Tag Archives: Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Blogger’s Quilt Festival | It’s time to vote!


Voting has started for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and it is wonderful to see all of the beautiful entries that have been submitted this year. My Color Study: Aqua piece is in the Modern Quilts Category if you would like to take a minute to vote. Be sure to stop by the Viewer’s Choice section, there are some amazing quilts selected!


Color Study: Aqua | Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Color Study: Aqua is a modern quilt with traditional roots.


If you are here for the first time, perhaps from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, welcome! Feel free to stay and look around. This is my entry for the modern quilt category.

I just completed a four week class with the New York Beauty quilt pattern with the lovely Sarah Bond. We played with points and flying geese, curves and shoulders, and it was amazing. The blocks were completely outside of my skill set. It was the first time I had played with geese and pieced a curve – I learned so much!

This piece measures 23.5″ square and now lives in my office. I am so happy with how it turned out, even with its imperfections. The movement that the color gradient and the geese create is stunning (if I do say so myself). I used six Kona cottons: Bahama Blue, Capri, Lagoon, Oasis, Cyan, and Glacier along with Quilter’s Linen in Platinum and Charcoal.

This quilt has inspired me to begin a series of color studies – most likely minis – using solids (and maybe a print or two) from a set tonal range.

I wanted to give Amy from Amy’s Creative Side a huge shout out for organizing the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Thank you, Amy!

Quilt Details

Title: Color Study: Aqua
 Flying geese arcs from New York Beauty by Sarah Bond
Front: Kona aqua solids: bahama blue, capri, lagoon, oasis, cyan, and glacier along with Quilter’s Linen in platinum and charcoal.
Back: Pearl Bracelets, gold on yellow by Lizzy House
Binding: an aqua hexi print from my stash
Quilting: Aurifil 40WT #2600 (a pale gray)
Finished size: 23.5″


%d bloggers like this: