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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2013

Well the Blogger's Quilt Festival snuck up on me this time around, and I was just a little unprepared!


Oh what to enter??


If you are not a regular follower of this little corner of the interweb, please don't look back at the last couple of days and judge me - I've been having a bit of a week; poorly husband and one child out of 3, extra-curricular school activities, a busy work schedule and an AWOL sewing mojo, which resulted in me venting my frustrations on a Staple Dress last night; angry-sewing never looks nice!

Anyway, back to business, I looked back over the last 6 month's makes, before plumping for the one I knew I would end up entering anyway!


I love this quilt; this is my Brit Bee II quilt, Diamond Nipples, (yes, nipples).  I am one of the lucky dozen who are part of the best bee in the world; I am also in the second best bee in the world too, as proven here by my friend Di.  I have just joined my third bee, which is shaping up to being the 3rd best bee in the world... go figure!

Brit Bee at last year's Fat Quarterly Retreat.
The block I chose for my month (January 2013) was Diamond Ripples by Lara Finlayson from 99 Modern Blocks; I super-sized my request up to 24" blocks.  OK, for the record, this is not a stash bee, I provided the fabric, and I also cut all the HSTs by Sizzix, so no trimming was required; as if I would exploit the goodwill of the group (again)!

The ladies did me proud, as I knew they would...


This quilt resides on our bed, it makes me smile, a lot; it will remind me of all those who made it forever.  There's a lot of deep 'n' meaningful sewn into this quilt.  The last year has been a hard one for me and all in the Bee, and the strength of friendship we have forged over the last two years cannot be beaten, so don't even try!

The deets for those that like that sort of thing...

Name: Diamond Nipples
Made by: Brit Bee
Side 1: 9 blocks in a mix of orange, pink and grey fabrics
Side 2: 3 blocks plus siggie block and AMH Loulouthi
Binding: Patty Young - Dandelion in Raspberry
Batting: Sew Simple 100% cotton
Quilted: Continuous spiral from the centre with variegated Aurifil 28 wt 4657 by me, at home on a little Janome QXL 605
Size: 72" x 72"

I am entering this into the Group/Bee category, so it can socialise with many other loved group quilts and be part of this wonderful and inspiring festival.

Now I have taken up enough of your time, so many quilts, so little time...thank you for having a look here, and enjoy the rest of the festival.  Time to get pinning!

Regulars, see you tomorrow xxx

39 comments:

  1. So glad to see you got your nips out :oD

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  2. Gorgeous - love the colours on this one and so special because of who made it too.

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  3. You had so many quilts to choose from. Great choice

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  4. It is a very special quilt! Nice to see it again!

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  5. Well I knew you would be putting this one in. So proud to be part of the best bee in the world, which it is. You pick the best blocks in the best fabrics and make the best quilts, missus.

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  6. Another fab quilt ( and you had so many to choose from!). Love the colours you chose

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  7. Lovely to see it again, and a great write up too xxxx

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  8. That is the most amazing quilt in the most amazing colour combo. It would fit in here just perfectly *love*

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  9. Go us!! Brit Bee nipples are the best! Jxo

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  10. So lovely - the orange and pink fabrics look so nice with the greys!

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  11. Simply beautiful. It turned out amazing! Thank goodness for bees.

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  12. Yay! I love this one - it's so perky. ;-) (Couldn't resist…)

    One of my favourites of yours. Never get sick of it.

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  13. I Do love this quilt. How lucky for you to be in the best bee in the world. I'm glad I'm in the second best with you. Thanks for the shout out. Now we are in the same category. Fun.

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  14. This is a wonderful quilt and sounds like a wonderful bee too :)

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  15. It is my favourite out of them all so yes please enter it.

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  16. it had to be the nipples! Love it so much :-D

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  17. I do love the way you snuck in all your recent quilts ;o) Showing your nipples in the festival was a perfect choice - good luck!

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  18. Yeah nipples! It is a fantastic quilt and what beauties you've made in the last 6 months!

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  19. Lucky you being in all the best bees! I love the colours in this quilt and I think its so considerate that you cut all the triangles with your sizzix.

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  20. It gets more beautiful every time you talk about it, and all the friendship involved :-)

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  21. Perfect choice Hadley - I love this quilt!

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  22. That really came together beautifully! Great choice!

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  23. And so many beautiful ones to choose from! You've had a great year, Ms. Hadley!

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  24. I'm not as generous as Di - second best??!! ;-) It's a great choice and a gorgeous quilt!

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  25. I just love this quilt of your Hadley and lucky you to be in such a great Bee ;-)

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  26. Oh you flasher!
    This is a gorgeous quilt in every way.x

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  27. You know i'm a big fan of your Diamond Nipples, and a perfect entry- could have only been improved if you had included some batik! (not) ;o)

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  28. I love seeing this quilt, and the peek at your other wonderful ones too.

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  29. I like this more the more I see it :)

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  30. Great photos and you made the right pic for sure. Thanks amazing photos surely a winner in the quilt world too. might want to enter the photo's in a contest too. from Karin @ http://openbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  31. I do love your knack for naming quilts! This one looks amazing too!

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  32. pretty quilt and what a name!!

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