I am so proud of this quilt. I sleep under it every night and it makes me smile every morning.

This quilt is made up of blocks from two Bees that I was in, the first request for blocks was back in October 2012 and then I asked my other Bee group to make me more in January 2013 - the month my third child was born! So it took me some time before I had the blocks all pieced together, more time to piece the back and then quite a long time to hand quilt it. In February this year though I finally finished it and I've taken some more photos because it's far sunnier than it was in winter!

The fabrics are a fabulous mix of bright patterns and colours and the backgrounds are various low volume or subtle colour fabrics. The back is made up of an eclectic mix of fabrics from my stash cut into 5" wide strips and constructed in the same way as a jelly roll race quilt. I basted it with the easy to use Hobbs Heirloom Fusible wadding.

I hand quilted with Aurifil 12wt cotton in 4241 for the stems and 2214 (a gorgeous deep golden colour) around the feathers and filling some of the low volume space.

Massive thanks to my wonderful Bee mates that helped this quilt come to be :)

Finished Size: 85 x 100"
Pattern: Feather Bed Quilt by Anna Maria Horner, pieced in my own layout based on the number of blocks I had.
Blocks: Scrappy? Sew Bee It!, Bee A Brit Stingy and me.
Pieced and Hand Quilted by me.
Category: Hand Quilted

See the original post here and check out all the fabulous quilts submitted in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Huge thanks to Amy for organising such a fun event!