Blogger's Quilt Festival

Blogger's Quilt Festival - St. Louis 16-patch

Hello, and welcome! I would like to share with you a simple but jolly and bright quilt I made (with some help but I'll come to that later) for a very special cause.

 Introducing the Acacia 16-patch, my entry into the large quilt category of the festival:


 I wanted to make a couple of quilts for the UK based charity Siblings Together which helps maintain contact between brothers and sisters who have been separated from one another by the care system. You can read more about their work here, and find out about the quilting group here. More quilts are needed to reach our target of 100 for this years summer camps, so please do get involved if you can!


Quilt stats:

Pattern: St. Louis 16-patch

Fabric: Acacia by Tula Pink (top) and Birds and Bees also by Tula Pink (backing)

Quilting: very kindly and beautifully done for me by the lovely Mal after I posted an S.O.S. to the Flickr group for help

Binding: Scrappy, made using leftovers from the piecing of the top

Size: 56" x 70"


Labels for the quilts are generously provided by Spoonflower and provide the perfect finishing touch. Rebecca from the Spoonflower team has recently written a great post about the Siblings Together quilting group which features a piccy of the other quilt I made and additional details about how you can get involved :)


Thanks for reading, I'm off to have a look around the rest of the Quilt Festival now!

Finishing this quilt was one of my quarter 2 finish-along goals and I will be linking up this post at the end of the quarter ;)

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Amish with a twist II

Hello there, welcome!

This is my first time linking up to Amy's marvelous Blogger's Quilt Festival, I have always enjoyed browsing through the wonderful entries but never quite got round to entering a quilt myself - until now!

This is my entry to the large quilt category:

Amish with a twist II


Please excuse the various bike parts and extension cables that made it into shot, it was hard to find enough space to take a shot of the whole thing!

This quilt was made as a block of the month which I started in April 2013, the pattern is by Nancy Rink. My version finished up at 2.5m square (100").


You can see other posts relating to this quilt here, including the inevitable moment when my enthusiasm left me in the face of all those log cabin blocks.


in situ

I am really pleased with this quilt, I like fact that it is a sampler quilt, but that it also has a cohesive design. It makes me smile when I make the bed each morning, which is no bad thing!


Size: 100" x 100"

Fabrics: Marcus Brothers Centennial Solids, backed with Moda Bella extra-wide in red

Wadding: Hobbs Heirloom 80/20

Quilting: By Janette of J-Quilts. The design is "paisley playtime" and the thread colour is "slate" a slightly purplish grey.

Thanks for visiting, I'm off to see the rest of the festival... bye for now!