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Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry

Fall 2014 BQF Button

I am entering my Rainbow Twister in the ROYGBIV category.


I made this quilt in 2012, but this is the first time I have entered the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  This quilt was born out of a fabric swap.  Each person chose a color and we swapped 5″ squares.  I laid out the colors from light to dark, and I had enough squares to make two rows of each color, so I alternated the gradient with each row.  Once I had the squares sewn together, I grabbed my Lil’ Twister ruler and cut it apart again.  It was so fun watching the pinwheels appear!

The reward for chopping up a quilt top with the Twister ruler is the bonus squares.  I put some of the leftover scraps to use in the corners, keeping everything in proper order.

Then it was time to choose quilting designs.  I spent alot of time on Leah Day’s website for inspiration!

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And I made little rainbows in the background:


Here are my names for the quilting designs.  Each row had it’s own unique free motion design:


The quilt finished at about 33″ x 39″.  It was machine pieced, then quilted on a Gammill longarm with rainbow variegated thread.

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