Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting a Blogger’s Quilt Festival while Fall Quilt Market goes on. (Because don’t we all wish we were there… I know I do!)
It took me a bit of consideration to work out which quilt to enter, because I have made some pretty awesome quilts in the last year even if I do say so myself *modesty alert 😉
But after a bit of thought I’ve decided to enter my “Cheeky Quilt”, because there are a few factors that set this quilt apart from any other that I’ve made…
** It’s by far the biggest quilt I’ve made – large King Size.
** It is soooo special to me because of how many people (at least 25) contributed to it for me
** I’ve had it on my bed for nearly a year now and I’m showing no signs of getting sick of it….With approx 980 different fabrics involved I see something new every time I look at it.
** Just love it so much!
So if you have seen this before regular readers then please do humour me while I show off my Cheeky Quilt in all its awesome glory once again…
A brief history about this quilt…
In August 2010 I got it in my head that I’d like to make myself another Queen/King sized quilt for my bed because the previous one I’d made shrunk lots from all the dense quilting and had ended up a bit small.
Only problem was that I was sick of making the log cabin blocks after not long finishing a queen size. And I needed 49 of them total if I was going to pull it off. Yikes.
… Luckily I had nearly half the required blocks because I had used the block for my month in 2 rounds of a bee. But that still left 29 to go… So, on a cheeky whim, I hesitantly blogged asking if any of my bloggy friends would like to make a block for me, offering them an exchange of something if they liked.
To be honest I wasn’t really expecting any response!!
But I got one.
An amazing response at that!
You will find the list of those wonderful ladies who helped me make this quilt this quilt a reality at the bottom of the post. I will be forever grateful to them for their help.
And that my friends is why this quilt is called “The Cheeky Quilt”
Some of my favourite parts…
|Gotta love goldfish in bags… And aqua scissors – perfect for a sewing Kat 🙂|
And from the other side…
So this really is a very special and sentimental quilt with contributions from so many of my blogging, flickr & “real life” friends!
A true testament to what can be achieved when our awesome online quilt community works together.
The Final Stats:
Finished size: approx 101.5 inches square
Number of blocks made by me: 6
Number of other people contributing blocks: 25
Approximate number of different fabrics included: 980
Quilted by: Me
Special techniques used: Quilt as you go method
Best Category: Fav bed quilt, Fav group or bee quilt, Fav home machine quilted, Fav scrap quilt
Thank you SO much to: Susan, Shay, Marg, Anne, Linda, Jamie-Lee, Mona, Rachel, Mel, Sarah, Corrie, Lucinda, Juliet, Angie, Bec, Bron, Debbie, Sue, Suz, Allie, Caroline, Tammi, Ellie-Mae, Jill, Bree, (gosh I really hope I haven’t missed anyone!)
…for your much cherished and appreciated contributions!!
As well as blocks gifted by these fine people above, I have also used fabric from many swaps I’ve had with other people. To name a few: Angela, Megan, Karen, Leona, Susan, Bec.
I love every single block though, and it’s amazing how well they all go together…
Just too perfect!
I think it will be a very very long time until this quilt stops being my favourite ever!
You may find the scrappy log cabin block tutorial here , my QAYG Process tutorial here… and the original reveal post here…
If you are here for the first time thanks for visiting!!
I see my square! :oD
Excuse me ma’am, but I think your feet are on my block. (HeeHee!)
Brilliant quilt and all those people were happy to contribute because we all love you so much. Thrilled to see it again and know that you are still so happy with it. Wish I had done more blocks but my stash wasn’t as good then as it is now.
What a wonderful quilt and no wonder it’s your favourite, especially when so many lovely friends contributed to it. You literally are surrounded by love and friendship 🙂
Really wonderful x
No Susan, that’s my block! oh no, that’s mine below your block! It is a fun quilt!
It was a pleasure to contribute a block, even though I really really had to stretch myself to go really scrappy. IT really is a fun quilt isn’t it, and a great way to remember all your bloggy pals.
So many great fabrics! Lovely quilt!
I think this is the first time I’ve seen your Cheeky quilt – an amazing collaboration Kat.
Love your quilt!!
that is just gorgeous!! I would never tire of it either 🙂
I’ve followed your blog for quite a while and hadn’t seen this one, so a happy surprise
What a great quilt! Log cabin is my favorite by far.
Eek! I always love this quilt, it is so “happy” to look at 🙂
Your quilt is wonderful and such a great example of how fun it is to work with a group of quilters!
This is such a wonderful, colorful quilt. I makes me happy, just to look at it.
This is just so cheerful! And such a great story behind it. Thanks for sharing!
What a beautiful testament to the power of friendships, both near and far. Cheeky maybe, but totally memorable, and so lovely.
It is so special that I’m sure it’s your favourite for a long time! I just love al those mixed fabrics and lots of colours! x Teje
It’s a fabulous quilt! With a fabulous story to match!
Love this quilt, the name and the story behind it!
One of the best things about the online quilting community is that when you put out a call or an idea, it gets turned into something beautiful. Lovely!
I love this quilt. It’s beautiful!! This quilt has a great story. Thanks for sharing it with us!!
I love this quilt. The scrappiness is so bright and happy!
It looks AB FAB on your bed!
Oh, and you’re welcome… heeheehee!
fabulous quilt ! I know how you feel with the log cabin, I got tired of it after 10 squares!
What a great ‘community’ quilt!
What a beautiful quilt. I love ones with so many different fabrics and they all look so great together!
This is a fabulous quilt, so cheerful and every time you look at it you’ll remember all those lovely quilting friends. Amazing number of different fabrics!
Pat in Oregon (#127)
What beautiful quilt! And how fun that you have so many squares from friends to look at every day!
No wonder you love it still! It is beautyfull and full of love and frindship too! What a fab story behind it all, and a truly lovely result!
What fun! I bet you could look at this quilt forever and still see new things! Gorgeous!