Blood, Stone, Steel & Fire–Game of Quilts Entry One

Before I get too far into this post I have to admit something.  I’ve never seen or read the Game of Thrones.  When the Game of Quilts challenge came out I quickly got the first Game of Thrones book so I would have some idea on what I was getting myself into but it was just too close to apple season with too many other distractions to really get into the book (hopefully after this fall).  SO … I had to stick with being inspired by the challenge and the fabric.

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I also didn’t really have a lot of time to do this challenge … but I really can’t say no to a challenge … especially a friends challenge … so I figured I’d ‘make it work’.  I deicide to stick with my stand by – convergence.  It always looks cool even though it’s fast and easy to do.  IMG_2171

For the ‘Blood, Stone, Steel and Fire’ quilt I decided to have the quilting be the statement of the piece.  These quilts had to be 18” square.  This is a perfect size for free motion quilting on my Bernina.  It is also a really great opportunity to play around with different designs. 

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I really like my fire, steel (aka sword) and stone quilting … not quite sure about the blood but that was a tricky one.  How do you quilt blood? 

I finished the quilt with a faced binding.  It worked out wonderfully!

Want to learn how to make convergence quilts?  Check out Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts: Mysterious, Magical, Easy, and Fun !

2 comments:

  1. Really love this! Especially the dark silver/gray in the upper left- do you recall what fabric it is? I'm about to do a Farmer's Wife quiltalong and thinking I want to use gray as my neutral background.

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  2. Hello Kim,

    This is the perfect balance between piecing and quilting - each highlighting the other. The quilting is fabulous, with plenty of movement. Great solution for the challenge! I've never quilted blood (can't think why not) and I am guessing that it is the splodgy shapes on the dark red.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv

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