Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

It’s that time of year again where Amy does a BIG link up with bloggers and the quilts they want to show as part of an online quilt show.

Regular readers, I do apologise as you’re probably sick to the back teeth of this one, however it is my most recent “proper” finish and it makes a change from Wallander progress, eh? You can just skip this post, k? πŸ˜‰

This is my Fryed Pixels quilt, I’m entering it in the “Art Quilt” section as even though it’s lap/wall hanging size, I’m not sure you’d actually use it for either. Well I wouldn’t, I’m actually wondering what I’m going to do with it!

It was made for the Quilt and Stitch Village show in the innovative quilts category. It looks a lot better from further away, a lot of people were being told to stand back for the full effect and the stewards were lovely about it. Here is is at the show…

And if you’re interested to know what the judge’s thought, scroll to the bottom of THIS POST.

I chose to make a picture of Stephen Fry because I wanted to do a portrait, but of a recognisable character. I chose him because everyone likes Stephen Fry! I think if I was to do it again I’d maybe choose someone more controversial just to get more of a reaction!

It’s made from 1″ finished squares and there are 1000s of them in this quilt. The piecing was done with interfacing underneath and stitching them in rows, but it still took around 30 hours of work to complete. The quilting was quite quick, it only took about 4 hours and I chose the dogwood pattern because it’s fun to stitch and unobtrusive to the patchwork design. The binding was done first as I turned it inside out for a pillowcase binding like you would around the edge of a tote bag. This was so the design flowed to the edges, there was really no need to frame the design with a binding.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Posted May 17, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    1″squares?! That’s dedication! Well done on a fabulous quilt!

  2. Posted May 17, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Another worthy entrant, and what about Maggie Thatcher next time, now that should stir up some controversy!

  3. Posted May 17, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    How fascinaing and what fantastic work! Love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

  4. Posted May 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    This is a really amazing quilt! I could never bear sewing all those inch squares but the effect is brilliant πŸ™‚

  5. Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Perfect choice to put in the festival, Kerry. Still love it. And I’ve ‘met’ it too!!

  6. Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Love Stephen Fry and this is a great version of him. Love the effect – great design. πŸ™‚

  7. Posted May 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Okay! So I saw this quilt in a photo of the quilt show on The Littlest Thistle and almost died with glee. The fact that’d been watching Fry&Laurie quite heavily at the time only added to it.

    I love it. Simply love it. Does he know? πŸ™‚

  8. Posted May 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Oh I dunno, he’s been quite controversial in his time πŸ˜‰ I’m dragging my show quilt out again too…

  9. Posted May 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I would never have the patience to work with such tiny squares on that scale.

  10. Posted May 19, 2013 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    What a fun quilt! I love the way squares can accurately depict a face. And I like the way the dogwood quilting adds just a touch of softness/curves to it.

  11. Posted May 19, 2013 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    This is a knock out Kerry! I can’t imagine the patience and vision you must have to complete such a complex quilt!

  12. Posted May 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    That is one large challenge that would never get done by me! Wow! What an amazing quilt..well done.

  13. Posted May 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    This is amazing! I have to admit I didn’t know who Stephen Fry was (until Google, just now), but you did him proud! The quilting is spot on for it, I think. Well done!

    PS – I <3 your sweet greyhound!

  14. Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    This is quite a “tour de force”! Brava!
    best from Tunisia,

  15. Posted May 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I love this. Stephen Fry is one of my favorites! You did such a great job capturing his likeness.

  16. Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Wow, this is absolutely amazing!

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