Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival


Have you seen?
- the bloggers quilt festival is on again, hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side
What a great way to see lots of quilts and discover new bloggers!


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I've never entered before but I wanted to join in the fun, so I've decided to enter my 'vintage spin' quilt
- it's my most favourite scrappy quilt - ever!

Way back in September 2015  I attended a Modern Wedge class with Kathy Doughty from Material Obsession
Actually finishing a quilt takes a bit of time of course, so fast forward to now
and I have a quilt that ticks all my favourite boxes
- a lovley eclectic mix of scrappy modern florals & vintage fabrics!







-  Here they all are spread out on the design wall  floor.
Only a few more to make then it's the scary bit of trimming these circles down to squares!



- just a bit of fussy cutting




Lots of fabric fun with this!
Hm-m-m- Kathy's comment was 'it's right out of granny's linen cupboard'
well, all I can say is that this granny must have had a few memorable moments!



- stitching down the b&w centres, hehe mr D. asked if I had lined up all my dots?
what?!? 
{I'm more of the 'perfection-is-overrated' school of thought!}




- quilt top all done & dusted




- then it's off to the quilters
for those all important decisions about thread & quilting pattern



- and measuring up of course!



- back home again
and admiring the quilting by Annette from Wild Cotton
a simple overall loop-de-loop pattern, nothing that detracts too much from the yummy fabrics!




I learnt alot making this quilt
- I can see now that 'contrast' really was the key here
and how the color of a fabric is not really known until it is actually playing beside it's neighbour!









I'm linking up my quilt to the Scrappy Quilt Category
Why not grab a coffee and check out all the other quilts in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.
Oh, and don't forget to pop back there and vote for your favourites next week!


21 comments:

  1. Count on my vote!! Your Vintage Spin is a beauty.

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  2. That's a beautiful quilt, love your fabric picks as always. Happy Festival!!

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  3. A great way to feature some fabulous fabrics!

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  4. That is beautiful. I have that ruler, maybe I should put it to use.

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  5. This quilt is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! I love all of the different fabrics that you used.

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  7. It's beautiful! (And just added another quilt to my queue...)

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  8. Perfect choice for the festival. I love this quilt!

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  9. Hi Linda! Beautiful, beautiful! I love this quilt with grannys' coffee cups! x Teje

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  10. This is such a lovely quilt, Linda. Hope it does well in the Blogger's Festival.

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  11. They remind me of candy mints! Lovely.

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  12. I love this quilt!! The fabrics are crazy, but it works! and I love how you brought them all together by binding with the same as the center of the flower.

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  13. Wow! Lovely, scrappy, perfection. Congrats on a gorgeous quilt.

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  14. Oh I just love this quilt so much! Makes me smile.:)

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  15. Your Vintage Spin quilt certainties filled with fun and colour! It's a great feeling to be so happy with a quilt when it's complete.

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  16. Very scrappilicous (that's a fusion of scrappy & delicious). I adore this quilt.

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  17. This is pure perfection! I love the vintage feel, but it also has a very funky modern vibe too!

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  18. This is downright lovely. Your mix of fabrics just makes me grin.

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  19. This is stunning! I love the effect of it, well done on a brilliant entry.

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  20. This is a wonderfully fun quilt, Linda. I'm sure I followed along with posts as you wrote about your progress with this quilt but looking at it now I'm wondering how you knew where to cut the edges to get the seams to align between squares. They look perfect!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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Thanx for popping over to my blog. Happy sewing!