Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting a Blogger’s Quilt Festival while Fall Quilt Market goes on. (Because don’t we all wish we were there… I know I do!)
It took me a bit of consideration to work out which quilt to enter, because I have made some pretty awesome quilts in the last year even if I do say so myself *modesty alert 😉
But after a bit of thought I’ve decided to enter my “Cheeky Quilt”, because there are a few factors that set this quilt apart from any other that I’ve made…
** It’s by far the biggest quilt I’ve made – large King Size.
** It is soooo special to me because of how many people (at least 25) contributed to it for me
** I’ve had it on my bed for nearly a year now and I’m showing no signs of getting sick of it….With approx 980 different fabrics involved I see something new every time I look at it.
** Just love it so much!
So if you have seen this before regular readers then please do humour me while I show off my Cheeky Quilt in all its awesome glory once again…
A brief history about this quilt…
In August 2010 I got it in my head that I’d like to make myself another Queen/King sized quilt for my bed because the previous one I’d made shrunk lots from all the dense quilting and had ended up a bit small.
Only problem was that I was sick of making the log cabin blocks after not long finishing a queen size. And I needed 49 of them total if I was going to pull it off. Yikes.
… Luckily I had nearly half the required blocks because I had used the block for my month in 2 rounds of a bee. But that still left 29 to go… So, on a cheeky whim, I hesitantly blogged asking if any of my bloggy friends would like to make a block for me, offering them an exchange of something if they liked.
To be honest I wasn’t really expecting any response!!
But I got one.
An amazing response at that!
You will find the list of those wonderful ladies who helped me make this quilt this quilt a reality at the bottom of the post. I will be forever grateful to them for their help.
And that my friends is why this quilt is called “The Cheeky Quilt”
Some of my favourite parts…
|Gotta love goldfish in bags… And aqua scissors – perfect for a sewing Kat|
And from the other side…
So this really is a very special and sentimental quilt with contributions from so many of my blogging, flickr & “real life” friends!
A true testament to what can be achieved when our awesome online quilt community works together.
The Final Stats:
Finished size: approx 101.5 inches square
Number of blocks made by me: 6
Number of other people contributing blocks: 25
Approximate number of different fabrics included: 980
Quilted by: Me
Special techniques used: Quilt as you go method
Best Category: Fav bed quilt, Fav group or bee quilt, Fav home machine quilted, Fav scrap quilt
Thank you SO much to: Susan, Shay, Marg, Anne, Linda, Jamie-Lee, Mona, Rachel, Mel, Sarah, Corrie, Lucinda, Juliet, Angie, Bec, Bron, Debbie, Sue, Suz, Allie, Caroline, Tammi, Ellie-Mae, Jill, Bree, (gosh I really hope I haven’t missed anyone!)
…for your much cherished and appreciated contributions!!
As well as blocks gifted by these fine people above, I have also used fabric from many swaps I’ve had with other people. To name a few: Angela, Megan, Karen, Leona, Susan, Bec.
I love every single block though, and it’s amazing how well they all go together…
Just too perfect!
I think it will be a very very long time until this quilt stops being my favourite ever!
If you are here for the first time thanks for visiting!!