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!


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

    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!

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

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

  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.

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

  6. This is awesome! Good luck to you.


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