Friday, 26 October 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Hi everyone :)

Amy is running the Blogger's Quilt Festival starting today, so I thought I'd enter my Orla Kiely quilt.

As anyone who has read my blog before will know, this quilt began back in April with a piece of wrapping paper:


This was given to me by a lovely friend and mum-to-be as inspiration for making a baby quilt. They weren't planning to find out the gender of their little one, so this would have to be a gender neutral quilt. This was a new challenge for me, as was picking out fabrics by myself rather than using a set from a specific collection. Here are the fabrics I picked:


I'm so blessed that I have such a great LQS where I found these lovelies :) They sat on my desk at work after I bought them, and I kept peeking at them and grinning!

And here's what they became:


(an in progress shot, since I never got a full photo of the completed back in good lighting)

As you can see, I went for a simple lattice design for the front (loving lattices at the mo) and appliquéed the Orla Kiely pattern on the back.



I had some fun the details on this one - quilting a mix of straight lines and wavy lines to produce some fun patterns...



... and doing a little fussy cutting with the Sunkissed fabric.


 
I absolutely love this quilt, and was very sad to let it go. But it's in a good home now, and that makes me happy!

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 1m x 1m approx
Special techniques used : applique
Quilted by : me!
Best Category : Applique Quilt, Baby Quilt

Right, off to browse some of the other entries :)

55 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! Orla is a great inspiration!

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  2. No wonder you were sad to give it away - hey, guess that means you just have to sew it again !

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    1. Thanks! Not sure I'd be content recreating a quilt - prefer to try new things - but maybe I should this time!

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  3. I love this! Great idea for the back.

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  4. Oh, such warm colors. Very nice quilt on -both sides! Lucky baby!

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  5. Gorgeous front and back and the quilting was inspired!

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Beautiful quilting!

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! Must be coming up to half-way in the hustle soon...

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  7. I love it, and such a great applique!

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    1. Thanks Marci! The applique took ages, but was definitely worth it :)

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  8. Very nice work! I love how you translated the design from paper to fabric...

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    1. Thanks Carly :) It took a fair bit of faff (I think this quilt ended up with a 10 page Word document's worth of planning, spontaneous I am not) but I enjoyed the challenge

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  9. It did turn out to be a very lovely quilt!

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  10. I'm so glad you decided to submit this one. I LOVE IT!

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  11. I spotted this QUICKLY in the line up. It is really wonderful. Two quilts for the "price" of one!!!

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  12. Beautiful quilt and I love the back!

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  13. Beautiful quilt - love the strip of leaves on the back!

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    1. Thanks Kirsten! Gotta love Orla's design :)

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  14. Oooh it is lovely - I dont think I would have wanted to let it go either! Thanks for sharing. #263

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  15. Lovely quilt! Great for a new baby.

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    1. Thanks Rene :) It's now with a lovely little boy named Toby :)

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  16. fun quilt and great inspiration! I love the backing too -
    thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thanks Barb, and you're welcome :)

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  17. What a special and stunning baby quilt! I love that the back and front are equally beautiful-- and your quilting looks great. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Robin :)

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  18. Beautiful on both sides! I love Orla Kiely for quilty inspiration

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    1. Thanks Kristan :) She is a very talented lady

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  19. It's so beautiful! I just love that Orla Kiely pattern!

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  20. Gorgeous! I love the back -- what a fantastic job. =)

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  21. This is such a lovely quilt! I love the leaves!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! I love them too, even if they did take a looong time to make :)

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  22. Beautiful quilt! I love how you fussy cut the leaves on the back. What a lucky little baby to receive this quilt!

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  23. What a special gift for new wee one...beautifully done!
    Smiles~Beth

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  24. Beautiful! I love the back as much as the front!

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  25. A beautiful homage to Orla! Happy BQF!

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