I've hummed and arred over joining in with the Blogger's Quilt Festival this time, but the yay in me won (at the last minute), as it is such a brilliant way to find other blogs and fellow quilt lovers!!
For those of you who have stumbled here from Blogger's Quilt Festival, my name is Joanne and I am a mum of 3 and wife of 1 long suffering husband, who loves to sew, knit and stitch, to keep sane.
I live on the outskirts of London and am mostly a stay at home mum, but help with my parents business too. I have always loved making things, but the birth of my third child and deciding to stay at home and not return to work full-time, kicked me into crafting overdrive. I started blogging in 2011 as I knew no-one who knitted or sewed and I wanted to catalogue my makes. I started my first quilt in January 2012 and have been very badly bitten by the quilt making bug and the associated fabric buying/stashing addiction and have not looked back.
I have picked to enter my Economy Block Quilt (that I made from 1st block to snuggling under, in a record breaking for me 7 weeks) to the Scrappy Category.
I first spotted the Economy Block on Instagram over the New Year when it was being talked about as an IG sew along and within days I had pulled out my scraps and started cutting into them.
I used some really special fabrics for fussy cutting and tried to not be precious with matching colours too much.
I quilted it with straight lines framing the squares.
And I think I love the back as much as the front!
The details are:
Size - 70"x70"
Quilted - By me with Aurifill 2021
Fabrics - Everything and anything!
Binding - Sketch in Charcoal and Smoke
This quilt really tested one of my quilty resolutions to try and mix colours up more and to stop sticking within fabric ranges for safe options and my other one to use more scraps and stash fabrics!! Although the scraps where hardly dented, even after making 196 blocks!!