Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2010

 


This is my first time participating in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival. It's an online quilt show that she hosts. Such a fantastic idea. If you want to be inspired, head over there and click on some of the beautiful quilts to see more!

My quilt is one that I just finished. It is special to me because it's the first quilt I've made for ME!  So far everything I've done has been for a challenge, for someone else, or for a class.  This one was all mine.

This is also the biggest quilt I've ever made. Here's the full shot, it's 98" square. Queen size - for my bed, yay!

I fell in love with this Amy Butler line of fabric and originally planned to make something else. I realized that the patterns weren't going to be able to shine enough in that quilt and changed my mind. This pattern is Eleanor Burns "Summer Porch". I added a few non Amy Butler fabrics to my stash and here's my quilt! It still needs a name though. Any ideas?

Here's a detail shot. You can see more of the quilting (which I did not do).
 
I usually piece my label into the backing. Mostly because if I don't, I never get around to adding a label. For this quilt, it was originally not square and it was huge on my bed. I pulled out one line of quilting and made it square.
That line is now in the back of the quilt! And the quilt fits my bed perfectly.

47 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

Beautiful! I love the "window effect" of your piecing, it's just gorgeous. And I'm a super big fan of this fabric collection.

randi said...

oh wow! this is so pretty!

WendyLou said...

Oh! LoVe it! I have a little of this entire line. What a wonderful way to show it all off ... may need to copy you :)

Nina-Marie said...

wow I really like the white sashing and how it gives a window effect. You could really play with that idea!

CBear said...

what a great idea to use the piece you removed for the backing! I love it!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very Pretty!!! I love the design pattern!

Linda said...

I love the combination of fabrics!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is Gorgeous!!!! The pattern and choice of fabrics is so striking!! i can't think of a clever name... How about simply The Love Quilt.

Doris said...

Gorgeous, Becky! If you ever get tired of it....

Saffron Craig fabrics said...

This is a really beautiful quilt! With so much work in it!

ladybugquilting said...

Stunning Quilt!!!!
Fantastic Backing also..

Katie B. said...

A stunning quilt! I just love it.

Zonnah said...

I LOVE this quilt!

felicity said...

I definitely thing of windows when I look at this gorgeous quilt. How about "Lovely Windowpanes"?

Carol said...

Gorgeous.

Kaye Prince said...

You did a wonderful job and the quilting is gorgeous!

Karen said...

Love, love, love it! I haven't cut into my 'Love' stash yet. What a great design to show off the fabulous fabrics.

Kathy said...

It's a sweet quilt and I love how you were able to include a row from the front on the back. Thanks for sharing about it.

Petit Design Co. said...

this is a great quilt. I love the white sashing throughout

Allie said...

This is really beautiful - your piecing is perfection!! It reminds me of a garden lattice, just gorgeous!

angela said...

This is absolutely gorgeous :) I love the pattern and those lovely fabrics :) Simply beautiful!
Greetings from Poland :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

"Porch Love"! Just a wonderfully beautiful quilt Becky. You will enjoy it for years I'm sure.

Cathi said...

This is very pretty -- love the pattern you used and the fabrics! For some reason it makes me think of leaded windows looking out on to a spring garden.

Candi said...

This is so lovely! What a great quilt to sleep under.

Kit Lang said...

Beautiful! Love the white stripe in the middle. :)

Lynne said...

This is a stunner - beautiful use of those fabulous prints. I really love this a lot and your photos make it pop

Angie said...

A quilter should always keep at least one quilt for themselves. This is a very beautiful quilt and the design is awesome. How about the name "Crossroads" - as it looks like it could be a city street map. I love the colors and the details with the pieced backing.

baukje said...

Love the effect of the white stripes.

Greetings from France

http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/2010/10/bloctoberfest-and-giveaway.html

Michelle said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

So nice to have something just for you! Beautiful work!

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! This quilt is beautiful! Lots of work and great results! Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Its a beautiful quilt. Love the white sashing with all those gorgeous fabrics. How about "Porch Windows"

Karen said...

Beautiful fabric and colours to suit the design perfectly. Always love white in a quilt!
Great photos too.

quiltmom said...

I love the window pane look of your quilt- congratulations on completing your first bed sized quilt. I love the pretty fabrics and your back is very funky.
Hope you are enjoying the festival,
Warmest regards,
Anna

bearpaw said...

What a fabulous quilt - the fabrics look so great against the white. This festival is so much fun - you will be back again in the Spring I am sure!

Leslie said...

this is so gorgeous...i 'love' the fabric you chose

Mama Mel said...

What a beautiful quilt! :)

Charming's Mama said...

I love your quilt it is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like a contemporary version of a stained glass window.

quilthexle said...

Beautiful quilt - I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous quilt! Kudos for making it queen size!

mngirltx said...

Gosh, this is so pretty!

Cynthia said...

I love this pattern! So much that I have made it 3 times (wedding quilts)! None of mine turned out this pretty though! I love the fabrics you chose! Just beautiful!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

It looks fantastic!! I know it's huge but you better bring it to the next guild meeting for show & tell!!

Kati said...

I love this quilt. I rarely follow patterns, but I might have to find this one to make this quilt. It's really fabulous. Wonderful work!

Eileen said...

lovely quilt and fabrics. you did such a great job. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kirsty said...

Greetings from NZ. I too LOVE this fabric (LOL, another AB triumph!) and its so nice to hear you used it for a quilt for yourself. Lovely design. Well done.

Whosies said...

hey-- love the label! Shared it in a round up here: http://www.patchworkposse.com/blog/2013/05/quilt-label-52-ufo-quilt-block-pick-up/

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