31 October 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Fall 2011

The time has come for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival Fall 2011 ... and this is my contribution:

Night on the Tiles - with binding

Night on the Tiles was inspired by the floor tiling of my favourite pub in Manchester, just down the street from where I took my first lessons in patchwork and quilting. I've been working on it for 3+ years now, in fact, every time I go on my annual quilt retreat, this one comes along. It's not finished but it will be and soon - or so I hope. As you can see, I have gone about it a bit backward by adding the binding before I finished the hand-quilting. But it already looks so much better that I am really motivated to finish this one before the next retreat in September 2012.

Diagonal strips of blocks assembled Ah, the litte imperfections ...
Top finished Back to hand quilting
top in progress - endless imperfections
top finished - hand quilting

"Vital Statistics":
Finished size approx 220 * 220 cm
all cotton fabric
all cotton thread
all cotton wadding
machine pieced
hand quilted
machine / hand bound.


notes of sincerity said...

What a beautiful quilt. :o)

Kriza said...

wow, a quilt reminding you of your favourite pub, that is a funny story to go with a beautiful quilt :-)

I think adding the bindig is okay, at least you can already use it while still quilting.


Myra said...

I love the pattern/colors of your quilt! Very nice! You'll have it done in no time now... 8-)

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Well it looks great so far!
Love your inspiration.

Hollie said...


straythreads said...

pretty quilt wish the pics were bigger

straythreads said...

pretty quilt love the colors

LynCC said...

Very striking! And how cool to take inspiration from flooring and transfer it into a very neat quilt.

Lyanna L. said...

i like how you were inspired by someplace that means something to you! good luck finishing it up - and i like the colors too =)

BunkHouseQuilts said...

This is very pretty on the grand piano. It does look nice with the binding!

Eileen said...

wow--that's impressive. love your quilt. great colors thanks for sharing and have a great day