Monday, September 19, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 (Original Design): Points East

Points East is my second Blogger's Quilt Festival entry for 2016. I'm entering it in the Original Design category.
Points East
I made this to enter into one of the MQG's fabric challenges. MQG members could sign up to receive a half-yard cut of Riley Blake's Sashing Stash print, which contains different motifs that you can fussy cut or strip cut or whatever you'd like.

I began by mulling for quite a while, and finally settled on a design that incorporates a wedge. Here are the beginnings of my experimentation:

When I decided I liked it, I went ahead and pieced the top, keeping in mind that my niece was expecting her second baby later in the summer and that I wanted this quilt to be for her so I kept it at baby size.
Points East quilt top
Notice at the bottom of this picture that the selvages are still visible. When I piece a quilt using fabric cut WOF (width of fabric, selvage to selvage), I don't tend to trim the selvages off first unless necessary. For instance if the pattern required precise piecing, I'd definitely trim. But in this case, I was putting the top together on the fly and I knew I'd be FMQing it. So, I left the selvages alone and trimmed after quilting.

Speaking of quilting, I quilted it with free-motion designs using my Juki 2010Q, which I love.
Points East quilting in progress
Binding was made with the leftover challenge fabric and voilĂ ! A 40" x 50" baby quilt I called Points East because the wedges kind of look like direction arrows.
Points East
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Feel free to cruise around and take a look at what I've been up to and definitely make sure you visit the Blogger's Quilt Festival to feast your eyes on the beauty of hundreds of quilts!


  1. I love the design, and I especially love the quilting. :D

  2. It's a great design. Especially for a baby quilt.

  3. You and I have the same machine! Isn't it wonderful?

    Great quilt.

  4. Love your design and the way your quilting designs balance the 'whole' picture. Will this be a pattern?

  5. Love your design and what a great use of the challenge fabric. Wonderful baby quilt.

  6. I love the pop the black & white adds to this quilt. Great job!

  7. Love your quilt, it's one of a kind!!


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