Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Bloggers' Quilt Festival


Six months must have flown by because it's time for the wonderful Bloggers' Quilt Festival where you can view the most brilliant selection of quilts, large & small, without getting sore feet!
Use the button above to delve in and keep on returning as new quilts will be added until voting time.

I have entered something now for the last few Festivals and didn't want to miss this one out. I have decided to enter into the Mini Quilt section. Minis should be no more than 80" all the way around so my offering at 17" square fits in fine.
I made this Mini for a friend's 0 birthday this year - the friend who introduced me to quilting way back around 1998. With a few others we have been meeting most Thursdays for many years, at what we loosely call our Sewing Bee. In the early days we laughingly called ourselves Shady Pines in what we thought was a hilarious nod to the future but the future is here now, so we don't mention that name so often.
The wee Mini came about from a few little Granny blocks that I had been playing about with, testing sizes, etc. I had four in shades of pinks and aqua. I framed them all up with white borders and then "wonkified" them all to, I think, 6" square. I liked the movement the wonky produced. I then added borders from some leftover Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter .

I tried my hand, or should I say, my machine, at matchstick quilting, something I hadn't tried before but had spotted turning up in blogs and IG. On a piece this small, it was fun and added such texture.

In an effort at arty I stitched a few lines in pink thread and then promptly unpicked..................

I had just the right piece of teal fabric to bind.

And that was my gift, Granny to Granny.

In an effort to be business like, here are some stats.
The Mini is 17" square.
All fabrics are 100% cotton
Thread used is Aurifil #50 in white 2024
Wadding is Hobbs 80/20

Am now off to link up and have a nosey at all the other quilts. Hope you do too.


  1. I absolutely love it. I bet your friend does too. Juliex

  2. I love this! I love the texture of the matchstick quilting with those fabrics. Good luck in the festival!

  3. It's lovely Sheila. I'm impressed that you use up those test squares. I have a drawer full of them!

  4. What a fun wee entry. Love the texture of the stitching!
    Good luck with this pretty piece.

  5. Hello Bluepatch Quilter! This quilt is wonderful! I love the colors and the trees in the border. I also love the slanted squares quilt in your banner.

  6. I love your charming little quilt! Very fun.:)



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