Bloggers Quilts Festival – October 2013

27 Oct

I’m guessing that if you ‘live’ in the world of quilts and fabric the fact can’t have passed you by that Quilt Market is happening right now and therefore it’s time for Bloggers Quilt Festival.

It took me a little while to decide what to enter, I like to show you all something new rather than enter one you’ve seen before, so I’ve decided to reveal my And Sew On BOM wall hanging:

And Sew On BOM finished quilt

I started this on the 31st December last year (Australia are ahead of the UK so it was already January there!), I kept to schedule and made a block each month. If you want to read my post on each block just select the And Sew On BOM category on the right hand side.

If you do read the other posts you might notice that I had an issue with this block:

A Stitch in Time

The top left piece of fabric is whiter than the other background pieces, I pulled them from my scrap box thinking they were the same, it really irritated me so before I stitched all the blocks together I took out that piece and replaced it with the same fabric as the other whites – it made me feel much better!

I backed the quilt with a vintage sheet from my collection and added a couple of corners to aid hanging (currently there is a piece of dowel rod in there and it hangs on a picture hook in my sewing space).

And Sew On BOM finished quilt back

I guess I should add a label too!

Quilt stats:
Pattern – Blocks designed by Kristy of Quiet Play
Fabrics – from my stash and scraps boxes
Binding – Tape measure
Backing – Vintage sheet
Quilting – outline around each block
Size – Approx 33″ x 33″
Category – Wall Hanging

Thanks for visiting, I hope you’re enjoying the gorgeous delights of the festival.

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19 Replies to “Bloggers Quilts Festival – October 2013

  1. I think yours is the most colourful version that I’ve seen so far – love it! And as for that vintage sheet? Ahhhhh

  2. Your blocks are stunning. I love the fabrics you chose to do them in. And about the whites – I sat there the other day with all my white scraps and tried to sort them by shade of white and manufaturer. If I had the budget I would ditch them all it was so confusing and just buy a bolt of Kona white so I knew what I was using!!

    Best of luck in the festival. This deserves to do well.

  3. I honestly didn’t notice your “mistake”, even when you pointed it out. All the blocks are so beautiful, although the seam ripper one is awesome 🙂

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  5. Great job on your wallhanging, love your reds! Would you believe the same block caused me some grief too?! The fabric I fussy cut for my saucer ended up blending in too much with the background (which I only noticed after it was finished) so I had to undo and redo and the block ended up a little undersized. Just another challenge to add when putting them all together at the end!

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