Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Entry 2 26

I really love seeing all the beautiful quilts during the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, hosted at Amy’s Creative Side, so this time I’ve decided (admittedly a little last-minute) that I would enter some of my quilts!


My second entry is in the Quilt Photographer category. I created this [very] mini-quilt out of an Oakshott fat eight pack called Autumn.



My guild was hosting a challenge to make a quilt based on a photograph, and I used one of my photographs from Antelope Canyon in Arizona.  I adore oakshotts, and they did a great job of capturing the depth of color and changing nature of the slot canyons.

Oakshott close up

This quilt was also an exploration in improv curves, something that I had really wanted to try but never done. I have done it quite a few times since, and I’m a big fan!

Quilting closeup

For the quilting, I wanted to reinforce the dark foreground/light background as well as the lines of the rock formations. I used a thicker dark blue thread for the foreground quilting, and a lighter rust colored thread for the background. The quilting is an organic curved line, with some intersections like you would see on the slot canyon walls.

Inspiration photo and challenge quilt

Someday I’d love to do a bigger version of this quilt, but it’s going to be a while before I have enough oakshotts to do so!


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