Monday, 29 October 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I've been loving seeing everyone's entries to the fall edition of the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy over at Amy's Creative Side timed to coincide with quilt market each year.


Since the last Bloggers Quilt Festival, production has been a little down to say the least for one reason or another and to be honest I had decided not to enter a quilt. But then with Round 2 of the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap kicking off, I thought of the tablerunner I made for my partner in Round 1 at the end of last year.


MCTR Front

This is still one of my favourite makes. I wanted to created something that would look the same from wherever anyone was sitting at the table. I love it because to me, it manages to feel Christmassy yet none of the fabrics used are Christmas fabrics. I used a palette of deep reds, greens and blues.

Modern Christmas Tablerunner Fabric Auditions

It turned out pretty much just like my preliminary sketch!

Modern Christmas Tablerunner Design Audition 

On the back of the runner I made a large central starflower so that it was a reversible tablerunner...

MCTR Back

...and I tried out some random free motion quilting, which was a first for me and appliqued a small Fatima's hand, the symbol traditionally used here in Morocco to give protection against the 'evil eye'...

An Appliqued Fatima`s Hand

...before packaging this tablerunner off to my swap partner in Canada.

All Ready to be Packed Up and Sent Off

So this is my small entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. If you are visiting for the first or umpteenth time, please leave me a comment!

The tablerunner measures 18" x 36" approx.
Special techniques - free motion quilting, applique
Quilted by me!
Best Category Favourite mini quilt

34 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a beauty!

JustPam said...

I love this! I am pinning!

Flying Blind... said...

Merry Christmas!

Catherine said...

great choice Annabella: can't believe that was a year ago!

Heather D. said...

Love it! And Christmas without Christmas fabric is just the best!

Kelsey said...

So pretty! Love the star in the center ;)

Trudi said...

It's still beautiful!

Sarah said...

Its lovely :-)

Issabella The Cat said...

I think this is lovely!

Kirsten said...

Such a gorgeous runner Annabella - love the design and that they are not themed fabrics but still look so festive!

Jan said...

Annabella, this is a wonderful quilty table runner. The recipient must be so pleased.

Cindy said...

Beautiful!

Dianne Neale said...

Oh i remember this one. It's so,pretty. Do you put the hand on all your quilts?

Quilting Babcia said...

Very pretty! Great Festival, this!

Laura said...

I like this a lot! Be proud of yourself for this original design. It is as nice as anything I've seen in the quilting magazines.

Belinda said...

This is great! I love the fabrics you used and that it's reversable. Nice work!

Janet said...

That was a lovely table runner and I really enjoyed that swap too. I am feeling too swamped (or swapped) to do it this year...

CitricSugar said...

I love that you designed this yourself! This is really cute and looks exactly like your sketch - great work!

Beth said...

It's lovely! I like how you made it reversible!

Marg said...

It's really lovely, and I LOVE the fact that it's Christmassy without using Christmas fabrics.

Debbie said...

This is really sweet!

blandina said...

I remember the table runner, such a lovely piece and I love the addition of the Fatima's hand.

Elisabeth said...

I love that table runner. It looks so Christmassy, I might copy that for my table if you don't mind.

Camilla said...

Well done! A well realised goal :-)

Marit said...

I love this runner! I've seen it in several of the mosaics for the Christmas runner swap:)

diane said...

I love this runner and think it was the perfect entry for the festival

diegoagogo said...

This is really beautiful! I have some Xmas fabric coming in the next week & I have a similar design planned :)

Janine said...

This is a lovely table runner. So nice to see something christmassy with beautiful prints, rather than novelty fabrics,

Catherine said...

I love everything about this - the design, that it's Christmassy without using Christmas fabrics, that it's reversible, and the FMQ.

Leanne said...

It is so nice to see this runner again, it is so beautiful!

Alison said...

so festive and adorable!

Jenelle said...

This is so festive. :) I really like your quilting too!

tusen said...

I remember it very well and I love the combination of fabrics you used.

Annie said...

What a beautiful table runner! Thanks for showing it.