Saturday, 10 October 2009

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Woww, two posts in one day!  I really must stop spending so much time on this computer.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed a new button on the right of my blog.  The Park City Girl, Amy, who's blog is here  is hosting an online quilt show for those of us who can't get to Houston this week.  Actually, she's hosting it for those who can get there too!  It's not a competition, or a juried show.  What you do is choose one of your quilts and show it and tell its story on your blog, put a link on her blog and that's all.  Then you can follow all the links for an amazing on-line quilt show. Oh yes, and there are prizes too, which I think are won in a draw.


 I have called this quilt Raspberries and Cream.  Some of you have seen it before, and those who regularly look at my blog have even lived throught the agonising over quilting designs!  For some reason it is proving almost impossible to get a photo of this that does justice to the colours.  The background is a lovely soft, buttery yellow, the green is a sage green colour and the pink is a gorgeous deep pink.  I started this top in August 2008 at a workshop at the Festival of Quilts, but I didn't finish piecing it for ages.  In fact, although it is from the Quilt In A Day series, by Elinor Burns, mine should be called a quilt in 8 months!




This is a close-up to show some of the quilting.  I used a pattern which was originally meant for the centre of a Double Wedding Ring block in the Snowballs, and some heart type motifs in the stars.  The border has a wavey feathery pattern.
I do love this quilt, and maybe, one day soon, I will get to burying all the ends and sewing the binding down!

43 comments:

  1. I love this quilt! Beautiful colours and pattern! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. Ooh, that's a lovely quilt........and I really love "Leaves around the Cabin" !

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! Well worth 8 months of work! I'm glad you stuck with it as it's a masterpiece!!
    Paulette

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  4. The quilt is beautiful, and your quilting is phenomenal! By all means, get that binding sewn down.

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  5. I love the colours of this quilt and your quilting perfectly complements the design. A fabulous choice for the festival!

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  6. I love this quilt! The quilting really is outstanding! Please finish it!

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  7. Sue, seeing this quilting again is nothing short of delectable. I loved her the first time I saw her. She's beautiful and I also remember thinking "Whoa!" on that amazing quilting. I think I went head-over-heels commenting on your quilting as a matter of fact. I wont do that again. Verbosity can be so over done. hee.

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  8. Sue this is a beautifule quilt! Well done! I am very jealous.
    Rachel
    PS Is that your pattern?

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  9. That's a true beauty! I know Eleanor Burns tells people to Quilt in a Day, but I've yet to do that! I made her Double Pinwheel as my first bed size quilt and it took months too :). Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

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  10. What a beautiful quilt

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  11. Love the quilt very nice
    Hugs Janice

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  12. I love your quilt, it is beautiful!

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  13. Raspberries and Cream is delicious!

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  14. It is beautiful! I'd think you would be dying to finish up the binding! You are so close! I don't see how this quilt could every be a quilt in a day. Months seems much more appropriate. The quilting is so intricate.

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  15. That is one gorgeous quilt, the colours, the quilting...amazing.

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  16. You did such a lovely job with the quilting on this one and I *STILL* have not started my own version {giggle}

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  17. It's beautiful. I love the colors and the quilting is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful quilt and the quilting is amazing!

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  19. I love, love, love the quilting on this. It's gorgeous!

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  20. This is a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors and the pattern. So pretty! I also have to comment on your current favorite quilt, the leaves around your cabins on the sidebar. WOW. It is stunning. You're very talented!

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  21. That is a beautiful quilt, but I also love your leaves quilt! It's nice that they have such different looks!

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  22. This is beautiful, the quilting and the quilt!

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  23. Ooooh, - beautiful colours, and the quilting is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on a lovely quilt!

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  24. Beautiful, beautiful quilt! I love the colors you used...nice and soothing, but gorgeous!

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  25. Beautiful quilt. I, too, love your (current) favourite quilt the Leaves Around The Cabins. Unique design. Of course, I'm always fond of the leave block! Your work is beautiful indeed.

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  26. I sure hope that everyone clicked on the photo to make it bigger so they could see how beautiful the quilt really is. The quilting on it is lovely and I hope you get all the ends taken care of and the binding tacked down soon because it is very beautiful. Thanks so much for coming to my blog and leaving a comment. Come back soon.

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  27. Beautiful quilt and your quilting is gorgeous and really adds to the beauty of your quilt!

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  28. Such a beautiful quilt! Love the quilting.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  29. Just love that quilt, the colors are so soothing and the quilting is fab. I love the fall leaves one on the side of your blog as well.

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  30. Beautiful quilt. Such great quilting. Enjoy cruising the Festival - Hugs Natima

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  31. Thanks for visiting my blog! And I'm happy to come see your very beautiful quilt. Have a wonderful day!

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  32. Perfect name for your beautiful quilt. Your quilting is gorgeous> I am sending all my quilts to you to quilt. LOL Sharon

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  33. Gorgeous quilt and amazing quilting.

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  34. This quilt is gorgeous! I have long admired similar quilting patterns. Someday I am going to try one. They look so neat!!! I really like the colors you chose too. Beautiful job!

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  35. Well, raspberries and cream says it all! I'm a huge fan of pink and green together, and your fabrics are a delight. This is a lovely quilt. I'm thrilled to get to see it.
    I didn't get to the Houston festival this year, but have been some in years past. It is an amazing event!

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  36. The quilt is beautiful and the quilting is amazing. I'm taking my first baby steps into the machine quilting world. I hope I can get half as good as you someday.

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  37. Your colors and fabrics for this quilt are beautiful! But most of all, the quilting is SPECTACULAR!!! Tuck in those ends, stitch down that binding and cozy up with this! It's a beauty and you should be quite proud! Thanks for sharing. ; )

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