Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The World is your Oyster!

With too many commitments and too little time, I nearly missed the deadline for the competition quilts submission for the Festival of Quilts this year! 

Yet, Phew! All packed and shipped today. :)

This boats quilt from Cotton & Steel is my personal toy! With simple - but effective!)) - pattern for the boats and a huuuuge negative space, the quilt gave me endless opportunities to quilt it to death!))) And so I did) Inspired and empowered by the talented longarm quilter and teacher Angela Walters! xx

The techniques I used:
Freezer paper-piecing method to make the boats
Organic free-motion quilting for negative space, i.e., no marking

Materials used:
Solid cottons mostly from Michael Miller Cotton Couture range
Prints from Art Gallery Fabrics and Liberty.
Quilters Dream Request 100% cotton wadding (very thin!)

Size: 145x145cm

This quilt is not the only quilt that will have my name on it at the Festival of Quilts this year! ;) 
Three amazingly talented quilters - Jo Avery (@mybearpaw), Jenny Haynes(@peppersaxsten) and Sheila Scott - have submitted their quilts to the FOQ where I had an honour and a priviledge to longarm quilt their beautiful quilts! 
So, overall, there will be 4 quilts from me! At the very least, I should get a recognition for the quantity, if not for the quality!!! :-)))


  1. Таня, крутотень!!!! Удачи ))) Мне очень нравятся кораблики!!!

    1. Нина, спасибо! Посмотрим, как они впишутся в категорию Modern Quilts :) x

  2. божественно! и вроде бы просто, но какой потрясающий эффект!

    1. Спасибо! Мне тоже очень нравится - стегала вслепую, можно сказать. Придумывала стежку по ходу действия.
      И все равно не уверена, что с такой орнаментной стежкой жтот квилт вписывается в категорию Современного квилта. Посмотрим, что думает жюри)

  3. Saw your beautiful quilt in Birmingham, superb quilting and really fitted with the boats theme.

    1. Aw, Thank you very much for sharing your views on my work - I really appreciate that! Thank you! :) xx