Friday, May 16, 2014

My first Bloggers Quilt Festival !!!

I'm entering my very first Blogger's Quilt Festival!!
 I am entering the Bee-Inspired Quilt under the 'Small' category. I am hoping that those who see this quilt will be inspired to try things that scare them and to take a step forward into the unknown. 
Read about the inspiration for this quilt. 
This has been quite an exciting few months for me. I started this blog two months ago. My first time ever doing something  like this, and I made my first entirely designed and quilted by me, quilt. 
I made this quilt as part of the Triangle Quilt Along over at The Sassy Quilter
What a blast!! Such a lovely group of folks, and that Paula sure is Sassy ;)


I was scared of making triangles and had heard dreadful things about BIAS and stretching and  matching points misery.  And I did it anyway!! Cause life is for living and not for fearing.

Along the way I found my triangle Mojo, and I know it will never leave. 

And so that you never suffer Terrible Triangle Trauma, I made you a tutorial on how to do triangles, step by step. Easy Peasy!! Cant wait to see what you make!

This quilt is all about Bees and our shifting light and seasons, here in Alaska.

Here is the Quilting on this piece. I Quilted diagonal lines parallel to every seam, across the whole quilt. Then I quilted a variety of triangle shapes inside of the Flowers and the Sun. 
Do you like it? I think it was worth the extra effort and added stability to the quilt. I  see that some people made triangle echoes throughout their quilting and that is definitely an idea I will be pursuing in another quilt. 

Check  out those corners!! I mitered every single one of them. Woohoo!

And how do you like this binding??! 

FAB post about binding is here! Lol!

The Label :)

Thanks for stopping by!! You're always welcome!! I am sew psyched to see you all!!!
Check out the rest of the entries at the 
Boy, they sure are fantastic!!!


  1. Yay Lori! I am so glad you have entered this in the festival. You did a great job on this quilt! :)

  2. It looks great - welcome to the festival :)

  3. Welcome to the festival! Your quilt is beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous! I love how the yellow fades out into blue stars...

  5. Your quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on starting your's scary, but so much fun!

  6. I think well meaning quilters can sometimes make bias edges seem a scarier thing than they really are. ;) You did a beautiful job - and I adore your color palate! :)

  7. Neat triangle quilt. Love the colors, and the quilting that goes with it. The binding looks great (ugh! inside corners!).

  8. Love your quilt! I love the non-traditional binding and the bee label is so cute!

  9. This is really a prize winning quilt, I love the colors and the layout and the story behind it. Great luck! It is beautiful!

  10. Oh, I just love this! The colors, inspiration, that mitered binding! And the label! Be(e) still my heart! :D I have a special affinity towards anything bee related - it's been my nickname for years and years. Love, love, love!

  11. Congratulations on your first entry! This is one big and beautiful quilt. The fabrics, the quilting, the angled sides, the label.... And that triumphant binding! Great photos. I especially liked the close ups!

  12. Congrats on all your firsts (working with triangles, the festival entry and starting blogging)! Looks like you had a lot of fun with the QAL --- I really like the quilt and all the stitching you did and am really "buzzed" about that label! Hope you'll enter the festival again in the Fall!

  13. Beautiful colors on this one! And that binding is amazing. :D Wonderful work!

  14. It's gorgeous! I love the two stars which stand out and the zigzag edges. Wonderful choice of colours too!

  15. gorgeous quilt! I love triangle quilts. I love the way you've quilted it and the label is adorable.

  16. What a great quilt!! Your initial picture looks like orange and blue, then I see it's yellow, but I love the colors. Wonderful job on your quilting. Very nice.