Friday, 26 October 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

The Blogger's Quilt Festival snuck up on my this time round. So I had a look at what quilts have been finished in the past six months. (Not many!) And decided which one I wanted to enter into this great online event run by Amy over at Amy's Creative Side. It is fabulous to look at the hundreds of quilts linked up and see the inspiration available.

After a short while pondering, I decided to put my Sew Stitchy quilt into the festival. I chose this one for several reasons. (a) I love the colours. (b) It was to my own design. (c) I was so happy with the way I decided to quilt it. And finally, (d) some quilts just make us smile when we finish them and this, for me, was one of them.


The quilt was made up of simple framed squares. All the solids were pre-coordinated solids that came with the line. I supplemented the grey with additional Kona Ash. I used the panel Aneela designed for the back, with some more Kona Ash.


The most fun about this quilt was picking up on the sewing and hexie theme in the fabric design and deciding to use some grey perle cotton to hand quilt it. I used random groupings of hexies, rather than a uniform quilting design. Each hexie measures 1.5".


Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Finished Quilt Size - 31" x 41"
Machine pieced, hand quilted.
Quilted by myself - Susan Standen
Best category - Baby Quilt; Hand Quilted Quilt

It was a pleasure to piece this baby quilt, and even more fun to quilt it. If you have stopped by from the quilt festival then I hope you enjoyed your visit. If you haven't checked out the quilt festival yet, then please do so. There are some amazing quilts to be found there.


Amy's Creative Side

Susan

46 comments:

  1. Great entry...it is a stunning quilt.

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  2. The hand quilting is genius and I love how you carried the hexie theme through. A great quilt for the BQF.

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  3. I'd completely missed the hexie quilting when I saw pics of this before. Brilliant idea and it looks fab!

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  4. This quilt is such a cheerful one and the quilting is just perfect.

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  5. Making me smile too! Utterly fabulous..

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  6. I love the quilting design! How creative and it looks wonderful!

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  7. The quilting on this is inspired! Love it!

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  8. Love the colours and the block design :-)

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  9. Yay Susan - I love this quilt and the quilting!

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  10. Love it! Your hand stitching is absolutely perfection!

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  11. such a lovely wee quilt this one, and its just wonderful quilting :-)

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  12. Oh, this is such a cute baby quilt!

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  13. Your beautiful hand quilting just makes this one sing! Great choice to showcase this quilt

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  14. Great choice. I love this quilt and your hand quilting is great!

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  15. What a nuisance about the escaping gerbils! And as for the wonky stars, they look fab. Great choice of quilt for the Festival by the way. Will you enter it into the hand quilted category?

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  16. I love the way you quilted this! So sweet.

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  17. It is a smiley type of quilt, isn't it? And your hand stitching is perfect! Thanks for sharing this one again!

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  18. Such a beautiful quilt - the colours are so pretty and your handstitching really makes it special!

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  19. It really is a great quilt, it's so pretty, and the hand quilting is perfect for it.

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  20. Thank you so much for posting this quilt. Amazing colours and fabrics. And the hand quilting of the hexy's.... inspirational! The quilting really makes this quilt wonderful.

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  21. Love your quilt and the quilting is really unique--like it so much!

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  22. I love the pick stitching design. It's unique.

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  23. Super choice for the Festival, I love the quilting on this one so much.

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  24. Is it supposed to be the last 6 months or is that just the last time you entered?
    I saw someone else write that too but I couldn't see it anywhere in Amy's post...

    You hand quilting in this quilt ins Devine!! Beautiful quilt.

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  25. The random hexagon quilting is genius!

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  26. Its adorable - I love the colours. Thanks for sharing. #263

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  27. Beautiful quilt, Susan! I especially like the quilted hexies!

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  28. Susan, I love the colours and your awesome hexie-quilting! I always admire your handstitching skills, I could never do that, I'm sure!

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  29. You always manage to put your own unique twist on any quilt you make. This one is a real beauty.

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  30. Fabulous quilt! Love the hand stitching of the hexie design. Brilliant.

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  31. Great quilt! Love the quilted hexies - thanks for sharing.

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  32. love your hexies and love this fabric xoxox

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  33. Beautiful quilt! Love the quilted hexies!

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  34. I adore the quilting on this one! Great job!! =)

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  35. You know I like this one and the quilting is just the perfect finishing touch.

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  36. This is a fantastic quilt. I really like the design and the fabric. Great idea to use the stitching in a hexagonal pattern. It looks wonderful.

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  37. Your quilt is a happy quilt! And your hexagon hand quilting was a lovely idea!

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  38. I love the hexie hand quilting, that was such a great idea! I had no idea I would see that when I clicked the thumbnail, what a fabulous surprise!

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  39. what a crisp clean quilt. The hexagon quilting is unexpected and quite fun.

    Come see my Batik Tulips #46

    and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

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  40. Awesome hand quilting--it is just a wonderful complement to the pieced blocks, which all add up to whimsy and bright fun. Congrats!

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