Sunday, 19 May 2013

Bloggers quilt festival 2013

Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival -

OK here goes.....if like me you spend a ridiculous amount of time looking for others online who also create the kind of things you like, then the bloggers quilt festival spring 2013 is brilliant because its an introduction to a world of like minded people. I can happily spend the rest of the year looking at the gorgeous things people have made. That said I am showing my quilt for the first time at this festival and would introduce the .....kind of scrappy court house steps quilt! Ta dah!

Made for my sister's special (50th-sorry J) birthday. I used Kona bleached white and lots of pink scraps in various hues , included lots of Kaffe . I didn't measure it foolishly but its ample single bed size, a generous throw.
 Made with cotton batting and a mixture of machine and my first attempt at hand quilting (the circles.)

It was inspired by one of my favourite bloggers Mary. she makes the most wonderful things and never fails to delight.   

I've 'discovered' my love for all things stitchy in the last couple of years coinciding with my girls leaving home and its been not only a fantastic hobby but has certainly filled the space they left and I am completely hooked.


  1. I REALLY LOVE this quilt - the colours are very me and the courthouse steps are the perfect design. It's a beautiful quilt :)

  2. To die for! I love courthouse steps quilts and the different pinks are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

  3. Beautiful courthouse steps - the richness of colour in those scraps is perfect!

  4. Great fabric choice. I love the intensity of color in the quilt.

  5. That is an absolutely beautiful quilt! I love the colours and it's so vibrant! I'm sure your sister loves it too!

  6. It's a beautiful quilt which I'm sure will be greatly admired at the festival.

  7. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love your quilt. The colours are beautiful too. You're very clever. Jenny starts her treatment next wednesday so i'll keep you up to date. Much love Amanda xxxx

  8. Oh my gosh--- what a beautiful (!!!) quilt. I love the colors and even beyond the lovely design is the back of quilt-- it's gorgeous!!! You do amazing design and quilting-- I can't even imagine the hours you put into this- what a wonderful gift for your sister!!!! ( I wish I was your sister-- lol!!)

    Thanks for stopping by my little blog-- it's wonderful to meet a new friend :)