Madrona Road Festival Flags - Front

Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Madrona Road Festival Flags

Madrona Road Festival Flags is my fourth quilt finish!

It was completed as part of the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road Challenge and just in time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. If you’re visiting from the festival, welcome!

Madrona Road Festival Flags - Front Madrona Road Festival Flags - Back

This baby quilt measures 35 inches by 48.5 inches. Most of the bunting flags were hand appliqued to the quilt top, however some flags were made to be double-sided and left loose for little hands to play with.

Madrona Road Festival Flags - Front QuiltingMadrona Road Festival Flags - Back Quilting

I echo quilted the flags with up to 5 lines and the filled up from the string below, roughly half an inch apart. My favourite, favourite bit is in the top right corner where I decided to echo quilt some phantom flags, inspired by a tip from Angela Walters in her Craftsy class on Machine Quilting Negative Space.

Madrona Road Festival Flags - Favourite Detail

The print fabric is Madrona Road by Violet Craft, and was very generously donated by Michael Miller Fabrics for the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge which many members of our guild took part in. Our fabric didn’t arrive until January and was handed out at the February Sew Day, with the finished quilts to be ready for our May Sew Day. While we weren’t able to be a part of the main challenge it was a great experience for many of us, and every single quilt was so different. The solid yellow was also supplied and I used Kona White for the front and Kona Medium Grey for the back. You can see more of the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road Challenge Quilts on Flickr and the WMQG website.

I finished the quilt off with a cute scrappy binding and after a wash it’s come out nice and crinkly. There’s no label on yet, but once the new owner is chosen it will be included on a extra flag on the quilt back.

Madrona Road Festival Flags - Scrappy Binding

Last year I saw so many wonderful quilts during the Blogger’s Quilt Festivals in Spring and Fall (Autumn), I’m still surprised that I’ve actually made some of my own quilts and am so happy to be able to participate. If you haven’t taken part before don’t be scared, just take part and enjoy being part of this awesome event.

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2013

  • citricsugar

    That’s really cool – I love the 3-D flags…

    I looked into graduate school in Wollongong years ago but didn’t end up making the trek. (I live in central Canada…) Some day I’ll have to make it over there.

    • Thanks, I’m really happy with how the flags turned out.

      You’ll definitely have to come to Wollongong sometime, it’s a beautiful part of the world and I’m lucky to call it home.

  • Mandy

    Love your bunting flags, very pretty and your quilting is great!!

  • Tiffany

    I LOVE this! I’m totally tempted to make one of my own just like it. The 3D flags are genius!

    • Go for it! I love the flappy flags to. I’ts be really fun with something hiding beneath them to.

  • Esther F.

    I love this! The loose flaps are genious!

    • Thank you Esther, glad you liked them

  • sonia sanchez

    Beautiful quilt. The quilting looks amazing!

    • Thank you Sonia. I planned the quilting by printing out a photo of my basted quilt top and then drawing lines in pencil to try out a couple variations.

  • Violet Craft

    I really love this quilt. The quilting in the negative space is fabulous!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, and for visiting Violet! It’s an honour to have you come see my quilt.