Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sewvivor - Quarter Mile Quilts - Kate Gunther

Hello, All! I've decided to audition for Sewvivor hosted by Family Ever After!  As many of you can imagine, it was hard to pick a project for my audition. Drumroll, please :)

My Happy-Go-Lucky Baby Quilt:

I decided to choose one that highlights a few of my favorite things:

1. The Color BLUE.
I am hopelessly addicted to the color blue.  I joke that even my husband's eyes are blue!
(See full post dedicated to the 12 Step Program for Color Addicts - QMQ style!)

2. Favorite Fabrics. 
Highlights one of my favorite fabric collections: Happy Go Lucky from Bonnie & Camille with Moda

3. Hand-quilting
I love hand quilting and the effect it gives a quilt.  To help the "beads" shine, I choose to keep the hand-quilting simple and outline each of the beads in a simple straight stitch.  The pieced border also has a bit of hand-quilting along the edge.

4. Giving Away Quilts
I love giving away my quilts and this was no exception.  I was thrilled to hear my best friend was expecting and so a beautiful baby girl named Grace is the happy recipient of this quilt.

Pattern: Squares and hour-glass blocks created this beaded design.  The piano key / squares border was a late addition after seeing: Pixels to Patchwork's project here. She did a fabulous job! 

Machined pieced and hand quilted by yours truly.  Binding was hand sewn using the backing folded over and hand-sewn.  Finished quilt measures roughly 38" x 46".

Interested in auditioning, too?  Jump over to Family Ever After for all the information! 


  1. i don't blame you for loving this fabric collection.
    it rocks!
    best of luck to you for auditions!

  2. Wow! That looks hardcore! Sounds like fun though - I'll surely vote for you when it is time. :)

  3. I love blue too! And my husband's eyes are also blue. LOL. Best of luck to you in the competition. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

  4. Grace and I love this quilt! And we love you! You are so talented. Good luck in the competition!

  5. Love bonnie and camille. great quilt. Good luck with the audition

  6. Super cute quilt! I love the pieced border too! Good luck :)

  7. Beautiful quilt! This line of fabric is perfect for a little girl!

  8. This turned out great! Love the fabric choice too. Best of luck!

  9. It's so awesome to see how one fabric collection can look so different in projects. I love your take on this- and the color blue- I love it too. And the tiny pieced border is insanely awesome. Thanks so much for auditioning!! :)

  10. This is fabulous. I'm envious of your hand stitching. It's on my quilting bucket list.. one day. So lovely! Great audition - good luck! :)

  11. Such a cute baby quilt, Kate! Your hand quilting is just lovely - it makes the quilt!
    (I'm in love with the color blue, too -- the best color!)

  12. Sweet quilt! Your handwork is lovely :-)

  13. Love your quilt especially borders. Best of luck...

  14. Beautiful entry piece, I especially love that you hand quilted it! Good luck!


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