Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Needle Book and a Burst of Colour

Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild had a needle book swap with the London (UK) Modern Quilt Guild and it was loads of fun!

This little goodie was what I made using Kerry Very Berry Handmade's tutorial:

It's a combo of Yarn Dyed in Black and some lovely Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids. I used those particular solids because it was my insurance plan in case I didn't get my VMQG Cotton Couture Challenge project completed on time. The needle book could do double duty if necessary.

But it wasn't necessary! I managed to complete my challenge project on time and I'm so very happy with it. Introducing Burst of Colour:

Burst of Colour

I love it. LOVE it! I was obviously very inspired by the colour placement that Krista Poppyprint used in her Full Circle quilt. And Berene made the brilliant suggestion to borrow Krista's Go!Baby cutter to make tumbler shapes. They give this quilt so much movement, and were a snap to piece together.

Burst of Colour closeup

I used dark orange thread to quilt concentric circles (again with the Full Circle inspiration) and used a facing instead of a binding per Terry's tutorial. The quilt is 26" square.

While I didn't win Viewer's Choice at our meeting, I am really happy to have made this project and it will hang in my home where I'll see it every day.


  1. Your quilting in this is soooo perfect! I love it :)

  2. Oh so beautiful! Your colour choices are really fabulous and I love how the quilting complements the design!

  3. So beautiful! The colors and tumbler pattern are just wonderful -- what a gorgeous quilt!

  4. Oh i just LOVE it Felicity! And how brave of you to use dark thread like that. It totally works.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE your challenge project. Awesome job.

  6. I love both of these, and you have made me far more interested in tumbler shapes than ever before, they work so nicely in that quilt.

  7. This is gorgeous - the colours are amazing!

  8. Your Burst of Color is AH-MAZING! It just sings!

  9. Hi Felicity! Thought I should stop by and have a look at what you've been up to. I LOVE all the cheerful colour in this!


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