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Friday, 26 October 2012

BQF Fall 2012

Amy's Creative Side


Well I do have new stuff to show you, but that can wait.  Instead I am linking up with Amy's fabulous Blogger's Quilt Festival.  So welcome to everyone and anyone who may have only popped by for that very reason.

I have looked back over the last 6 months or so, and have indeed finished a few full sized quilts, but this time I wanted to revisit one of my favourite Minis.

I loved making for my partner in Brit Quilt Swap 2 this summer.  I was determined to make something a little different, and Dark Side of the Pond was sewn...

BQS3 block

I machine-pieced 4 of Wendy Hill's Arrowheads from 99 Modern Blocks, using scraps that matched my partner's great taste.  All those Y-seams meant I was prepared for a complete fail, but no!  They all came out perfectly; I bet I couldn't do it again though!

BQS front
The perfect Tula Pink Frog Prince took prime position, obviously!
I love this little chap, and I know Reene does too - the mark of a perfect swap I'd say.

I hope this little Mini has made you smile.  I think I might need to whip up another at some point; I'll add it to my To Do list after I have checked out the awesome quilts that have already linked up.

Thanks so much Amy for getting everyone together again x

Finished quilt measures : 19.5" x 19.5″
Special techniques used : Y-seams and blind faith.
Quilted by : Me - nice 'n' simple straight lines with my walking foot in about 20 minutes.
Best Category : Doll/Mini Quilt, Scrap Quilt

40 comments:

  1. My fabulous mini! I seriously can't wait to hang it in my new sewing room!! It's totally awesome :)

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  2. I bet you could do those Y seams again, flawlessly! Beautiful Hadley and great quilt to show off!

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  3. Love this quilt! Especially your choice of quilting :)

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  4. And it's STILL one of my favourite quilts from the last year. I think you need to do a "Wall"-inspired "Pink Frogged" piece as well. :-)

    I have that book and I so need to use it more.

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  5. Beautiful quilt! I love how the triangle looks like it is tumbling off the quilt :)

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  6. The frog prince certainly makes a perfect appearance.

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  7. Very sweet little quilt, you've got a lucky partner.

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  8. That's lovely! No wonder your partner loved it.

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  9. This still ranks as my all-time favourite mini! Imagine a whole series- in different colours and feature fabrics! Brilliant!

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  10. Such a cute and creative mini - I really like the dense quilting!

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  11. I love this mini and am so happy to see it in the festival!

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  12. Great quilt. I love the frog and the quilting.

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  13. I loved this when I saw it the first time round and I still love it now. The fabrics are cute, the frog is cheeky, the piecing is perfect and the quilting is fabulous. All in all, a great entry!

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  14. Love that prince peeking out!

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  15. This is a great mini, love it.

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  16. Good luck! Its a fab mini :-)

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  17. It's a great mini and I love that you made a big arrowhead from 4 smaller ones. Perfect.

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  18. I loved this mini before and I love it now!! Very special little quilt!!

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  19. A marvellous choice for the festival!!

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  20. Great to see this again.Good luck.

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  21. Nice little quilt! Love the design, color and fabrics. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  22. This one deserved a revisit for sure.

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  23. Love your special techniques! Especially the blind faith :) lovely!

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  24. This is one of my favorites. It inspires me to try several of the techniques.

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  25. it is really lovely and i love that little snippet of print in the binding. it is beautiful and draws the eye! ;) xo

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  26. I still love it and still think the patterned bit of fabric in the binding makes it even more cool. And yay for the y-seams.

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  27. Awesome mini!! I love the little frog face peeping out from the middle.

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  28. I love the frog too. Great fussy cutting!

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