Tuesday 19 May 2015

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Welcome to Sewmiriam - my blog about quilting, sewing and design. Today I am sharing my quilt entry in the scrappy Quilt section of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. which can be found at Amy's Creative Side. Click here.

This quilt takes me to a happy place when I look at it. I think it reflects the joy I found while making it. Hopefully you will see the sunshine in it too.

I have decided to enter my Trip Around the World quilt as I think it fits perfectly with my philosophy of quilting, and hopefully it will resonate with you as well! I don't want to feel lonely. 

First and foremost it is scrappy. All fabrics used came from my stash. 

Secondly it is all hand pieced. I even eyeballed each seam, no measuring allowed. Boy- was that a test in self trust , and a definite skill builder exercise. 

Thirdly it is hand quilted in a cross thatch pattern. 

The stats you ask? Well the quilt is made from 2 inch squares. The seams are a scant quarter inch.  There  are 24 rows. The finished size of the quilt is  60 inches by 60 inches. The idea for this quilt came from A Brigitte Giblin Trip Around the World sew along which I just happened to chance upon while looking up what's new in Brigitte's world on the net. Serendipity it would seem. The instructions were easy - use what you have, start with a red spot , and include a row of red spots every now and then. Some rows are all the same fabric, others are make do, which I actually found really fun and added interest to the quilts overall design.
Needless to say this quilt has become a family favourites already. I loved making it. But be warned should you wish to make one - it is addictive!! 

If you like my quilt please vote for it in the Scrappy Quilt section of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please visit again soon. You are always most welcome !

Happy sewing, Miriamx 


  1. LOVE your quilt! Really wonderful, especially the hand piecing effort. I would be so lost without the sewing lines!

    1. Thank you Audrey. No lines was quite a challenge !