Friday, October 25, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2013


Hi there ! If you are visiting my blog for the first time while touring the

Blogger's Quilt Festival,





This will be my first time entering a quilt in the Festival.  I have decided to enter my English Country Garden Quilt.  This quilt really does mean a lot to me. 


When I first learnt about quilting what I really wanted to make was a Union Jack Quilt.  I tried paper piecing but failed miserably,  So my union jack quilt was put on the back burner for a while.




To cut a long story short, I joined a Bee made up of a group of wonderful ladies that I met when I took part in the 3x6 quilting bee. Our hive made stars for each other, and we got along fantastically so after our quarter was over, we decided to have a Bee of our very own.  We named our group Stars in their Eyes. 


When it came to my month, I chose the Union Jack  block, 


I wanted it to remind me of an English Country Garden.  So the instructions I gave my hive was to make a block using any colour they wanted, and to think of an English Country Garden.


Well I could not have asked for better blocks.  They are absolutely gorgeous.


When I put this quilt together I was in the process of selling and moving house and also had a extremely sick dog, that passed away only last week.  So as you can imagine it was an extremely stressful time in my life.  Receiving the blocks and putting this quilt together, at times gave me an escape away from all that was going on. I only moved in August and managed to get my quilt top finished at my old house, just 2 days before moving house. 


And I ended up with the most amazing quilt, that I will cherish forever. And now is just the right time of year to be sitting snuggled up on the sofa wrapped in my beautiful quilt.

Thank you ladies.




Fabrics used – Assorted fabrics from my hives stash!

Sashing –  Kona Snow White

Binding – Red with white Polka Dots 

Quilting – by Sue Tuma 

Quilted with a Pantograph

Thread -  Signature Cotton

Batting – Legacy 80/20



  1. That's an amazing desing and lovely work:)))

  2. Love it. All the different colours used came together fantastically well.

  3. Your Bee mates certainly came up trumps for you this is a great quilt.

  4. A beautiful quilt!!! I love how you requested colours from an English country garden.

  5. This is are really gorgeous quilt. I love all of the different colors chosen for the Union Jack. I'm sorry to hear about your pet, but I'm glad this was able to offer you a break from it.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. Well thank you for that, now I have that song stuck in my head ;o) It came out beautifully though, although sorry to hear about the stress and hard times during its making

  7. Love love this! Beautiful! I love all the colors!

  8. Gorgeous! This came together really well. Glad it was a stress-release for you!

  9. Love your quilt! All the blocks came together beautifully.

  10. This is one of my favorites. I love it! I am so sorry for the loss of your dog. I completely understand. They are truly members of your family. xoxo

  11. It is absolutely beautiful. I love how all the colors from each block coordinate so well.
    So sorry about Murphy. Hugs XX.

  12. Stunning quilt! The Union Jack block is definitely on my list.

  13. I love this quilt, gets my vote x

  14. Beautiful quilt, the perfect English garden.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


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