Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival- Dresden Strip Quilt

This is my little quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side. This quilt is only as big as a fat quarter of fabric- 18" x 22". I wanted to make it using samples I received from the International Quilt Market. The batik fabrics are from Karen Combs and the quilting thread is by Kreinik. I've never used Kreinik thread before. Its shimmery and wonderful. You might not be able to tell in the blog, but the top of the quilt has this extra sparkle to it, all thanks to the quilting thread. (Click the picture below)

I seriously need to learn more about quilting threads and this is my first step out of the "all purpose thread for quilting" comfort box. I like it out here, out of the box.

This quilt has a whole tutorial found here.

Also, don't forget to enter to win the FAT QUARTER BUNDLE donated by Jackie Clark and Benartex. The drawing is open until Friday May 28th, 2010.


Corinne said...

Now how in the heck did you find some time to sew when you just got back from Market yesterday??? Don't you sleep?

linda said...

Lovin' those batiks!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love all the variation of colour in the quit. What a neat way to use the Dresde strips.

Carol said...

I like the way you used the dresden pattern and thanks for the tutorial.

Sandra said...

Love the feel of the quilt and the colors-reminds me of the southwest desert (blue sky and red rocks).
Come see my antique quilt entries

Eileen said...

lovely little quilt with wonderful colors. nice to have the tutorial, also, thanks for sharing

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Jen-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!

Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics