Monday, September 18, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Fall 2017

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of showing my latest quilt at the first quilt show put on by the Fort Collins Modern Quilt Guild in downtown Fort Collins, CO. I am now pleased to also be sharing it as part of Blogger's Quilt Festival put on by Amy of Amy's Creative Side. If you've not already, be sure to go over and check out all of the other amazing quilts linked up.

This particular quilt was pieced as part of the guild's Roaming Quilt Bee. We each started with one or a few "inspiration blocks" and a theme. For mine, I chose some special fabrics in my favorite rainbow color palette and put together the X blocks and the semi-circles:

More initial blocks for the Roaming Quilt Bee

Completed Initial Block

The only theme I selected was to follow the color palette. I chose come particularly special fabrics as I knew this would be a year long labor. Then each month we rotated the quilts and each quilter added on to the quilt. When the quilt rotated around the circle back to us, we had a completed quilt top!

Then the last month of the Bee I gave birth to my daughter, and so the top waited patiently. And then a few more quilts jumped ahead of it in line for baby showers. This summer I finally was able to pull it back out and get it quilted. Given the scale of some of the blocks, I decided to make this quilt extra-special and rented some time on a long arm at The Presser Foot down in Longmont, CO. This is officially my first quilt quilted on a long arm! I did something different for each block, and am really proud of how it turned out.

You may notice I haven't been blogging on here much recently. You can find me most of the time over on Instagram at @kelseyprantis if you're interesting in following more of my quilting adventures.


  1. Love it! I've been thinking about joining a bee lately, and you may have just talked me into it.

    1. You should! Bees are a lot of fun - and a way to end up with something a bit different than you might come up with all on your own - a little bit of everyone's design personality all interweaved in together. :)

  2. What a fun collaboration quilt. Everything is more fun with friends.

  3. What a fun quilt, I really like how all of the blocks fit together.

  4. Such a beautiful quilt with a wonderful story behind it! I have a quilt that traveled, and it's my favorite. The friendship it represents is priceless!

  5. So Lovely and colourful! Can't go wrong with rainbow lol I love it!

  6. Love all the vibrant colours in your quilt. It looks great with all the different blocks.

  7. What a beautiful quilt, love all the colour and different blocks, great texture from the quilting

  8. I always love a rainbow quilt, and your has such an interesting mix of blocks! Lovely!

  9. Love your helper....what a fun quilt!

  10. It's a great sampler quilt. The colors are so happy!

  11. Wonderful quilt. I sure hope not everyone goes to Instagram. I enjoy reading blogs and enjoyed reading about your quilt.

  12. Hi Kelsey,
    I love your collections of blocks all combined into one beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This quilt is so much fun, what a stunner!

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