BQF: Love Grows a Grove

My second entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is Love Grows a Grove, a twin-sized orange tumbler quilt. 

With five lines of quilting at every seam, the process took awhile.  Dealing with the very lofty wool batting and so many quilting intersections was frustrating and there is a whopping number of imperfections in it, but once it went onto the bed, I stopped seeing them entirely.  Now I just see the Orange Quilt, as it is known around the house.  

Spot Check in orange and some mini tumblers make up the back.  There's no plain white on the front, but some of the mini tumblers are white. 

Bias binding in Navy Kona, because as stubbornly orange as this is, I couldn't stubborn any more orange. 

I collected orange fabrics from far and wide for this one - old stash, a couple online purchases, plus things from quilt shops nearly a thousand miles apart.  I like to think that it would be almost impossible to replicate it.  How many of our quilts wouldn't that be true for, though?  

Quilt Stats:

Pattern: Tumbler (made from my own 6" template)
Dimensions: 62"x83.5"
Thread: 100% poly C&C in white
Doh: Puckers, puckers at the crosses
Binding: Double fold bias binding in Kona Navy, machine sewn to the front and hand sewn to the back

This quilt is in the Machine Quilted at Home category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Happy crafting!


Karin said...

That is a lovely quilt. Like the combination of orange with the blue binding.

Kamila @ Work-With-Patches said...

What a great idea for a beautiful energetic quilt! I love your design, wonderful fabrics and nice quilting!!! :)
Greetings from Poland

Wendy said...

what a beautiful bright quilt! I like the pattern that you've quilted

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I always love tumbler quilts - and although I don't usually "do" orange, I like be the combination of fabrics

ipatchandquilt said...

Love orange! My sewingroom has orange accents all over!!!
Your quilt is awesome!
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