Friday, 18 May 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I am resisting trying to say 'it's that time of year' again but it is; Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival which she very kindly arranges twice a year to coincide with International Quilt Market in the USA.

Amy's Creative Side



I'm afraid the quilt I am showing popped up on my blog only a couple of weeks ago. So for those of you who have already seen it, I went out this morning in what felt like Day 963 Of Rain to take some more pictures of it so you are sort-of-kind-of-in-a-roundabout-way getting something new to look at.

Note nice rain smudge in centre of piccy please

I made it with Jenny's Quick Curve Ruler which I have had the best fun with.

I strip pieced random scraps together of varying widths, squared up to 8 1/2 inches square, sliced out the sides with the ruler and then replaced them with various black and white scraps.


In some ways it was a good scrap buster because you really get through all your coloured scraps...you're just left with a new pile afterwards of black and white scraps.


I really like the backing fabric.


Please take the time to visit some of the others who are entering the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.
And thank you to Amy for all the effort and time she has put into this - it is appreciated.


67 comments:

  1. I love a second chance to look at that gorgeous quilt. It is spectacular!

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  2. Eeeee! I do love this one! I saw a Bonnie and Camille pattern from market in my twitter stream last night which reminded me of this one :o)

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  3. Love..love ...love it!!
    Lokks very spectacular against the white.

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  4. A good choice, I love this one :)

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  5. I am so happy to see this one in the festival as I just love it!

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  6. This is fabulous, love all that colour mixed in with the B&W

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  7. This is such a great quilt. Maybe you could use the black/ white scraps with a punch of lime green ; )

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  8. This quilt is gorgeous-- I *love* how you used the black and white fabrics to frame the colors! You have a great eye for that aspect of the design.

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  9. Hi! Your quilt is fantastic! I love the pattern which is not so common - curves look wonderful! You have designed all the colours and fabrics beautifully!
    Wishes from suny Cretan island!

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  10. Great choice Alison!

    Any excuse to see this one again is good in my book!

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  11. Beautiful and BRIGHT! exactly how I like my quilts! congrats! A wonderful creation.

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  12. So zingy with colour! Fab!

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  13. Beautiful quilt! I love the bright colors against the black and white fabric and the quilting adds so much texture!!

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  14. oooh, that's lovely! The colours are so gorgeous!

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  15. Another fabulous quilt from the little island - I love it!!

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  16. Love the random stripes and the scrappy look! What a fun way to use up the scraps too.

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  17. Holy cow! This is very cool! I have that same ruler too and just may have to play around with it some today.

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  18. wow - what a great quilt!!! i impressed with both the colors and the quilting (i seem to be unable to quilt with straight lines!)

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  19. I keep trying to send you some sun..perhaps I`ll drop some as we fly over the Channel Islands next week. Gorgeous entry in to the festival.

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  20. I adore this quilt! I love how the colour just pops out of this quilt, stunning!

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  21. Wow, that's a fantastic quilt. I have never made one with circles. The colors go perfectly together, too.

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  22. YUMMY! I missed this first time around (I haven't been keeping up this month), but am thrilled to see it now. Beautiful work!

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  23. I am more than happy to see this quilt again because it is so beautiful!

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  24. Wow - your quilt is amazingly beautiful. I love the colors.

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  25. I quite like this one.... a lot x

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  26. Really do like this one!

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  27. Love this quilt!

    Jenny's ruler rocks and I'm always interested in what people do with it. Your quilt is inspired.

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  28. Beautiful, beautiful quilt.

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  29. This is so bright and beautiful! It cheers up any rainy day. I love your inspiration to add the black and whites.

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  30. I love modern twists on traditional patterns!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love how vibrant and cheerful your quilt it!!

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  32. beautiful quilt....front and back... love the cross hatch quilting.

    which island is that on your blog header?? its lovely!!
    xo
    eva

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  33. That looks like a fun ruler to try. Beautiful quilt!

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  34. This is so pretty! The b&w scraps instead of just a solid color as the curved pieces makes it a real standout quilt!

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  35. All those curves and colors! So cheerful and impresive.

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  36. Best scrap busting quilt, ever! So bright and colorful.

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  37. I love it too!...and I'm happy to have had the chance to visit your blog!
    nichi

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  38. Congratulations is a super colorful quilt!!

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  39. great quilt and great photos
    Ann

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  40. Brilliant use of colour. Juliex

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  41. this is so amazing...i really love the scrappiness of it and the bright colors

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  42. Love the colors....brightens up a rainy day!

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  43. Wow it's a beautiful quilt. I love the way you have used Jenny's ruler and added the black and white fabrics. Fantastic!

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  44. That is a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing. It was new to me.

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  45. Fantastic looking quilt! I love the vibrant fabrics and the cross-hatch quilting. It complements the curves well. I love it!

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  46. Love the circular look -- reminds me of a Double Wedding Ring or Improved Nine Patch -- and the cross-hatch contrasted with the curved pieces is absolutely beautiful.

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  47. Love your use of bright fabrics and the curves!

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  48. oh my goodness! I love this quilt - the colours are so wonderfully bright and cheerful, and then the addition of black and white - you can't go wrong there in my books! Fabulous!

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  49. Beautiful quilt. Love the colors!

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  50. Hmmm..... I've never heard of that ruler. I feel like i've been living under a rock with all the fabulous ideas I keep running across.
    LOVE the backing fabric. Did you say what it was?

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  51. Hmmm..... I've never heard of that ruler. I feel like i've been living under a rock with all the fabulous ideas I keep running across.
    LOVE the backing fabric. Did you say what it was?

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  52. It is beautiful and lovely back too. Really love your fabrics...so bright and the black and white pieces are such a great set off! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  53. wow! gorgeous! I have seen mostly solids with the quick curve ruler--bold graphics--yours is bold but not overpowering. I'ts truly jaw-dropping!

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  54. You always have fantastic projects and this quilt just shines! I kept staring at it, thinking, now how would I make that? Lol Very well done!

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  55. Wow, I love it! The quilting is fantastic and it's so bright and cheery!

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  56. Beautiful quilt. Love colors!

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  57. beautiful!!! love your quilt--fantastic fabrics and great quilting. love the back--so bright all around. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  58. so colorful! I love the black and white, it really breaks it up

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  59. Love this!! What a great idea with this ruler and such a fun way to use scraps. Adding it to my list of ideas!

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