Hello old and new friends! I am so happy you are here. Welcome.
I am re-sharing Pink Chowder today as my entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side. I decided to enter it as a large quilt.
This is my favorite quilt I have ever made. I finished it a couple of months ago and I still just stare at it sometimes thinking, "I made that" (picture a wondering look and an awed voice).
This quilt is me.
It was born from a late evening desire to start a new project, when I just started randomly grabbing some of my favorite and most precious fabrics. I brought that giant stack of fabric to a retreat with my best sewing people and then I met the Accuquilt die cutter and the, then brand new, clam die. I knew I had to learn to sew curves just so I could turn my stack of fabric into a clam quilt.
The reasons this is my favorite quilt of all time:
1.) I learned so much sewing this quilt. These are my first curves ever. It was my first time using the Accuquilt.
2.) I used some of my most hoarded fabrics on this quilt. Now when I look at it I get so see little happy surprises everywhere. Reminding me to use my hoarded fabrics!
3.) Some of my best sewing people gave me scraps to use in this quilt. Now every time I see those clams, I think of them.
4.) It is pink and aqua.
5.) There are cats on it.
6.) I did it. I felt like I was really starting to get this quilting thing while working on this quilt. The quilting looks so good, the clams came together so well, and the colors just make me smile. It gives me such a sense of accomplishment.
Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for being patient about seeing this quilt twice on here. I think you are the best. I love this community and this festival illustrates everything that is good about the online quilting world. I only just wish we were at a real quilt festival 'cause then we could meet. Maybe have a coffee? I would love to hear about your day.
Pink Chowder Stats
Size: 72" by 72"
Pattern: I used the Accuquilt to cut my clams, but you check out The Quilt Engineer's pattern on Craftsy here.
Fabric: Too many to list. Just so many bits of precious in this one.
Quilting: Organic matchstick quilting with Aurifil Thread done by me on my home machine.
Finished: January 2014