May 21, 2010
Bloggers Quilt Festival 5-2010
It's time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Here's the link http://www.amyscreativeside.com/ I made this quilt for my daughter who lives far away from me in Florida. I was inspired to make this pattern which is a Liberated Shoo Fly by reading the book Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston. That book is now out of print, but Gwen Marston has recently published another book called Liberated Quiltmaking II and it has similar directions. I used an assortment of solid colors for the background of the blocks, and then I added scraps galore. I try to use my scraps whenever I can, as you can see. I included scraps in the borders. But my scraps seem to multiply nevertheless. This quilt was so much fun to sew. I like to just throw colors together--I'm not the interior decorator type, I guess. I free-motion quilted on my sewing machine.