Today I want to share Emerald City Quilt Show Entry July 2015.

I entered my first ever quilt show with the COQG. I became a member in 2014 because I’ve fell in love with quilting and my wonderful neighbor invited me to a guild meeting.

This group of mostly ladies are so eager to share their quilting knowledge. They were also very encouraging to get me to enter into the quilt show!

Trying to decide on a project was fun and challenge at the same time. The president had posted a challenge to make quilts using 2.5 inch strips. Having just finished a quilt for my mother in law for Christmas I knew that I had plenty of scraps. That is what helped me make the decision on what fabric to use for this quilt project.

There wasn’t a pattern to follow. For this project I made it up as I went along. Math isn’t my strongest asset, but since I was using 2.5 inch strips this became easy. Starting with a 2.5 inch square I went around that square with different colors of green strips until I had a square. Then I cut three different prints of white into 2.5 inch strips. Sewing three strips together I then cut those into squares that were the same size as the green squares. Playing with the placement of the squares on a design board I made for hours I finally had a design.

Emerald City Quilt Show Entry July 2015

Once I had the blocks sewn together the hard part was trying to decide how will I quilt this thing? Finally I decided that I would go around the green blocks with green thread and make quarter inch quilting straight line quilting. When the green was done I then did the same in the white areas with white thread. The last things to do were to put on a hanging sleeve, binding and a label.

Emerald City Quilt Show Entry July 2015


Thankful for Rocky at Threads of Tradition for teaching me how to attach my binding, as I feel that is one of my best assets in quilting making.

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Emerald City Quilt Show Entry July 2015