i gave a lot of thought to which quilt i wanted to share on the Blogger's Quilt Festival this fall. i had a couple to pick from but one just kept coming back to my mind. it still is my favorite quilt that i have made to date.
i know you have seen it before but you get to see it again.
'The Oz Quilt'
i made this quilt by following a quilt along from Julie over at Jaybird Quilts.
Julie taught us how to make hexagon blocks without using 'Y' seams.
i used Neptune from Tula Pink for this quilt. that was really when i first fell in love with her fabric. its a layer cake with Kona Navy for the setting fabric. i also used a honey bun for the postage stamp boarder.
i pieced the leftover honey bun strips into the back of the quilt.
i had one hexagon block left which i turned into a label and put it on the back of the quilt.
the quilt measures 70"x90" and i quilted it myself.
i learned a lot from quilting this quilt. it took me some time to get around to doing it. i think because of its size. but, i just focused on it a section at a time and worked my way through it and it eventually got done.
so why the name? The Oz Quilt?
i have never actually been to Australia a.k.a. Oz, but i have spent a lot of time there in my mind while reading a story someone wrote. i fell in love with Australia through that story and in particular Port Douglas and Ten Mile Beach.
i looked at the quilt when it was all done and that name came to me and i thought it was perfect for this quilt. the colors remind me of the water. the fabric is called Neptune. but most of all i can see this quilt in my mind on Ten Mile Beach in Australia.
defiantly an item on my bucket list.
quilt measures - 70"x90"
quilted - by Me
best category - Favorite Group or Bee Quilt
technique learned - hexagon blocks without Y seams