for a table runner. Turning the pumpkins towards the outer edges makes the runner right side up no matter where you are sitting.
Then we made more blocks, and put together a table topper. Once again, I turned the pumpkins so that each side of the topper has one right side up. I entered the topper into the NC Mountain State Fair this year, and was absolutely thrilled to win not only a first place ribbon, but also a Judge’s Choice.
I am doing Autumn Jubilee again this year, beginning October 1. It is a month long event of giveaways, patterns, quilt along, sew along, stitch along, tablecapes, recipes, card making and more.
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!
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.
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.
The free patterns for these quilt blocks are HERE.
Are you ready for fall quilting? Are you entered in the Bloggers Quilt Festival?