Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival :: EverGreenery

It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, an opportunity for the online quilting community to share their quilts and admire the work of others. Hardest part about it is deciding what to share, right? Scrolling through the quilts I've made this year, I finally settled on EverGreenery, basically because it still makes me smile and I had so much fun making it!

Inspired by Greenery, the Pantone Color of the Year, I started with improv spikes, then filled in around them with improv hourglasses, diamonds, and stripes, basically made to order as the design came together.

Quilting was improvisational as well, with different designs in various areas of the quilt - all done with my walking foot.

Chunky binding (5/8" finished) seemed the perfect frame!

Creating quilts such as EverGreenery is my favorite.... going to the cutting board with rotary cutter and a stack of fabric or scraps - or both! - and just seeing where it takes you....

Quilt stats:
Finished size35" x 36"
Pattern: my own, improvisational
Fabric: Kona Parrot and green scraps + one lone scrap of Kona Pink Flamingo
Thread: Aurifil 50wt - 2021 [Natural White], with a touch of both 1114 [Grass Green] 
and 2435 [Peachy Pink]
Quilted by: myself, using a walking foot

My previous entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival:
StringSong, 9/23/16 ~ Yay or Nay, 9/21/16
Room Temp, 5/20/15 ~ Keychain, 5/19/15
Red Hots, 10/27/14
Unlocked, 5/16/14
Crazy Rainbow, 10/25/13
Absolutely Mod Pop, 5/19/13 ~ 
HST Love, 5/17/13
Hopscotch, 5/19/12
Mango Revisited, 10/28/11
Supernova, 5/13/11


  1. Gorgeous as always, Debbie! Thanks for the reminder about BQF!

  2. Lovely work on your gorgeous quilt. It is so fresh and reminds me of green fields in Spring.

  3. Hi Debbie! this is one of my favourites! So beautiful, greenery, quilting is amaxing and I just love all the improvised triangles! x Teje

  4. This is an awesome quilt - love that tiny bit of color pop, and how you quilted it. What a beautiful entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival!

  5. I still love Regis one! And how cool too list all your previous entries.

  6. A quilt that still makes you smile is a winner for sure! I really like all the quilting texture, and the chunky binding is a great finish.

  7. Love your EverGreenery quilt! Looks like it was great fun too.

  8. Cool to see it again ! Love your two 2016 entries !

  9. Love the spikes, though my favorite part of your quilt is the pinkish spike.

  10. What a fun design! Love that pop of pink among all the green.

  11. Wacky quilt. What fun! Love the colors.

  12. I enjoyed seeing this quilt again, I love the little pop of pink you added.

  13. It's always so interesting to see what you come up with! This is such a feel good quilt in colors and fabric print. I bet it's even better close-up!

  14. Stunning! Love the pops of color with the green.

  15. LOVE that one pink spike for added interest!!

  16. I like the pink twist in a gorgeous example of colour combination and quilting. Thank you