It's time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival so graciously sponsored by Amy's Creative Side. I'm a little late getting my entry posted this year due to photography problems. This quilt was completed last week and has been dubbed "Texas Twilight" by My Guy.
This quilt has made previous appearances on my blog while it was under construction as the Buck-A-Block quilt. The light background blocks are made from Thangles Buck-A-Block #2 designed by Mary B. Hayes. The black and dark blue setting was self designed. These blocks were offered as a BOM by the local quilt shop when we lived in Texas back in 2006. I didn't actually start working on the blocks until about mid year last year.
This quilt was supposed to have green sashing with a blue bonnet print as the border. But that proposed setting would not gel with the blocks. I ended up going in a completely different direction. The dark fabric in the Thangles blocks is actually bluebonnets on a black background, hence the black. The blue is a good match to the blue dots in the light background fabric. I like the finished quilt even though looks nothing like the original plan. Sometimes the blocks just have other ideas than you do.
Trudy Lindemann did the quilting. She used diagonal lines in the blue setting triangles and wide borders. In the narrow blue border she did a modified feather motif and then loops in the pieced blocks. It turned out beautifully.
Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and hop over to Amy's to check out all the wonderful quilts posted as part of this fall's show.