Friday, December 5, 2014

Follow Me!

It all started with a lighthearted conversation with a friend where I jokingly said I needed to make a quilt that says "Read My Blog!".  I'd been brainstorming ideas for a quilt to enter in the Quiltcon Quilt Show and this seemed like an obvious choice.

I used one of the free QR Code Generator's I found on Google to generate a QR Code for my blog and then used Gimp to overlay a grid over the image.

Rather than sewing together 625 1" squares I started by making the 3 nested squares for the corners and then pieced each row using 1 1/2" wide strips cut to the needed length.  You can't imagine the feeling of relief when having painstakingly pieced together all those rows I scanned the QR code and it went right to my blog!!!

For the quilting I decided to keep in simple.  I did stitch in the ditch around the white blocks to help the pink pop.

I debated quilting my blog name in to the border because I was worried it would disqualify me but in the end I couldn't find any rules prohibiting it and I thought it made it more obvious what the quilt was about (and for those who don't have a QR reader handy).  I printed the text on freezer paper and ironed it on to my quilt and then used FMQ to quilt around the paper.    From there I played with some ideas for more FMQ but in the end just echoed the square out to the edge.

There were more than 1500 quilts entered so the competition is stiff but it will be an amazing showcase of what's happening in modern quilting.  Now that I've finished it's time for some holiday making...  there's nothing like a handmade gift:-)

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 35" x 35"
Fabrics: Bella Solids Azalea, White.
Batting: 80/20 Cotton/Poly blend.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in Ivory (2021) and Fuchsia (4020).


  1. Prettty cool. I like your quilted name on it.

  2. Very cool AND very impressive that you were able to keep all of the squares in the right place and it works! YAY! :) Congratulations on a great finish!

  3. Good luck! Crossing my fingers that the BMQG has some good representation at the show.

  4. That's such a cool design idea, and the colors really pop!

  5. That is some precision piecing! You know I love a name on a quilt, but I really like the subtlety of your method...

  6. This is the coolest thing ever! I have never seen a QR Code quilt before. VERY nice work!

  7. It's fun to see it finished! Have you seen Krista's similar quilt? Look here:

  8. This is so cool, I want to make my own. I was so impressed when I saw it yesterday and could actually scan it and come here to your blog! Plus it is pretty! I love yours!