Wednesday, 20 September 2017

I need to cut how many strips!?!? And the Blogger's Quilt Festival

Have you sat down to start a new quilt, fabric all chosen and pressed, tools and equipment all set up and ready to go, then you read the instructions and you have to cut a million WOF strips? Well not a million maybe, but enough to for your heart to sink. Well, I wanted to share the quick and accurate method I used for cutting over thirty 1" strips to make my new version of my Mosaic Garden Quilt, kit coming soon.



By using the full width of your quilter's ruler and moving that instead of the fabric every time, you're able to cut a lot quicker, believe me! You can see my full tutorial here.
The quilt above is just waiting to get quilted - I have something special planned for this baby, so watch this space.

Amy over at Amy's Creative Side is holding her annual Blogger's Quilt Festival, this online event is a great opportunity for quilters to enter their favourite creations of the past 12 months in this virtual competition, and for us to be inspired by and vote for these truly stunning quilts. I have decided to enter my Blueberry Park Lone Star wall hanging which was featured in Quilt Now magazine a few months ago. 



This was probably the start of my love affair with English paper-piecing, and these fabrics by Karen Lewis just bring the star alive! Please go and visit Amy's post, enjoy and be inspired.
I know I said I'd be away this week, I got my dates wrong, so there will now not be a blog next week!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers and Needle & Thread Thursday

20 comments:

  1. I love the BQF because bloggers/quilters showcase their best work. Your gorgeous star with neatly pieced diamonds, beautiful Blueberry Park Fabric in rainbow colors, with a perfect gray background and simple quilting is not just show-worthy. It is a show-stopper.

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you so much Preeti for your very kind words! You're so right about the BQF, it's a great way to see what other wonderful quilters have been making!

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  2. Love your star - it definitely shines! Thanks for sharing it this week.

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  3. Beautiful Star quilt! Really vibrant on that background!

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    1. Thank you Audrey, I love that Kaufman linen mix so much!

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  4. I've never done a Lone Star. Congrats! on your successful interpretation of that pattern. Oh! About those million-strip quilts... those are the ones that tend to end up in my UFO pile.

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    1. Doing the lone star with EPP was definitely easier, and I loved making it! Hopefully that quick way of cutting strips will help you out :)

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  5. Stunning!!! Great color combinations.

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    1. Thank you so much, they are great fabrics!

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  6. This star is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love the BQF, as shows me blogs I may not have followed yet.

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    1. Thank you Jan, and thank you for following me, I'll do the same now! :)

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