Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2015

It’s that time of year again! I love the BQF hosted each spring and fall by Amy at Amy’s Creative Side. If you are visiting my blog for the first time, Welcome! I hope you will take a few minutes to look around. I love traditional quilts, modern quilts, art quilts, pretty much anything and everything quilt related. If you are a regular big reader, you have already seen this quilt but I am sharing it again as my entry into BQF.

So without further ado, here is Fiesta!

I made this quilt for my daughter after she discovered a similar quilt on Instagram made by Jeliquilts. She has a free pattern available on Craftsy. I loosely followed her idea. I didn’t have the same fabric selection and my blocks are smaller. I started with roughly the same colors in the upper right hand side and just started playing from there.

My finished quilt measures 36 inches by 42 inches so it just fit into the Mini Quilts category for BQF.

I had a blast quilting this! I used Glide thread from Fil-Tec in Khaki.  Here are some closeups of the quilting. 

Here is a shot of the back taken before the binding was applied:

IMG_2326Check out the other quilts in the BQF Small Quilts Category here. If you would like to vote for this quilt for Viewer’s Choice, you can do so here.

Thanks for stopping by! And enjoy the Spring Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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27 Responses to Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2015

  1. kittywilkin says:

    This is stunning!!! You just got my vote! I absolutely love the pixelated effect and your color balance is fabulous!

  2. Camilla says:

    Always enjoy HST quilts and this is a beautifully vibrant example!

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  4. Ranch Wife says:

    I don’t know how you decided where to place each color, but you did a beautiful job! It would take me years to settle on where to put everything, but I am so tempted to try! Its wonderful!

  5. Wiesia says:

    Amazing, energetic, I love it! Hugs 🙂

  6. saroy says:

    This is gorgeous! I think I saw the one that was your inspiration too, and I never get tired of the bright, happy colors.

    (Also, just wanted to note that I think at 36×42, that would total ~160 inches around which would put your quilt in the small category, not mini. Wouldn’t want you to be disqualified!)

  7. Tiffany says:

    Gorgeous quilting! Perfect for this design!

  8. daisyandjack says:

    such a fun design – your quilting is so awesome !

  9. Amazing quilt! It’s just so happy – and that quilting is gorgeous!

  10. What a great idea for a beautiful modern quilt! I love your design, wonderful fabrics, energetic colors and GREAT quilting!!! 🙂
    Greetings from Poland

  11. audrey says:

    So pretty! Wow! I just love how vibrant it is.:)

  12. Verena says:

    Wow, love the colors!

  13. Sheila says:

    Lovely colourful quilt and super quilting too.

  14. a gorgeous bright and colourful quilt, beautifully quilted!

  15. Lara B. says:

    Fiesta is Fantastic! Both the quilt and the quilting you did are completely awesome Katy!
    I might enter mini, not because I think I stand a chance, but just to be part of the fun.

  16. Oh, this is so beautiful! A great quilt!

  17. Terri says:

    Nominate your favorites here : there is nothing under it on the website 😦

  18. Karin says:

    Love the colours of this quilt and also really love the quilting. You have done a wonderful job.

  19. Rochelle says:

    What a wonderful quilt. Both the selection and placement of fabric as well as the quilting make it outstanding. Beautiful.

  20. Megan W says:

    That color flow is awesome. How did you go about deciding exactly which colors to put where?

  21. Kat says:

    Love the colors! It looks great!

  22. Fiesta is the perfect name for this quilt. Very pretty!

  23. allisonreidnem says:

    I love it too! Serendipity – I was creating a ‘half square triangle board’ on Pinterest, switched to my e-mails and first up was your post with lots of lovely photos of Fiesta! It’s now on my board!

  24. Jacque says:

    Love the colors, and the quilting is inspiring me to do more with my own quilting skills!

  25. I love it! the colours are fab and the quilting amazing! You had a blast quilting it, I had a blast admiring it!

  26. Anja says:

    Even the second time around, I still love it!!

  27. Kathy says:

    This is just such a happy quilt! Seeing it always makes me smile. Good luck!

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