It's that time of year again - Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2014
We get the chance to surf around the world via the internet, viewing and admiring Bloggers Quilts of every style and size you can imagine. So, without further ado, welcome all in blog land visiting my scribbles about patchwork, quilts, quilting, dyeing, spinning and general craftyness.
I missed out posting a quilt in the Autumn Festival last year - well basically because I didn't have one finished - home improvements and general life got in the road of quilting and crafting, but this year there is one finish already ......
So thanks Amy for holding the festival again and here's my contribution
A mini charm pack challenge for Fat Quarterly e-magazine - Feather Falls Quilt
Another thing you'll notice if you look closely at the photos is that this quilt was made using a Quilt as You Go panel technique - making it easier to quilt on a domestic sewing machine - but that's not to say you can't make one using one large panel of background fabric, because you could.
The beauty about this quilt is that no matter how hard you try to create an identical copy it will always be different, and you don't have to stick with the feather shape you can do a leaf, a heart, a flower,an animal - well basically anything that takes your fancy.
With me when quilting, or crafting in general I love to 'play'. I like to push the boundaries of my comfort zone and try new things. More and more I love take the concept or idea of a quilt and try to create it. Yes, sometimes it works and sometimes I have to adapt and rethink what I'm doing, or wanting to achieve, but more often than not the journey is fun and well worth it.
As a result from the 'journey' in making this quilt I've pulled out some batik charms and sewn them together for another reverse applique project - it's a smaller quilt but a larger design which is a bit more intricate which hopefully I'll have ready for the Autumn Bloggers Quilt Festival if I can get some of my other quilts finished (these include finishing an old UFO for a 21st birthday present in August).
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this springs festival.