Blogger’s Quilt Festival Fall 2017

Last fall I really enjoyed the Blogger Quilt Festival, so when I got the notice Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival  for Fall 2017 was starting, I was thrilled.  I love to look at the quilts that have been made by others throughout 2017.  I have found several new bloggers to start to follow.


I thought about what to submit and decided on my Cookie Exchange.  I started and finished this quilt in April of this year.  This was one of those fabrics I must have really liked.  I had bought a layer cake and a frivol tin of The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater for Moda.  I came up with the pattern to use the majority of the fabric and measures 64″ x 64″.

I had a bit of fabric left and used it to piece a back, along with buying some of the Concrete All Wrapped Up yardage at Fat Quarter Shop.

This was my first try at crosshatch quilting on my Janome.  I even ventured into a red thread, not white!!  I enjoyed it, other than the sore butt from sitting.


If you are stopping by from Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Fall 2017 Festival, thanks for stopping.  I look forward to seeing more of each of you posting at Amy’s site.

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  1. September 18, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    The texture from your quilting is delightful. How far apart is the spacing on your crosshatch? It looks quite dense (maybe every 1/2 inch?).

  2. September 19, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Red thread on gray? Bold and fabulous! That dense crosshatch must made your eyes cross more than once, but it was worth it.

  3. September 19, 2017 / 8:30 am

    OH!! I can SO relate to the rebellious use of colored thread!! I always want to use white! It is so hard for me to use color! I have no idea why either! Love the end effect and texture!

  4. September 19, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Great finish. I love the use of the red thread and the close quilting. Your quilt is lovely.

  5. September 19, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    love the bold thread color on the grey

  6. Lisa
    September 20, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    That quilting is awesome.

  7. September 20, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Great quilt! Quilting with the red thread was a great choice,!

  8. September 21, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    What a happy Christmas quilt. Can’t go wrong with Sweetwater–love their fabrics!

  9. September 21, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Love the crosshatching! I have that Frivols tin; the blocks are done, and there it sits. Haha. Maybe someday!

  10. Rose Mikulski
    September 21, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Hi Jan, I remember you making the quilt top but I’m pretty sure I never saw the quilting which I just love. Good for you to do cross hatching quilting, something I’ve never attempted. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. September 21, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    A lovely quilt! And great quilting, crosshatching is a ‘go to’ favourite of mine!

  12. September 22, 2017 / 9:17 am

    How clever, love your quilt!

  13. September 22, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Great quilt! And I really like the pieced back.

  14. September 23, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    The pieced backings you make are really fun. This is another great quilt, and I really like that close crosshatch in red – must have taken forever!

  15. Melanie C
    September 24, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Love the quilt front and pieced back! Awesome crosshatch stitching…that takes forever, but looks fabulous!

  16. September 24, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Quilting in red? You rebel, you!! LOL (That was a really great design choice.)

  17. September 24, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    This quilt is adorable! The colors are so happy. The quilting is intense for a crosshatch. I can see why you got tired of sitting.

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