Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012. A wonderful festival which allows the quilting community to show their favourite quilts and tell the stories of how they came to be. As well as viewing everyones wonderful quilts, Amy and her sponsors, generously give away a truck load of fantastic prizes.
|Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012 - Spring|
I recently made this quilt as part of a the swoon-a-long on Flickr hosted by Katy from Imagingermonkey blog. I did not want to make the traditional 24" block so I created a challenge to make one 80" mega swoon block. I selected a base fabric, a Michael Miller fabric, which I purchased on sale last year and teamed it up with as many solids from my stash. To make such a large block interesting, I made fabric from similar toned solids and used it to make the HST's. The 20" centre block was built around a fussy cut piece of the feature fabric. I threw in a border of bright turquoise and claret as add more character. The background was a mixture of charcoal textured solids. I backed the quilt in a red solid from Kate Spain's Flurry collection and binded the quilt in a claret solid.
The quilting was the fun bit. I used Aurifil threads in a variety of matching and contrasting colours and custom quilted each block with geometrical designs.
As I was putting it together it reminded me of a tiled floor in some exotic hotel.
The quilt finally found its home in Sydney with my niece.
Was it easy to make? Yes!
Was it enjoyable to make? Definitely!
Would I make another one? Without hesitation!
Thank you Amy for hosting another wonderful Bloggers Quilt Festival.