Final Iron Quilter Update

Remember my entry into the Iron Quilter 2 contest?

Remember my entry into the Iron Quilter 2 contest?

Hi guys! It’s been a while but I wanted to post a final update about the Iron Quilter Contest. If you remember back in December 2013 I blogged about it here and what a great experience it was! It was my very first time entering a quilt contest and I had a blast. There were more than 450 entries and the top 25 + three saves that didn’t make the top 25 were chosen as finalists. There was another voting round and then the top six of those won prizes. My quilt didn’t make the top 25 but I was so happy just to be a part of it all and to have people vote for me. It really is a great ego boost when people you don’t personally know compliment your work. I want to say THANK YOU for all of you who voted and supported me! I’ve been doing some quilting since then and I’m working on some blog posts to share with you very soon.

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Iron Quilter 2 Entry!!

Finally, I’ve posted a pic of my quilt entry into the Iron Quilter 2 contest:

Please +1 my entry in Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s Google Plus page by clicking —–>  here
Give it a few seconds to let my pic load. You will need a Google or Gmail account. Please click just once to +1 the photo of my quilt. If you click twice you are undoing your vote.  

I am extremely proud of my quilt because it is the first one I’ve completed that is larger than a baby quilt. 
Here are some details about the quilt:
*I followed a tutorial on Incolororder.com to create this patchwork chevron. 
*I used four charm packs of Debbie Beaves’ Lovely for RJR fabrics and some white yardage (that I always keep on hand) for the top. For the back, which isn’t shown yet (I’ll have to snap a pic later) I used yellow small print flower yardage. For the binding, I broke open a Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman “dark palette” jelly roll and used some of the strips for binding. I love the transition of the dark colors along the outside edge.
*This entire quilt was pieced AND quilted on a basic machine,  my trusty Singer Simple 3116. Right during the end, I could hear a change in the sound of the motor and I felt a difference in the power of the motor. I was deathly afraid that she’d give up and just stall but she didn’t. 
* I used a quilt ruler and a #2 pencil to mark one inch lines in the negative white space and I used my sewing machine equipped with a generic walking foot to quilt those lines. In the patchwork area I used a sloppy meandering pattern. I say sloppy because there are places where it crossed over and I actually fell asleep a few times while doing it. 
* The actual quilting took me two full days. Thank goodness for Netflix and Dexter. 


Here are some of the details about the contest:

*It is hosted by Missouri Star Quilt Co. and the details about the Iron Quilter 2 contest can be found here.

*Let me tell you, the competition is fierce! I LOVE looking at all of the entries!

*{This is so exciting!} There will be about a week of initial voting to determine the top 25 quilts. After that, at a later date, there will be a final round of voting.

Thank you for visiting my page and I hope you enjoy my quilt!!!

Iron Quilter 2

Update: Missouri Star Quilt hasn’t put up the contest entry photos yet so I don’t want to reveal too much about my quilt until it is up. When it is (and I’ve read somewhere that it will be Monday) I will begin posting.

I have been really busy lately and I have been meaning to finish up my Nyan Cat quilt but have yet to do so.

I do have to let you know why I have been so quilt busy! I have entered Missouri Star Quilt Co.’ s Iron Quilter 2 contest!

I now realize that I chose too big of a project for my poor Singer Simple 3116 but she stuck by my side every step of the way and didn’t let me down.

I will follow up this post later in the day (Sunday) with more info about my quilt, the contest, the quilt pattern I used, the fabric, and the quilting techniques, quilting designs, supplies, and so forth.

May the quilt be with you!!!