Friday, 23 May 2014

Blogger's quilt festival - Original design

Hello and welcome, especially if you are visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I'll put the kettle on. Everyone else can make your own - you're family.

I've decided to enter my Migration quilt into the Original Design category. The blocks for this quilt were made to my rather persnickerty requirements by my wonderful friends in Bee a Brit Stingy. I really love the cohesive scrappiness that comes from having a fairly strict colour scheme but no other control over the fabrics used.


I tried not to obsess too much over the placement of the blocks and just aimed for a balance of values across the top, and I am so glad I did. I can waste DAYS faddling about moving blocks around, and that is time you just don't get back.


The backing is (of course) Ikea Nummers (so cheap, so wide, so much of it in my stash), and the quilting is irregularly spaced wavy lines in variegated yellow/green thread.


This quilt is one of my favourites. The only problem is that the kids fight over who gets to use it. I wonder if my bee mates will be up to making another...

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16 comments:

  1. I love this Charlotte. Great entry

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  2. Very pretty. Flying geese are one of my favorites and the backing fabric is awesome! Good luck!

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  3. I wanted to vote for your grey thing. You not putting that one in? :-(

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  4. Oh are we doing it all over again then ...it is rather fabulous isn't it?

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  5. Great colors, no wonder they fight over it!
    I have never been to Ikea. Too sad, right?

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  6. It's one of my favourites of yours too - hence why I'm copycatting and forcing my bee to endure all the geese ;o) Beautiful quilt, so happy to see it again!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love geese and have always loved this design of yours! :D

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  8. Love how you arranged your blocks together, beautiful!

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  9. Persnickety-ness pays off! It's gorgeous.

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  10. It is fun to work with blocks you get from a bee. You chose a great color scheme (one of my favs) resulting in a wonderful quilt.

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  11. How lovely to have the kids fighting over your quilts. No wonder - it's a beauty!

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  12. Lovely design and great colour scheme. A very lovely quilt.

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  13. This is beautiful! You did a great job.

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  14. Wish I had time to make clothes for myself.
    Where did you the backing with the words? Love it.

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  15. Oh my gosh! this is what i want to see, I love how you arranged your blocks together, so much beautiful. A Lovely design and great color scheme you chosen for this wonderful quilting.Good luck!

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thanks for making my day!