For all of us who do NOT get to attend the Houston Quilt Market there's the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Thanks to Amy, we can all enjoy a plethora of fabulous quilts from the comfort of our own homes, coffee in hand, jammies on.
I'd like to share one of the few quilts I was able to finish this year, Eli's Banner Quilt!
This past spring I was utterly itching to finish a quilt and I was inspired by this lovely little banner quilt so why not give it a go on a larger quilt? For my boy, Eli. (now 19mo old!)
So I pulled out my stash of Ikea flat sheets and duvet covers, decided on this tan flat sheet for the background then started digging through my scraps for the flags. The "strings" the flags fly from are actually lengths of selvedge I save for just such the random occasion.
I decided to do a quick and decidedly fun loop-d-loop on the long-arm machine at my LQS, and it was a FAST quilting session to say the least! A record, I think, completely quilted in less than an hour.
Scrappy binding with all my favorite non-girly prints including kei honeycomb, DS quilts, and Joel Dewberry's woodgrain print in brown trim it nicely.
I realize this is a whole cloth quilt, as zero piecing was done on it, but I just love it! Its impromptu, simple, fun, and done in 4 days!
Another fun little tid bit: The Modern Quilt Guild will be featuring this quilt during their 100 days of Modern Quilting series starting this January! Yay! So look for it on their blog!
Thanks again to Amy for hosting this fabulous virtual Festival!