Thursday, 23 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Second Entry

So I found out that we are allowed 2 entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival -
If you haven't already seen my first entry, my Anchors Away quilt, for the Baby Quilt Category, you can read about it here.  
And for my second entry, I'm going for the Hand Quilting Category.  It's still a baby quilt, but I hand quilted it with my favourite no. 8 Pearle cotton thread, to give it a wonderful heirloom quality and to tie in with the vintage feel. 
Here it is from a distance.
Which isn't much good because you can't see the quilting.  So here are a few close ups.  Can you see how I stitched through the centre at intersections.

I then echo quilted around the points of the stars.  (The blue stitching on blue is there, honestly!)
And finally I did a loopy freehand design around the border.  This bit was my favourite part of all and I think it adds a really playful element to the quilt.  
For the back I used the gorgeous alphabet print from the same French General Petit Odile collection. 

I've put this quilt on display at the local gallery, The Harbour Gallery and you can read more about my display here.  Here are the finished quilt details. 
Category: Hand Quilted Quilt
Designed by: Sarah Ashford (Me!)
Size: 39" x 39"
Techniques: Machine pieced and hand quilted
Fabrics: French General Petite Odile for Moda

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Sarah x



  1. What a lovely quilt! I especially like your (extremely neat!) handstitching in the border. Beautiful x

  2. Your hand quilting is lovely - you've really managed to capture a vintagey feel to the quilt :)

  3. It is lovely, and I adore your loopy meander stitching.

  4. Very pretty - lovely hand-quilting!

  5. so pretty. I love your loopy freehand stitching - amazing :-)

  6. I admire your hand quilting. I am about to venture into that. Anyway, you have a lovely blog..I came over from our discussion from lets get acquainted...


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