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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

 There is a festival of quilts happening over at Amy's Creative Side I've spent some time over there this afternoon, and there is a LOT to see. I've decided to jump in, and add one of my own. When I was over there grabbing the link, there were a whopping 271 entries, so far. That is a lot of quilts!!! We can go to a quilt show, and never leave the house. And, with the wonderful Pinterest boards, there is a great way to save the favourites of them all.

So, to my entry: it's a quilt I did 3 or 4 years ago, before I started blogging, called New England Beauty. It is from a book by Judy Martin called The Block Book. I actually received this book as a Christmas present from my parents shortly after the book came out in 1998. I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it in the book, but had to wait a large number of years before my skills were up to it. I've mentioned before that I love Judy Martin's patterns. They are well written and easy to follow. I particularly love patterns that create secondary designs, and this one definitely does that. The individual blocks disappear into the overall effect of the quilt. I'd had my longarm for a few years by the time I did this quilt, and so was confident enough to be able to do some custom quilting on it.

There are feathers in the backgrounds of the eight pointed stars, as well as feathers in the points of the 4 pointed stars. This is one of my favourite quilts, and it has place of honour on my bed. If you get a chance, go over and browse through some of those quilts, but be prepared to get caught up in all those quilts, and lose track of time. I think I'll try to portion them out to something like 20 at a time.
There are feathers in the backgrounds of the eight pointed stars, as well as feathers in the points of the 4 pointed stars. This is one of my favourite quilts, and it has place of honour on my bed. If you get a chance, go over and browse through some of those quilts, but be prepared to get caught up in all those quilts, and lose track of time. I think I'll try to portion them out to something like 20 at a time.

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt, very nice:)

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  2. Beautiful quilting!

    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  3. pretty quilt - so many nice quilts at the festival to go through
    Karen

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  4. Such an intricate, lovely quilt! I am also loving the quilt festival, from home :)

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  5. Greetings from Hungary. I love the abstract pattern .. Staple the beautiful

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  6. Wow, what a fabulous quilt! I love the three dimensionality of it. Very glad you decided to share.

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  7. Very nice work thanks for the quilt for division.

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  8. Wow is all I can say.
    I wish I could be more self restrained with colour, by that I mean repeating the same colour and pattern. It's a really great quilt.

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  9. Cathy, this is a lovely, lovely quilt. And your quilting on it is marvelous! I bet it's fun to cuddle under something so pretty! :)

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  10. Oh my goodness. Your quilt is so pretty!

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  11. Lovely quilt. Great design and so nicely quilted. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  12. Beautiful quilt! It is nice to have those 'someday' quilts to dream about and then make one of those quilts one day .... and you made a beauty!

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  13. Lovely quilt. thanks for sharing!

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