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Oct 24

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – American Beauty BOM

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Welcome to my second Blogger’s Quilt Festival quilt. I’m entering this one in the Large Quilts category because it is very large! So large that it is a little tricky to get a good picture of it! As you can see by the three pictures below.

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In 2010, my LQS, The Quilting Season, offered the Marti Michell Block of the Month American Beauty made using some of her Patchwork Templates. I decided to do it even though the colors weren’t exactly something I could use, because I wanted the piecing practice. There was a choice of white borders and setting triangles or black. The white just looked too much like a wedding.

I started it right away but fell far behind. Most of the blocks are hand pieced, because I had a job that required me to sit and wait a lot, and my boss had told me to bring a hobby I could do in between bursts of busyness. There are several posts about this process, in case you are interested.

Once all twelve blocks were pieced, I put off finishing the quilt for a very long time. The sashing and its fussy cutting of the stripes intimidated me. IMG_2565

Then I made a cutting mistake and had to find more of the pink floral that is the cornerstones. I bought quite a bit extra so it also became the binding because I liked the way it looked better than the black and green stripe that had come with the setting kit.

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This is a queen-sized quilt and was machine quilted by Crystal Smythe of Longarm Lyrics. I completed it April 2 of this year.

Quilt on!

3 comments

  1. Pat in WNY

    Lovely quilt! I think your choice of the black floral fabric was just right. It looks so striking with the green stripe sashing strips and the pink corner stars. Well done!

  2. aqjaye

    Nice work! It is so great that you are finishing projects!

    1. Gretchen

      Thank you! I am also glad that I am finishing projects. Next in line, Scrap in a Box.

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