Sunday 28 October 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side

My entrant this autumn to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival is my version of the Camelot quilt so look away now if I've bored the pants off you earlier with previous posts.

I wanted a hand-piecing quilt to take with me when I was out and about during the summer months and The Camelot Quilt seemed like a good idea.

Each block is different and each block requires you to trace the template on to plastic, cut out and then use the plastic templates to cut out your fabric pieces.

Although I thought the pattern was not the best value and the instructions were scant (and there was a mistake!) I really enjoyed the challenge hand-piecing each block.

You can see close-ups of all the blocks in my Flickrstream. I particularly liked this block as I managed to incorporate a piece of fabric with this year's date.

Once I'd done all 16 blocks it was square and I don't really like square quilts.
Square quilts don't invite you to snuggle under them the way rectangular ones do.

So with compass, pencil and paper I drafted four new blocks. This one is probably my favourite.

I then hand-pieced all 20 blocks together.

And then slowly began to hand-quilt it all.

Although it is now bound, I haven't totally finished hand-quilting it as you can see from the back.

I just pick it up every now and then and do a bit more.

So now the nights are chillier, it sits on me keeping me warm in the evening while I add a bit more hand-quilting to it.

The stats bit:  
Size: 65" x 80"
Hand-pieced and hand-quilted by me.
Best category: Hand-quilted quilt, bed quilt and scrap quilt

Click here to see lots of other gorgeous quilts in the Festival.

Monday 22 October 2012

Mute Monday

  by Little Island Quilting
, a photo by Little Island Quilting on Flickr.
This one is for you
Susan ;-)

Friday 12 October 2012


Otherwise known as Pillow Talk Swap (Round 9). Still one (if not) my favourite swap on Flickr at the moment.

My starting point was the hugely popular 'X and Y' block. Amy has a very good tutorial for it on her blog. I then substituted the four corners from each block with a Drunkards Path block and came up with this.

The back has a zip....

...which veers off slightly because I was multi-tasking and got distracted by the male presenter on "The Great British Bake Off."

I suspect I'm not the only one.

And as a little aside. My 'Absolutely NEVER EVER Again' quilt is hanging out in all it's Kristafied glory here, here and here.

I can't wait to see it in person.
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