Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side

It's Blogger's Quilt Festival time and I am thrilled to be able to share my Winterkist quilt (again!) Seriously, this quilt is like one of my children, and showing it off? Never. Gets. Old.

Gnoma Love

I made this quilt as part of the Winterkist Blog Hop, a bloggy party I organized in the summer to promote the release of Monica Solorio-Snow's new fabric line called Winterkist. Because the quilt was kind of a headliner, I wanted it to be really special. I knew I'd need some needleturn applique, embroidery and LOTS of hand quilting.

almost there! 

Embroidered Gnoma

Needleturned Gnoma

The quilt is 42" square and was made entirely by me and my trusty little Husqvarna. It's machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand embroidered and hand quilted. Let me just say, that by the time it was finished, my hand was sore! I really am in love with it though, so it was all worth it.

Gnomas in the Garden

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 42" x 42"
Special techniques used : hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting
Fabric : Winterkist by Monica Solorio-Snow for Lecien & Kona White
Quilted by :me!
Best Category : Hand Quilted, Applique


  1. Very cute! Love the gnomes.

  2. Once again, I just love this quilt Katie! The embroidery and hand quilting are amazing.

  3. Awesomeness! I just saw the Winterkist collection in person the other day and I must say that I must have it! Great job, Katie! Love the hand quilting -- you got some serious skills, woman!

  4. I absolutely love the close-up of your hand quilting. Your stitches are just gorgeous. It's a nice reminder that I really do want to take the time to learn to hand quilt properly. This really is a lovely little quilt and I think your design is a perfect match for the fabric.

  5. Wonderful all the special touches you used! Very fun!

  6. I had to laugh about your "showing off quilts like our children" comment. I know exactly what you mean! This one is such a cute quilt for Christmas -- love it!

  7. I was not expecting such an amazing quilt when I clicked the thumbnail, the quilting is excellent!
    How do you mark your quilt for quilting?

  8. I still can't get over how pretty your hand quilting is, and your applique is perfect. I'd show it off too!

  9. So cute. Love love LOVE your gnomes!

  10. Your hand quilting is just gorgeous! Well done on this lovely little quilt :)

  11. Hi Kate! It's so beautiful quilt with wonderful colours and pattern and your hand quilting is so perfect! x Teje

  12. what a fun quilt. I love the colors and the white, very clean and crisp. The pick stitching is great!