Sunday, 27 October 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Hand Quilted


I have decided to enter my Aurifil Mini Quilt in to the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side in the hand quilted category.  Here is my initial (and very basic) sketch which started my improv journey to make this wall hanging.


As many of you already know, green is my favourite colour so I made a variegated spool of 'Aurifil' thread!!  Here I am posing with Mr Aurifil at Fat Quarterly Retreat with my quilt!


I hand quilted circles in a light grey cotton so each circle went through four of the low volume squares - I show a picture below of how it looks on the back.  I learned a lot about burying the knots so they didn't show.  However, I learned that new skill 3/4 of the way in!!  I am still happy with my efforts though!


Aurifil spool as inspiration!

Here you can see my quilted circles more clearly, again, on the back of the wall hanging/mini quilt.


For my circles, I traced around a drinking glass using a water soluble marker and stitched.  I used Kona, Oakshott and a variety of quilting cottons in greens and low volumes to make this quilt and used Aurifil and Gutermann threads to piece and quilt.



Aurifil Spool Mini stats:
Size: approx 24" x 30"
Over 30 different low volume fabrics used!
Hand quilted by ME

Check out all of the other entries in the Hand Quilted group.

Blogger's Quilt Festival - AmysCreativeSide.com

24 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's so cute.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the design and I love aurifil thread

moira said...

I saw this in real life at the fqr and it is fab

Anita said...

Such a great mini quilt :)

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Great choice for the BQF. I'll never get tired of seeing this one. x

CitricSugar said...

Haha! Wonderful, and a little bit meta. :-)

tubakk said...

I love this quilt, and the way you put it on the wall to see it every day. I've just bought Aurifil thread, and have to use it soon.

Sarah Lou said...

Gorgeous!

Charlotte said...

I love this! And get you, with Mr Aurifil!

Deborah said...

Lovely quilt. Great design and love that you hand quilted this.

Lisa said...

Mr. Aurifil loved this as much as I do I am sure! I think it is cool!

rappy said...

That is fantastic!

mammafairy said...

Love this one!

Kelly said...

I love that quilt and giggle every time I see you and Mr Aurifil in the pic.

Leanne said...

This is such a fun quilt, the hand quilting really works so nicely.

Poppyprint said...

I just love this Amy!!!

joanne said...

What a brilliant mini and perfect quilting! I hope Mr Aurifil was impressed!

CityHouseStudio said...

Such a fabulous quilt! I love the hand quilting, too!

Canadian Abroad said...

So good to see this one again and such an excellent entry!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Love this mini, great composition and the piecing and quilting are superb!

Janine said...

Your hand quilting looks great - another beautiful entry :)

Vicki said...

Fun design! I really like the background and the quilted circles.

Pennie said...

Looks fab on the wall, love this quilt and so glad you got a sneaky pic with Mr Aurifil himself!!

grapes and hearts said...

Amy, your quilt is wonderful!You get my vote!!!