It's time for Blogger's Quilt Festival! This is my second time participating in this wonderful event hosted by Amy's Creative Side. Thank you Amy! I love visiting quilters from around the world it is so inspiring to see their beautiful creations.
This is my Delightfully Dizzy quilt. I won a gift certificate from Amy's last Blogger's Quilt Festival. The gift certificate was for The Quilted Fish. The shop had some great designer fabric that I have never used before, but decided to try something new.
I have to admit that when the Delighted! fabric by Riley Blake arrived, I was feeling outside my comfort zone. The more I arranged and re-arranged the two packages of 10" squares, the more I like them. I decided to use Cake Mix pattern from Layer Cake Recipe.
I found matching green fabric for the border and backing. The blocks had to be made smaller than the pattern's original block size. I had just enough for five blocks across and seven blocks down. Perfect for a small lap-size quilt.
|36 x 48 inches|
I had to add some kind of appliqué before I sandwiched the layers. I knew I wanted to mimic the flowers without actually duplicating them. I was quite happy when I found an old appliqué design from one of my Baltimore Album pattern books. Funny how something from an older design can fit so well with a new design fabric.
This quilt started out as a challenge and ended up being so much fun. I have a feeling I will be challenging myself again with fabric outside my comfort zone.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found my quilt delightful, but not too dizzy!