In being a newbie-ish quilter so far, I knew nothing about the Bloggers Quilt Festival...until a few weeks ago! As it is upon us now, head on over to amyscreativeside and check out the awesome entries. I've been thinking about which quilt I wanted to enter, and decided on this one.
I started sewing right after Christmas this past year, as my husband bought be a sewing machine as a gift. I was beyond ecstatic, as it had embroidery features that I planned on using to embroider everything! Little did I know that the embroidery feature would not be what I loved most about my machine. I completed my very first quilt (a baby quilt for a friend) in February, and I was hooked!
The quilt I decided to enter to the festival is my value quilt. I had never taken color value into consideration when making a quilt before, and I learned so much beyond just deciding on what color scheme I want to use for a particular quilt.
I really love the scrappiness of this quilt, I used a scrap of each and every fabric I had in my stash at the time and am still amazed that its not the color that makes this quilt so great, but the value in pairing the colors together. It still amazes me that the quilt design comes completely from how you place each square in the arrangement. I can assure you there will be many more quilts based on value of color in my future.
This quilt will be a gift for my mom for Christmas this year, and while hard to part with, I cant wait to give it to her, as I know she is going to absolutely love it!