Tuesday, 8 March 2016

My first Siblings Together Quilt of 2016

The last few months have been very busy, mainly trying to sort my mother out, though that will be another blogpost when I've got a little more perspective. So, the fact that I've done 2 blogposts in 2 days is highly unusual for me!
I wanted to make some more quilts for Siblings Together again this year ( apart from the STquilting bee ones). Hannah sent me some fabric which had been donated to Leeds Modern Quilt Guild by Katy of I'm a ginger monkey. I selected 3 of the fabrics and added 3 of my own to make a trip around the world quilt.

I've made a few of these quilts and I love the way the pattern looks different depending on how you arrange the strips. I made this one in a regular pattern, which I haven't done before. So, although I've used a variety of different yellow strips, for example it's barely noticeable.

The back is scrappy: I used up some of the left over squares to make a strip down the side, which made it wide enough, and used left over pieces from previous quilt backs.

I quilted it with a simple loop, a pattern I hadn't tried before but was fun and quick to do.

To pull it all together, I used navy fabric with a strip of mustard to bind it.

I love how it's turned out! I hope it will make a girl ( it's definitely a girly quilt) very happy.

Quilt Stats

Size: 58 x 68 inches
Pattern: Trip around the world by Bonnie Hunter
Top: A selected variety of scraps
Back: My last piece of Ikea Nummer and Folie in blue by Lotta Jansdotter
Batting: Donated by LMQG
Quilted with Glide in grey on top and Wonderfil in white on the bottom
Binding: Navy XO by Cotton and Steel with one strip of Arrows in mustard by Michael Miller

This is my third finish  in FAL Q4 ( my original list is here)
I'm also linking with Scraptastic Tuesday

2016 FAL


  1. I'm sure it will and thank you for donating it to #siblingstogether - and thanks for adding it to the Siblings Together Link Up page. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday too!

  2. That's really beautiful! I love the pattern and the back is also gorgeous!

  3. It's stunning!! Hope you've got your mam sorted and settled xx

  4. Absolutely beautiful.The back caught my eye.Well done.

  5. I love the colours in this one. Glad to hear you enjoyed making this one - much easier to do when you've made all the blocks! I hope your mum is okay and you XX

  6. Congratulations to the finish =) I like how graphic this quilt looks.

  7. Bravo! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.