Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Large Quilt - Pavement Puddles

I'm being very brave and throwing my hat quilt in the ring Blogger's Quilt Festival!  If you're new here to my blog - WELCOME!  You'll find some captivating information about me and my work up there in the "Who is Ms Midge" section  ^^^^

I have a lot of quilts, yes, but the quilt I'm putting forward for the Large Quilt category is my 
Pavement Puddles.....


I designed this quilt under a little bit of pressure - from myself mostly - to come up with something original for my first ever magazine submission.  I was thrilled with the end result and loved the way the colours mixed from tone to tone and through the cool colour spectrum.  It reminded me of the puddles on the pavement after a sun shower!  I was also incredibly impressed with my mathematical ability...... As I designed the pattern all by myself!

It was also my first attempt at any type of hexagon!  It may not be a traditional hexie - but nobody has ever called me traditional, so I can live with that.....

The backing is a very simple, yet effective layout.

And all of the puddles have been straight line quilted using varying shades of my favourite Aurifil 40wt threads!


I had an absolute ball photographing you can tell from the above photo!  I had a couple of wonderful "assistants" who just happen to be expert bed jumpers!

I said goodbye to this quilt yesterday!  It was gifted to one of my wonderful BFF's for her 40th birthday, and I'm very happy to report that she sent me photos of it last night, settled in to its new home.  

A BIG thank you to Amy's Creative Side for always putting on a fabulous quilt show!  You can check out the Festival main page HERE.  Make sure you allocate yourself a few hours to get through all the quilty eye candy!  And you can also nominate your favourite quilts HERE!

Designed & pattern made by Me!
Size: 51" x 74.5"
Fabric: Horizon by Kate Spain & Peppered Cotton by Studio E
Quilting:  By Me on my Bernina
Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil 40wt in various colours

The pattern for this quilt is published in Issue One of Make Modern Magazine.


  1. Gorgeous quilt (not a bad looking bed jumper either. LOL). Wishing you heaps of votes in the BQF.

  2. Your quilt is beautiful! So nice to gift it to a friend!

  3. Your quilt is gorgeous, Midge. I bet your friend is just thrilled to now own it.

  4. Wow, this is SO gorgeous!! I absolutely love the cool colors. And how wonderful to have your quilt published!

  5. Gorgeous! I love Kate Spain! Horizon is so beautiful! I'm glad you picked a grey/silver background, because I had that idea but didn't know if it would work--it totally does--so I'm glad to see it. You should post this on Kate's page...she loves seeing what people make with her fabric.

  6. This is so beautiful! I love hexagon quilts and your design is amazing.

  7. Love this quilt! Beautiful colors and design!

  8. What an expert bed jumper! This quilt is really beautiful.

  9. this is awesome! great colors and love the hexies in it.

  10. I very much like this quilt and how you made use of hexagon patterns.

  11. This quilt is gorgeous. I love the fabrics you used and the design is fantastic. I bought the first issue of Make Modern Magazine and one of the major factors in my decision to do so is that this quilt was on the cover.

  12. I love this quilt! The pattern you created is so cool and I love the colours.

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