Saturday, 18 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Red & Aqua String Block Quilt

Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival -

This is the first time I have entered a quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. Exciting! I am entering my Red & Aqua String Block Quilt. Here is it's story....

I joined my first quilt block bee in February 2012. I was first up in February and this is the block that I chose. The string block. Tutorial at Film In The Fridge. I chose red and aqua for my colour scheme. 

I received so many lovely blocks from my fellow bees but I also had to make a lot myself as it was only a small 8" block. Initially I intended it to be a 60" x 60" lap quilt but I just couldn't bring myself to make any more blocks so it ended up 45" x 60". Which is still a good size for me.

The back was pieced using Nesting Chairs in Celebration by Laurie Wisbrun, Lotus by Amy Butler and some gorgeous red Timeless Treasures fabric I had in my stash. I went with a grey binding as it was a bit softer than black and it blended beautifully with the greys in the Nesting Chairs and Lotus fabrics.

The quilting was done by the owner of my local quilt shop, Finch's Nest. I have so many WIP's at the moment that I just wanted to get it out the way and I knew that my straight line quilting just wasn't going to do this one any justice. I made the right decision.

Master 3 and I went to the HMAS Sydney II memorial in town and took these photos. It was a typical windy Geraldton day.

Category: Two Colour Quilts
Size: 45" x 60"
Quilted by: My local quilt shop
Batting: Wool

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Red and aqua is such a great colour combo.... Beautiful job!

  2. Always a winning colour combo :o)

  3. Beautiful quilt for your first entry, and the colour combo is a perfect choice!

  4. I love seeing all those fabulous red and aqua fabrics together!! I love the pieced backing too!!!

  5. A beautiful string quilt! Love the red and aqua. Congrats on entering your first BQF - isn't it fun?

  6. I simply adore this quilt and to know that I had a little hand in it too makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Good luck!