I'm a total newbie to the quilt blogging scene but from what I have seen in my limited experience, it is a friendly, caring community where inspiration is aplenty at every click.
There are some totally amazing quilts being shown over at the Festival.
As it's my first time of entering, I'm going to enter my most favourite quilt of all time... of course, it has to be My Owl Quilt, including all the gory details. I had a little play with Instagram too, so some fresher looking pics.
Pattern: Hootenany from Dare to be Square by Boo Davis
Material: Klona Grey solid; Cartwheel, Pinwheel and Pixie Stick Posies by Erin Morris; Kaffe Fassett Green Spots, Roundabout Dots Green by Oliver & S and a selection of Klona solids in greens and blues.
Wadding: Quilters Dream Orient Wadding
Making this quilt was such an adventure for me. I only started sewing two years ago after I wanted to make my son a bandana bib and got smitten with the sewing bug. Mostly everything I made until recently was made by following an online tutorial. The Owl Quilt was my first adventure into following an actual pattern.
The first block was a disaster and had to be scrapped, as I missed out a bit of Mr Owl's ear!
But I love the whole process of making this quilt. From falling in love with the design in the book, to browsing online for fabrics, following the pattern (!ye,s me, the Queen of winging it, really just said that... I enjoyed following the patterm!!), placing the fabrics using Boo Davis' scraptastic guide placement and just about all the usual quilting steps as well.