Friday, 21 May 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival entry

Here is my entry to the Blogger's Quilt Festival:

You can click on the image to make it bigger.



The pattern was from the Karen K Stone quilt book. I made it a couple of years ago and it was my first attempt at curved paper-piecing. Not convinced I could machine quilt it without masses of puckers, I reverted to hand quilting it.
It was a brilliant excuse to go wild with Kaffe Fasset fabrics and although some of the curves are not perfect, I still love it.



I got so hacked off picking all the paper out that I had a 'bright idea.' I completely soaked the quilt top and then hung it on the washing line because for some non-logical reason I decided it would be easier to pick soggy paper off it. 

It wasn't.

And so I left it on the washing line for a day or two and the wind helped spread all the paper bits all over my garden and next door's garden too just for good measure.

I still love it though.


46 comments:

  1. Your quilt is just beautiful and of course I love the Kaffe fabrics. I just can't do the paper piecing because of the reasons you gave - I do love the crispness of it.

    Gorgeous.....

    Carol

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  2. Gorgeous!

    LOL! I can just see the paper bits floating on the breeze!

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  3. That quilt is spectacular! I love it.

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  4. Thats really intricate, it must have taken ages!

    Very lovely.

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  5. Spectacular. I LOVE NY Beauties.

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  6. amazing quilt Congratulations

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  7. Very beautiful quilt work !

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  8. Beautiful work and lovely colours - great story about the paper, I won't try soaking then!!

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  9. Love Karen K Stone patterns and using Kaffe fabrics was a great idea, gorgeous quilt!

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  10. Wow, that's quite an adventure in paper piecing. looks like it was well worth the effort! lovely!

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  11. This is breathtaking ! what a beautiful piece of art ! Love it !

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  12. This type of quilt is on my list of quilts to do "someday". Thanks for sharing your experiences...

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  13. LOL about the paper covering everyone's garden. The quilt is beautiful, so colorful.

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  14. What a lovely quilt! I love all the colors! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Very pretty. New York star is on my list of blocks to make this year :)

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  16. I admire you for tackling one of Karen's patterns. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  17. Holy Moly! This is so beautiful and the photography is great too!

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  18. What a great bright and energetic quilt! I have no love for paper piecing either. There is a project in a box that still has paper attached--a block swap I dropped out of in about 2004 I think! Too funny with the paper bits, thanks for the chuckle. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  19. Its beautiful! I don't think there's an easy way to pick off paper ever. We should come up with a method like easy dissolve paper, the really thin stuff with just enough body to hold together.

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  20. Wow, that is a beautiful quilt! I love the sharing the paper bits with the neighbor. :)

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  21. this is just stunning. you did some amazing intricate work

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  22. This is just gorgeous! I have been scrolling through your others posts and looking at all your fantastic quilts. You are so very talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  23. It's a beautiful quilt

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  24. This quilt is gorgeous. Bravo for finishing it. I started one several years ago and it is a permanent (i think) ufo.

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  25. It is so beautiful, I love the colors!!

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  26. Vibrant quilt. You did a fantastic job.


    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  27. It's an absolutely beautiful quilt. Your colour combinations are fantastic. Love it :-)

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  28. wow --really amazing --perfect for kaffe & all that brilliant color! even the back is a treat :) http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

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  29. Yeah sometimes our ideas aren't always great are they. However one great idea you had was to make this quilt. love this style of quilts. It is just sooo good.

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  30. Very pretty quilt! You did an amazing job!

    Happy sewing!

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  31. AWESOME NYB; just beautiful.

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  32. absolutely lovely in execution and colors. one of those quilts that just makes my heart sing!!

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  33. What a wonderful quilt! The Fosset fabrics just took it over the TOP!
    ~MaggieB

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  34. It is a fantastic quilt- I love the beautiful fabrics( Kaffe Fassett fabrics are among my favorites these days). Pickle dish or New York beauty patterns have long been on my list of "to do" quilts. I like paper piecing ( in spite of the tedious removal of paper) and have a couple of Judy Niemeyer patterns that remind me of these patterns.
    Thanks for sharing..
    The festival is such a fun event- so many wonderful quilts to view..
    Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  35. Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on your win in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

    I love your name and the picture....I just finished reading a great book called "The Guernsey Litterary and Potato Peel Society"- have you read it? Your blog makes me think of it:-)

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  36. Thanks for the heads up on my email situation on my blog! Unfortunatley, something is wrong with my computer/Microsoft outlook so I can't click on your email icon and email YOU! If you would like to chat, try my blog again :-) Then I can just reply to your email.

    Take care!

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  37. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt. Of course, my entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival is the same pattern. :-)

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  38. That is just fantastic! I love KF fabs! I must get me some when in the States this summer!

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  39. Love your quilt, and your story about paper piecing!! I hate to paper piece!!

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  40. That is gorgeous. At least the paper pieces will probably degrade quickly after a couple of rains!

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