Friday, 25 October 2013
The Bloggers Quilt Festival
Choosing which quilt to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival can cause quite a quandry. Unless, like me, you suddenly realise that you have completed very little in the way of quilts in the past six months. Oh, sure I have made lots of things - just not so much in the way of quilts.
That being said, I knew all along which quilt I would want to feature, because it has been planned for every so long, and been in the process of being created since last winter. (A hiatus or two happened along the way.) And I only finished it last week.
For those who are not familiar with me - I have a slight Heather Ross obsession. I started collecting HR fabrics about three years ago. Unfortunately I was then afraid to use them. My little stack of precious fabrics grew, but seldom saw the light of day. So I decided to create a HR Fanclub quilt. That decision was easier than the one of just how I was going to make it. For such a simple design, it took me a long time to come up with it!
Other than the two Kona solids used, the entire quilt is made with HR fabrics. She kindly came out with Briar Rose in the nick of time for me to use it as a backing fabric, and the binding too. The fabrics are quilting cottons, linen blends, flannels, double gauze, and a couple that I really am not sure what they are.
I quilted in the ditch around each and every piece of HR in the mosaics. Then I did five rows of straight line stitching in the white borders. I finished with pebble quilting in all the blue space. I love the contrasts this gives, and how it helps each 'framed' mosaic stand out. I also love how the quilting gives a great texture to the back.
The finished size is 49" x 60".
This quilt was made for me, and shall be used by me. Now that I have made it I am not putting it away in some cupboard to protect it. It's on the sofa , though my girls know that myabe it is best to steer clear of it. There are plenty of other quilts they can use.
If you are a regular reader here, you are now thoroughly bored because you just had to read all about this quilt last week. But if you are over here from the Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome. Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to see some of the others things I have made then I have some shown in the tabs at the top of my home page. I hope you are enjoying the festival. I know I always do. I shall be spending a good portion of half term finding an infinite amount of inspiration in all the gorgeous quilts people enter.
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Its an absolute cracker sweetie xReplyDelete
Well you know I love it and am planning on stealing it when i next visit!! :O)ReplyDelete
oh i will never tire of seeing this quilt!!!! love it ( i popped a wee entry too)ReplyDelete
Yeah I was a bit bored :PReplyDelete
But your beautiful quilting drew me back for more, good luck xxx
gorgeous Susan, I also love Heather Ross and I love your pebble quilting (or bubble as I always call it!)ReplyDelete
it's just as lovely as it was last week ;-)ReplyDelete
Perfect choice for the BQF! It's just lovely!ReplyDelete
it's lovely. good for you for using up your favourite HR fabrics. If I come over, would you let me touch it? lolReplyDelete
It is stunning Susan....just adore it.ReplyDelete
Great quilt, love the quilting.ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt. Well done!ReplyDelete
I don't think it's possible to get tired of hearing (or seeing) this gorgeous quilt. It's beautiful in its own right, but my favourite thing about this quilt is how your love for it comes through with every word you write. Good luck in quilt festival.ReplyDelete
I love this quilt and the quilting is just perfect! I'm glad it has the "place of honor" on the couch. Those Heather Ross fabrics are really highlighted with the framing. LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt and quilting. Hope the kids got the message to stay clear of it so they only use it when you don't see it ;)ReplyDelete
beautiful quilt and you should enter it in the quilting category. Your pebbles are so pretty.ReplyDelete
I could look at this quilt a hundred times and not be bored. A perfect entry to the festival.ReplyDelete
SLIGHT Heather Ross obsession - heh hem. Fab quilt to enter in the festival - love the over the fence shot.ReplyDelete
What a perfect quilt to showcase all those HR fabrics. I love that it has a mix of fabrics, linen, cottons etc. Fabulous quilting too!!ReplyDelete
I had the same quandry! lol! I do so love this one - I wouldn't be giving it up or putting in a closet either! Enjoy the winter snuggled up under that one. :-)ReplyDelete
Hands down this quilt is the perfect entry, Susan. I've had a crush on this one since you showed your initial plans. How can we not fall head over heels in love with all those HR prints?!? Plus, your quilting is like the cherry on top! Delicious.ReplyDelete
Glorious quilt and the perfect pick for the festival, it gets my vote.ReplyDelete
I like the choices you made for your profile. They reflect you perfectly. I had forgotten about the bird quilt. Still beautiful.ReplyDelete
I so love this quilt ...beautiful. The backing is fabulous too!!! Marie (firstname.lastname@example.org)ReplyDelete
I never get tired of seeing this quilt, there is just something about it.ReplyDelete
Excellent choice! I had the same issue, but thankfully you contributed to 2 beauties so I could enter twice :oDReplyDelete
You win. I dont need to see the others.ReplyDelete
This one is perfect. Covetable.
I was allergic to "cute" until your creativity changed all that. You really are an inspiration Miss Canada.
Hi Susan! This is an adorable and so beautiful quilt! I like your story about these precious fabrics - every quilter needs to have one special quilt just for them selves! I think your simple design is perfect to show the fabrics; colours are beautiful and the quilting perfect!ReplyDelete
I love also your pillow in your last post! That happens here too - just now my table is empty and I don't know how to start. x Teje
Awesome Quilt, well done!!ReplyDelete
Love it! I have a hoard of HR i need to use up as well :)ReplyDelete
It's a fantastic quilt, I love the effect the pebble quilting in the blue has on the quilt, awesome.ReplyDelete
Very charming quilt. Glad to hear that you've decided to keep it for yourself since it uses so many of your favorite fabrics.ReplyDelete
This is a thing of pebbly beauty!ReplyDelete
It's lovely, so the more photos of it I can see the better.ReplyDelete
I'm a regular honey but I'll never get bored of that quilt. To me it's already a winner xReplyDelete
what a gorgeous quilt. Love the design, and your quilting is fantastic!ReplyDelete
I have loved this quilt since i first started following your blog and it has turned into something amazing!ReplyDelete
I *love* this! It is so attractive, and who's going to not like Heather Ross fabrics? ;D Perfect quilting for it, too.ReplyDelete
Very pretty! I like this a lot. Great quilt.ReplyDelete