Monday, May 19, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival-Spring 2014  

      This quilt was inspired by doing a jelly roll race at a retreat. I got to thinking that it would be more fun if there was a narrow strip, added to the 2 1/2" strip. I actually made that quilt. Then, I decided to try to work my way out from the center in a giant spiral. My friend's husband saw it and suggested naming it: A Maze Zing. Like nearly all of my quilts, it was also quilted by my good friend, Regina Carter of Jackson GA. It was her husband that suggested the name. I made this quilt in a few evenings, which is really unusual for  me. 

     When I was writing the pattern, I remade the quilt, to check out a few construction ideas. Of course, I had to use totally different colors this time. I couldn't enter this version in the Festival, because it is not bound yet. Notice that the first quilt is bold colors, so I joined my strips bluntly, but with the second, more blended version, I joined the strips on an angle. I have already taught this as a class once, and it was really nice to be able to show the students 2 very different colorways.

     Here is the first of the series with the straight thick and thin strips. It was a graduation gift for a friend's daughter. This quilt was machine quilted by me. I am working on doing that with smaller pieces, and I thought that staying within the strips would give me some guidance.

  There are many more beautiful creations at The Blogger's Quilt Festival. You won't want to miss it! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very cool twist on the regular jelly roll! Great job!

  2. Dropping by from BQF, what a great effect the circular fabric has in dividing the colourful KF fabrics, it's quite amazing how much more vibrant each colourway becomes :D

  3. That's such a cool idea - and I like your two different colour ways !

  4. Love the circular fabric - fun idea!