I think the Blogger's Quilt Festival, a few years ago, was my first introduction to the world of quilt and fiber arts blogs. I really enjoy looking through all of the entries each year, and discovering new blogs and people!
If you're new to my blog, welcome!
This year I also knew that I wanted to enter my "Solar Threads" quilt. I made at as a "Project Quilting" challenge, wish upon a star. I essentially translated my blog title into a mini quilt! The ROYGBIV category seemed perfect for this. I'm a rainbow-a-holic...
I've made a
few "New York Beauty" quilt blocks, and found a pattern that I liked,
and sewed it up (foundation paper piecing) with the some batik fabric. I love rainbows, and wanted to reflect
the way light from the sun changes into the spectrum of colors. I also
needed "thread" in the piece.
It's one of the first time I've ever used contrasting thread to
highlight the quilting instead of matching to hide it. I must say I'm
thrilled that I worked up the courage to do this.
I used an invisible binding, and purposely used an almost
white backing to further highlight the quilting! This is going to be my
"go-to" method of finishing these smaller art quilts for sure!!
Be sure to check out all of the other wonderful quilts at Amy's blog!!