Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blogger's quilt festival spring 2011

Well, I had high hopes to post my finished WeePlay HST quilt for the festival but that was not to be when my sewing machine blew up before it was complete (well, she didn't actually blow UP, but it felt like it at the time!)
So, my entry is my favorite quilt at this time.  My ''raw-edge circle quilt'' made from Cluck-Cluck-Sew's tutorial
And I am excited to say that I was #500 in the entries for the festival!  That has got to be good mojo :)


I love everything about this quilt.  The only thing I wish I'd done different is made it bigger.  It's about 80x80 and I'd love if it were 90x90 or maybe even 90x95.
I started with a FQB of WeePlay.  I knew I would need to add to it so I didn't use up ALL my precious WeePlay material!  So, I bought some yardage of ''Punctuation'', and some ''Oz'' as well.  I also threw in some bits from my grandmother's stash, and a few pieces of Katie Jump Rope (the yellow ribbon flower).

I had a vision of the quilting before I even finished it.  I've never done 'custom' FMQ on my sewing machine before, this was a first!  I am SO extremely happy with the quilting and the fact I chose black thread really makes the fun quilting stand out.
Here's two pics prior to washing it:

and the after-washed lovely krinkles and frayed edges!
I just LOVE the texture of this quilt.  I love the raw edges and how krinkly it looks - it looks like an old quilt!  I will definitely be doing more raw-edge applique in the future, it creates such an interesting quilt I think!


I just love to look at and pet this quilt!  I ended up making pillowcases to match it using the black Oz print with the yellow wavy stripe Oz print on the edges.  The black Oz print is what I used for the backing too (and the red wavy strip for the binding)

This quilt just makes me HAPPY!

Check out the rest of the entries at the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

22 comments:

  1. Wonderfull design, wonderfull colors, wonderfull quilting.....an absolutely wonderfull quilt!!!
    I love it!

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  2. I can see why this is a favorite of yours. I just love it! The quilting is also wonderful! I will have to try this one someday!

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  3. Absolutely lovely! That's something I would try in the future! Now it says collecting fabrics...

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  4. Gorgeous, never saw a raw edge quilt. Love the bright colors, great fabric choice

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  5. Hi Karin, its gorgeous. A lot of work and very unusual. I would love to try it :)

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  6. Great quilt love your fabric choices.This reminds me.. I have a UFO in this design. Happy Stitching. Chris.

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  7. I like the texture the raw edges give and the black quilting - I would never have thought to use black thread for the quilting but it is perfect.

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  8. Love this. I adore raw edge quilting and this is one of my favs.

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  9. Looks so crinkly and colourful! Your circle centre quilting looks great!

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  10. Love all the bright fabrics. Your close ups of the circles give me faith that they will stay on even after washing. Great quilt

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  11. I'm so glad you chose to enter this quilt in the festival! I have already gushed over it and it continues to be my favorite! I keep having to remind myself that 'thou shall not covet'. LOL! But I definitely need to make one for myself.

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  12. It's awesome! And I love the way you quilted it!

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  13. I love it. The colors are so alive.

    Shannon

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  14. This is gorgeous, and I love your quilting.

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  15. This quilt is so fun and beautiful! I love the quilting, it adds even more whimsy.

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  16. I made one of these quilts, too. Yours puts mine to shame. I love the fabrics you chose, but your quilting is what really makes this special!

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  17. What a lovely quilt! I love all the bright & cheery fabrics you chose! I really must try this pattern some time - I always love the result! Your quilting is perfect!

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  18. I just love this quilt. I've bookmarked the tutorial and saved a photo of your quilt in my ideas file (hope that's ok with you). I even have a fat quarter bundle of Wee Play fabric. Now for the time to make it......

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  19. this is so gorgeous. i love all of the amazing quilting you did....not to mention those are many of my very favorite fabrics....awesome job

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  20. everything on this is pretty amazing -- the quilting, the texture... so cute. :)

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  21. Just gorgeous! Phenomenal FMQ!!

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