First up, I'd like to say a big Thank You to Amy's Creative Side and the wonderful sponsors for putting on the Bloggers Quilt Festival !!
Looking at fabulous quilts and discovering new fun blogs, 2 of my favourite things!!! Yay!!
Presenting Jumpin Jack Flash!!
I made this quilt over a year ago so it's about time I share photos of it quilted and bound.
This quilt is the result of pulling out bits and pieces of lots of my favourite novelty prints and throwing them all in together. Afterwards I realised it was like a big scrappy I-Spy quilt.
I started by sewing pieces together, then those pieces went with other pieces and so on until I had a quilt top approx 85inches square. It came together like magic and was a pleasure to sew. It's funny how some quilts behave perfectly and others can be a bag of trouble.
I quilted it myself. I was going to do simple straight line quilting across the quilt but halfway through the first line I decided to make it a bit more interesting by quilting where the sewing machine took me, so there's zig zags, loops, stitch in the ditch and all sorts of wonky stitching.
The name of the quilt came to mind because the recipient is a Rolling Stones fan. I dug out my favourite Stones Cd's to listen to as I sewed. The title of the song Jumpin' Jack Flash just seemed to, well, jump out at me. I think it really suits the quilt.
This photo gives a peek of the backing... Golden yellow fabric with scattered vegetables by Martha Negley.
And the binding is a scrappyluscious mix of fabrics.
This festival we're allowed to show 2 quilts so I have another entry called Dollop of Cream, scrappy circles in neutral colours and lots of hand quilting. click here to have a look.
Thanks for visiting. I always try to reply to comments but it's going to be a busy week of trying to visit as many festival blogs as I can so please excuse me if I don't reply. If you leave me a comment I'll make sure I visit your blog and leave a comment in return. :) .