Blogger's Quilt Festival - Large Quilt Category


Well, here we are again - the spring installment of the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  
This is the second time I've participated.  It's great to be able to see all these incredible quilts in one place, as well as share your own quilts with the blogosphere.  


The first quilt I'm sharing, in the "Large Quilt" category, is my QAYG Herringbone made entirely with Anna Maria Horner's two collections Field Study and Dowry.  This is my favourite quilt I've every made.  In the winter we are duvet people, but this quilt has been on top of the duvet since the second I finished the binding!  The fabrics, not all of which appeal to me on their own, are absolutely magic together.  I made this a "winter" quilt, with warm silk batting and a fleece backing, and when it's cold and grey outside nothing lifts your spirits more than a colourful quilt.


This was the first time I ever tried QAYG as well.  I followed this tutorial and I have to say - I've also never made a bed size quilt from start to finish in under six weeks either!  I am currently mulling over various options for my next QAYG quilt, but I will definitely be doing this technique again.  It really reduces to a minimum the usual wrangling connected to quilting a big quilt on your home machine.  I upsized the batting strips a bit so it is a bit over 90" square.   I find this lessens the arguing over who's hogging the blankets between me and my husband!


Thanks for popping by!

12 comments

  1. what a wonderful quilt - it looks gorgeous on the bed!

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  2. Those are seriously great fabrics. Your little one seems very happy with your quilt too :)

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  3. There is such a richness to the fabrics you chose! That and the simple quilting add such a sense of luxury...

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  4. woah! This is beautiful! I love all of the jewel-tones.

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  5. Beautiful quilt! Looks amazing displayed on your bed.

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  6. This is beautiful! love the fabrics. Never tried QAYG before but if you get results like this, I just may have to give it a shot! good luck with the BQF!

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  7. Love this quilt and love the way you quilted it down the middle. It really made it even more special. Very clever.

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  8. Beautiful! It looks very comfy.

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  9. Love this! I'm wanting to make a bed sized quilt as well like this, would you mind sharing the dimensions etc you used? thanks :)

    grace8712@gmail com

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