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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spring 2013 – Sew Retro, Baby!

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon
It’s time to celebrate quilts!  This is my first time participating in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and I would like to thank Amy.  Sew….  “Thank you for hosting, Amy!”  And thank you to all her wonderful sponsors who have made this year’s festival possible!

 
I sure have enjoyed reading through many of the posts of past entries, from the last three years, and am sew excited to be a part of this year’s festival!
 

Sew Retro, Baby!

After seeing Julie Pickles – Mod Pop quilt, I wanted to design something using curved piecing, too.  This is the first project I came up with.  When my son, Russell viewed the drawing I had made on graph paper, he said the design was very old fashioned – hence the choice of Retro in the name.

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If there was any one fabric color I had collected in abundance, it was pinks.  Some dark, some plain, some polka dotted.  Some with a touch of green.

A pink, grey and white polka dot flannel was purchased for the backing.

 

This close up shows the detail of the simple outline quilting along each seam.

I chose my favorite machine sewn binding method, which I found on Aunt Marti’s 52 quilts blog.  It has become my signature binding!  It did take me a while to decide on just what fabric to use, but when I seen this checkered candy cane, I knew she was just the one.

The online quilting community has given me the inspiration to do what I love – and love what I do.  Thanks to all quilting bloggers for sharing their projects, their ideas, and that love of quilting with others.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 48″x 54″
Special techniques used : curved piecing
Quilted by : Myself on my Janome home sewing machine
Best Category : Favorite Baby Quilt, Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt
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15 Responses

  1. I am loving the colours Lorna, so beautiful!

  2. CitricSugar says:

    This is so fun – and makes me want to get better at curved piecing! I love the steep angle of your curves and the interesting slope/swoop effect they have…

  3. vexa says:

    Lovely! Love the colors and prints and the pattern.

  4. Very, very pretty (in pink)!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Love it! You did an amazing job. Is the pattern or tutorial available somewhere?xo -E

  6. It is a stunning looking quilt I have to give it to you! I never thought it was curve pieced until I saw the close-up picture, it looks fantastic!

  7. Unknown says:

    Yummy quilt!:))

  8. April says:

    Lovely! I haven't tried curved piecing yet, beautiful. 🙂

  9. Lorna says:

    I love the contrast in this quilt. It really shows off your curves. Pink is one of my favorite colors to work with, having Granddaughters increases your pink stash. LOL!

  10. Renee says:

    What a fun quilt! Love the mix of pink shades and the quilting!

  11. Sandy says:

    Sweet quilt! Cheerful colors and very modern looking to me.

  12. Newbie Jen says:

    I love this arrangement. I have a bunch of drunkards path blocks, I wonder if they would look ok in this arrangement. Your colors are so fabulous.

  13. Carolyn says:

    Beautiful quilt. Love all the different pinks in it.

  14. Aoife says:

    I still love this quilt and its curly brackets and full stops 🙂 Really beautiful all over!

  15. I love this quilt!! I have \”pinned\” it and will do one like it someday!

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