Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

Hello! If you are visiting from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, then welcome. I’ll put the kettle on.
I’d like to share this quilt that I made last year. It was my first foray into improv piecing, with all the bits cut without a ruler, put into bags in colour groups and sewn together randomly. I made a whole load of different sized blocks and put them together like a jigsaw puzzle. The fabrics are Oakshotts, from the wonderful ColourBox. I must admit, it took me a while to get the nerve to cut into them – they are almost too gorgeous to disturb.

The original idea had been to hang this on the wall, but in the end I prefer to have it lying around to snuggle under. It’s the kind of quilt that looks lovely close up, so you can see the way the colours play against each other. And get a good close-up view of the inevitable cat hair.

I quilted it in not-very-straight lines with Aurifil 50. I love the way the stitching lines are so fine, but give the quilt a beautiful texture.

It is backed and bound with black, to contain the madness slightly. And the best part is that I still have loads of fabric left over. I’m thinking cushions. You can never have too many, right?

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