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Tuesday, 2 November 2010
2010 Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival
I tried to decide which quilt to feature for the 2010 Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival, and I have to say, I still think my Mossy Monkey Mechanic is pretty darn cool! It's really the quilting that gets me every time! The polyester batting I used added such dimension to the pebble quilting - I never would have expected it, and I actually used the poly stuff in a "don't-really-care, it's just an experimental quilt" way, trying to use it up and switch to cotton/bamboo batting entirely.
Now I'm not so sure I won't go out and buy more poly stuff for whenever I plan to pebble quilt!!!
I made this quilt because ever since starting to quilt, I wanted to make a Monkey Wrench quilt - I'm intrigued that a bunch of triangles can make swirls!
I cheated a bit, though I consider it a wise choice to use a shortcut, and used a slightly different block design/arrangement (the brown sections are solid squares instead of triangles from the adjacent blocks). Hey, it worked for me and saved a bit of piecing time! Plus, I love figuring out the math for stuff like that :)
As I mentioned in my original post (and I don't think I can say it any better, so I will copy some of these descriptions ad verbatim): Don't you want to jump on the little pebbles and bounce???
They look just as lovely from the back!
I've already raved so much about this quilt in other posts, and shared my little mishap in the piecing progress, that I'll just leave you with pictures of all this quilty goodness!
I just want to shrink (yes, just like in "Honey, I shrunk the kids") and bounce on it, from pebble to pebble, and then run and hop along the swirls... I've never had a quilt make me feel like that before - it's a teensy bit scary :)
I'm off to push my fingers into pebbles again and giggle at the puffiness :) (Better than that bubble-wrap!)