Amy’s Blogger Quilt festival – Modern


Be sure to visit Amy’s Modern category to view all the quilts and vote for your favorites!

This quilt is being entered into the Modern Category.  The piecing is not really modern but the way I quilted it, while steeped in traditional techniques is a favored style in modern quilting.

I created this piece for our local longarm challenge, you can find that story about SUDS here.  I did turn out rather cool.   But I was very rushed.   It was a 1 day on the longarm, no rip kind of day, also dealing with a back/shoulder aggravation due to pushing myself with all thecustome longarming that I do.   I was in agony that day but I got it done.   If you start looking hard at each element, some techniques and general flow of the quilt has lots of areas for improvement.   But again,  initial impression is good!   I really love the back.  I named the quilt “Fith Grade Primer”

 
 
 

 
 
I look forward to playing around with this style more in the future! 
 
 
My last entry for this event.   I loved in the spring she hosted an instagram event, that worked nicely for sharing photos.   Last year I entered and my friends and myself could not get on, could not get pages to load (so many ads!).   Entries were on there, then when voting started…. My 2 entries were each on there 2 times!!!   She had some issues, had to close the event then re-open and when it re-opened there were 2.   Votes were counted separately and my comments ignored.
 
This year…. I would vote and then it would immediately forget that I voted.   Amy said this was happening to others, but never reported it was corrected.   I tried a few times on the last day to vote, and I would get the message saying I was not allowed to vote.
 
So there you have it.   Never again will I waste time posting to this festival.
 
 

Scrappy Bento Box


This quilt was fun to work up.  Candy’s bee made units and swapped blocks to really create a delightful scrappy mix of fabrics in this cute quilt.   Once again, she created a really cute quilt.   We took a scrappy modern/tradit…