Friday, May 16, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Bloggers Quilt Festival!

Thank you Amy, for having this festival every year. I really enjoy looking at the quilts. And it's fun to enter one too.

This year I am entering my son's quilt. Jed is 19, and he was way overdue for a large quilt, to fit his 6'3" frame!

 I thought these geometric fabrics would fit him perfectly.

 Added in some solids....

And this cool ombre grey, looks just like moonlight shining down on some RR tracks.

My son is a train lover, his quilt is called Train Stop.

This is my first big quilt that I've fmqed. I have a vintage Singer 201, which I love. I do my piecing and quilting on it. I learned a lot quilting this quilt. I need a lot more practice, but I love fmqing :)

Here's a close up shot from the back.

I did a lot of straight line quilting on it also, with a walking foot.

It's 84x84, so a large quilt. The solids are Kona solids. The backing is by V&CO's Simply Color line.

You can read more about this quilt here.

Its' entered in the large quilts catagory.

Thank you all for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed Train Stop. Don't forget to look at all the other quilts in the Festival.

See my second entry here.

Have a great day!

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  1. I love this quilt, my friend. It makes me smile very time I see it. My favorite part is the way the gray ombre strips look like rails that are shining in the sun. The design is so striking and perfect for your young man. You did a fabulous job with the quilting. You got my vote! ... :) Pat

  2. yay! a budding free motion quilter! keep up the good work. the quilt is fabulous!

  3. Perfect fabric and design choices for a young man!

  4. Love the warm reds with the cool gray, makes for a very dynamic quilt.

  5. I've watched your progress on this quilt and the end result is fabulous! I'm thinking your boy is over the moon!

  6. Love your quilt! It's is perfect for a guy and the fmq quilting looks great. I too quilt on my vintage Singer. It is simple and does a great job.


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