Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Home and Away quilt

It's September so it's time for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival with Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side.   My first entry is my Home  and Away quilt.  Wendy Williams from Sydney, Australia designed this pattern and I made it as part of a Block of the Month programme from Material Obsession in Sydney.  It's wool felt applique so I sewed all those felt shapes on by hand, and then joined the sections up.



I had this quilt quilted on a long arm machine because I couldn't imagine hand quilting around all those shapes.  I love how Sue B from Busy Bee Quilt Shop managed to avoid all the felt pieces when she was quilting it for me.


Here it is on the spare bed.  That wall quilt above the bed is designed by Wendy Williams too! I love her bright colourful designs.



You can read more about Home and Away on this post.  If you want to buy the pattern you can get it from Material Obsession here.   A word of warning though, this quilt took me almost two years to make.  There's a huge amount of cutting and stitching, but all the good things in life take time.




My second entry in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival is my Zebra and you can read about it here.




Amy Ellis from Amy's Creative Side has been hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival for many years.  I've been entering since 2014 because I love joining with other quilters to show what we can make with fabric and thread.

This year is different - you don't need to visit all the categories, and you don't need to vote for winners.  The prizes will distributed randomly across everyone who enters.

I encourage you to pop over to Amy's blog and see all the quilts on display.  Once you visit a quilt there is a check mark that appears on the photo, to help you keep track of where you’ve been. The linky software Amy uses keeps track of your IP address, so if you switch devices you won’t have the same check marks.




18 comments:

Nana said...

Both of these are beautiful and so different. Great job on both of these.

Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said...

I have admired this quilt pattern for some time. I love your bright yellow background it makes everything else stand out. Your Zebra is adorable.

Julie Fukuda said...

Those are sure enough for people who love color. Well done!

Martine Kuciel said...

j'adore la gaité que dégage ce quilt très belle réalisation

Warm Quilts said...

Outstanding! Each of your up-close photos remind me of adorable pages in a story book. Each of those animals and insects could be a colorful story.

Ann said...

What a glorious quilt, well worth the time. It works well with the wall hanging, too. What a happy room this is.

Quilting Babcia said...

Outstanding quilt! I love your use of bold and bright colors. Makes any day look like a sunny day.

Jill Fisher said...

You have created a beautiful treasure! Every hour you put into this was well worth it! The sunny background color is perfect.

cityquilter grace said...

wendy you make gorgeous quilts...every single one...and these two are no exception...i sew a lot but you have me beat by a mile!

sherry said...

this quilt is so much fun ... you did a beautiful job

Vivian said...

Wow! So lovely and so fun!! Well worth all the work and it looks great paired with your wall hanging. Your guests will feel so special surrounded by them both!

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

Your quilt is just so beautiful and looks perfect with the wallhanging. I would smile everytime I walk into the bedroom. Love the pattern and thanks for the warning that it took two years for you to make which I would file in my mind as something lovely to look at but not something I want to make--I know my limits.

audrey said...

Fabulous quilt! I love all the details and your color usage is just wonderful. Very inspiring!

Barb said...

what a fun and happy quilt !!
I'll send your pattern out today

Danette said...

This is such a vibrant quilt. Beautiful!

Pamela said...

I love it - so cheerful and happy! The longarm quilter did a fabulous job of quilting around the appliques, too!

Cille said...

I’ve always loved everything that came out of Material Obsession - this one is no exception, Lovely, really funky an cool :)

PaintedThread said...

This is spectacular! So many colors. So much detail. And it's so cheery. What fun.