Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2013

Have you heard about the Blogger's Quilt Festival that Amy hosts over at Amy's Creative Side? I love looking through all the entries each spring and fall, and I almost never remember to enter any of my quilts in time. For this festival though, I knew exactly which quilt I wanted to enter: my Gradated Mod Mosaic quilt.

Finished Gradated Mod Mosaic Quilt

You regular visitors here at Pitter Putter Stitch know how much blood, sweat, and tears went into this quilt. It started back in March of 2012. I had received a ton of color wheel charms and didn't have a clue as to what I should do with them. My month in the Sew Beautiful Bee was in April and inspiration struck as I looked through the colorful charms.

I started planning a ROYGBIV quilt. My goal was to create a quilt that would lead your eye through the color wheel in a gradated manner. I used Paint (yeah, I'm fancy that way) to draw a mock up of my idea to share with the girls in the Sew Beautiful Bee.

Gradated Color Mod Mosaic Sew Beautiful Bee

I sent out my fabrics,

Almost ready to send

made several blocks of my own, and then started piecing the quilt together. The top came together exactly as I envisioned.

Gradated Mod Mosaic Quilt Top

Fast forward to the end of 2012 and I still hadn't finished the quilt. I wanted it to turn out amazing so I sent it off for quilting in January 2013. Unfortunately, the back was attached to the top sideways. I nearly started crying when I noticed that it wasn't on right. So I began the arduous task of unpicking all the quilting that had been done. My sweet husband even spent a night or two helping me.

Once all the quilting was unpicked and I was recovered from all the mojo-draining that happened, I re-basted the quilt and set out to quilt it myself. I quilted organic straight lines about 1/4-1/2 inch apart horizontally across the quilt. The quilting gave the quilt such amazing texture, which is exactly what I was hoping for!

Finished Gradated Mod Mosaic Quilt

For the backing, I used large squares of rainbow colors as a simplified/color-blocked version of the front. I also included the Sew Beautiful Bee label each of us received.

Finished Gradated Mod Mosaic Quilt Back

Thanks to all the ladies in my bee! I couldn't be happier with how this quilt turned out.

23 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

It's stunning!

Christine S said...

Just love this!!

~Kelie~ said...

It is gorgeous!!!!!

Anne said...

I love a good ROYGBIV quilt, and this is certainly NO exception! So beautiful!
I can't believe you picked out all the quilting and did it again! I'm not sure I would have had the stamina to do it. I might have just accepted a sideways back! So major kudos to you for sticking it out and getting the quilt you wanted. (Also, I hope you got your money back from your quilter! yikes!)

Kati said...

You already know I love this one, but I had to comment and tell you again how great it turned out! I'm so glad you are happy with it now.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Absolutely stunning!

Charlotte said...

fantastic!!!

CitricSugar said...

Love love love!

traceyjay said...

this quilt was genius! So amazing how it all worked together! love it!

Kelly said...

This is gorgeous!

Katy Cameron said...

It's gorgeous, can't believe you had to pick out all that quilting though, wow!

Queenie Believe said...

A truly beautiful quilt! I'm so glad you stuck with it through the not so fun times, the result is wonderful.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

audrey said...

Beautiful! It's great that you're so determined to get it 'just right'.

Christa Marcotte said...

This turned out incredibly! Super job!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

I really love it, it was totally worth the blood, sweat and tears! :) The transition between the colors look absolutely gorgeous and I adore the back too!

Barbie Mills said...

This is still one of my favorites. Absolutely love it.

Kris said...

So So pretty!

Corinnea said...

Very, very pretty! I can't believe you unpicked the whole thing to redo it. I think I would not have had the strength...

Julie Mylander said...

This is a gorgeous quilt!

suemac said...

I like how you turned your mock-up into a quilt with all the blocks placed the way you wanted them.

miss jamee said...

though i was directed to the voting site from another blogger, your mosaic quilt stole my heart and my vote!

felicity said...

One of my all-time favourite quilts. I applaud you for persevering to get the final result you wanted - it is just fantastic, Brooke!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt and wonderful quilting!

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