This is my second entry into the Quilt festival:
I'm one of those, who grew up never thinking I would ever sew or be crafty. It wasn't until I was in my late 20'ties that I saw a New England style quilt in a magazine, that I dared to venture into the quilt world. As a newbie... what do you do? I turned to Youtube and blogs and started picking up techniques and instructions from our community. It was awesome and soon I was complelety hooked.
Back in 2012 there was a Bloggers BOM and I joined in because I knew I would be forced to learn some new techniques. The QAL was hugely popular and there was lot's of talented designers, which each made their block. I ended up making two of each and finally had a decent amount of blocks at hand. I just had no idea of what to do with them. There wasn't enough for a large quilt.
It wasn't until end of 2017, where I pulled the block out of hiding and finally got an idea of what to do with them. I added strips as a background to really make the center stand out. The BOM blocks are mostly modern, but the placing makes this quilt feel more traditional. The strips frame them in a more modern way. It's simple, but effective.
This quilt was finished in spring 2018 and ended up at 80x80. I didn't want to ruin this quilt with my lousy own quilting, so I sent it to Diane for a professional quilting. She made an awesome all over quilting, that I think emphasises the modern light feel.
Finnaly added a simple striped border, that makes the colors pop before handing it over to my sister as a gift, where it's being treasured, used and loved just like all quilts should.