Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I feel like picking a quilt for the BQF is almost like picking a favorite child. I almost went with my latest finish, Mr. M's Owl quilt, but I decided instead to go with a quilt I made just for me, Le Mille.

Using leftover HST units from a snowball quilt, I pieced this bad boy together for a Tula SAL last fall, but with holiday sewing, a cross-country move, and life in general, I didn't finish it until this spring.

But when I did, oh la la! Love! This is my snuggle quilt, and it makes its home on my favorite chair. When I'm feeling generous, I let my husband snuggle under it with me.

Full disclosure: trimming the 300+ HST units was awful. Keeping them in order while I was sewing rows was awful. But the finished product? Totally worth it. 

If you'd like more details, please visit the original post.

Quilt Stats
Name: Le Mille
Size: 50" x 58" 
Fabrics: Tula Pink's Parisville line, Bella Solids in Jade; Backing is a print from Patty Young's Heaven and Helsinki line and a print from Laura Gunn's Cosmos; Binding is Bella Solids in Jade
Quilting: Straight line quilting in solid stripes; FMQ flower in center bullseye
Started: September 2012
Completed: March 2013 

I'm linking up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted at Amy's Creative Side.


  1. Wow - that is a lot of tiny HSTs! Looks great though!

  2. Very interesting! I have done a few roman stripe quilts...I never thought to add a border! I am inspired. Thank you!

  3. Fabulous! I hate every step of making HSTs, but the end results are always so great that I do it anyway. Sometimes. Love the colors in this and the quilting is awesome, too!

  4. haha that's exactly how I feel about HST! The process is tedious, but the results are fantastic! You quilt is great, and I love the flower quilting in the center.

  5. Wow!! I love it - I love the graphic look with the softness of the colors. It is so nice to know you share with your husband LOL - Enjoy!!

  6. Beautiful! I love your fabric choices. And HSTs can be so frustrating, can't they?

  7. So beautiful, Audrey! And the way the white and turquoise/teal ripple out from the centre :) so clever!


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