Wow - it's time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side. Thank you Amy for organising such a wonderful event and I am looking forward to seeing all those quilts linked up so I can seek inspiration for my 2013 quilting adventures (aka To-Do list!). It is a great way to find new blogs to follow too - a fun way to 'meet' each other! If you are new to my blog -- WELCOME! I hope you have a look around.
This is my second time entering the festival and I'm just so happy to share one of my finished quilts and to take part!
I have decided to enter my Vintage Holiday Quilt because I love it so much. This winter-y/festive quilt is my most recent finish and it seems quite timely since the weather here in the UK has dropped dramatically with winter definitely on its way! Only 58 days to Christmas... My quilt is ready :)
I've only been quilting since September 2009. I've been a crafter all my life and have a Bachelors of Art in Fine Art with a major of Sculpture and Printmaking. If I had stayed at art college instead of going to university, I would have majored in textiles. I love working with my hands. I love different materials and mediums and I get such a thrill from making things and seeing my handicrafts completed.
I used some of my precious fabrics that I have hoarded since the autumn of 2009 [plaids and snowflakes]. When I first started quilting I thought that I would only ever make quilts using paid (I love plaid!!) but then I discovered the world of other fabric!! This quilt is a mix of plaids, homespun checks and printed quilting cottons and combines my love of modern fabric with my love of those yummy plaids (though they are sometimes considered 'old fashioned').
I am so proud of myself that I was brave and managed to do free motion quilting on this quilt. I've come a long way in 3 years and I have a long way to go but I am enjoying every minute of quilting, creating and crafting! For the baubles I did stitch in the ditch around each one and then in the white space around them I did the free motion. I'm really pleased how it turned out. My stitch length is pretty consistent and I can't wait to see how it looks once it has been washed and dried.
I made a pieced back as you can see above and a full picture here:
Quilt measurement: 52" x 66"
Quilted by: me
Quilted with: Aurifil thread
Pattern by: Camille Roskelley 'Vintage Holiday'
Category: Favourite Throw Quilt, Favourite Home Machine Quilted and Favourite Quilt Photographer
I hope you like my quilt as much as I do! Be sure to pop back here on November 6th for my day on the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop! There will be more Christmas sewing for you to look at!
Happy sewing and enjoy the rest of the festival. Voting starts in a few days!