Blogger’s Quilt Festival: The Low Definition Quilt

It’s that time of year–International Quilt Market & Festival (the semi-annual quilting industry trade show and related festival). This also means that Amy Ellis from Amys Creative Side is hosting the semi-annual Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Anyone can participate by posting a picture of a favorite quilt, writing a bit about it, and linking up to one of the many quilt categories.


I’ve posted about this quilt before–I named it Low Definition in a nod to all of the great low volume quilts that are out there right now. I used it to teach a small Introduction to Improv Piecing Class at Capital Quilts in April, and it was just plain fun to make! Sometimes, I think it is important to set aside deadlines, or quilts for other people, and just making something that reminds you how much you love to sew.  I love the colors, the fabrics, the quilting, and the small size!

Low Definition Quilt
40” x 48”
Category: Favorite Baby Quilt
Quilted by me; wavy lines with my walking foot


I’m celebrating Quilt Market from afar with lunch with two of my good quilting friends, Leigh and Laura! And I’m pretty sure I’m going to be stalking Lee’s IG feed all weekend (as well as many  more blogging friends who are in Portland.) I’m equal parts relieved and jealous that I didn’t make the trip.)

Past Bloggers Quilt Festival Posts:

Fall 2012: The Helix Quilt
Spring 2012: Old School Library Quilt
Fall 2011: Garden Windows Quilt
Spring 2011: Strawberry Patch Quilt
Fall 2010: Around the World Quilt
Spring 2010: Community Gardens Quilt
Fall 2009:  Hop, Skip & A Jump Quilt

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  1. Liz
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    GORGEOUS!! I love everything about your quilt!

  2. Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Great colour choices! The quilting is perfect for it. I am also loving the pieced strip on the back – especially how it hugs the side rather than run down the middle.

  3. Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    What a nice peaceful baby quilt, great colour choice

  4. Posted May 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Love the colors! What a great quilt!

    xo -E

  5. Posted May 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Simply elegant!

  6. ylmommyx4
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    I love the colors and your take on low volume

  7. Posted May 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    ooo, I love straight line quilting. I’m so drawn to your colors, yet they’re so peaceful, low definition. Very nice.

  8. Posted May 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! Reminds me to not make sewing quilts so complicated all the time. Just squares is comforting in its simplicity. Low definition is on my to do list. Thanks for sharing in the festival Katie . Janita

  9. Posted May 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Love, love, love the polka dots in this quilt. Just makes me happy looking at it.

  10. Posted May 20, 2013 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt, Kate! I love the mix of neutrals and that gorgeous green and blue!!

  11. Posted May 20, 2013 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    Love your color choices on this sweet little quilt. :). I love it!

  12. Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I love the color palette in this quilt, very nice!

  13. Posted May 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Your eye for color and placement are great! Such a lovely quilt.

  14. Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    I really love this pattern. Did you use a design wall or lay it out first?

  15. beth lehman
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    oh, i love the color combinations, here, and the low volume is such fun!! the quilting lines are great, too!

  16. Deborah Gunthorpe
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    I love this quilt – the neutrals and colour combination looks fantastic :-)

  17. Mary
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    The colors are great! I love simple fun quilts.

  18. Posted May 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I love the colors! Nice job!

  19. Posted May 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Great quilt and I love the quilting!

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