Back in May 2016 Amy decided to hold the festival on Instagram, but it just didn't have the same feel as the original Blogger's Quilt Festival. I didn't get to read the stories behind the quilts, nor get to know the quilters in the same way. So I'm pleased it's back on blogs this time because I love finding new quilters online.
Here's my first entry. It's my Honeycomb Spin and it's in the Small Quilts category.
I made this quilt in a class at Nancy's Stitch Studio in Wellington, New Zealand. The tutor was Anna Hicks and it was a very enjoyable class. We used the Modern Hexies technique made famous by Nicole from Modern Handcraft, but we finished them differently.
Laying the hexagons out neatly was the hardest part!
Once the hexagons were all glued into place we quilted in a spiral pattern which really gave the quilt texture and interest.
We finished this quilt with facings rather than binding. It was an interest touch, and a new skill for me.
Finished size: 40" x 25"
Design: Anna Hicks
My other quilt in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival is my la passacaglia quilt and you can read about it here.
Voting isn't open just yet, but I really encourage you to go and check out all the other quilts in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. More and more will be added to the linkups until entries close on 24 September. Then voting will be open from 25 - 30 September. Winners will be announced on 1 October. It really is a great way to see a huge range of quilts from the comfort of your own home.