I’m really excited to be entering Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival for the first time! If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome to my blog! I’ve been around on Flickr and IG for a while and two months ago I started blogging. My name is Rachel, I live in New Zealand and I’m mad about quilting.


My Quilter’s Palette mini quilt was inspired by this photo on IG of a water colour paint palette.  I’m not a painter but I love those little circles of colour. To turn the idea into a quilt, I applied my favourite quilt formula, bright, scrappy fabrics on a low volume background.  I used my Marti Mitchell drunkard’s path acrylic templates to cut the pieces. Each drunkards path block is 3″ finished. The finished quilt went to Paula (Flickr link) in Bermuda as part of a summer themed swap.

This is my favourite photo of the quilt, there must have been some sunlight on the day I took this photo.

Quilter's palette WIP

I quilted in straight lines using my walking foot. The lines were about 1/4″ apart. Rather than marking all the lines, I used my walking foot as a guide (so much easier!).

Quilting with the winter sun on my back, bliss! #warmwishesswap

The week I finished the quilt and posted it off was wet and grey (dreary winter’s weather) and the photos are not so bright! The binding is from Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 fabrics.

Quilter's Palette

Have you checked out the Festival yet? I’ve had a few quick peeks, I can’t wait to have a proper look around!

Finished Quilt Size; 18″ square

17 thoughts to “Blogger’s Quilt Festival ~ Mini Quilt Entry

  • Elmosmate

    Lovely quilt, the colours look fab 🙂

  • Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts

    love this, Rachel!

  • Yvonne Campbell

    This is so pretty! I love how yours circles have the low volume, and the patchwork colors of the circle too.

  • knottygnome

    love the bright circles on the low volume bg

  • Dorrie

    Beautiful! I just love your work!

  • Beth

    Great quilt–the colors, the circles matching up, the quilting. BRAVO!

  • Tessa Marie

    I love low volume with bright colors! Your mini is just fabulous and worthy of my vote!! I am so glad you started blogging!!

  • a maidenhair fern

    Wow, this is way cute. Pinning it for future "to do" list. And love that it's a wall hanging. quick and sweet. love the low volume contrast.

  • Myra

    Voting for you! Good luck in the Festival!

  • Canadian Abroad

    This is so pretty.

  • Heidi

    Very pretty, and I really like the little tabs you made for hanging

  • MegsAnn

    Cute and scrappy.

  • Karena Lindell

    This quilt is amazing! I just love your sense of color and texture!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Rachel! I love your quilt! It's so beautiful! x Teje

  • Anita

    I love this quilt! It's just beautiful the way you have combined the fabrics. You have one of my votes in the festival! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    So cute! I love Drunkard's Path quilts and the way you used the bright colors makes your blocks pop!

  • mascanlon

    I love this mini! And such good use of color! I will be looking for you on IG!


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