Friday, 23 September 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2016

The time is here for the  Bloggers Quilt Festival: Fall 2016 hosted by Amy Ellis of Amys Creative Side

As I only started blogging in January this year (and I still haven't figured out how Instagram works properly yet, but, I have made some progress), this is the first time I have entered.  I love making small quilts and this one is one of my favourites, City lights, a special gift for my husband and my entry for the Small Quilts section.

The fabric used is Oakshott Lipari with Oakshott Colourshott charm centres in the 6 inch blocks.

It was quilted using the Serpentine stitch, no 4 on my Bernina with a stitch length of 2 width 2.5.  I used Aurifil  50/2 grey thread no 2605.  It shows up slightly lighter than I expected but it was the darkest grey my local quilt shop had.  The wadding used was Warm and Natural.  Can you see the way the fabric shines and shimmers?  The warp is black and the weft is iridescent jewel tones, it is even lovelier in reality.

This was the first time I made a pieced back.

The binding was made from the scraps, there wasn't much left at the end, good job Oakshott fabric is 54 inches wide.

I hope you like City Lights as much as I do, and in case you are interested, my husband loves it.

Enjoy the festival, and make sure you remember to vote on your favourite in each of the different categories.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me, and if you consider voting for me I am most grateful, it would be wonderful if you came back.

Until next time
Smiles from


  1. That's a lovely, eye-catching quilt.
    Welcome to the festival.
    Since you're a first-timer (I don't know, maybe you've visited before but not entered), be sure to comment on Amy's original announcement post for this festival. That's how I won the BabyLock Melody sewing machine in 2015's Spring Festival. I didn't believe it until I received it ! But my name was drawn in the random drawing from all the comments that time !

  2. I love this quilt! So glad you decided to enter!

  3. I love it. I think that it's your quilting that makes the fabric shimmer this way. I'll try to go at the festival this weekend. :-)

  4. Love it and such an apt name for it. So glad your husband loves it.

  5. Oh what a gorgeous name for a beautiful quilt - I love the colours, there's so much depth in the blocks - good luck!

  6. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors.

  7. I love it! I haven't used Oakshott cottons but have seen a lot of people using them. They are lovely!

  8. I love it Kate ! Good luck for the Festival.

  9. This is a great quilt. I like the fancy stitch.

  10. Oh, I love this Kate! I haven't seen Oakshott cottons before but I will definitely have to now! I love the colors. Just beautiful!

  11. Oh I remember this one. Even lovelier now. Wish you good luck in the festival.

  12. Lovely, bright quilt! I'm going to use this quilt as my inspiration, and try out the oatshots as I don't know much them. Thanks!!


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