The first is my Mini Medallion, which I finished earlier this year. I'm entering this quilt in the Hand Quilted section because I hand quilted it all with beautiful Perle 8 threads.
The hand quilting category was almost dropped from the Bloggers' Quilt Festival last year, but Amy listened to her audience and retained it. I'm a member of the Celebrate Hand Quilting facebook group, and more and more people are turning to hand quilting to give their quilts a unique look. Celebrate Hand Quilting is a private facebook group, but anyone can ask to join, and the members are very supportive. There are more than 10,000 members in the group now, so hand quilting is alive and well.
This quilt is made from a free pattern which you can download from here. I did it as a mystery quilt along, so I didn't know what it was going to look like until the final month.
I love bright colours so I used bright Perle 8s for the decorative quilting, and regular quilting cotton for quilting in the ditch.
Fortunately I had the perfect backing fabric in my stash.
Finished size: 36" x 36"
You can read more about this quilt in my earlier post here. My other entry in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival is my Flower Garden table runner, and you can read all about that quilt here.
Voting isn't open yet, but I really encourage you to go and check out all the other quilts in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. More and more will be added to the linkup until entries close on 21 May. Then voting will be open from 22 May until 29 May. Winners will be announced on 30 May. It really is a great way to see a huge range of quilts from the comfort of your own home.