Friday, 17 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I will resist saying 'it's that time of year again' and instead welcome those who are new and ask those who are not, to look away now, as I'm showing a quilt you've already seen before!


It's this one...and I am entering it in the Scrap Quilt section.



Completely hand-pieced.
Made from just the one shape.


My inspiration came from the book Material Obsession II and the quilt 'Jazz Hands.'

I just decided to see if it was possible to make the whole quilt from that one shape so I kept going and going until I didn't want to go any more.



I hand-quilted around the individual shapes and machine quilted in the negative space.


When I was making the individual blocks it was my portable piece of hand-piecing for about 18 months.


And I made long strings of borders as I was out and about.


Until finally I felt it was big enough and I sewed it all together.



Please take the time to visit lots of other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
And a big 'thank you' to Amy for all the time and effort she puts in to the organisation of it.


44 comments:

  1. Your quilt is just so appealing to me...scrappy and wonderful!!

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  2. Oh WOW! What an outstanding design! So simple with one shape but even though multilaterally. So colourful and scrappy, I love this quilt.
    Hugs Marle

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  3. This is another winner! Love this quilt and what a phenomenal amount of work went into it!

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  4. You know how I feel about this quilt!
    Still plodding on with mine. Starting to get low on fabric though as trying not to repeat them. Does that mean I just might need to to buy more fabric!?

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  5. Brilliant!! I love that you made it all with that simple shape, the borders frame it perfectly!!

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  6. This looks so pretty! What a great idea to use one shape to make a whole quilt. I love how different it looks depending on the way that it's twisted or turn.

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  7. Love this one as well!

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  8. There are a lot of really lovely quilts being exhibited in this quilt festival, but I've got to say that this is my favourite by a loooooong shot! It is simply gorgeous.

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  9. Wow! I had not seen this before and at this time I would say this is the winner. Such a beauty and tour de force. Congrats. So glad you shared this.

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  10. Yes!!! I'm such a groupie for this quilt. I love it, and just knowing that if's out there keeps my plugging along with the hand sewing on my rose star quilt. It's a beacon of quilty inspiration shining in the distance! True story.

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  11. This is an amazing quilt! I love the design and all the different fabrics you chose! Congratulations on your beauty!

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  12. Now that I am almost finished my first small EPP project (a drawstring bag) I can really appreciate all the work in that quilt! Congratulations on a job well done!

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  13. I'm so happy to see this wonderful quilt again - I'm having to resist making one of my own...

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  14. I know I've said this before, but I can't help myself. Your quilt is just gorgeous. What an inspiration you are!

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  15. Wonderful and inspiring use of scraps. I could go on and on just staring at this beauty. Amazing!

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  16. As someone who's done hand-piecing and knows how much work it is... wow! Gorgeous result. Beautiful work!

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  17. Wow, what a quilt! I thought it was pretty when I saw the thumbnail, but your explanation (one shape, designed as you went, and hand pieced!!) sent it over the top. Gorgeous!

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  18. It's just ridiculously gorgeous isn't it?? I may have to make one now!

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  19. Hi! Your quilt is so beautiful and just amazing work! I have found lately hand piecing and I admire your huge work! Your colours are most beautiful and I love the design! Because it's made with only one shape, I would like to make something small like this.

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  20. WOW that is amazing, you must have so much patience and obviously a whole lot of skill! Well done

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  21. Amazing work! It is so colorful, one of my favorite blocks, and hand pieced - wow! Truly Beautiful :)

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  22. I see some pretty nifty fussy-cutting in there. Gorgeous quilt!

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  23. Beautiful! I love that you made it on the go by hand. I can't get over that the entire thing is just one shape! It's fascinating to look at - really lovely :)

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  24. Wow! Again another gorgeous quilt. I especially like the borders.

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  25. Awww, you entered two of my very favourite quilts from the last months...both are simply gorgeous!

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  26. lumineux et envoutant par ses couleurs superbe réalisation

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  27. Wow. Just...wow! AMAZING.

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  28. It is still a great quilt and I just love how we get to see some favourites again!

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  29. I totally love this quilt! And the hand piecing makes it a winner in my book :)

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  30. Yes! what Canadian Abroad said- not to mention everyone else- another vote from me!

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  31. love love this quilt :-) I am thinking of making a mini version over the summer as I need some hand piecing to take away with me.

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  32. So pleased to see you've won!!!

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  33. Congratulations Alison! Glad to see your quilt won!

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  34. Congrats on your Quilt Festival win!!!

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  35. A beautiful quilt, and a well-deserved win! Congratulations!

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  36. Congratulations on your win. It's a beautiful quilt!

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  37. Congratulations on winning with this beauty!

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