When I first read about the Blogger’s Quilt Festival in this post , I knew exactly which quilt I’d enter! It’s a One Block Wonder I started over a year ago. Today I named it Flower Burst Wonder. It measures 64″ x 75″.
One Block Wonder is a technique from Maxine Rosenthal’s book titled One Block Wonders. Personally I think the book should’ve been titled One Bolt Wonders, because you use lots of one fabric to make these amazing quilts! I used “koto” by Alexander Henry.
This is the second One Block Wonder I’ve made. Originally it was to be a quilt for my king size bed, but after adding wide borders, I hated it! At that point I decided it wasn’t going to be a quilt for my bed after all and put it in a closest where it sat for many moons.
I finally figured out what to do w/it a couple of months ago. It would become a large lap quilt and gift for my mom’s b-day November 3. I had to make it a lot smaller, so after removing the wide borders, I removed several rows of hexies to shorten the center. Then I added narrower borders and FINALLY I started liking it again!
I’d always wanted to quilt it w/orange colored thread and that’s what I did. I wanted a softer, comfier quilt and didn’t want the orange thread to be overpowering, so I did minimal quilting; lazy, wavy lines in the center and a meander in the outer border. You can see it better from the back view.
The 3 in” binding was made from the rows I removed when shortening the quilt top.
Thank you Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side for organizing such a delightful event. This is my first time and I’m entering Flower Burst Wonder in The Large Quilt Category. I’m super excited to be a part of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival this fall!