Blogger's Quilt Festival - Throw quilt

Do you remember my Kona squares quilt


It was my second quilt ever, made in the summer of 2011, but unfortunately it got put on the back burner when I got pregnant that fall.  It was inspired by the cover quilt in Cherri House's book, City Quilts.


I liked the idea of little squares, I just wanted to make them a little more colourful.  I grabbed a selection of fat quarters from my then recently purchased Kona box, cut up a ton of 2" squares, and started chain piecing.   
  

This winter, as Olivia got a bit older and I was able to get back to my sewing room, I decided it was time to finish it up and get it on my couch.  I wanted something warm to snuggle under while watching tv, so I experiemented with silk batting.  It turned out really well - super warm with a lovely drape.  I highly recommend it and will definitely be using it more in the future.  
I did simple straight line quilting, and backed it with a soft heather grey flannel sheet.  


With a few leftover squares I made a little detail in the binding.  

I love the shot of colour this quilt gives our aging grey couch.  

(My two favourite people)

It's also made a really nice background for some pictures of the baby...

(Olivia at 5 months)

I'm going to enter this quilt in the throw quilt category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  This is the first time I've participated in the festival and I'm excited to show you all what I've been up to over on my side of the world!  Quilting is fairly rare in Italy, and it's easy to feel isolated when none of your friends understand your obsession for fabric and quilts.  I am SO envious of anyone who has a modern quilt guild in their city!  I started this blog two years ago to connect with the online blogging community, and I think this festival is a great way to connect with even more fellow quilters.  Thanks Amy!

10 comments

  1. Okay, yeah, so you're quickly becoming one of my new favourite quilters... :-)

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  2. Oh, I know what you mean. I've never spoken to another quilter in person and it's so fun to have people to talk to online!

    I'm inspired to try silk batting...

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  3. Very spectacular, it is beautiful:)))

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  4. I love your quilt and your little one is adorable! I started blogging for the same reason!

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  5. Love your quilt - gorgeous!!!

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  6. I love your quilt! Great colours --great effect!

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  7. Gorgeous.. and I love your binding detail!!

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