Thursday, 31 October 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2013...

 it's that time of year again.
the time when Amy inspires us all by running the blogger's quilt festival and when i get to catch up on all the amazing quilting that has been going on around blogland.



i love taking part in the festival, not because i have any delusions of winning, but to be a part of it.

to be honest i wasn't really sure which quilt to enter and then i realised i was actually impeded by the fact that this year i have started many quilts and finished very few so it was  more a case of what i actually could enter.

i have decided to enter my elephants love water in the baby quilt category.



as soon as i saw this fabric at the beginning of the year i knew i had to quilt something out of it (i am having the same feeling about the talented duo's new collection).



it is one of those collections that speaks volumes by itself s doesn't really need too much complicated piecing to make it look good.

i decided to make a wonky windmill kinda block pairing the umbrella prints with coordinating kona solids. i backed it in a simple solid red, again less was more.

i didn't have the right fabric in my stash for the binding. nothing was singing to me when i held fabrics up against the quilt top so it was down to the cellar to print a stripe.
perfect!


it is a simple quilt. it is a small quilt but i absolutely loved working with the umbrella prints fabric and was delighted when a reader loved it so much that they wanted to buy it. i wasn't so pleased to part with it, so i guess i will just have to purchase some floating world and make a substitution.

thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out what else is going on at the festival. x




9 comments:

moira said...

I do love this one x

Kirsten said...

Just love these fabrics - your quilt is stunning!

Cynthia said...

Ooh! This is a fun and very striking quilt! Love the colors!

Charlotte said...

my favourite part of this post: where you just popped to the studio and printed your own binding. I can only dream!

Jill BROCKLEHURST said...

Another stunning quilt. The fabrics are beautiful. Good luck in the competition. x

Sarah said...

This quilt is wonderful! I love the fabrics you used (especially the elephant print). Great work! :)

CitricSugar said...

Lovely!! How did you get those centers so perfect with all those seams meeting in the middle?

Caitlin at Salty Oat said...

I have always loved this quilt---one of my favorites!

Vonnie said...

Karen this is absolutely gorgeous, your talent is something I have long envied. Beautiful work as always x