Sunday, 28 October 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side

My entrant this autumn to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival is my version of the Camelot quilt so look away now if I've bored the pants off you earlier with previous posts.

I wanted a hand-piecing quilt to take with me when I was out and about during the summer months and The Camelot Quilt seemed like a good idea.

Each block is different and each block requires you to trace the template on to plastic, cut out and then use the plastic templates to cut out your fabric pieces.

Although I thought the pattern was not the best value and the instructions were scant (and there was a mistake!) I really enjoyed the challenge hand-piecing each block.

You can see close-ups of all the blocks in my Flickrstream. I particularly liked this block as I managed to incorporate a piece of fabric with this year's date.


Once I'd done all 16 blocks it was square and I don't really like square quilts.
Square quilts don't invite you to snuggle under them the way rectangular ones do.

So with compass, pencil and paper I drafted four new blocks. This one is probably my favourite.


I then hand-pieced all 20 blocks together.


And then slowly began to hand-quilt it all.


Although it is now bound, I haven't totally finished hand-quilting it as you can see from the back.


I just pick it up every now and then and do a bit more.





So now the nights are chillier, it sits on me keeping me warm in the evening while I add a bit more hand-quilting to it.


The stats bit:  
Size: 65" x 80"
Hand-pieced and hand-quilted by me.
Best category: Hand-quilted quilt, bed quilt and scrap quilt

Click here to see lots of other gorgeous quilts in the Festival.

54 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Your fussy cutting is just lovely! (Thanks for the heads-up about the pattern, too.)

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  2. This is truly amazing!! I can't believe that you hand pieced all of these, and then had the patience to hand quilt it all! It looks perfect for snuggling under :)

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  3. I love this quilt every time I see it! Beautiful work!

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  4. I could never get bored looking at this beauty! The blocks you designed fit in with the overall design seamlessly :O)

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  5. Your quilt is stunning. Love the colours you used as well as
    the "word" fabrics. AND.... you hand pieced AND hand quilted
    this stunning quilt -- WOW!

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  6. How could I ever grow tired of looking at this quilt? What a stunner!

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  7. One of my favourite quilts of the year so it'll definitely get my vote!

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  8. Incredible! All hand done!!! I love your stars and the fabric combinations.
    This is a wonderful quilt, thanks for sharing it!

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  9. This is beautiful & unique quilt. Lovely!

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  10. Gorgeous quilt - so many beautiful blocks and the piecing is amazing!

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  11. It is amazing! And also very good (and realistic) story about how to continue to quilt bits and pieces :)

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  12. This quilt looks really complicated. Love how when the quilt didn't measure up, you just whipped up some more blocks of your own pattern. Awesome!

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  13. This is such a beautiful quilt and so intricate :)

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  14. Well, it's still gorgeous! And I'm still in awe that you hand pieced and hand quilted it all! You're amazing!! :) I actually entered the quilt festival this year! (i've been a festival virgin up until now lol) You motivated me to get my butt in gear and just do it!

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  15. Award winning to say the least. Hope mine is half as good : )

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  16. Wow. This quilt is stunning. I'm so impressed that you hand pieced and hand quilted it! I found you at the festival (I'm number 254) and yours stood out immediately.

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  17. Your quilt is amazing. I love the variety of all the different star shapes.

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  18. I like this quilt a ton. Where did you get the pattern? I might try to make one.

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  19. Wow, this is so beautiful! Wonderful colours and the sashing is great!

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  20. Fabulous!! And WAY beyond my abilities! I dislike square quilts also ~ glad to hear I'm not the only one. I am amazed that you drafted some of those blocks yourself!! Very well done !!

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  21. Absolutely stunning and you deserve a medal for doing it all by hand!

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  22. Ooo... I like this! I hadn't heard of the Camelot Quilt before so I went and checked it out. Yours is just spectacular. I love how you really made it your own by drafting your own blocks to add to it. Just wonderful!!!

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  23. This is so beautiful! I'm impressed that it's hand pieced and hand quilted! I love all the text prints you in corporated, the color combos are gorgeous. Congrats.

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  24. I am so impressed at your hand piecing and quilting! Wow!!

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  25. Stunning quilt. Great fabric choices and your added blocks fit in well. Just fabulous.

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  26. Complete masterpiece, and your new blocks are incredible.

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  27. I was wondering what quilt will you submit to the festival. This is great choice - I love this quilt:)

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  28. That is beautiful! I really like that new block you added in at the end!

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  29. This quilt is one of my favourites, perfect for the festival! It is a pleasure to see it again.

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  30. i am so impressed by these hand quilted quilts - yours is gorgeous! Love your blog, by the way -- glad I found it.

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  31. I have admired Camelot from afar for a long time, but it's too ambitious for me. Your version is truly stunning!

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  32. Breathtaking! Your work is amazing!

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  33. Love it, as you know. Am nomimating you in scrappy quilt category :)

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  34. I'm still not tired of admiring the quilt :)

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  35. Saw your quilt on the BQF and wanted to tell you how lovely I think it is. I am even more amazed when I see how large it is as well. Great project!

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  36. Most of the finalists in the festival are people who's blog I follow. You got my vote!

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  37. I am so excited that you made it into the finals with this quilt. I have been in awe watching the entire process as you made this.

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  38. wow, what intricate drafting and piecing -- you are very brave.
    Great job.

    Come see my Batik Tulips #46
    and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

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  39. That's just amazing, I love the rich colors and fabrics you used!

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