Blogger’s Quilt Festival – ROYGBIV Quilt

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Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere!  My blog is named after my daughter, her name means Bitter Sweet, hence Sew BitterSweet Designs was born.  I am an aspiring pattern designer and have a few patterns for sale in my Craftsy shop. Along with patterns for sale I also have over 60 free tutorials on my tutorials page, please feel free to check them out!

I decided to enter the ROYGBIV Category for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival because I truly do have a thing for rainbows. Here is my quilt:

Rainbow Star Burst Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis quilt was made for the Riley Blake Challenge with the Modern Quit Guild. I have a love for straight line quilting and quilt this on my home machine – a Janome Horizon 7700.  I used King Tut thread by Superior Threads.

One of my goals this year was to sew as much out of my stash as possible – I think in the first 4.5 months of the year I have bought fabric for only 2 projects, a hand bag that I finished 2 weeks ago and a quilt I am working on now.  The backing for this quilt, utilized 2 of the fabrics from the challenge that did not fit in on the front and a lovely piece of Art Gallery solids that had been hidden in my stash for the last 2 years. I decided to use white thread on the front and back of the quilt and I have to say I love the back almost as much as the front.

Back - Rainbow Star Burst - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comLater this summer I plan to enter this into our local county fair, I live in Thurston County in Washington. It will be the first time I enter a quilt into a judged show and I am excited for the professional feedback, I think it will be an interesting experience.

Quilt Stats:
Name:
Rainbow Star Burst

Size: 51″ x 51″
Machine Pieced, Quilted, & Designed by
Melissa Dunworth (me)
Category:
ROYGBIV

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the festival!

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13 Responses to Blogger’s Quilt Festival – ROYGBIV Quilt

  1. Vera says:

    Good choice. I have a thing for rainbows too 🙂

  2. CitricSugar says:

    Love that quilting – way to showcase that star!

  3. Sharon says:

    Beautiful! What a neat star design.

  4. Susan says:

    Perfect choice for this one! You know that pattern is a favorite of mine.

  5. Mara says:

    I love rainbow’s a wonderful quilt to show.

  6. Samantha says:

    I love everything about this- the quilting, the choice of binding, and the back. I have a thing for rainbows too- and I love when they’re slightly subtle like this.

  7. rosa says:

    Just stunning.Hope you get many votes.Have a fun week!!

  8. Lisa L. says:

    I just love this quilt! Especially the echo quilting! 🙂

  9. Vicki says:

    Love this quilt!!

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  11. CeLynn says:

    I can almost taste the rainbow 😉

  12. Sondra says:

    You did an incredible job! this is a beautiful quilt. Love it. XXXX Sondra

  13. Jo Ferguson says:

    I love all your work but this is definitely one of my favourites. Good Luck.

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