Friday, 25 October 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Autumn 2013

In the Scrappy section I am entering this quilt:


I previously blogged about it here, here and here.

For those new,  it is entirely hand-pieced: not EEP, just shapes cut out and sewn together with a regular small running stitch.

I found the block on Quiltivate, printed it out to make a 10" block, made plastic templates from the print out , individually cut out each piece (and tried to fussy cut for most of the centres) and off I went.


It was my portable,hand-piecing project for most of the summer.


I hand quilted the majority of the quilt with perle cotton, just adding in some machine quilting in the dark triangles.




It gave it a really lovely texture.

It was one of those quilts that I was really sad to see the finish of. I could have gone on and on, hand-piecing a monstrosity of a quilt, such is my enjoyment of calm hand-piecing.




Thank you once again to Amy for putting on the Blogger's Quilt Festival - I'm off to see what everyone else has been up to now.

52 comments:

  1. This is so pretty. It looks like the kind of quilt I'd love to snuggle up under to brighten a cold grey day!

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  2. This is so amazingly glorious! I love everything about it.

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  3. Amazing work! Good luck with the competition!
    Esther
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  4. This is a great quilt. Love how it all meshes together.

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  5. Such a beautiful quilt! I love that I have to look really hard to see where the block edges are.

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  6. Great choice! I still need one of these :)

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  7. Work of art and the perfect choice!

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  8. beautiful color and texture! It looks so snuggly!

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  9. This is such a beautiful quilt! I love the mix of fabrics you've used and those fussy cut centers.

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  10. I'm always in awe of people who make things like this by hand -- lovely job!

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  11. This is a beautiful quilt, and I really admire your patience too.

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  12. You know I love it, but I case you have forgotten I am telling you again - I absolutely love it!

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  13. Gorgeous Scrappy Quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks for sharing this again, I don't think that I could see it too many times! It is so gorgeous.

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  15. good to be reminded of this quilt again, liked it first time and like it even more second time round, so many fabrics all working so well together

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  16. I keep saying it. You do such amazing beautiful work.

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  17. Stunning. Completely get the hand piecing addiction now - although I've only just started doing it, it is incredibly relaxing.

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  18. This is lovely, a real scrappy quilt - wish I had the patience for hand piecing on such a scale.

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  19. Beautiful colors. Love the richness you obtain from your scrappy quilting! And that stitching--yum.:)

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  20. love the colours , detail, texture.....wonderful

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  21. Gorgeous quilt! I love that wonderful rich scrappiness

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  22. wow, another stunner Alison! The thing I love abour BQF is catching up with all the quilts I have missed on folks blogs!

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  23. Oh it is an amazing quilt and I love the color. It is so bright and bold.

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  24. This is so gorgeous, can I make it my desktop, so cool that I Pinned It!

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  25. Gorgeous work! I've hand-pieced so I know how much work went into that! Good on you.

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  26. Gorgeous. I love the colors you used.

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  27. It's fabulous - subtle but colourful too. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing

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  28. Such a lovely quilt! and so much work!!! L

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  29. This is really a gorgeous quilt! It is really amazing that you pieced it entirely by hand!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  30. WOW just WOW!!!!! To be able to hand piece like you...well that would be something ;-) I just love it! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  31. Wow!! Gorgeous scrappy quilt in an unusual pattern!

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  32. I just love this quilt so much! You have the best stash of fabric I have ever seen. Just great!

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  33. This one is so beautiful, it is lovely to see it in the festival.

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  34. Beautiful scrappy quilt! The hand quilting just adds to the overall look of it. Lovely!

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  35. So, so pretty! I wish I could hug it!

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  36. And once again this will get my vote! It's so inspiring. I've never done hand piecing, but will be without my machine while we move and travel and I'm wondering about the feasibility of starting something like this? My head says I'm biting off more than I can chew, but my heart says YES Do It!

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  37. This is amazing! I started something like that I am not sure it would ever get done. I love the look of the hand quilting on it as well. Wonderful work.

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  38. So beautiful and WOW, that's a lot of love that went into that quilt. Really awesome quilt!

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  39. This is AMAZING - I adore it!!

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  40. Beautiful! You did a wonderful job with value in this quilt-- it is so visually appealing and happy! I'm not usually a fan of "big stitch" quilting, but I really do love how you utilized it in this design. Thanks so much for sharing it! :)

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  42. Wow, what a wonderful valuableness in art, so lively and friendly in its colors ... I like the way, you've done your hand-quilting ... I'm really excited! ;) Thank you!!!

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