Blogger’s Quilt Festival // Helix Quilt

The Helix Quilt

Welcome to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival: the Helix Quilt edition. A big thank you to Amy from Amy’s Creative Side for hosting this fun event twice a year.

I love this twin quilt, which I made in exchange for a family photography session from my friend Danelle I was lucky that Danelle arranged for me to quilt this bad boy on her friend’s long arm, even then, the process reinforced my love of making baby quilts.

I have written more about this quilt here and here and even here, way back in May!

This project was definitely my travelling quilt, and the one I worked on whenever I had a spare minute. I sewed and sewed in my little sewing corner, at  DC Modern Quilt Guild Meeting(s),  at Go Go Kim’s house, the long arm owner’s house–this one has been around the block!

Helix Quilt--in progress
I’m making a small version just like this for my science loving sister, whenever she decides that she needs a baby quilt! 

Helix Quilt--quilting detail

I quilted pebbles in the white diamonds, a large paisley pattern in the pink and aqua helix, and a loop-de-loop in the surrounding white negative space.

Helix Quilt Binding

I machine bound the quilt in a lovely pink print that I could have sworn was Tula Pink but was actually this Lila Tueller Santorini print. Hurray for finished quilts and happy friends!

It never showed up in my feed... #helixquilt done!
An Instagram shot of the quilt on my daughter’s bed… I used this pattern and about 30 of my favorite aqua and pink prints, all from my stash. Which is kind of frightening…

Helix Quilt--so many favorite prints
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy all of the other quilts in the Festival! 
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : it’s a very generous twin sized
Special techniques used : this is a scrapbuster! Half square triangles and super trimming skills required.
Quilted by : Katie Blakesley (me) on a beautiful borrowed long arm
Best Category :Favorite Bed Quilt, Favorite Scrap Quilt, Favorite 2 Color Quilt 

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  1. Posted October 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Love the design, I don’t think I’ve ever seen HSTs laid out quite like this. It’s really pretty.

  2. Posted October 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful quilting on a beautiful quilt!

  3. Posted October 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I love your helix quilt.

  4. Posted October 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    This is so pretty! I love the colors! :)

  5. Vicki
    Posted October 27, 2012 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    It’s so pretty. I love the design and the colors are great.

  6. Posted October 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Very pretty!

  7. Emma
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful quilt; pretty but dramatic!

  8. Posted October 28, 2012 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    What a fabulous quilt, love the colors. Awesome job!

  9. Sunshine Girl
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Its lovely – I like the colours. Thanks for sharing. #263

  10. thea
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    What a great quilt! I love the design!

  11. Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I adore this quilt, Katie!!! Love the pink and teal, and I love this helix design. I totally need to do one of these one day!

  12. Posted October 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I love this quilt! It is beautiful!

  13. Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    The piecing is beautiful but the quilting is outstanding.

  14. Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    Just lovely!

  15. Posted October 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I adore this quilt. Really, really adore it.

  16. Posted November 1, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    This is a neat design, it really keeps the eye moving. Depending on the pic, something different jumps out at me. Really nice work on the longarm!

  17. Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Love this one Katie. So glad you entered it in the festival.

  18. Posted November 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    This. Is. Awesome.
    I so love this design. You know me, I like to do my own thing but this is seriously awesome and I’m going to have to add it to the list of things I want to do…

  19. Posted November 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Such a fun design– I love the pink and aqua too! And the quilting is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. Posted November 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Love this pattern and your fabric choices.

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