Amy is hosting another Bloggers Quilt Festival so I thought that I would share a quilt that I made this time last year. I had bought a FQ bundle of Tula Pink's Neptune from the Craft and Quilt Fair in Brisbane last October as I loved the colours in them, not realising at the time that these gorgeous fabrics were so much sought after!
When I got home I started looking for a pattern to use these in - I wanted something fairly straight forward though as this was only the third quilt that I was going to make. Then a few days later I saw the "Abracadabra" PDF pattern on Ros Mirringtons blog "Bloom" that she had just released and decided that it was one I could probably manage.
This was a great pattern as I actually can make 2 quilts from it - a bed size as well as a lap size. I just did straight line quilting along the sashing and borders.
When I bought this fabric I chose it because of the lovely teals, greens and coral colours in it which matched our doona cover and it wasn't until I began sewing that I discovered the "hidden" sea creatures in amongst the designs - the seahorses and turtles are my favourites..
I backed and bound the quilt in a dark blue batik like fabric which reminded me of the swirls of deep ocean waves. I think the simple design of this quilt shows off the gorgeous fabrics well.
So head on over to Amys blog to see all of the other beautiful quilts and read the wonderful stories behind them.