Woo hoo I am so excited to join in the fun over at Amy's Creative Side and link up 2 entries to this year's Autumn Bloggers Quilt Festival. Last year blogless I looked on in admiration at all the beautiful quilts submitted. This year I'm taking part and linking up my first quilt in the Favourite Bed Quilt group.
Earlier this year Gordon's aunt Maura asked me if I would make her a quilt for a single bed. I was thrilled to be asked and very quickly picked the pattern Bounce by Miss Rosie's Quilt company. I love Carrie's designs and couldn't wait to get started.
I used 28 squares of a layer cake (Coquette by Chez Moi for Moda) and cut lots of squares! I think there are over 700 pieces in this quilt.
I love the sugary colours all mixed up like this. To fit a single bed instead of making 6 rows x 6 columns I made 7 rows x 4 columns.
This is the biggest quilt I have made so far and just had enough room on the floor for basting! It took a while and I watched the movie "The Life of Pi" while I was pinning away. Charly helped by guarding the garden!
I think my favourite part of this whole quilt is the pieced border. It is such a lovely design. I went to my local quilt shop here in Limerick to pick out backing fabric. I chose an orange fabric for backing and binding. Maeve who owns the shop told me I had come on in leaps and bounds since I had last been in picking backing fabric. I left her shop on cloud 9. Praise from a lifelong quilter certainly makes you feel good!
While I was waiting for Maura to collect Bounce I hung it over the bannisters on the landing. The early morning sun comes in there from a tiny window and every sunny morning it would just glow. It was hard parting with one but it has gone to family where it will be well loved!
Linking up to Bloggers Quilt Festival Favourite Bed Quilts!