Friday 17 April 2009
Bloggers Quilt Festival
Whilst I was surfing the net recently, through Qubie's blog, via Quilt Dad's blog to Amy, who is running the first Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival. Yaaaay! You'll find a link on the side, go have a look at all the other bloggers quilts. We are all posting about our favourite quilt.
So this is my favourite quilt, known as the Boston Quilt. The pattern is called Waterfalls from the book Big 'n Easy by Judy Hopkins. We went on holiday to Boston, MA in 2007 and having researched the area for quilt shops (come on! you're not telling me you don't do a little 'research' when on a road trip... surely he he) Anyway, I took the pattern with me so I knew exactly what to buy. Whilst we were there, one colour just seemed to be predominant at that time, what I would call Duck Egg Blue. It was everywhere, even on the wall in our hotel! So that was the starting point for the colour choice. So out we travelled to the quilt shop in Cambridge, armed with my 10% off voucher from the internet, the bus driver knew the stop we had asked for and the target was found. Inside, I'm not sure the ladies knew what to make of this strange British couple piling bolt after bolt onto the counter. Sixteen different blues is a lot to get together, and make sure they all play nicely too. The poor ladies were itching to start cutting. And cut they did!
The soft buttery yellow batik is just right, and for me reminds me of the glorious sunshine we had during our stay. The pattern it makes represents all the walking we did, and what a wonderful city it is. This quilt is full of memories of our time in Boston. I gave it to my partner for Valentines day last year, and it is on his bed in his cottage.
When the ladies were cutting, I rounded up the requirements so was lucky enough to have fabrics left over. I am in the middle of making another quilt from these leftovers. Fondly known as my Boston Diversion.