Welcome to my entry for Bloggers Quilt Festival in the ROYGBIV category.
A few weeks ago I saw Adrianne put a call out for pattern testers for a new quilt pattern. I volunteered despite not knowing what the pattern looked like or what fabric was required. Sometimes it’s good to take a leap into the unknown!
So with a quick read of the pattern I discovered there was a call for charms and solids. I had a look at what charms I already had and pulled out a pack from the Rainbow charm swap that Cindy organised last year. I added in some other 5″ squares from stash to ensure I had enough.
I didn’t want to go shopping for solids due to time restraints and also the fact that I felt I could effectively shop my stash. I’d already picked Kona Snow for one as I had plenty of yardage of that, my best fit was greys to contrast with the snow and rainbow. I didn’t have enough of any one grey so used a mixture.
I had a helper with the layout, I drew up a couple of different ideas in Touchdraw; a random one:
and a not so random one:
Bethan chose the rainbow ordered version and helped me to lay out the charms. I’m really pleased with the end result:
I didn’t have enough of anything for the backing so opted for piecing it with a rainbow selection from stash (if you want to know what any in particular are please leave a comment below):
I quilted approx 1/4″ on both sides of every seam line on my Horizon using Aurifil 2021:
Binding choice was a no brainer, it had to be the rainbow striped by Michael Miller that I picked up at Festival of Quilts in August:
It was a pretty quick quilt to make using the instructions Adrianne gives; to read more about her quilt and to see the other pattern testers versions check out her blog. You’ll also find a link to purchase the pattern to make your own High Tea quilt:
Pattern – High Tea by Adrianne
Fabrics – Rainbow Charm pack from swap, selection of greys, Kona Snow
Binding – Michael Miller Stripe Couture
Backing – Selection from stash
Wadding – Super-Soft 70/30 Eco-Blend by Sew Simple
Quilting – 1/4 both sides of every block
Size – Approx 56″ x 69″
Thanks to Tobit for the photographs and to my girls for their quilt holding.