Friday, 26 October 2012

Best of British - Bloggers Quilt Festival

It's that time of year again, already, when Amy Ellis of Amys Creative Side organises the Blogger's Quilt Festival to celebrate with all those not going to 'market' ...


and i do try to enter if i can find the time to write the post, so this autumn is no different ... and as it has been such a global year for Britain, what better than my 
Best of British Quilt 

It all started off with a post on this ladies blog  ...

that resulted in these ... 


... arriving at my house!  (I love it when that happens!)

As well as having the most amazing wrapping i had ever seen, inside was just a little bit of Summersville by Lucie Summers for Moda 


ok, maybe a small mountain of fabrics!


and it sat, and I starred at it, and I may just have given it a stroke every now and then ....

until one day, (whilst the Olympics closing ceremony was on the tell) just before Festival of quilts I took rotary cutter in hand and cut!
and cut, and cut some more! 

thanks to this lovely lady

and I sewed and sewed, and just before dusk, I had a quilt top ....


I love how these fabrics just play so nicely together 
no matter what the colour combination 


but once I got this far I really didn't want to just rush it through and half heartedly quilt it,
just to get it to Festival of Quilts 

when I got it on the frame it just spoke, and said it needed something special on those outside borders ....


so when I got home from Festival of Quilts
I  quilted that very special baby up!


and in my eagerness, i photographed it at night 

and in the dusk too!




this was the first time I'd quilted out this design and I'm thrilled with how it worked on my set up ....

and now, it adorns my bed 


and every time I walk in the room, or catch a glimpse of it from the landing, it makes me smile, I love this quilt, it reminds me of what great designers we have in this country, what a great show we put on for the Olympics and Para Olympics this year,
it lifts my spirits

and reminds me just how Great Britain is!


Best of British
72" x 84"
Fabrics:  Summersville designed by Lucie Summers of Suffolk England for Moda
Block Pattern: Double Fat Jack designed by Lynne Goldsworthy of Derbyshire, England
Quilted my me, Lincolnshire, England
(Best: bed quilt ?)

i'm linking this to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival Linky party, of which there were more than 200 quilts before I started writing this 

why not head over and look at all the wonderful quilts on show, its a great way to discover new to you blogs and see some serious eye candy!

Thanks for stopping by  :)  

Trudi x

18 comments:

Sylvia said...

I Love this quilt! I will have to check out the pattern, my daughter married a Brit and is living on the south coast of England.

Susan Standen said...

Fabulous entry! The asummersville works so well in this quilt.

Carla said...

It's so gorgeous! Can't wait for my FQ bundle to arrive ; )

Karen said...

It's a wonderful quilt and fabrics work so well. Lovely quilting.

QuiltSue said...

It is a great British quilt Trudi. I love it.

memmens said...

You are one super clever lady, it looks wonderful. I am still debating what to do with my stash of Summersville, although I have got 3 yards of the red cross weave which might become clothing...!
Good luck

Flying Blind... said...

Still amazing xxx

Shontelle said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the soft effect you get from the Summersville. Your quilting design in the border is really lovely. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I am off to check it out.

Annabella said...

It's gorgeous Trudi and captures the spirit of the British summer months perfectly. A fabulous entry!

Sarah said...

Its a beauty, it all works so well together :-)

moira said...

i love the way that the fabric softens the unin jack design - so simple and so clever. Great job, trudi!

Leanne said...

Trudi, this quilt is just wonderful! I love how well the Summersville works, not what I would expect for the pattern. I looks beautiful on your bed and of course you know I love the quilting.

Sheila said...

I love how this looks, sort of faded and old already, it's beautiful. Good luck in the festival.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a fabulous quilt - good choice!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful! I'm Canadian so I'll always have a soft-spot for the Union Jack... I once made a large one for a British serving soldier.

Great fabric choices!

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

I just love this, and what a great choice of fabrics! Well done :)

alidiza said...

This is fabulous!!! I love the colors, it's so soft and lovely:-) I've been working on the Victory Garden quilt, I've got all my blocks done but need to get them sashed together... you've inspired me!

Rene' said...

So cool!!! Love this quilt. Thanks for sharing the process.