Thursday, 22 September 2016

Large Quilt - Blogger Quilt Festival

Just in time to enter another quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival - this one in the category for Large Quilts (finished size 79" x 86"). I love this quilt and it's the one most often on my bed. I swap it for another sometimes but always come back to it - those cheerful quirky flowers make me smile.

I like the way that the pattern is so much simpler than it first appears with the square blocks being sewn into a larger square of four before the quilt is put together.

In my original post I have explained how each of these is in turn rotated and I show another quilt sewn up in a similar manner. Rotating Flower Blocks Quilt

Here is a small A4 quilt called Liquorice. Although it isn't actually made up of square blocks, I have arranged the "sweets" in the same way as the quilt above.

So these are the four sweets in the top left hand corner and you can see that next to them I have sewn the same four sweets but have rotated them, and next to these another four rotated again. So reading from left to right like the lines on the page of a book, the white circle with a button in the centre appears in a different corner each time (for four times) and then you start over. 

I think this method produces a nice balance to the quilts without me having to make lots of difficult decisions about placement.

Do go along to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and see all the lovely quilts entered.

Happy browsing - Anita x


  1. It's a beautiful quilt. I like the cheerfully quirky flowers too!

  2. This is a fun quilt. I can see why you would have it on your bed all of the time.

  3. What a fun quilt to see first thing in the morning!

  4. This is a great quilt. I especially like the colors you chose. It's interesting to see how you arranged the blocks, too.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,