Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Quilt

Hi and welcome to everyone visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I hope you enjoy looking around my little blog and come back and visit again soon. My finished quilts are in the tab at the top of the page if you want to see some more of my projects!



This autumn, I don't have a new quilt reveal to show you so I thought I would share one of my favourite quilts from the last few months with you.


This is my Across the Sea quilt - from the quiltalong I hosted with my good friend Jennifer. This was the first quiltalong I've hosted and I really enjoyed it and was so thrilled to see everyone's interpretation of our pattern.What makes this quilt even more special is that it is made for my new niece and is ready to be delivered next weekend at her Christening.

Jennifer designed the front of this quilt - the cross blocks are simple and striking and the scrappy border really ties it together, I love it!


I designed a "floating crosses" back pattern which lines up with the front crosses to make quilting it even easier.

My quilt was made mostly with some FQs from "Just Wing It" by Momo for Moda, with some additional fabrics added in to vary the colour palette. I love how colourful it is, and that is is nice and girlie without being too pink!




I free motion quilted it myself with a meandering stipple.


And its bound in a lovely small scale red and pink apple print. Perfect!


I do love this quilt and hope you do too. If you're interested in making it, the instructions are all available in the Quiltalong page tab at the top of my blog and let me know if you have any questions! Its suitable for all ranges of quilters, even total beginners and there is lots more info in our Flickr group too.

Quilt Stats:

Name: Across the Sea quilt
Made For: My niece R
Fabric: Just Wing It by Momo for Moda + some additional fabrics
Batting: Warm and White
Size: 46" x 58"
Quilting: Meandering stipple by me
Pattern: Mine and Jennifers quiltalong pattern.

Thanks for visiting and hope I see you again soon!

42 comments:

Pat said...

Great quilt! I'm sure your niece loves it!

Flying Blind... said...

Love it! xxx

Jessica said...

It's gorgeous and I love the fabric you picked :)

Janice said...

I love it! That apple print binding is adorable. What a lovely gift!

Sarah said...

It is a beauty :-)

Cindy said...

I just love this quilt. Such a beauty!

diane said...

so pretty and I loved sewing along on this QAL.

Catherine said...

fabulous quilt!

Debbie said...

oh - every detail of this quilt is just lovely. Nicely done. I like it ALOT!

Heather D. said...

Love the plus pattern, and that combined with the fabrics you chose is just lovely.

Annabella said...

I love this quilt so much and it has a special place in my heart because it allowed me to create my own in the QAL. While mine is full of imperfections, I totally and utterly love it and yours and Jennifer`s design was inspired. Thanks so much Sarah.

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notes of sincerity said...

I adore your quilt! :o)

Becky said...

Still love seeing this one. It's gorgeous and I love that you have the patience to do those double borders (or sashing). They really make the quilt!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a beauty!

Leslie said...

this is so beautiful!!!! i love it

Katy Cameron said...

I just loved this quilt, not least because it allowed me to make my very first quilt using the QAL :o)

Manda said...

Fabulous! :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a fun quilt! I don't know how you lined the back up with the front....love the colors as well.

Heidi said...

I love it! I was avoiding the festival today since I spent too much time drooling for hours, but of course, you post popped up in my reader. The festival is so addictive!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-your quilt is gorgeus, the front and the bag!
I´ll sign in as a follower to your blog, I like it ☺
Bente - Germany
www.iliketoquiltblog.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

I love seeing this quilt again and for the first time I really noticed the binding fabric, it is really cute! The quilt is wonderful, the QAL instructions are great and soon I will get my quilt actually quilted, seeing this one is a good motivator.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

It is wonderful Sarah- just love it and am entering mine it the BQF this time too.
Hope you are doing well. I know you've been so busy at work. Hopefully things will smooth out soon!
xo

Kit Lang said...

what a wonderful quilt. Thanks for sharing. :)

Elizabeth D. said...

This is definitely one of my favorite quilts of yours, Sarah, so glad you chose to share it!!! You and Jennifer did a fabulous job hosting your quilt-along :)

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Love it! And, yes, the scrappy border really sets it off!

Jessica said...

What a beauty! Lucky niece you have :-) I love that the pattern is nice and simple and shows off the fabrics so nicely, and the binding is great!

felicity said...

Love this quilt, Sarah!

Kirsten N said...

Such a beautiful quilt - your niece will love it!

Toni said...

I love this quilt! Definitely one of my favorites of the QAL. Perfect for a little girl, and I love that it isn't too pink! Excellent fabrics and I love your binding choice!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I do love this quilt :)

Carla said...

I absolutely love your quilt. You found your mojo

susan said...

This was an absolute must for you to put in the festival. The fact that you and Jennifer got such a wonderful group of people working with your design and making fabulous quilts for themselves is the added bonus. Love your colours and love that I made one of these too!

audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful!

Lindsay Conner said...

Still lovely! :)

Hollie said...

So pretty! Great quilt!

The Thompsons said...

Love it! The back is particularly adorable.

Vicky said...

I never got to join the quilt along but hope to make it one day. I love the pattern and the back is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Lyanna L. said...

Still a great quilt - and using some of my favorite momo fabric! =) Thanks for sharing it (again!)

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing. This is beautiful!

Eileen said...

Very nice quilt! Love the fabrics and the floating blocks. Back is great, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

tusen said...

It is lovely and made even more special because of the quiltalong :)

Rachel said...

What a gorgeous quilt!