Today is the start of the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side. If you're not familiar with the festival think lots of eye candy and tons of inspiration.
Here's my contribution:
I call it my Never Ending quilt, because that's how it felt, like it would never be finished. Looking through a quilt magazine I saw a beautiful quilt and the description was all about using those bright big prints that I can't seem to resist. I should just say I collect them since I buy them and rarely use them.
One problem, after making a bunch of the squares and starting on the wide pieced sashing it was horrible. The colors were discordant and the whole thing looked a little muddy.
It ended up in a UFO bag and forgotten. Six months later looking for something else I found some beautiful blocks and some ugly ones. I made a few more and took some apart and completely scrapped the wide sashing. I hand dyed the yellow fabric to make the simple sashing.
I thought I was finally done but when I went to sandwich it, I realized it really needed a border to pull it all together, so back to the stash. I found the perfect orange and yellow to use.
I love the way it came out and I changed the name to Never Ending Sunshine since it's so bright and cheerful.
You can link up to the festival until Nov. 4th and you can enjoy the show at any time. Amy still has links up for past shows so you can really immerse yourself in quilts. Enjoy the show.
Thanks for stopping by,