Derby Style Quilt - Quilt Market - Fall 2014

It seems like just yesterday it was spring quilt market, and now it's fall market again! Crazy! I've been to every fall market for the last five years so it's strange to be skipping this one, however, I will be in Lexington, Kentucky during market, teaching at Q-First in Quilting, so I still get to be hanging out with lots of quilty peeps!

Speaking of Kentucky! Melissa of The Polka Dot Chair has a new fabric line coming out, inspired by the Kentucky Derby - Derby Style, for Riley Blake Fabrics. Melissa asked me to machine quilt this adorable quilt showing off her new fabrics. 
I knew the machine quilting had to be something fun, to add interest but not take away from the fabrics and the pattern. So I chose to machine quilt cables in the borders, then in the background I decided to go with tiny pebbles, swirls and clams. I wanted to mix it up in with the background fillers, just to create more texture and add a little bit of interest to the background. I love that it's kinda funky too!
Then in the center of the ribbons I machine quilted a star and wavy lines in the ribbons. So cute! If you're headed to Quilt Market you'll have to check it out.
Make sure to hop over to Melissa's blog to see more about this darling new fabric line.


  1. Love this! Can you tell me the name of the cable border pattern and/or where I can buy it? Thanks so much! Michelle

  2. Holy heck there is a lot of work gone in to that quilt!!! Awesome!

  3. Wow! You really outdid yourself. Look at all that work!


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