Tuesday 28 October 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival - High Tea Quilt

Today I want to share a few more details of my High Tea Quilt.  If you're new to my blog, this is a new pattern that I've just released.  Make sure you pop over to my pattern release post to check out all the different versions made by my wonderful pattern testers.

High Tea Quilt 

My version is made with charm squares from a number of Bonnie and Camille's collections, gathered from the charm swap run by Ms Midge.  I really like the soft colours of Bonnie and Camille's fabric ranges, and I wanted to let the prints shine without too much distraction.  I chose white (Moda Bella White) to add brightness and freshness, and light grey (oops, I hadn't labelled this solid!) to add softness and contrast (but not too much contrast).

High Tea Quilt 

I came up with this design when I was thinking about a modified disappearing nine patch block.  I quickly realised that it would be much more efficient to strip piece the quilt, and came up with the design on that basis.

High Tea Quilt

I couldn't resist taking a photo with these gorgeous copper tea things.  They belonged to my grandparents but live at Mum and Dad's house now.  I have many fond memories of seeing them in my grandparents house when I was little, and playing with a miniature version of them.

This quilt was quilted by Sue Burnett - I'm really grateful to her for turning it around for me in a ridiculously short time frame.  With a fairly traditional layout, and very square piecing, I felt like baptist fans were the perfect way to add some curves to this quilt.

High Tea Quilt

This quilt has passed the most important test - it's Ralph (and Ivy) approved!  I can't wait to wash this quilt and see it crinkle up - I think it will make it even better.

It's that time of the year, when Amy from Amy's Creative Side hosts the Blogger's Quilt Festival.


It's definitely worth clicking through to check out all the other quilts that have been linked up - there's always a wealth of inspiration!

Quilt Stats 
Pattern: High Tea Quilt Pattern designed by me (find it in my Etsy shop and on Craftsy - on sale for only US$4 for another day)
Finished Size: 56" by 69"  
Fabric: Bonnie and Camille charm squares, Moda Bella in White, unknown grey solid
Backing: white on white unknown floral print
Binding: Orange Paisley from Bonnie and Camille's Scrumptious collection
Pieced by: me
Quilted by: Sue Burnett

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Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love the photo with the copper tea set - so lovely. The Baptist Fans are a wonderful quilting selection. Good luck and have fun with the festival! :)

MsMidge said...

Stunning! Yay on the pattern front!

Camilla said...

Congratulations on your pattern! It looks beautiful and versatile. I really like the way the grey and white offset the bright colours.

Camilla said...

And posting a comment from my iPad is working now :-)

CandyR said...

I love it!!

Anne said...

Ohhh that's so soft and sweet! Bonnie & Camille fabrics seem to always set that tone. :) I love the kitty pic! I'm glad Ralph loves it! :D

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