Featuring Munaiba — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Hi there!  Today’s featured quilter is Munaiba – a new to me blog.  That’s the best part of the Festival, don’t you think!?  Meeting new friends!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Munaiba, and her quilts —
1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting properly 2 years ago. I say properly because when I was 19 I started to make a hexagon quilt and I knew nothing about it. I didn’t paper piece it, I cut all the fabric hexagons out and then backstitched them together until I had enough to cover a double bed. But I didn’t know what to do with them then so I just used it as unfinished coverlet for years until I gave it to charity. Two years ago I decided I wanted to take lessons and so I made my first sampler quilt.

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt for many reasons. I like to create beautiful things. One of my favourite aphorisms is “God is Beautiful and He loves beauty”. Another reason is I like the idea of being able to take raw materials and make something useful from them – in this case fabric but I have been a spinner, weaver and knitter too. Another reason is that I like handwork. I find it very meditative and calming.

3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?

My most recent fabric purchase? What was that? Hmmmm. I know, it was a It’s a Hoot” MoMo jellyroll.  Which I made the above quilt top from.

4. What is your favorite quilting tip?

My favourite quilting tip is DON’T quilt to a deadline! It takes all the fun out of it.

5. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?

The inspiration for my Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilt were Andalusian tiles which can be seen many places including Morocco but most notably in the Alhambra Palace in Spain. You can see a pic on this web page  courtesy of Wikipedia. My quilt differs in that it doesn’t have the different coloured hexagons and stars in the centre of the tiles but if you look at the quilting on the back of my quilt you can see that I have quilted stars in the centre of each shape.  These tiles, and in fact the ones that inspired me, are sometimes seen with just stars in the centre and the shapes are usually then in two colours with the star in one being the colour of the swirling shape of the other.

6. Do you sew other things?

I do sew other things from time to time. I’ve made cushions and some traditional clothes from the Folk Art Wear series of Patterns.

7. Anything else you would like us to know about you?

My favourite technique is reverse appliqué. Above is a small quilt that I have made using it.  I have a daily blog where I rattle on about sewing, quilting, cooking and life in general and I’d be happy for people to visit and leave me comments.  I’d also like to say thanks to you for organizing the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival there were some astounding quilts on display. Very inspirational!


Thanks for sharing your quilts!  I love your hand quilting in the last one shown – beautiful!

Have a great weekend everyone.  Any exciting plans?


By |2017-02-06T09:18:45-06:00November 19th, 2010|Featured Quilter|9 Comments


  1. Susan Mallery November 19, 2010 at 7:16 am - Reply

    That sampler quilt is lovely. I can’t believe that was your first project. Well done!

  2. Karen November 19, 2010 at 11:53 am - Reply


    I really enjoy your blog. It is on my daily reading list. Today I am fascinated by your “Labyrinth Quilt” and would love to have the pattern or know how to do it. It would look really great with a couple of Australian fabrics in my stash.

    Keep up the great work.


  3. Cathy A November 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I’ve been following Munaiba’s blog for awhile, and I think she is a very talented quilter! So much creativity in her quilts!!

  4. Lindsay November 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Great Interview Amy! I will have to check out her blog about the reverse applique, sounds interesting!!!

    my Plans for this weekend, get a quilt top finished, sandwiched and hopefully quilted by the end of the weekend.

  5. Linda in Calif. November 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks Amy, I really enjoyed learning about Munaiba. I’m off now to go check out her blog.

  6. Munaiba November 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy
    Thanks for featuring me on your blog. My plans for this weekend hopefully include quilting that It’s a Hoot quilt.

  7. […] and Amy interviewed me the other day. If you’d like to read the interview you can find it here. Thanks […]

  8. Denise in PA November 20, 2010 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Munaiba makes beautiful quilts! I loved the insights she gave here, I will definitely be checking out her blog!

    I have a fun weekend planned – today we are taking son and his wife to the Transiberian Orchestra concert in the city for his birthday and then tomorrow I have the entire day to myself and I am planning a quilt-a-thon all by myself! Bliss!

  9. April November 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I love your quilts. I have a quick question. There is one pattern one of your quilts that I love and I was wondering if you could tell me where I could get that pattern.
    On this post, it’s the first quilt and it’s the first block. I would love to create that quilt but I have never seen a pattern for it in all the books I’ve seen.
    If you could tell me where to find it or how to make this pattern, I would appreciate it. If not, I understand. I still love all your quilts. They are so lovely!

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