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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2013 Encore

I am so happy that we are able to enter two quilts into the Blogger's Quilt Festival this time, purely because I didn't have to choose between my two current favourites; making decisions is not coming easily right now.

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Yesterday my Liberty Marcelle Medallion, today my Holiday Memories mini quilt.


I apologise to regular viewers, because the reveal and full story of this one are probably fresh in your minds; for first timers, the full story can be found here.

Long story short, I started planning this quilt before our summer holiday to Menorca, and whilst on one beautiful sunny day-trip it all came together.

Using the uber-talented Lu Summers and her beautiful Quilt Improv book as a starting point, I grappled with my inherent fear of solids and all things wonky!


It turned out so perfectly!

The Details:
Pattern - there wasn't one!
Fabrics - Kona solids, hand-printed scraps - Leanne Fanny/The Little House MartinOther scraps inc. Moda crossweaves, RB Chevrons, Sherbet Pips and Architextures
Finished - 26.5" x 20.5"
Pieced and quilted - Aurifil 50wt 2021
Quilting - straight line c. 1/2" apart
Backing - Moda Muslin


So there you go, my Fall entries.  I have already been casting my eye over the entrants so far and I am itching to get off the sofa and back at my machine - so much gorgeous inspiration.

I am not sure if international entrants are eligible for winning the Baby Lock, that would obviously be lovely, and who wouldn't want to win a stonking new machine, but the fun of joining in is what it is all about really, and I am just thankful to be here.

Thank you Amy for hosting this wonderful event once again, and thank you all for your comments - I appreciate every one of them and promise I will reply as soon as I can xxx

30 comments:

  1. Really lovely hads, the colours are so fresh and you know I love improv :-)

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  2. what a great little piece! I love the lively colors and free form pattern!!

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  3. Yay! So glad you have entered this mini. Because I love it.

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  4. This definitely deserves to win, it's a fabulous mini!

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  5. Great choice for the minis! I know what you mean about itching to stitch after all the inspiration, alas, I'm working all weekend *sigh* And sorry, due to a SNAFU last night, I didn't get to the PO this morning either *waaaah*

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  6. so happy to see this one again - it is AMAZING! love it.

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  7. What a fun quilt and great inspiration!

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  8. I love this one - so happy to see you entered it! The way you translated idea to fabric is too cool....

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  9. What a fun piece! Great story behind it!

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  10. Wonderful quilt and wonderful memories, hope they are both cheering you up on your enforced rest.

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  11. Good on you for designing your own quilt- it looks great!

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  12. It's a beauty. Sending you healthy hugs x

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  13. Wonderful..... Makes me think of Summer & Ice Creams.....

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  14. Gorgeous! And thank you for answering what I couldn't figure out myself - whether or not I could enter 2!!

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  15. *sigh*
    oh noooooooooo, not this one again!
    *sigh*
    :-D

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  16. Oh my, this is amazingly beautiful!!! What a great idea to create a quilt with holiday memories in mind.
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  17. Wonderful colors and such a cool design!

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  18. Now I already knew that I loved this mini but I couldn't quite put my finger on what exactly made it so remarkable. Looking at it on the linky page in amongst all the other entrants I've come to the decicion that it's the colours that you've used that really makes it sing. Beautiful, truly beautiful x

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  19. I hadn't seen your mini before, it's beautiful and I love how you've worked with your memories.

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  20. This inspires me...wonky, improv, gorgeous colors! Will have to get my hands on that book :) It really is a perfect reflection of what we see of your holiday!!!

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  21. I voted for you girl! This is awesome!

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  22. A happy little creation, ...good luck with the BQF!

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  23. A wonderful mini and a great memory of your holiday, I suppose?!

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