*Enter my Custom Mini Quilt Blogiversary giveaway!*
I'd like to share my finished quilt (the second one!) - officially called "Ablaze." I quilted this one very in-depth; each large star features a different filler motif, and I used lots of organic lines and swirls to add dimension to different parts of the quilt. Many of the stars look like they pop off the fabric. You can see more close ups on last week's quilting suggestions post, if you're interested!
I used an assortment of Aurifil threads that appears slightly lighter or darker in each color section: 2110 (light yellow), 1135 (yellow), 1133 (bright orange), 2240 (pumpkin orange), 2437 (salmon), and 2250 (red).
I pieced together lots of scraps from the front and a lovely yellow, Sprout Cirrus Solid, for the backing. The minimalist approach and lightening effect made me more happy that I can say. It's totally reversible, bright, and happy.
Quilt backings for the win. They are so much fun!
Look, it's in its forever home now, and I couldn't have planned it better myself (I DID NOT KNOW it would match their room - like, look at that chair!!). This quilt now lives with my aunt, uncle, and family, who just moved to CA. I hoped it would fit in, and I'm happy to say they are thrilled with it!!
If you'd like your quilt to be included in a parade of finished tops and quilts on Oct. 4, please email me or comment on this post to let me know that I can include a picture of your quilt. I will link it to a blog post if you've included it. If you don't tell me, I won't be able to include your quilt (I need your permission). Thanks!
Linky 1. Baby Quilt Top Only:
1 random winner will win 2 PDF patterns (winner's choice) from Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl's Craftsy shop!
Linky 2. Finished Baby Quilt (quilted and bound):
1 random winner will win a $25 gift certificate to Sew Me a Song!
Linky 3. Lap Quilt Top Only:
1 random winner will win a complete Aurifil color card with 10 small spools - 50 weight thread collection (Minick and Simpson)!
Linky 4. Lap Quilt Finished (quilted and bound):
1 random winner will win a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!
1 random winner will win an Aurifil 12 large spool, 40 weight thread collection (Springtime Roses) - ideal for quilting!
Thank you so much to the generous QAL sponsors for offering these prizes!
I will choose winners using the Random Number Generator and email them, so PLEASE make sure you enter your email address when you link up! If you need help linking up or are unsure how to proceed, please email me your picture before 11:55 pm EST on October 3. You can only win if you are linked up!
Link up your baby quilt top!
Link up your FINISHED baby quilt! (quilted and bound)
Link up your lap quilt top!
Link up your FINISHED lap quilt! (quilted and bound)
Be sure to visit the links to see all the lovely quilts that have been made. So many in-depth explorations of contrast, fabric, and quilting!
September 19 - October 3: Final Linky Party - Link up your Finished Quilt! <you are here!
October 4: Winners announced