Welcome to my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival in the Large Quilt Category.
September was my month as Queen Bee for the Siblings Together Quilt bee, I asked for a 18.5 unfinished cross (details here). I think it can be quite easy to make a quilt in feminine colours and style so again I opted to make a more masculine quilt. So I requested no flowers, hearts etc.
I was delighted with the blocks that sent in to me, and quickly put them together. The green fabric to be used in the back arrived last Friday and I then spent time over the weekend basting, quilting and binding.
It’s half term holiday here this week and today we went out to Castle Drogo and took the quilt with us for a photo shoot:
The two blocks in the middle are quite muted which I didn’t really notice when I played with the layout, but I’m happy with how they all work together.
If you’ve seen quilts I’ve made in the past you might know I’m fond of making a large version of the front block for the back:
I used a selection of low volume prints from stash and the Kona dimensions chartreuse that I bought specially for this.
We don’t always get the most stunning autumn colours here but Tobit did manage to capture some here:
So this quilt will go off to the Siblings Together charity to be given to one of the children attending one of their camps next summer.
The charity champions, builds and strengthens relationships between brothers and sisters, aged 7 -18 years, separated by the care system. They use creative activities and skilled adult support to help the young people they work with in rebuilding their sibling relationships, supporting their broader social welfare and emotional well-being.
Thanks to all my bee mates for their contribution.
Pattern – Cross block (details here)
Blocks – made by members of the Siblings Together Quilt Bee
Binding – Scrappy selection of blue and green from stash
Backing – Selection of low volume prints from stash and Kona Dimensions Chartreuse
Wadding – Super-Soft 70/30 Eco-Blend by Sew Simple
Quilting – 1/4 both sides of every seam line (except the end of each cross)
Size – Approx 54″ x 72″
Thanks to Tobit for the photographs.