Saturday, 16 May 2015

Spring 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival

If you are looking for my FoQ giveaway, go here.

I've been entering the Blogger's Quilt Festival for two or three years now - I love that it brings together bloggers from all over who share a passion for making quilts.

For the Spring Festival I am entering my second version of my Modern Sampler - I stitched along with my classes on this one and it actually was quite a departure in colour for me. I have been keen to try out a darker background and chose a small b & w spot. My other fabrics started off from a fat 1/8 bundle of Kate Spain Cuzco and I went from there, using my stash if I could.

The quilt was constructed in four panels and then joined with wide strips, using QAYG techniques, this was the basis of the course for 2014/15 and if you are interested in seeing some of the others you can view a slideshow of my end of term show HERE

But today is all about me, ha!

The quilt measures 72" x 84" and I quilted it at home using black Aurifil #50 which, stitching black on black nearly did for my eyesight! Wadding/batting was Hobbs 80/20 in black and the backing was Ikea cheapo black & white alphabet fabric. (actually a duvet cover)

It's always nice to have your work appreciated.

I think I shall enter this into the Large Quilts category.
If you have popped over to have a look, thank you, and for those of you who are regular readers, why don't you visit the main site for a wonderful array of quilts, with more being added all the time.


  1. I love it, the colours are so rich and warm and the blocks are so pretty.

  2. Lovely to see this in detail again.
    Good Luck Mrs BPQ! . . . its gorgeous...
    . . . .is Mr Puss missing your quilts?

  3. Great quilt Sheila. I bought that exact same duvet cover with the intention of usingit as a quilt back but I've been too lazy to unpick it so far :)

  4. Love the dotty sashing Sheila! Also I am guessing this is your second version of this quilt as you have been making them along with you class? I have enough for another blocks for 2 - 3 quilts of my Modern Sampler!

  5. Beautiful! Your background fabric is perfect!

  6. What a cute sampler, I love the polka dot you used for the background, it gives great interest to the quilt.

  7. I love this quilt, particularly the dotty background!



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