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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2015 {Large Quilt Entry: Unlocked}

As we all recover from the onslaught of quilt market overload, either for those of you who are/were there in person, or those of us scrolling through endless Instagram eye candy and Periscope broadcast pop ups (or just for fun, for those of you who manage to avoid all talk of International Quilt Market), it’s time for the fun virtual quilt show hosted annually by Amy’s Creative Side: Bloggers Quilt Festival.Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2015
unlocked quiltThis year, I’m entering my quilt Unlocked into the Large Quilt Category. It is also an original design, but I figured I’d go by the old adage “go big or go home”. Plus, I find it somewhat comical that I will be entering the festival with a large quilt (250″ around) and a 4″ square mini mini. The draw of that dichotomy may have played a large role in my category-decision making process.

unlocked centerAs regular readers may remember, Unlocked is my quilt magazine publication debut pattern, available in the September issue of Make Modern magazine, and will be available for individual sale in my Craftsy shop in early November.

Unlocked single block artisticIt is a quick and easy quilt featuring a column of rainbow keys and lots of yummy negative space. It measures 53″x72″, resulting in a 250″ perimeter and qualifying it for the Large Quilt Category.

unlocked block detailUnlocked was longarm quilted by my friend Stephanie at Late Night Quilter, and boy did she take full of advantage of that negative space! She used the Cityscape Path straight line quilting style designed by Krista Withers and photos don’t even come close to doing it justice.

This is my first year entering the Festival, but you can see my spring entry here:

Spring 2015: Prismatic Medallion Quilt

I also plan to enter my teeny tiny Modern Hexies mini mini quilt in the ROYGBIV category. (stay tuned for that post!)

Here are links to all of the categories included in the Festival: MiniSmallLargeAppliquéArtHand QuiltedHome Machine QuiltedModernOriginal DesignROYGBIVScrappyViewer’s Choice (If you feel so moved, you can nominate Unlocked in the Viewer’s Choice category, too!)

Here is the schedule for those of you who want to follow along, view the quilts, and vote for your favorites:

  • October 23-29, 2015 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice
  • October 29-Novebmer 5, 2015 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories
  • November 6, 2015 – Winners announced

Many thanks to Amy for organizing such a fun gathering of quilty goodness that we can all appreciate from afar, even while in our jammies!

8 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2015 {Large Quilt Entry: Unlocked}”

  1. There are so many categories that you could have entered this into; I am glad to hear you plan to enter something into the ROYGBIV category! 🙂 This is a stunning quilt, and I am appreciating the texture of your background fabric a lot in this viewing.


  2. I read your post title and thought you had unlocked a new level of the blogger quilt festival, like a video game. (Complete with door unsealing and dry ice steam pouring through in my head) 😂
    Alas, it is your unlocked quilt!! That makes so much more sense anyways. Congratulations again on your debut magazine pattern. It is beautiful and thoughtfully designed.


  3. So glad you linked this one up – it’s really fun. I’m having a great time hopping around the festival finding new bloggers but it’s always a great feeling to see familiar entries too!


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