Sunday, 30 April 2017

Enjoying revisiting a Riot of Colour

Almost 4 years ago I made a scrap quilt which I called a "Riot of Colour".
Two years previously I had taken part in a Bento Box blocks swap. I seem to remember I was the only UK participant, one from Canada (I think), everyone else from the USA.

I loved the idea of making 20 blocks, cutting them into quarters, sending 3 of those quarters on to the organiser and then waiting to see what my parcel contained!  It really was exciting.  However, around the time the blocks arrived I discovered I had breast cancer, so treatment rather put sewing onto the back burner.

Fast forward to July 2013...................... I discovered the pile of bright blocks in one of my Sewing Room Sort Outs and a Riot of Colour was born. It had to be gifted to our beautiful granddaughter as she is the bright spark for us! 

Dear GG spends a lot of time at our house and I decided I would like to "borrow" the quilt back to put on the bed she has here.

So, here it is, on her bed at Granny and Grandpa's house:

It was rather dull when I took these photos and the colours don't appear as bright as they actually are!!

I loved looking for "my" Bento quarters ....... amazingly I still have some scraps of them left.


  1. Oh I love it! Such a great idea for a swap and such a colourful quilt.

  2. Wonderful! Love the idea of the swap too, maybe we should try one?

  3. what a wonderful quilt as you say so colourful and what a great way to share blocks agree with Linda re maybe doing one.

  4. What a fun bright quilt. So when you sew the blocks back together did you worry about matching all the seams.

  5. What a fun idea! And it will be something to look forward to seeing every time you granddaughter sleeps over I'm sure. Keep well Linda! And thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  6. Fun idea for a swap! And it made for such a cute quilt. And how nice to have your own bed at Grandma and Grandpa's house complete with a quilt Grandma made.

  7. It looks great on the bed! Beautiful.