Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sew STAUNCH Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry
Time again for Amy's brilliant quilt show!
The Blogger's Quilt Festival is the brainchild of Amy Ellis, from Amy's Creative Side. This show is a serious must-see for those who, like me, are interested in inspiration, and a serious must-do for those, like me, who simply like to share their quilty accomplishments!
Today I am pleased to share my entry for the Mini Quilts category:
Sew Staunch was named for and inspired by Kathreen Ricketson, the late (and great) author and blogger from Down Under. This is a mini-version from her book, 'Brave New Quilts'. (Amazon link)
A cheery and bright finish, yet making this quilt put me in a very reflective mood. I thought much of the women of our past who've helped pave the way toward equality and expression. Kathreen included her family in her own creative ambitions and endeavor's. I thought of her, and the children she and her husband left behind, and so it was a bit sad in the making at times. Online, we have this whole new group of pioneering women and this is how I think of Kathreen. 
I selected favored scraps to work into each circle.
I was listening to Sue Monk Kidd's, 'The Invention of Wings' while quilting. Fuel to the (reflective)fire, that one...

I chose a bright and windy day to photograph!
I hope you have enjoyed reading about Sew Staunch!
SEW STAUNCH, 20" X 20"


  1. What a fun quilt. I see lots of fun scraps in those circles! The quilting is perfect on it.

  2. That is one fantastic quilt! Great to know the story behind it! Good luck! (I shall look for it on voting day!

  3. Thank you for sharing the inspiration for this lovely mini quilt. I adore the colours!
    Good luck in the Blogger Quilt festival!

  4. I do love this mini - such a sucker for rainbow themes on white, and the circles are perky and soothing at the same time to me. Perfect pairing with the zigzag quilting theme.

  5. What a fun mini! Yummy colors.

  6. It is so beautiful! I love the bright punch of the scrappy circles.

  7. What a lovely quilt and great story to go with it - thank you so much for sharing that, I love it!

  8. It's a great little quilt. Love the scrappiness.:)

  9. What I really love about this quilt is your choice of using the zig zag quilting - it really makes the circles stand out and gives the quilt such a nice looking texture!
    Great job!

  10. Love the background quilting. Will have to give that a try!

  11. how beautiful! The more I look at it, the more I appreciate the details!

  12. how beautiful! The more I look at it, the more I appreciate the details!


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