Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival May 2012

Bloggers quilt festival is here and it's so well timed to keep those of us that haven't gone to Quilt Market happy. I love this festival, getting inspired and finding other great bloggers to follow.
I was hoping to have a couple of brand new quilts to show but I got too distracted with other bits and pieces and haven't managed to quilt them yet (still need to buy backing fabric!)
Instead im going to show you my London mini quilt. For any new visitors here I've just moved from England to Australia and before I left I wanted to make something to remind me of home.




It's got lots of famous London landmarks on it




As well as a few iconic British symbols




Some traditional English sayings!




The weather!












And a taxi on Tower Bridge












I'm glad I made it before I left as I now have the memories of showing my mum and sisters and asking their opinions etc. as soon as we move into our new place (end of the month woo hoo!!!) it will be put up on my new sewing room wall.
And if you're interested here are the quilt tops I was trying to turn into finished quilts to enter into this festival












And this pile is one of the reasons I got distracted from finishing them.




I've got something very special planned for these and some amazing fabrics on order to join them (lots of Suzuko Koseki and some Heather Ross!!)
Anyway I'm off to spend lots of time looking at all the other wonderful entries while leisurely enjoying a coffee. Enjoy the festival and I hope you will visit me again
Charlotte

30 comments:

Blueberry Park said...

Charlotte, your London quilt is just amazing! Your quilting on it is so cool! (and incredibly clever...wow...in awe!) Can't wait to see what you make with that pile of scrummies ;-)

Sarah said...

London quilt is cool, great to see the close ups too as there's so much to see on it - I'm noticing lots I never saw on it the last time!

Katy Cameron said...

So glad both you and the mini have a new home, curse the new fabric distractions ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Yay for the London Quilt xxx

susan said...

Very cool memory quilt. Such a lot of detail in it.

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

I love this little London quilt there is just so much to look at!!

Alexandra said...

Cool! Good luck in the festival!

verykerryberry said...

I love the detail that comes in the quilting, so effective all those little iconic London images

Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies said...

I have UFO that I really wanted to get done for the festival...ah well! I think the London images are incredible! IT is such a great quilt!

CitricSugar said...

I love this mini - I'd seen progress photos but I must have missed the finished one... Really great work.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's a great mini and a great idea to bring someplace with you.

straythreads said...

wonderful quilt especially love the quilting. great way to tell a story.
Ann

Cindy said...

This is a great way to remember where you came from. What a treasure.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Love love love that London mini. Woohoo!

Margaret said...

Fun - I love London!

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Hi! Love your new blog header. You always come up with such great projects - great quilt!

quilthexle said...

I love London - what a beautiful memory of your hometown! Good luck in Australia!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love your London quilt and the words are just brilliant! Your quilt tops are fantastic too

fallingforpieces said...

What a fabulous mini! Good luck in a new country.

Eileen said...

that's a fun, fun remembrance quilt. how great to have it with you in your new adventures. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Janet said...

Your London quilt is a perfect entry for the festival. So interesting and so many memories for you.

Kirsten N said...

Love your London quilt and it is just the right one to have here with you in Australia.

Ethne said...

I hope you are all settling in down under Charlotte - what a great quilt to take away with you

Julie said...

This is a great mini and what a fun reminder!

Prof. S said...

I love the detail in this mini, great work -- and thanks so much for sharing this :)

purduepam said...

Love your London quilt.

Rogene Robbins said...

Love it!

bethanndodd said...

So much better than pictures!
Smiles~Beth

made by ChrissieD said...

fantastic work. I left England last summer to live in New York and your quilt really struck a nerve with me. Good luck with your move too.

Maggie said...

What a fabulous work of art and a terrific way to remember home!