Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger’s Quilt Festival 2012…Starts TODAY!

Let the Quilt SHOW begin!!  Amy’s Bloggers’ Quilt Festival that is!  This is such a fun time of the year…the designers and buyers are all in Houston at Quilt Market making plans and purchases for our future quilts…and we are stuck at home!  Amy to the rescue!  It’s Quilt Show time…it’s the time where we get to show off a favourite quilt that we made this year!  Let the good times roll!

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This was a no-brainer for me this year!  Of course I’m going to choose my newest favourite…‘The Autumn Quilt’ by Heart to Hand!  I finished this quilt this summer just in the nick of time to go into our local County Fairs.

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I was really surprised at how fast this quilt stitched up!  It took NINE months from the time I dyed my first piece of wool…

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…until I put the last hand quilting stitch into the project!

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YIKES!  There were tons of wee appliqué pieces to trace and get ready to be ironed on and cut out…It was daunting at first…but you stitch one block at a time.

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The background fabric was mostly Japanese Daiwabo fabric and the applique was all 100% wool. 

P1150512  The quilt is all hand stitched…hand appliqued and hand quilted but as I said it was a fast quilt to make… about nine months…guess that makes this my newest baby!;o)

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Some close-ups of the hand quilting…P1190661  P1190660

Showing you these pictures, it’s dawned on me that I have never taken a photo of the finished quilt…except for the one at the Fair! I guess I figured everyone was sick of looking at it…hmmm…I REALLY need to do that!!!   I can see this quilt hanging from a bright Fall maple tree…think I’m going to go find me one…today!

Hope you enjoy this years Bloggers’ Quilt Festival!  Please go HERE to see all the other entries…and believe me…there will be hundreds of them!   You might want to take a coffee with you…Just sayin’… there’s tons to see and you will want to be wide eyed and bushy tailed!:o)))  In other words, you won’t want to miss a thing!

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats

Finished quilt measures : 55″x 70″

Special techniques used : hand appliqué, hand quilting, wool dyeing

Quilted by : Sweet P

Best Category : Appliqué Quilt, Hand Quilting

Have a Fun Friday and Happy Quilting!~P

29 comments:

Darlene said...

I love that quilt, Paulette! It's a real treasure.

sandy said...

You got a blue First ribbon and a Green one. Couldn't read what it said. Was it for an Outstanding Exhibit or something like that?

Karen M. Walker said...

i love love love this quilt! wonderful work Paulette!

sherry said...

oh so nice...love it

Vicki said...

Tomorrow is the 27th. Do you know if it's on? I don't get TC but looked online and didn't see it. Would love to attend if it's on. Thanks, Paulette.

Bev said...

It's a gorgeous quilt! Wonderful! Amazing! Just send it on to me...I have the perfect place to hang it!

Cheery wave!

Bev

Pattilou said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning. I wish I could see it in person.

Poppyprint said...

I adore this woolen masterpiece!!

Brenda said...

i love this quilt. I am saving up to buy the pattern. Could you tell me how much background fabric the pattern calls for? A local quilt shop is closing this weekend so I would like to try to get the background fabric if i can. I am also starting to collect some wool.

Sue Malone said...

That is a truly incredible quilt, Paulette, I loved seeing all your photos of it. I have soooo much to learn, and I must say looking at this was pretty darn intimidating. sigh. Maybe someday....

Lesley said...

I would never get tired of seeing this quilt. It is beautiful...everything about it is awesome. You did a fantastic job and it is a perfect entry to the show. Well done!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I just knew that was your beautiful quilt in the thumbnails before I ever saw you name Paulette! Such lovely work.

audrey said...

This is such a lovely quilt! All your work just makes for a stunning quilt and your hand quilting is simply beautiful!

Karen said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I have to admire your patience with all the small pieces in the applique. Well worth the effort!

Carrie P. said...

I love this quilt. good luck.

CitricSugar said...

It's just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Love the quilt and fabric..I have started a collection of the fabric...but have no idea where I put it. When are you heading south? After Christmas?

Michelle said...

That is so beautiful -- I love the crow and white pumpkins!

Ariane said...

I just love this quilt!! I also loved seeing the journey you took while making it!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

straythreads said...

Gorgeous!!I just love it
ann

Sunshine Girl said...

This is so lovely - I love all of the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing. #263

Lonci said...

It is gorgeous, i like this very much:))

tusen said...

Despite the mostly dark colours, it's got such a warm autumn feel. And I'm in awe that it's all hand sewn and hand quilted.

Nana said...

Just charming...colors and quilting.

Rose Marie said...

A gorgeous quilt and so worth every single stitch that you put into it!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is just adorable Paulette

Rene' said...

Great appliqué quilt.

Eileen said...

Oh my gosh! That's just fantastic. Love all the efforts you've gone through to make such a fantastic quilt. Super impresive. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

linda said...

FreakingAmazing!!!!!