Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt festival - fall 2011

 If you are already a follower, this will be old news to you, but if you've never been here before....


Behold, my yummy scrumdillyumptious HST Wee Play quilt!

Warning, picture overload!
Prior to washing:


and then the post-washing wonderful crinkliness below!







 Then, I got my 17 year old son to hold it up for me outside........



then it went for a photoshoot on my vintage Serro Scotty camper trailer:


OK, the details about this quilt:
Wee Play by American Jane for Moda ( I can't remember if I used 3 or 4 charm packs - and equal white squares, which was a quilter's cotton)
Endless possibilities pattern from Moda Bake Shop
80/20 cotton/poly batting
100% sewn and quilted on my Pfaff Tiptronic sewing machine (no long-armer here!)
quilting - done with a variegated red cotton Gutermann (which was incredibly linty!) - I think I have about 8 hours into quilting this!
binding - scrappy to match, machine sewn to front, hand sewn to back (about 2 1/2 hours ugh)
backing - I believe this is by Benartex, but it wasn't labeled, so I'm not positive......  
here is the secret of the quilting......

This one is now in my Etsy Shop
I used a pre-printed backing and ''sort of'' followed the lines. I had to baste it with the back-side up as if the top was the backing and the backing was the top.  I used a bazillion safety pins to baste and I am happy to say that I cannot notice one pleat in the front!  There might be tiny ones, but I can't see any, so it worked out great!  I took artistic liberties to make some curves curvier and I didn't worry too much if I went off course a bit - you can't tell at all now that it's washed and the blue lines have washed out :)  I think this backing is from Benartex, but I'm not positive.  It was stuff I got before my LQS closed (owner retired) and they had a huge clearance sale.  It was cheap and I got all they had - now I wish there had been more!  I have enough to do another small quilt with this though, but I'm going to have to piece and wing it on matching up those lines where I piece it.  Should be fine for a baby quilt or lap quilt though :)

EDIT: one of my readers found sources for this backing material at fabric.com and at quiltnutsandbolts.com - it IS Benartex - thanks so much Linda!!!

41 comments:

  1. Fabulous quilt! I just started sewing up HSTs to use up charms. Have never seen this backing before, thanks.

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  2. Totally love the contrast stitching, and the American Jane fabric, so fun!

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  3. It is an interesting backing?!
    Lovely fabric choices, a really sweet quilt.

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  4. Love it. I can't believe it only took you 8 hours of quilting on a DSM. I would have taken me tons of more time than that. Looks really nice.

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  5. What a gorgeous quilt!
    The colors are so fun
    and amazing quilting! :o)

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  6. I LOVE this! and I have a healthy stash of the American Jane fabrics that I want to sew up - thanks for the inspiration -- beautiful quilt!

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  7. Beautiful colors and quilting!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  8. love the quilt! Kudos to you for doing that on a domestic!~

    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the quilt and the fabric you used! I especially love the vintage Scotty trailer!

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  10. Love the design and the quilting, oh my, FABULOUS! Smiles~beth

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  11. Yep, seen it before. Yep, still love it!! Don't you love the crinkly that happens after you wash it?! Great choice for BQF!

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  12. Beautiful quilting! I'm not a long-arm quilter either, and I rather like the challenge. Beautiful quilt all around! Great job!

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  13. I love, love, love the quilting! I'm so impressed.

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  14. Wow, I love the colors against the white background and the quilting is beautiful. I didn't know about the pre-printed backing and would love to try it!

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  15. I adore your quilt. I missed the boat on Wee Play and really would have loved some. I've been meaning to give that pattern a go ad you've inspired me.

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  16. This is one of my favourite AJ quilts I love it!!!

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  17. I love this quilt! I love this line and colors. I have been wanting to make this pattern ever since I saw it on the bakeshop. Your quilting is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. please add your sistahs links
    to your post on your day)
    and please send in your winner's
    name by 10:oo pm EST the day
    you post.
    ( see you tomorrow wink)

    and quilt is like an ice cream cone...looks delicious

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  19. Wonderful quilt and I love your color choice. My favorite part of the quilting process is the moment I pull it out of the dryer and see all that crinkly goodness!

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  20. be back later...you are on today yes lol...ohhh yes you are lol

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  21. Beautiful quilt. Love all the pictures! Never knew there was sipuch a creature as preprinted quilt backing. Love the design of that! Thabks for sharing lovely piece and have a great day

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  22. I'll be back later to see what Ghastlie thing you have lurking on your site too. I definately caught the Ghastlie Flu from Madame Samm!!! Very lovely quilt. You did a fabulous job.

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  23. I've got some of that preprinted fabric and haven't used it, yet--been a little chicken to try it. Thanks for showing off this beautiful quilt!

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  24. oh wow...i am so in love with this quilt. i can not get over how gorgeous it is! i have so much wee play going on in my house. after it is washed it is so crinkly and amazing!

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  25. Happy Halloween Ms Karin Ghastlie
    I love that quilt! The quilting is just wonderful! Good job and the 2nd quilt is great as well
    Thanks for sharing and I am now a follower.
    Cheers
    maggie

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  26. Love your quilt! American Jane fabrics are some of my very favorites!

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  27. I really like how colourful and vibrant this quilt is.The white looks so good with this fabric. Love those HSTs. Great quilt.

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  28. Love the colors, love the pattern. Very nice!

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  29. I love your color choices. I'd seen it on the Moda Bake Shop but thought "meh" with their colors. Now I want to make one! The quilting is great - that is such a great idea to pre-print the quilting design.

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  30. That is lovely! I especially love the quilting you did on it. I have yet to draw a design on a quilt. It looks like it would take so much time to draw and then stitch...I guess I'm just too lazy for that. :)

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  31. Wow! This quilt is amazing!!! So pretty! I can't believe this was on a standard nonlongarm machine. You are very talented and should be so proud. I love the design and color choices. Great quilt.

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  32. Love your quilt & Wee Play fabrics. You did a great job and your photos are awesome!

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  33. thanks for sharing. :) Enjoy the festival!

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  34. Absolutely scrumptious...I love it. Than you for sharing.

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