Monday, September 19, 2016

BQF: Original Design, Antler Dance

Amy's Creative Side is hosting Blogger's Quilt Festival, in which quilters get to share their best recent work. Blogger's Quilt Festival is taking place this week and next, and includes a category for Original Design. I'm featuring my original design called Antler Dance.

Antler Dance is made using my Cut and Shuffle method (this quilt is not in the book). Although it looks complex, it's actually just one very easy block in a light version and a dark version. Cut and Shuffle Quilts all start with a simple framed square, which is then sliced and diced. The parts are rearranged to make a nine-patch block. Lots of configurations are possible, and I particularly like the tessellated effect here. Antler Dance was completed in February 2016.
Antler Dance, 72" x 72"

Starting in the center, I spiral quilted it using the walking foot, which gives it a bull's eye effect. Antler Dance will be gifted at Christmas to a family where the dad is an avid bow hunter. Very fitting, don't you think?!

Be sure to check out all the other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and please vote for Antler Dance in the Original Design category, thanks! This link will take you to the BQF main page, and there are links to each category from there. Enjoy all the quilty eye candy!

If you're interested in my Cut and Shuffle method and would like to see more quilts made using this method, click on the Cut and Shuffle Quilts tab above.


  1. I have always loved the tessellation of this quilt.

  2. The quilt does seem especially fitting for the family it is intended for. I really love how the quilting turned out and am glad you took your time getting used to your machine so this could finish so well.

  3. I like your design, it is like a maze where you would like to get lost :)

  4. Antler Dance - what a great name for this quilt. I really like how it looks.

  5. This is a very neat design. I love it!

  6. I remember this one. It turned out beautifully.