Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Suji's Quilt

I finished this quilt this weekend - 3 weeks from inception to completion. To be honest, it all went according to plan. Usually I have some great 'lesson learned' when I finish something, but not this time.

The design was my own, but I'm sure I've seen many quilts with similar designs out there in blog-land. I had a few design objectives:
  • Make it bright and modern
  • Use (mostly) fabrics that I already had
  • Include a Pacifica motif or theme to remind my friend of New Zealand and Auckland in particular
  • Try something different
  • Use a my Drunkard's Path templates
I used 2 drunkard's path 1/4 circles and 2 squares with narrow strips added for each petal. When I put the petals together to form a flower I decided that the background gap in the center was too big so I trimmed it down. This made the gap about half of the width that is between the flower blocks. The finished blocks are about 15 inches and the finished quilt is 45 x 60 inches (actually a little bit smaller but I didn't measure it).

I used both free motion and walking foot quilting on this quilt. I probably could have done it all with a walking foot, but there were a lot of turnarounds and I hate squeezing the quilt back and forth under the arm.

The back was pieced using some of the same fabrics from the front. I managed to find a print with the blue and coral together which I purchased after the front was finished (that was lucky). It ties the color scheme together nicely, I think. I also purchased the dark grey polka-dot print for the binding. I did have enough of a few grey prints for the job, but thought I needed something darker to ground the quilt.

I'm linking up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. Check it out - there's an amazing array of great quilts for inspiration. Now, what to work on next...

Amy's Creative Side


  1. That is really really cool! I love seeing the back and the way the quilting pattern shows up. Love the colours on the front and I think you have certainly met your design brief! Great work!

  2. This is so pretty - I love your quilting!

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the design and how you quilted it!

  4. This is a lovely quilt and I just love your fabric and colour selection. Take care.

  5. This is awesome love the quilting!!

  6. beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing!

  7. Beautiful job on the quilting!

  8. I like it a lot. The quilting is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. It's a lovely quilt Laurina - I think I like this petal shape even better than the round ones I made!

  10. Very pretty design, love the colours too.