Wednesday 31 October 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Well, I can't believe it's 6 months since the last Festival. Was looking out for this one, then nearly missed it, now I realise I misread the entry dates and am hoping to squeeze this in by the skin of my teeth.
I have spent many hours over the last 6 months making small stuff, inspired by the Zakka sew a long. But, I did also manage a quilt, as a sample for my Autumn classes starting. Meet Topsy, so called as it's the kind of quilt that just keeps growing.
It was in fact a re-incarnation of a quilt I made years ago with a different block in the centre but this time I wanted curves, and I wanted New York Beauty.
 The big NYB in the centre was foundation pieced in four sections and I popped a quarter NYB in each of the four corners.

Most of the fabric was Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow that I got at a good price in the January sales, so much so I had enough for the back too.
I quilted Topsy myself by machine. The quilt measures 60" square and probably fits into the Favourite Throw category, or Favourite Home Machine Quilted Quilt.
If you have popped in from the Festival, thanks for taking a look. And if you have yet to look at the amazing work on show, do go on over, you won't even have to leave your chair for this Show!!

Amy's Creative Side


  1. really pretty colors and quilt


  2. I am in awe of your piecing Sheila.

  3. Your New York Beauties are so amazing!

  4. This is such a beautiful quilt, I especially love the quilting you used to finish it off.

  5. That is an amazing quilt! Great job!

  6. Topsy's colours are so soothing. Great piecing and balance of border size. Lovely!

  7. The colours are so nice - really me! And the New York Beauty is wonderful!

  8. This is a beautiful quilt! The Joel Dewbury fabrics look wonderful with your pattern! Thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt!

  9. Fantastic piecing Sheila, those NYB's are amazing.



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