Friday, 13 May 2011

The Bloggers Quilt Festival is here again

(Welcome if you are coming over from The Bloggers Quilt Festival).


Take one jelly-roll
OK, this one is for illustrative purposes only!


I am trying to work my way through my over-zealous jelly-roll purchasing period and so I started cutting up blocks into this shape:

Simple.

So I kept adding more and more:


Nice.

However, I think you can make nice even nicer when you turn a block on point and it just seems to come alive a bit more. Here is the same image but now on point:

Turning it on point though means there are four triangulated corners that need squaring off. I decided to use white at which point I discovered I had no white left in my stash.

So I used Kona Meringue with the random remaining jelly roll strips instead:


I started off hand-quilting the centre diamond shape before switching to the sewing machine to straight-line quilt the four cream triangles:


The back is a cream fabric I had had for a long time, spliced between some Kona Azure:


If you look closely you can see on the left where I haven't finished off the hand-quilting yet!

So this is my entry to the Bloggers Quilt Festival - make sure you go and see what everyone else is up to. I know I am!



And although one of Amy's rules is that you are not allowed to post giveaways in your blog post, can I just mention a quilt and jelly roll looking for a new home in my previous post to help the relief effort in Japan. Thank you!



60 comments:

  1. Ah - one of my all time favorite pattern. What a unique way to set the blocks.

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  2. oh, I love it! very creative!

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  3. I love that you set the blocks on point, it gives such a cool twist to these bento box blocks!

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  4. Love your quilt, what cheery colours! And love what you did with quilting and the whole design!

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  5. Aces, my friend! Like that it is on point, and that the "center" is offset. Way to conquer that jelly roll :-)

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  6. I like all those straight lines and the pattern is sweeeet!!!

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  7. Amazing! You worked magic with that jelly roll!

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  8. What a wonderful quilt!! I like that you talked us through your journey. Setting the blocks on point was genius.

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  9. Take a simple pattern and make it your own. You did a wonderful job.

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  10. And what a lovely entry it is! I like your make-do attitude when you ran out of the Kona white!

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  11. What a neat quilt. Love the bento blocks on point. Lovely.

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  12. Very pretty! Amazing what over zealous jelly roll buying produces!

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  13. I love the arrangement of the blocks in this; nicely done!

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  14. Wow! I love it! I love the colours and the design! Thanks for inspiring this novice.

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  15. Beautiful - perfect - the quilting takes it to a whole new level! I love the design and colors.

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  16. Sweet quilt! It looks perfect set on point!

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  17. wow!! I love it! :) Great layout for those blocks!

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  18. it's lovely and is very, very nice on point. lovely colors and fabrics. can relate to pre-cut mania--i have to just try to ignore those sales i see all the time!! doesn't always work. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  19. So fun and pretty! What a great way to use a jelly roll!

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  20. this looks awesome put on point! Very creative.

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  21. Great to see the way your quilt has come together. Love the colours and the setting. great quilt!

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  22. What a darling quilt-! I love the colors- they're beautiful!

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  23. How creative to put the center on point!!! Just beautiful...gonna have to borrow that idea sometime :)

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  24. Really cool! I love that you turned them on point! Changes it up totally! And I love the meringue corners. Really fun and fresh!

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  25. Great job! Love those fabrics.

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  26. wow - what a difference turning the block on point - I like how you added some hand quilting too!! Nice use of pattern!! Great job!

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  27. I love this....thanks for sharing!

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  28. très printanier la présentation en médaillon est assez originale, félicitations

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  29. I love this quilt, it's so bright and original!

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  30. Karen,

    Love it. Just beautiful.

    Carol

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  31. It's so pretty! Love that you put the main panel on point.

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  32. I love the way you put it on point. A really great idea, and the quilt looks fabulous.

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  33. This is stupendous!! I love love love it!! Thank you for sharing!

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  34. What a pretty quilt and it's amazing what happens when you set it on point. Great job!

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  35. WOW! I love this! It's just so happy and bright and colourful! I had never thought about how these quilts were put together until I saw your single block. OH, I get it now. Thanks!

    I loved your awesome retelling of meeting Amy Butler also, a few posts down. If she does take you up on the offer to adopt, do you reckon you could squeeze me in as a sibling??!!

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  36. Oh wow! I think it looks amazing!

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  37. Setting them on point was a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Very vivid! Love the colors!

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  39. Love the quilt, positively drooling over your quilting! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  40. I'm loving the bright and cheery prints. I must try these blocks too, are they called bento boxes? they look fantastic and you hand quilt most of it too. Thanks for sharing

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  41. Very cool quilt! I love how sometimes you just start sewing and it eventually turns into a whole quilt.

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  42. Medallion quilts are my favorite kind of quilts- I love central motifs and overall patterns. I think setting things on point really adds to the movement of the quilt.
    What a nice way to show off a jelly roll.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  43. love this one! So pretty and original!

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  44. I really like it. Great colours and I like the way it has all come together.

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  45. Love it on point. Really makes it pop to go from nice to WOW!

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  46. Oh, I recognize that fabric, Oh Cherry Oh! right? I used a turnover of that to make a quilt for my granddaughter. I love the on point look, you did a fabulous job on this.
    http://fabgrandma.com

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  47. Great quilt!! I love how you put these blocks on point, it gives it so much more chracter, especially since they are radiating form the center block.

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    http://www.dewberrylane.com

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  48. This quilt is so awesome! The blocks are great but the way you finished it, on pointe, and your quilting, just are wonderful! Thank you for sharing it.

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  49. Striking quilt! Very happy fabric!

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  50. What a great way to use a jelly roll. I love how you turned it on point, although it looked good the other way, too. And I love that kona azure!

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  51. Fabulous quilt! And the quilting totally makes it sing. Very, very awesome.

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