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Monday, November 1, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is the first time I've entered a quilt in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I've chosen this wool felt quilt because it is very different from my usual quilts.

I started it about 10 years ago, after I'd seen a sample on display at The Quilters Barn, in the Victorian country town of Loch.  I made a couple of blocks, then got caught up with other things, so it was packed away in a cupboard and I forgot all about it.

I decided this had to be the year when I finished some of the multitude of UFO's I have stored all over the place in my little home.  So I looked in cupboards and under beds, I searched in drawers and on top of bookcases, I explored boxes and tins and even checked the shed.  It was amazing what I found, including this unfinished quilt.

So I finished it, I took it to Leanne Kaufman who quilted it beautifully and here it is.
I loved working with the wool felt so much I've decided to design a new quilt and offer it as a free BOM project on my blog next year.  The first block will be posted on my birthday, February 3rd, 2011.

Thank you so much to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for organising this fabulous event, I'm really looking forward to checking out every single quilt, which should keep me out of mischief for a very long time.


  1. It's just lovely Melody - a great taste of what is to come next year.....
    The Quilt Festival is a great idea isn't it? so many quilts to look at.......

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous quilt! It's the best feeling to get something finished after all that time. :)
    xx, shell

  3. This is so gorgeous - I adore the morning glories best - so glad you finished it, and entered it in the festival! I can't wait to see your bom.

  4. What a truly beautiful quilt!!! I love your description of finding unfinished projects all around the house. I'm glad you found this and finished it, and shared it with us. I've been curious about using wool felt.

  5. Very nice. Aren't you glad you finished it? I love the feeling of completing a UFO.

  6. What a beautiful quilt. I started working with wool a couple of years ago and it is fun. Your stitching is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Beautiful. I also love to work with woolfelt. yesterday I made a post on my blog of a bag with a woolfelt panel....

    greetings from france

  8. Well done on finishing your quilt. It's beautiful. Wool is just the thing for those cool Victorian winter months. And thank you for visiting my quilt and leaving such kind comments. See you in the blogosphere.

  9. Well worth finishing. I am glad you've decided to finish some starts, like me.

  10. Love the quilt. Have just checked out the actual site and there are some mind blowing quilts. Would take all day to go through but I managed to find yours.Definitely a worthy participant and well worth the wait for it to be finished. Liz

  11. What a stunning quilt! So much handwork, and the quilting is beautiful too. I haven't worked much with wool yet, but what I've done I've enjoyed. I love the feel and look of the wool.

    I love your story of looking everywhere for your projects. My house is like that too - they're everywhere!

    Thanks for sharing this quilt!

  12. Something about wool, it is just beautiful!! The quilting is lovely too. So you are designing a quilt for a free BOM, now that sounds very interesting!

  13. Hello Melody,

    Oh this is beautiful, I am glad you finished it. Looking forward to your BOM.
    Happy days.

  14. Hi Melody. It is lovely to catch up with you here as well as on Colourful Fridays.
    I love the work you have done on this quilt. It has come up so well and looks great!
    Look forward to seeing your pattern next year!

  15. It looks very pretty. I've never tried doing a wool quilt before. Looks like an interesting idea.



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