Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Gather ‘Round

It’s that time of year again – quilt market time. It’s a tad too far to travel for this Australian, but thank goodness for Amy at Amy’s Creative Side who hosts the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. We can enter the contest and enjoy all the brilliant quilts without leaving the comfort of our homes (or even our pyjamas).

I’m entering my Gather ‘Round quilt in the Modern Quilting category. I expect there will be tons of gorgeous quilts in this category and I can’t wait to see them all.

Gather 'Round - a modern quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

This pattern sews up quite quickly, which is always nice. Of course I went and ruined that by deciding to quilt a hundred-odd lines across the design.

Gather 'Round - a modern quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Truth be told, I really enjoy straight-line quilting. I don’t find it taxing at all, in fact it borders on therapeutic. I’d like to say that quilting’s cheaper than therapy, but I’m guessing it probably isn’t. :-(

The back was an exercise in impromptu piecing – I just threw together some blocks and then joined them together totem-style.

Gather 'Round - a modern quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Enjoy the Festival – I’ll be back soon with another (not yet seen) entry!


Pattern: Gather ‘Round (you can find the pattern here)

Size: 60″ x 80″

Quilting: Straight-line quilting on my home machine.

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14 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Gather ‘Round”

  1. Gosh, I love this. It is so striking and simple and modern. And then you turn it over, and the back is amazing as well! Really spectacular. What grey solid fabric did you use? I’m really liking it and always looking for a good light-medium grey.

  2. Love the design and the quilting. The backing is beautiful too.
    Altogether I’m thinking it would be a great quilt for my sister’s teenage grandson – not too much piecing and not too many colors!

  3. The quilting (plus the quilt design) totally makes this read like a pendleton blanket. That, and the colors too I think. I love the simplicity and beauty.

  4. I think the straight line quilting is perfect! This is a wonderful quilt – and it would be perfect for a man! Those are often hard to find!


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