Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bloggers' Quilt Festival 2017 - Tussie Mussie

Once again it's time for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival hosted by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side.

I love this quilt festival because the quilters don't need to put hanging sleeves on their quilts or send them away in the post, and the viewers don't even need to get off their sofas to see a wide range of beautiful quilts.  That's a win, win as far as I'm concerned.


I'm entering two quilts this year and the first is my Tussie Mussie that I finished a few months ago.

I made this quilt using a pattern in Kaffe Fasset's Quilts in Italy book.  It was quite simple to make because it's just big half square triangles.  I used some of my stash of gorgeous purple and green Kaffe prints.


I usually like to hand quilt my quilts, but I've got a bit of a backlog developing so I had this one quilted by Sue Burnett of Busy Bee Quilting in Wellington, New Zealand.  I chose a swirly pattern and I'm really pleased with the finished result.



These pretty photos were all taken in my mum's garden in Auckland.  I even used Kaffe Fasset's extra wide backing on the back and I love the smooth silky texture of it.


You can read more about this quilt in my earlier blog post here.  

My second entry in the festival is my Holiday Homies quilt and you read about it here.  

Please pop over to Amy's blog and look at some of the other great quilts in the festival.  The system is a lot simpler this year because there's only one category for all of the quilts.  There won't be voting either - just prizes awarded to contestants on a random basis.
 
http://www.amyscreativeside.com/2017/09/18/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2017-edition/

I hope you enjoy visiting some new blogs.  Please try to leave a comment for the bloggers, even if it's just "I love your quilt".   




17 comments:

Tami Von Zalez said...

The colors and swirly quilting are amazing!
I've entered two quilts into the competition - hoping the random number generator picks me (and you) ...

Havplenty said...

Loving the colors of this quilt. Kaffe fabrics makes even the most simple of quilt patterns look grand. A beauty for sure.

Quilting Babcia said...

I love the Kaffe fabrics and your hourglass block design is just perfect to feature the colors and variety of designs.

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

I'm happy to see this quilt again; it's just a perfect pattern to showcase the Kaffe fabrics. I'll be taking a workshop with him in a couple of weeks so your quilt was nice to see to get me ready.

Karen S said...

Your quilt is beautiful. With fabrics this gorgeous I am so pleased you used a simple design to showcase them. Love the backing, too!

Paige said...

Just love the colors! Simple piecing was perfect for Kaffe's beautiful fabrics!

audrey said...

Love the simple pattern to showcase some beautiful fabrics!

Kyle said...

I like the simple patten too as a way to showcase those Kaffe prints. Those colors and designs just shout "look at me"!

Pamela said...

Wow, that fabric makes an amazing quilt! Well done!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Wendy,
The backing on this quilt is almost as perfect as the front! The perfect addition to compliment all the fabulous colors of the HSTs. Really nice! ~smile~ Roseanne

Pip said...


LOVE the Kaffe quilt!!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Hi, Wendy,
I didn't know Kaffe Fassett had wide backings. Now I have something else to shop for. This quilt is lovely from the color to the pattern.

Kris said...

Oh, Wendy, your Kaffe quilt is just fabulous!!

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

Wow! my favourite colours. And, of course, Kaffe Fasset fabrics were behind it. Cheers!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Aptly named quilt. Thanks for sharing with the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!

piecefulwendy said...

The colors in this quilt are just fabulous, and I love the backing! Thanks for sharing!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Love seeing all those beautiful blues together. As a Kaffe fan it's always fun to see a wide variety of prints all in one quilt. Beautiful!