zaterdag 26 oktober 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2013

The quilt I'm entering in the throw category was finished only a week ago, just in time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I call it the new vintage quilt.
New vintage quilt done!

I have previously written about this quilt here.
New vintage quilt done!
I loved making the top because I had to make my own template, based on the picture of the original vintage quilt. Working out the pattern took my mathematically challenged brain some time, but it was very rewarding to finally figure it out.
The pattern is not simple or straightforward, as it involves not only many curves but also many Y-seams. Every block was machine-pieced. If I remember correctly (it has been almost 2 years since I made the top), making the blocks and piecing the top took me a whole week.

New vintage quilt done!When piecing the top together, it turned out to be nearly impossible to make all the seams match. I simply gave up after a while and concentrated on making only the white strips match, thinking these were the most important ones.

Quilting with perle cotton (again)
The top was handquilted with perle cotton. I love doing that because it adds a wonderful softness to a quilt. It finished at about 150 cm x 180 cm (59" x 71").

New vintage quilt done!


 New vintage quilt done!

Thank you Amy for hosting this festival once again and thank you all for stopping by!


AmysCreativeSide


21 opmerkingen:

  1. beautiful that would look great on my couch

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  2. This is amazing! I love the white squiggles and the vintage feel.

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  3. Love the fabrics and patterns in this!

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  4. This is a beautiful quilt. Congratulations!

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  5. Such a great quilt! LOVE this. Your fabrics and stitching make it absolutely gorgeous.:)

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  6. Gorgeous job - and very clever drafting your own pattern!

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  7. Hi! Your quilt is fantastic! I love the pattern, fabrics and hand quilting! Also I admire your idea to make it as the old quilt. Surely wasn't easy with the curves. x Teje

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  8. I love this quilt! So great to hear more about how you made it :-)

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  9. A very beautiful quilt!! You did a great job of working out the pattern. I love the mix of fabrics and your handquilting finishes it off perfectly.

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  10. Wonderful, unique design. Love it!

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  11. Beautiful quilt! I can tell this was a ton of work and you really knocked it out of the park!
    Amanda

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  12. This is one of those quilts that makes me feel: "I want to make one!!!!" Very nice job! Love the fabrics and the work you put into it, including the hand quilting.

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  13. I want to make one! Any chance for a pattern?
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  14. I just voted for this in the quilt festival. I love the pattern and your fabric choices. So glad you stuck with it and finished. It's an inspiration.

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