Friday, 15 May 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival | Talisman

It's that time again...The Blogger's Quilt Festival is here!  Hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side, this is a great way to find tonnes of inspiration all in one place.  I'm entering my Talisman quilt in the Home Machine Quilted category.

After obsessively viewing a zillion longarm quilting pics on Instagram and following several very talented longarmers, I decided that I just HAD to try to recreate the look for this quilt, but I needed to get creative with achieving this on a domestic machine.  

I really put my machine (A Pfaff Expression 3.2, who I call Pfrida) to the test on this project!  Thankfully Pfrida has a fairly large harp space so the quilt-wrestling was minimal.

I used a combo of straight-line quilting for the dot-to-dot areas, and FMQ wishbones, loop-de-loops and my favourite (also most fun): Kathleen's Magic Shape outlined with feathers.     

**Public Service Announcement: if you're on Instagram, check out @kathleenquilts, she's a quilting genius)

I'm really happy with how the quilting turned out, I hope you like it too!
Have fun checking out the other amazing quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I know I will!

Happy Friday!


  1. Lovely quilting! I'm going to have to try the magic shape.

  2. Congratulations on achieving your goal! Your quilting is fabulous!! And I totally agree, Kathleen is a quilting genius!! :D

  3. What a great idea for a beautiful quilt! I love your design, wonderful fabrics and GREAT quilting!!! :)
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  4. The quilting on this quilt really is wonderful!

  5. Really love the quilting.

  6. Beautiful and stylish quilting, and I love how you've used Kathleen's Magic Shape. I'm a fan of hers too.

  7. I will have to check out Magic Shape, very unique.

  8. Your quilting really shows off the quilt nicely. Nice job!

  9. Wow, the quilting and free-motion quilting are fabulous!

  10. Stunning work! Love the dot to dot technique you used. So perfect for this quilt!
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  11. OMG. LOVE. THIS. QUILT. gasp. breathe. It's seriously wonderful. I follow Kathleen too! Have shopped in her mom's store when I lived there!