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Bloggers Quilt Festival – Shattered Glass

I recently made the Shattered Glass quilt from Tula Pink’s book for the sew-along with Sew Sweetness. And the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is the perfect chance to share it here. Thanks for stopping by if you’re visiting the festival! There are so many great quilts linked up there you can spend hours just looking around being inspired.

I made this quilt for my brother-in-law and his new wife for their wedding gift. I asked her what kind of colors she would like and her answer was blues, yellows and greens – a springy colorway. So I pulled out my scrap bins in those colors, and threw in some pinks and purples because I thought it was looking a little flat with just blue, yellow and green.

I added a row to the size of the quilt so it finished at 72″ x 72″ – big enough to use for the newlyweds to cuddle under. And while I was at it I made two extra blocks to use for some throw pillows as a matching bridal shower gift.

I used Moda solid, feather, for the background. It’s a great light grey that I think is perfect with the springtime theme. For the back of the quilt I used some of the leftover half-square triangles made from piecing the front of the quilt and did one long row of pinwheels.

I thought about getting all adventurous with the quilting on it, but I just didn’t have the time to think that hard. So I did just semi-adventurous. I used a loopy stipple in the background, and chose several of the triangles to just do concentric triangles inside.

I am really pleased with how it turned out, and even more pleased that the couple love it too. It made the perfect gift tied up with a pretty ribbon.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 72″x 72″
Special techniques used : stitch and flip triangles
Quilted by : me
Best Category : Favorite throw, Scrap Quilt
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7 Thoughts on “Bloggers Quilt Festival – Shattered Glass

  1. I can see why you are pleased and they love it!! Beautifully done!

  2. Very pretty! Love the background color, it lets the colors shine!

  3. This is a great quilt! I love all the colors – especially against the gray background.

  4. So interesting – very pretty!

  5. This is one super cool quilt! Just lovely!

  6. Rachel Mardis on December 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm said:

    Colleen, this is gorgeous!

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