Someone I follow I noticed has entered this:
I haven't been sewing quilts for long - ok I did a couple a few years ago when my boys were little, but really its only been since I finished a Mandy Shaw hand quilted quilt this year that I suddenly have gone mad and made six large bed size quilts and numerous small quilts - yes all since May.
Anyway I thought I would enter this quilt into this festival:
You need to enter a quilt with a story so here is mine: I discovered quilt blog hopping in June and took part and showcased my first quilts in July. Since then I have made 28 quilts (19 have already been showcased and my next 9 are due to be showcased on Wednesday). This one is part of my second blog hop - Think Christmas. I won a fabulous prize of 32 fat quarters of wonderful Christmas fabrics which took seven weeks to arrive from across the pond (Canada to England) so you can imagine the excitement when they finally got here!
Until then I had never realised that there was such a fun set of quilters out in the big wide world (I get together with 3 or 4 friends regularly to sew and we go to quilt shows together (yesterday been one of those days!) but other than that I haven't particularly looked further afield. My online friends (which are many) are mainly all papercrafters which is the other creative passion of mine.
However since July I have found a wonderful new community of friends - again both online and in real life - who encourage, help, guide and share this wonderful hobby with me. It's such fun - it's just a shame I now need a bigger house to keep all my quilts in!
My quilt details are:
Measurements: 12.5" x 12.5"
Techiques used: Dyed fabric, appliqueing of my own designs, yoyos for snowman (had only just worked out how to make these!)
Quilted by: Me
Best Category: Favourite applique quilt, favourite home machine quilted quilt, favourite quilt photo, favourite mini quilt and favourite wall hanging (I can't wait until 1st December when I can hang this on my wall to look at everyday for five weeks!).
The link to the festival is here at Amys Creative Side - such a wonderful blog to have found!
Thanks for looking - All shopped out and inspired from the Quilt show yesterday from Solihull