Friday, 16 May 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival May 16th-30 2014

Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival - May 2014 hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side

Well my blog has been very quiet of late but man have I been busy! The quilt I am entering would almost certainly be my most favourite quilt to date (and it is all mine, I ain't sharing!!)

The pattern is awesome Feathers by Alison Glass and Nydia Kehnle and the fabric is the gorgeous Koi fabric from Cloud9 Rashinda ColemanHale, plus a few Alison Glass fabrics thrown in and Essex yarn dyed linen in black. This was my first time quilting with linen and I am totally in love with it!


With the quilting I tried to echo the patterns in the Koi fabric. So I did some circles to kind of make a ripple effect. I used freezer paper to cut out enough circles for one line then free-motion quilted around them. When my freezer paper no longer stuck I used glue instead! I also did some feathered arrow ends in between in the ripples. The texture on it is just lovely.

The backing is one piece of Alison Glass fabric (can you tell i kinda have a crush at the moment) and I used glue to match up the pieces so you cannot seen the join.

I think I am a little proud of this quilt - I even entered it in Australia's First Modern Quilt Show  - white gloved ladies touched it!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to drop by some of the other amazing quilts at the festival.

Size: 55"x 66"
Pattern: Feathers from Alison Glass
Quilting: Free Motion Circles and Arrows
Category: Modern Quilts


  1. I am working on this quilt pattern at the moment, and I love yours! What beautiful inspiration! :)

  2. congratulations on your beautiful quilt work

  3. So pretty!

    Plus, line of the festival" "White gloved ladies touched it." Love it.

  4. Dropped by from Blogger's Quilt Festival, great looking quilt, the back as well as the top. I work with Essex Linen a lot, isn't it just scrummy? :D

  5. Such a fabulous quilt and I completely understand why you're keeping it for yourself!!

  6. So eye catching and I love the linen background. Linen is amazing to work with. Congratulations on a lovely quilt.

  7. love the pattern! beautiful work!

  8. I like it a quilt! Beautifully! Original! Great!

  9. You have every reason to be proud of that quilt. The colors work great together. You hit the bullseye on this one!


  10. I love these fabrics and the effect, too! Pretty quilt!

  11. Very striking!