blogger’s quilt festival: neon sea breeze

Welcome, friends! My second entry into the Fall 2014 Blogger’s Quilt Festival (small quilts category) is my Neon Sea Breeze!

sea breeze mini qal

I made this quilt for my first ever QAL and blog hop, hosted by the awesome and awesome (yes I meant to say it twice) Angie of Gnome Angel.

The pattern we used is the Sea Breeze Mini from Canoe Ridge Creations. I chose a combination of lively neons and black & white to play with contrast and really highlight the lovely and versatile design.

sea breeze mini qal

I decided to keep the back simple and let the quilting be the main attraction. I used a neon yellow thread from Coats & Clark. It’s intense, but I couldn’t resist!

sea breeze mini qal

In keeping with the bold graphic look, I used a fun black and white print to bind the quilt.

sea breeze mini qal

It’s not always easy to put yourself out there, but I’m so glad I did! And because of that, this bright and happy quilt holds a very special place in my heart. Not only does it scream “Amanda,” it also introduced me to a whole new world of quilty friends. Really, such a welcoming and supportive group of people!

sea breeze mini qal

quilt details:

  • name – neon sea breeze
  • finished size – 22 ½” x 22 ½”
  • pattern – sea breeze mini by canoe ridge creations
  • fabric – neon solids from riley blake, kona solids in black and white, black & white fretwork from camelot design studio
  • pieced and quilted by me

Don’t forget to head over to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival to check out all the amazing entries. Seriously. Do it now. I promise, you won’t be disappointed :)

You can vote for my quilt in the small quilts category here from Nov 1 to Nov 7. I’ve also entered my Radiant Gem in the modern quilts category, check it out here!


A very big thank you to Amy for organizing the event. It’s quite an undertaking, and she has done a fantastic job, as always!

have a great weekend!


5 thoughts on “blogger’s quilt festival: neon sea breeze

  1. Pingback: blogger’s quilt festival: radiant gem | mucho xoxo

  2. It took me a few looks before the secondary block patterns started to emerge on the front – I somehow missed the almost exploding star quality when you take four blocks together. I really love the quilting on the backing a lot! It’s awesome.

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