I have not ever entered the blogger's quilt festival, but this looked like fun. I made this moon over the mountain quilt a couple years ago. Itis a favorite of mine because I grew up in Colorado and I have always missed the mountains. The quilt was inspired by a pattern by Jean and Valerie Wells from the Stitchin Post who had done a quilt like it in batiks. It is the first quilt I ever made with batiks, which has also become a favorite fabric line of mine. The thing this quilt taught me is that I prefer applique, and if possible I will change a pieced pattern to applique. Piecing the curves seemed overwhelming to me so this entire quilt is appliqued. I also used a different technique to machine quilt the quilt. I bought a viney backing fabric which I seamed together so the pattern would be continuous (sort of like matching wall paper),
then I put a variegated sulky thread in the bobbin and invisible thread on top and quilted the quilt from the back - simply following the outline of the vines. It gave an all over quilt pattern on the front with the variegated thread.
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