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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  1. 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.

  2. 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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