Friday, 17 May 2013

The Blogger's Quilt Festival No.2!

I couldn't really decide which quilt of two I wanted to enter and now I've just posted about this one and read Amy says you can post two quilts...so it just had to be this one!



(Again, if you pop in here regularly, please look away now because I did bang on everso slightly about this quilt!)

Over the course of several years I went from this...



...to this...



...to this...

Paper pieced pattern - Arrowhead Crossing from Judy Niemeyer


...by which time I was so completely done with it, for the first time ever, I sent it to a longarm quilter; the amazingly talented Krista who turned it into a quilt on a completely different level.


And I fell back in love with it.



I was blown away by her amazing quilting.


So I would like to enter this quilt into the 'professionally quilted' section of The Blogger's Quilt Festival.



And that's it...no more quilts to enter for me!
I am going to take a peek at what everyone else has been up to :-)

52 comments:

  1. This is honestly one of my favourite ever quilts! I love the way the scraps (which aren't particularly consistent in colour or style) have been worked into this bright, cheerful and absolutely beautiful quilt. I love the quilting as well - I think it complements the piecing perfectly! Fantastic work - this inspires me so much.

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  2. That's one stunning quilt. The quilting does take it to a new level too.

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  3. It's hard to imagine how different this quilt looks with that incredible quilting! I love this one!

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  4. I would've written quite a lot about this too - SO much time and work but it sure seems worth it. It's simply stunning.

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  5. This quilt is amazing! I can't even imagine how much time you invested into this but it was sooooo worth it! This is definitely something worth making into an heirloom quilt!

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  6. The way I see it is you actually have two quilts high up in the running for first prize this time round. Spectacular and lovely to see it again.

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  7. Stunning! One of my favourite quilts ever :o)

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  8. Wow, I love all that colour and the curvy borders! Great quilting as well.

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  9. Both your entries are magnificent! Hard to choose a favourite : )

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  10. OMG, this is beautiful, just absolutely beautiful.

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  11. This is gorgeous. The quilting is amazing, but it wouldn't look that amazing if the quilt top wasn't amazing to begin with :)

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  12. This quilt is dazzling!! Amazing piecing and fun fabrics!! The quilting sets it off perfectly!!

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  13. wow! so amazing and beautiful!! I love this quilt!

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  14. I love scrappy quilts, but I have never seen one go through such an amazing transformation from the quilting.

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  15. That's freakin awesome. Just saying. If you decide you don't like it again, I'm pretty sure that quilt would be very happy in NZ.

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  16. Yes! I so love this quilt, and I'm glad you fell back in love with it, too. You've definitely entered two masterpieces into The Blogger's Quilt Festival :-D

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  17. so fabulous to see it again! I love it so!

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  18. It's fabulous!
    P.S. I agree with Susan!!

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  19. More awesomeness! Is this one hand pieced, also? Great idea to treat yourself to a L.A. quilter.

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  20. Takes my breath away! Simply stunning. Wow.

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  21. this is so amazing. I can't stop looking at all the details

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  22. The quilting really makes the circles and geese pop, it looks great

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  23. The quilting really is stunning; I still have some of your scraps from this!

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  24. With that wonderful quilting, it is so beautiful. Great job.

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  25. Love me a bit of scrappy - this is stunning!

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  26. Wow, this is just amazing - even before quilting! I love everything here - you are so talented!

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  27. Oh my goodness - that is stunning and beautiful, 2 very clever ladies!

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  28. Wow, you are right about the transformation--it makes the shapes and flow of the flying geese and circles stand out.

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  29. So beautiful! It is amazing how quilting transforms a quilt. The quilt top is so fun by itself, but the quilting really brings it to life!

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  30. Egads! "Too much" quilty goodness! It looks like you both had "too much fun"! I love it!!!!

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  31. so amazing! Thanks for sharing it's process - wow!

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  32. What a stunning achievement by both you (as piecer) and the professional quilter! This qult deserves to be admired.

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  33. Wow! What a work of art!

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  34. Wow! An amazing quilt and the quilting is superb! It really did take on a whole new look with the quilting. Beautiful!

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  35. I was going to enter, but after seeing your quilt... I am voting for you! Your quilt is stunning!

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  36. My oh my! My favorite quilt in all the catagories so far! A wonderfully happy riot of colr!!!!

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  37. Voting for yours, I really like it and the quilting is A=mazing!

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  38. Great quilt! The quilting is beautiful!

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  39. that is a lot of scrappy love and the quilting did it full justice. great job!

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  40. WOW, a stunning quilt! I love the design you chose and the quilting is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful piece!

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  41. I think this is most amazing quilt I have ever seen - I love everything about it :-)

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  42. I came, I saw, I VOTED and I really love this!!

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  43. Wow - simply stunning! Amazing piecing and quilting!

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  44. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You have my vote!

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  45. Yes definitely gets my vote too- outstanding in every way!

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  46. I love this. Not very often I will comment about a quilt but am inspired to try one of my own ....maybe later this year.

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