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Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival May 16th-30 2014

Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival - May 2014 hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side

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Well my blog has been very quiet of late but man have I been busy! The quilt I am entering would almost certainly be my most favourite quilt to date (and it is all mine, I ain't sharing!!)



The pattern is awesome Feathers by Alison Glass and Nydia Kehnle and the fabric is the gorgeous Koi fabric from Cloud9 Rashinda ColemanHale, plus a few Alison Glass fabrics thrown in and Essex yarn dyed linen in black. This was my first time quilting with linen and I am totally in love with it!


 

With the quilting I tried to echo the patterns in the Koi fabric. So I did some circles to kind of make a ripple effect. I used freezer paper to cut out enough circles for one line then free-motion quilted around them. When my freezer paper no longer stuck I used glue instead! I also did some feathered arrow ends in between in the ripples. The texture on it is just lovely.



The backing is one piece of Alison Glass fabric (can you tell i kinda have a crush at the moment) and I used glue to match up the pieces so you cannot seen the join.

I think I am a little proud of this quilt - I even entered it in Australia's First Modern Quilt Show  - white gloved ladies touched it!


Thanks for visiting and be sure to drop by some of the other amazing quilts at the festival.

Details
Size: 55"x 66"
Pattern: Feathers from Alison Glass
Quilting: Free Motion Circles and Arrows
Category: Modern Quilts

14 comments:

  1. I am working on this quilt pattern at the moment, and I love yours! What beautiful inspiration! :)

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  2. So pretty!

    Plus, line of the festival" "White gloved ladies touched it." Love it.

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  3. Dropped by from Blogger's Quilt Festival, great looking quilt, the back as well as the top. I work with Essex Linen a lot, isn't it just scrummy? :D

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  4. Such a fabulous quilt and I completely understand why you're keeping it for yourself!!
    Amanda

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  5. So eye catching and I love the linen background. Linen is amazing to work with. Congratulations on a lovely quilt.

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  6. I like it a quilt! Beautifully! Original! Great!

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  7. You have every reason to be proud of that quilt. The colors work great together. You hit the bullseye on this one!

    Nini~
    niniandthesea.blogspot.com

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  8. I love these fabrics and the effect, too! Pretty quilt!

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