Friday, May 16, 2014

It's a Puzzle: Blogger's Quilt Festival


  Name: It's a Puzzle
Design: Twists and Turns, Quilty Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014  designed by Krista Robbins
Size: 64" by 80"
Fabric: Warp and Weft Challenge Bundle, including
Dots Blue Moon from Up, Up and Away by Skinny LaMinx for Cloud 9 Fabrics
Specimen Struck from Field Study by Anna Maria Horner for Westminster/Free Spirit Fabrics
King's Road  from Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Ladylike from Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo  for Art Gallery Fabrics
and stash fabrics
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in an allover grid pattern
Binding:  Dots Blue Moon from Up, Up and Away by Skinny La Minx for Cloud 9 Fabrics

I finished this quilt just a little bit ago and saved it for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It was a fabulously fun quilt to make because it really was a puzzle.  I used the block design and the basic idea from the pattern Quilty Jan/Feb 2014 but I did not use the same fabric as suggested in the pattern.  Instead, I built the quilt on my design wall and used our guild's Warp and Weft Challenge bundle as a focus.  I kept the colour palette soft, mellow and beachy and that meant setting aside a couple intensely coloured fat quarters for another project.

Once it was together, I stared at it for quite a few days and then decided to quilt it in an grid... just over an inch in fact.  That took a lot of bobbins, let me tell ya!  I used my favourite Aurifil 50wt in white and even though it took forever!  I love the look and I stayed more or less straight-ish... across the whole quilt.  

The binding is more of the Skinny LaMinx Dots Blue Moon.  I added a bunch of fabrics from the stash, including some grays to round out the fat quarter bundle. It looks pretty nice in the breeze, don't you think?
And I will be entering this one in the large quilt category.  Enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  Thank you Amy for hosting!





Spring '14 Blogger's Quilt Festival - AmysCreativeSide.com

20 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors in it and the design that you have chose. The simple but time consuming quilting is perfect I think. Great job! It is just waiting for someone to take a nap on it surrounded by all that lovely greenery.

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  2. so happy bright and springy! and the simple quilting is just perfect for it too. very nice!

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  3. Love the choice of colours and the grid quilting! Beautiful

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  4. Cathy, this quilt is fantastic. Also love the simplicity of the grid quilting, really sets it off!

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  5. Wow, Cathy, this quilt is fabulous!! Love the colours, pattern, everything!

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  6. beautiful. The quilting must have taken you ages, but it is so worth it!

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  7. Love that! beautiful photography too! This is one of the first quilts I started but I lost the love for the colours I'd chosen. Yours is so fresh and modern! Well done. :)

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  8. Gorgeous - love the quilting too :)

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  9. Adorable quilt and love your quilting as well

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  10. Wow Cathy! It's amazing- as always!!

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  11. Very pretty! I really like the grid quilting--I bet it feels wonderful to run your hand over :). Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

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  12. Lovely combination of colors and the grid quilting pattern complements the piecing so well. I was trying to figure out how it is pieced but am stumped - must look for the magazine.

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  13. You did a beautiful job - love that quilting!

    And is it really that green out there already?? We've still got a lot of leftover brown and few buds from the long cold spring...

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  14. What a fun quilt! I made this as my third quilt, a 4-color queen-sized Twist and Turn with a floral lt. wt. decorating fabric following Trudy Hughes book. Almost 20 years ago now. I should say I made the top. My sister had it long arm quilted. I remember all of those partial seams like it was yesterday!

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  15. Beautifully done! Love your color palette, very subtle and restful.

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  16. This is gorgeous Cathy! A wonderful entry

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  17. This is incredible... wow! Gorgeous!! Mine would end up looking like a puzzle done by a 3 yr old! lol!!

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  18. Great quilt. Love everything about it.

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