Festival Entry Number 2

This post serves as my second entry to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side. The requirements are that we write a new post to share each entry (blogger’s can enter two separate categories).  I am entering my Scrappy Row quilt in the Home Machine Quilted category.

Rainbow Scrap Row Quilt, February 2016

Rainbow Scrap Row Quilt, February 2016

I made this row quilt by following along with the Classic Stitches BOM, hosted by Mari at Academic Quilter throughout 2015 (great tutorials for each row are available on her blog). I spent a great deal of time quilting it at the beginning of 2016. I decided I would quilt each row with a different motif. Here are a few examples.


For the yellow stars, I used a large flower that extended into the points of the star.

IMG_20160222_4600The brown Pennsylvania blocks are sporting Baptist Fans and my initials down in the corner.


The blue waterwheel blocks have a flow of meandering loops and flowers.


The green row of Crosses & Losses blocks is quilted with a spiral motif.

IMG_20160222_4583These Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks are my favorite row. I did a tight stipple here as the row wasn’t entirely flat and required a lot of quilting to tame it down.

tina and quilt

This quilt was gifted to my sister Tina (the one sporting her birthday crown!)  for her 60th birthday. It was very fun to make and even more rewarding to give!

I hope you will pop over to Amy’s to check out the entries in the Quilt Festival. She hosts this event each fall and I have come to look forward to it – lots of inspiration and always one or two new bloggers to befriend. This year is the first time I have entered though. Voting begins Sunday the 25th!

12 thoughts on “Festival Entry Number 2

  1. Kaholly

    It’s a delightful quilt and undoubtedly, your sister was over the moon to receive it as a gift ! Good luck in the Quilt Blogger’s Festival! I’ve always wanted to make a row quilt, but have yet to take the plunge. I started one, once, as a Row a Month, but that’s a long story. Have a happy day! XO

    1. Bernie Post author

      This is the only row quilt I have done. But it was really fun and I loved the effect. I would definitely do another. It might be fun to make a mini for the wall with smaller blocks. That would be a good way to try out new blocks.

  2. Paige

    I know you sister was thrilled! It’s beautiful! I don’t recall the name of the block in the third from the bottom, but I love the effect when the blocks are side by side! I like how you quilted your initials too!

    1. Bernie Post author

      That row used blocks called Fox and Geese or Crosses & Losses. I love the look of it too. As a quilt, the pattern would likely be quite interesting.
      I am terrible about labeling quilts but I often put my initials somewhere. I had also put Tina’s name and the year I made the quilt somewhere.

  3. Wendy

    What a fun quilt, and your quilting is just right for each row. Thanks for showing the close ups of some of your quilting. I’m sure your sister loves the quilt!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Yvonne. Tina loves it and that makes me happy. It was a fun one to quilt, for sure. I liked doing it one row at a time, making it feel very manageable to me.

  4. JanineMarie

    What fun to see this quilt again! I had forgotten how detailed your quilting motifs were. Each row has it’s own personality. Happy for you, your sister, and Mari!

  5. Kate Heads

    I love how you quilted each row differently Bernie, I especially love the loops and flowers on the waterwheel block. A wonderful birthday gift and a great entry for the festival too.


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