Friday, July 18, 2014

Sewvivor--The Quilting Mill--Barbie Mills

This year's "Sewvivor" competition is all about quilts! I decided I just had to enter. I would love to participate in the challenges and I have a really unique idea for the first one, so I hope I get in! I had a difficult time deciding which item to enter, but ultimately it was my Rainbow Dresden Ripples quilt.


I love everything about this quilt. I designed it myself using a dresden ruler and parallelograms to make it appear as if it is full of curved seams, but every seam on the quilt is straight.


I used two identical Kona jelly rolls to make it. 


I quilted a different pattern in each of the 40 different colors. It was SO MUCH FUN! It was a great challenge to come up with 40 different designs that would work in curvy shapes.


I used Peppered Cotton from Studio e on the back. It is so, so soft. Someday when I'm ready to wash this quilt and use it regularly, it will be super snuggly. A black and white print seemed like the perfect binding.

I matched the thread colors to the colors on the front. I love how the different designs show up so well on the back.

This is one of my favorite close-up shots. I used a variety of free-motion work and rulers to get all of different designs.

I would love to get to compete in the Sewvivor Competition!

7 comments:

  1. Just sooo beautiful! The quilting is just amazing!

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    1. For some reason I didn't get this comment to my email, so I'll reply here. Thank you so much! I'm really happy with it!

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  2. I love all the different elements of this quilt! Good luck with the challenge!

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  3. This is a beautiful quilt! I'm still trying to figure out how it's not curved seams!?!?

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  4. wow! i can't think of anything more than wow!
    i love the gradation of the colors and the combo of the various quilting styles.
    best of luck to you in the auditions.

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  5. So many great details in this quilt! Fabulous! Best, Kate

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