27 October 2012
Bloggers' Quilt Festival
It's time for everyone to showcase their favourite quilt once again, in the Bloggers Quilt Festival at Amys Creative side. A lot of bloggers seem to have been prepared for this, but not me! Nevertheless, I have a quilt I would like to enter. Much as I love my Supernova quilt, this is a straight copy of the original, including the fabrics, so I didn't feel I should enter that one. SO instead I chose my Pheonix quilt, which I made for my great niece, Vivienne, on her arrival into this big bad world in April this year.
I had previously started to make the Farmers wife quilt, but my heart wasn't in it and realistically, I was never going to finish it. So I put the fabrics together to make this quilt. Hence Pheonix, from the ashes of The Farmers Wife.
I used Camille Roskelleys pattern Sweet Pea, from her Simplify book. It went together really easily and I love all those bright colours jumbled up together. I can't remember the name of the fabric I backed it with, but I thought it picked out the colours in the front so well, and it is a nice fun pattern
I was determined to try something different with the FMQ this time, more than just the standard stipping that I usually do, so I doodled a nice flowery pattern which I think complements the girliness of the quilt.
The flowers showed up well on the white , but were a little lost on the busy colours of the main pattern. But as one of my readers said, Vivienne will be able to find the flowers her great auntie hid for her! What a nice thought
And finally, another first for me, I did a scalloped edge using biais binding
I know that this quilt is loved and well used, and let's face it, that's what it's all about!
The details of the quilt are as follows
Quilt Measurements: I'm not sure now but I think it ended up around 50" x 50"
Special Techniques used: First time I FMQ'd flowers. Scalloped edge with biais binding
Quilted by Me!!
Best category: Favourite Home Machine Quilted Quilt, Favourite Baby Quilt
There are some really great prizes, so why not have a go at entering. What have you got to lose? And go and have a look at some of the other fantastic quilts that have been entered already. And a big thanks to Amy for organising it again.
I'm number 271 on the link. Gulp!