Friday, May 17, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival :: Spring 2013 :: Group Quilt

Here's another quilt for Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival, in the Group or Bee category. I call it Small Comfort.   

  Small Comfort - A Scrap Quilt

After my father died, just before Christmas some years ago, some members of an online group sent 6 inch snowball and 9-patch blocks.  Because of the holiday and a very short deadline set by the organizer, I didn't receive many blocks and thought that if I'd made a quilt only from the blocks I'd received, it wouldn't be large enough to provide any comfort to anyone.  

On the Studio ChaiseI added some large orphan blocks, and small 9-patches.  I made more snowball blocks and the scrappy flying geese border to make it large enough to curl up in ... and I do. 

The basics: 

  • The quilt measures 66 inches square.
  • While it was pieced soon after the blocks were received more than 10 years ago, I quilted and finished it in February, 2013.
  • It is made from traditionally pieced blocks. 
  • It is free motion quilted by me, on a little Bernina 153, using feathers, spirals, pebbles, and flower motifs. (Detail photos below). 
  • As usual, both my cats helped in the making of this quilt–here, Grace Hopper perches on the work-in-progress on the sewing table and offers moral support while I am free motion quilting. 
Grace offers moral support
I had such fun quilting this ... once I finally got started :-)

Here are some detail, showing blocks, fabrics, free motion quilting motifs and scrappy binding in this happy, scrappy, very comforting quilt.

Quilting Detail Large Star Block

Quilting Detail - Large 9-patch blocks Quilting Detail - Snowball Quilting Detail - Small 9-patch blocks Scrappy green binding

8 comments:

P. said...

This is so pretty and it has a variety of interesting blocks, fabrics, and quilting details that make a comfy quilt all the richer. Those snowballs are the perfect place for some larger prints.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

quite lovely Sophie

Julierose said...

Oh I love this scrappiest of block quilts! Those snowball blocks really pull it all together! What a cozy finish!! Julierose

Barbara Stanbro said...

It,s a very sweet quilt. Nicely done.

CitricSugar said...

It's lovely, and looks very comforting indeed! (Trust cats to spot quality! They'll only snuggle on the very best stuff.)

Helen Wahl said...

Wow, I just love it!

Marls said...

Wonderful quilt. Love it.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

So nice to see the very traditional use of a quilting bee--to come together in a community to support a member in time of need.
And a gorgeous anything goes scrap quilt to boot!
Thanks for sharing.

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