My Favorite Quilt: Vera of Negligent Style

on June 14 | in Featured Creativity, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 4 Comments

Jessica Skultety from Quilty Habit curated our My Favorite Quilt series! Visit for a new quilt every day, and join the fun with your own link.


Vera of Negligent Style makes quilts, bags, pouches and basically everything you can sew. Really. Every time I pop over to her blog I know I will be wowed. Vera says she loves quilt challenges and quilt-a-longs with deadlines to keep her focused! She has a pretty page of finished quilts; one of my favorites of hers is a color wheel, which she recently entered into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Onward to Vera’s favorite quilt:

Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
My favorite quilt is usually the latest, which means the Triangle quilt I made during the Triangle QAL organized by Sassy Quilter. It was a totally selfish project as I made it just for myself. I used tutorials provided during the QAL and I finally used my first-ever-bought Art Gallery fabrics. I added some no brand local cotton and few scraps which made the right mix.

Have you shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
I made it to be used and loved so showing anywhere did not really cross my mind. It was only part of the final Triangle QAL parade.

What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
So far it was the most fun photo shoot I’ve ever done. There are also some fabrics associated with certain people (shops) or projects I made.

What do you like best about the quilt?
I like the layout the most. It might not be visible at first but there are triangles within triangles and everything is in its place, which makes me happy. It works both ways. There is no top or bottom.

How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
I finally feel like a quilter. All stages of this quilt went smoothly and I even enjoyed the quilting process. My husband made me a drop down table and it made the whole process easier. Basically I came to the stage when I’m confident enough to call myself a quilter.

If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
I wouldn’t change a thing. Wait a minute. My intention was to have giant triangle grid on the back side but I ended up with different kind of grid. Sketch the design of your quilting; that’s the lesson I learned!

Where is the quilt now?
The quilt is being happily used on the couch in our living room.

Would you like to add anything?
I would recommend to any beginner to get involve in a QAL (quilt along). The encouragement and support of others is fantastic and you might even find new friends along the way. Just have fun and enjoy yourself!

Tell Us About Your Favorite Quilt

What about you? What’s your favorite quilt? Answer our questions on your blog and then link up on any of the daily posts. (You can even use the “My Favorite Quilt” button if you want!: http://www.sewmamasew.com/june2014/myfavoritequilt150.jpg) We’re giving away three $25 gift certificates to Fabricworm, randomly drawn from all entries in June.


Rules:

  • You can link up anytime throughout the month (6/1 – 6/30).
  • Your post must be a new, original post about a favorite quilt that you have made.
  • You can answer all or some of the questions below.
  • Click on links to read and comment on other posts! Quilty love should be shared.

Questions:

  • Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
  • Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
  • What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
  • What do you like best about the quilt?
  • How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
  • If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
  • Where is the quilt now?

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4 Responses to My Favorite Quilt: Vera of Negligent Style

  1. Mara says:

    I always love everything that Vera creates.

  2. Sondra says:

    love the colors and design!

  3. anne says:

    I love this! It looks like a triforce quilt which makes my inner nerd happy.

  4. Michelle C. says:

    I feel the same way about Vera and Negligent Style — I’m never sure what I’ll encounter on her blog (a quilt? bag? pillow?), but it’s always something worth checking out. I look forward to reaching that milestone in my quilting, when I feel as if I’ve arrived and can truly refer to myself as a quilter. Maybe a triangle quilt would do the trick!

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