Blogger's Quilt Festival for the last 3 years. This wonderful event is hosted by Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side and is a highlight of my quilting calendar.
I just finished quilting 'The Neighbourhood' on Monday and managed to get some ok photos despite the very grey, greyness of autumnal Scotland at the present time (it's going to be sunny tomorrow but I'll be working all day, natch).
This is my take on Sarah Fielke/Kathy Doughty's 'The Burbs' quilt from the first Material Obsession book. It was made with the Tag Square Bee that ran on Flickr from October 2010 for a year. I finished piecing the blocks last Christmas and it's sat, folded and sad, in a cupboard until I got my act together and bought a more capable sewing machine (more on that later).
Julianna) and as I wanted a bigger quilt I made more blocks to take the number to 16.
This was not a chore as I love making improv house/figure blocks.
I had asked the bee members to make me houses or figures in aqua, pink and red (there was a lot of that colourway around back in 2010!) and they made me some beautiful blocks.
Melody Ross vintage ladies.
I usually hand quilt but that is partly because I have found any sort of machine quilting very stressful and disappointing when using my old basic Brother machine. But a few months ago I took the plunge and bought a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0.
Now FMQing is a total joy! In fact everything is a total joy with my lovely Pfaff.
But as I was tidying up my sewing room once I'd finished I came across a bag full of these...
Now head on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and check out all the wonderful quilts there and enjoy reading all the amazing stories. And don't forget to enter the giveaway and nominate your favourite quilt!