A little Mini Mini for Lynne

So recently I made a little thank you gift for my friend Lynne. She had kindly given me tickets to the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A that she could no longer go to.

I had an inkling her favourite colour was yellow so decided to make her a mini mini spool quilt.

Mini Mini Spool Sew Quilt The Crafty Nomad

I chose the radiating star block from the Tumbling Spools Sampler Pattern and added the word Sew in free motion quilting. I like to use rayon thread from Sulky so the colour really pops.

Mini Mini Spool Sew Quilt The Crafty Nomad

I used Sun Prints 2019 fabric from Alison Glass.

Mini Mini Spool Sew Quilt The Crafty Nomad

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Excited to see that Amy from Amy's Creative Side has decided to host the Bloggers Quilt Festival again this year!

It's a bit of fun where you can share a quilt or two that you have made recently.  And on the plus side there are heaps of cool prizes too!!

So I decided to share one of my recent makes! The Tumbling Spools Quilt.  I made this quilt for the Quilt Now Magazine.  It was always intended to go on my wall in my craft room!

The Crafty Nomad, Jo Westfoot Tumbling Spools Quilt

It's no secret that I love the rainbow palette, and therefore no surprise that I LOVE Alison Glass's fabrics, particularly the Sun Print ranges as they are sooooo vibrant!

The Crafty Nomad Jo Westfoot Tumbling Spools Quilt

I wanted to challenge myself with the quilting on this one.  So I did a spools design that was modified from one I did previously on a cat quilt.  Also until now I hadn't been a big fan of pebbling, but found it was perfect for filling in the words! I used Rayon thread so it would catch the light more and make the words stand out.

The Crafty Nomad Jo Westfoot Tumbling Spools Quilt

The pattern appeared in Issue 39 of Quilt Now.  Always so exciting to see my work in a magazine!  If you missed the magazine when it was out, you may be able to order back issues from them directly [I just checked and print copies are all sold out, but you can still get digital copies].  Alternatively you can wait until February 2018 when I'll be able to release the pattern ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!