Finished Quilts

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2012

Amy's Creative Side

It is always an exciting run up to Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival - I really look forward to seeing all the quilts and being inspired to make more, better ones myself.  I have only submitted one quilt of my own before, as last year I did nowt but grow a baby.  I had great hopes for this year but so far, although I've started 4 or 5 quilts, I have only managed to finish one.  Kitty's quilt was about to be submitted when I re-read Amy's directions and decided to submit this one instead....

hand tied with french knots
amy butler and patty young combo

My reasons for choosing this quilt include:
  • This was the second quilt I ever made (the first was a small crib quilt) so I always think of it as my first and I still get a kick out of seeing it.
  • Finishing this gave me the quilting bug.  It taught me patience and showed me that I could actually see something through to the end.
  • It is blue linen hand tied with hundreds of french knots and backed with a great colour combo I think
  • I must have bought 20 yards of fabric before deciding on these two - and my stash was born!  Of course a lot of that fabric remains folded neatly still waiting to be used
  • The quilt is about 50" wide so I had to piece the Patty Young fabric together and managed to line up the moths almost perfectly.  You have to hunt to find the seam - I was so chuffed!
But mostly I am so in love with this quilt because of this....

Having sat in a corner since it was finished, this quilt is now the wee man's sleep rug, play mat and general comforter.  It is much loved by our wee family and I am so glad I made it - in many ways it changed my life.


  1. Lovely post M *mwah*
    I need to get some cuddle time soon and you'll have to share me with Hamish!

  2. There is nothing sweeter than seeing your quilts loved and used by your little ones :) It is a beautiful quilt!

  3. Oh, it so wonderful. I love your "first" quilt.

  4. Lovely quilt!
    Squeezable, smooch able baby!!

  5. Great quilt, good to see it used by your little one!

  6. It's a great quilt! Love the story behind it =D

  7. Hello M
    I just popped over here to check out your blog.
    Love your Bloggers' Quilt Festival entry and especially the way you talk about it. I can sense you are a kindred spirit. I love your creations and am your newest Follower.
    Thank you so much for helping me out with the name tag. I don't know if my blog shows up on Flikr but its if you fancy a nosey.
    Kind regards

  8. Looks amazing - I am a HUGE fan of those Amy Butler spots! Looks like it is a family favourite :)

  9. sweet :-)

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn

  10. This is what making quilts is all about! Gorgeous (both of them!!)

  11. it's so fun learning, isn't it? your quilt is great!

  12. Wonderful quilt. My wee boy used to sleep like that with his arms up - so cute.

  13. Awww...what a sweet pic of baby with quilt. No wonder it's a treasured quilt.

    Happy Quilt Festival.

  14. wow--all those french knots! and pictures of that sweet baby are fantastic. nice to see it being used so well. thanks for sharing and have a great day