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I have seen Bloggers’ Quilt Festival all over the blogs I check over the past few years, but I have never entered it.  Well, that is about to change!  For those of you not familiar, it is simply a way for bloggers to share one of their favorite quilts that they’ve made.  There are prizes and so much eye candy and inspiration.

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The quilt I am sharing is” City Tromps.”  I made this quilt this last winter with some of Denyse Schmidt’s fabrics and some gray solid.  I wanted to make a modern, easy to piece quilt that would show the fabrics well.


I quilted it with a bit tighter (for me) basic meander.  I also added the word “modern” in the quilting.  This was one of my first times adding words into my quilting, and I must say that I am addicted.  It adds some spice for you as the quilter, since sometimes a meander can get somewhat tedious.  It also adds quirkiness to the quilt and it is always fun when people catch it as they look at the quilt.


Something else I learned on this quilt, is to just go with the flow.  I totally ran out of gray thread as I was quilting and for a second I panicked, but then I thought I should just use what I had on hand.  So out came the blue thread.  Another quirky element that I really enjoy.  It is not very obvious, but I know that the blue thread is there in one corner and it is kind of like a little secret just between the quilt and me.  Can you see it?


I added a wool elephant applique on the back of the quilt.  I thought long and hard about how I was going to get that guy on the back without quilting over him or around him.  I decided that I would add him after the quilting was done with a bit of fusible web and hand stitching.  Waalaa!


“City Tromps” hangs out on the living room couch, hence the added wrinkles, and works perfect with the pillows I had previously made.  I must like gray.  🙂


Pop on over to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival to check out all the amazing quilts people are sharing.  Talent and inspiration galore!!