Blogger’s Quilt Festival Submission



state fair sewing challenge quilt

This is the first time I’m submitting over to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  My favorite quilt so far was made this year and it has a special meaning.  My friend Melissa just got the all clear on her Hodgkin Lymphoma.  Woo-hoo!

As part of the Indiana State Fair, the French Seam hosted a sewing challenge.  You selected a three yard bundle of coordinating fabric and created what you wanted.  All fabrics must be used but additional fabrics could be added in.

aqua and a lime green
aqua and a lime green

Unsure what to do I auditioned a number of fabrics to coordinate from my stash.  Ultimately I went with simple solid colors, white and gray.  The quilt blocks started off like this.

state fair quilt blockThe finished quilt turned out to be a good throw size.  My friend has used it at chemo and noted it kept her very toasty.  Here she is all snuggled up during treatment.

The quilt didn’t win the Sewing Challenge but it is a winner for me.  Finished a challenge on time and something useful for a good friend.

sewing challenge quiltIt’s quilted with a 1.5 inch diamond pattern in gray thread.  The back is pieced Kona Ash.  The binding is a great combination of of the green and blues in the top of the quilt.

state fair sewing challenge binding