Friday, October 09, 2009

Quilt Festival Fall 2009


I have had a fairly unproductive few months since our April Festival...but I did get about 4 quilts finished!

Here is the one that I absolutely love. It is MY quilt on the couch, and I backed it with very soft fabric (chocolate colour) on the back. It's not minky, it's not flannel, it's something in between...almost a sherpa but very short dense pile. It's called Fireside, made by Trendtex. A grown up minky, if you can imagine. That, and it has a grown up price! $31.95 per meter..but so well worth it! It's MY quilt after all! How many quilts do we make for others, and then forget to spoil ourselves? LOL

This pattern is from American Patchwork and Quilting FEBRUARY 2009 issue. The pieced fabrics are from PinkChalkFabrics
and are shot cottons. The binding is all pieced from the scraps left over. I think I had only 30cm left over! Shot Cottons have a bit of depth or dimension to them with the warp and weft fibers being two different colours. The backing is from my LQS

***Edited to change - it's not in the April 2009 issue, but the February 2009 issue! Sorry if you've been looking, my error!





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  1. It's Lovely! I'm trying to use moire solids, so this is very inspiring! Looks HUGE!!

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  2. I love this quilt Andrea. Just love it.

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  3. This is a great modern, solid quilt. You're right, we should really enjoy the quilts we make for ourselves!

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  4. really love this quilt...I think i have this magazine in a pile of mags somewhere, thanks for the info where the pattern came from. You did a tremendous job, its just heaven on earth!

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  5. I love to use solids, and you did it so perfectly in this quilt. Love it! Beautiful!

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  6. i love this one too! your quilting is fab, and the solids you chose are great :)

    I linked you up! Happy family day :)

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  7. It's so simple but so beautiful. Love it!
    The quilting is lovely as well.

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  8. neat quilt. I think I kept that magazine to do a version of my own some day.

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  9. Very interesting - I really like the bold colours!

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  10. I like the contemporary look of this, and quilting sets it off so well.

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  11. Anonymous11:15 AM

    This is a wonderful quilt. What great colors. I'd love to feel that fabric. Sounds like something anyone would want to cuddle under.

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  12. I love the solids - so graphic and modern. Wonderful quilt!

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  13. Wow! This is an amazing quilt. The colors and design are stunning. The back sounds wonderful too!

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  14. This is fabulous in photographs, but I bet the shot cottons are even more beautiful in person. The whole thing is fabulous!

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  15. I loved that quilt the moment I saw it in the magazine. Your execution is beautiful!

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  16. It is beautiful!

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  17. Simple but striking.

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  18. I knew I saved that pattern for a reason. You've just given me incentive to go and uncover it in my sewing room!

    I have to agree with you---why skimp on yourself?

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  19. Very cool- I just bought a bunch of shot cottons, and love the rich colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Such a beautiful quilt!

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  21. That is a really a pretty quilt. I like the modern look of it...

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  22. Love this!! It is wonderful and colorful. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece. Stephanie

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  23. Fantastic quilt Andrea! Awesome quilting, great colours and pattern!

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  24. I love everything about it, the colors, the quilting, the pattern. It is so great to make something for yourself. This is one of my favorites in the quilt show.

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  25. Fantastic quilting and colours!

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  26. I love this--excellent job!

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  27. Would love to check out the backing fabric, it sounds divine. You're so inspiring, you finish your work so quickly (and nicely) and you have the confidence to machine quilt it yourself, even though you've only been quilting for a short period of time.

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  28. Anonymous11:46 AM

    Very gorgeous and inviting.
    :Diane

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  29. I like the nice clean look of this quilt and the back sounds divine!

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  30. I love your colors, the pattern and the quilting! Great quilt!

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  31. This quilt is gorgeous! I love everything about it.
    P.S. Four quilts since April sounds pretty productive to me!!

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  32. What a great quilt! love the colors and the design!

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  33. I think four quilts since April is pretty impressive, especially since one of them is this (apparently) very large quilt. I've never heard of this kind of fabric--will have to watch for it. My grandkids carry my scraps of Minky around the house, so the appeal of a "grown-up" Minky is great. Did you have to worry about nap, like we do with Minky?

    Fabulous quilt, really beautiful.
    --ELIZABETH E, #115

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  34. Anonymous6:05 PM

    Lovely!

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  35. I love it. The colors are wonderful, and I love how you quilted it. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love it, great colors! I am going to have to go see if I have this issue!

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  37. Ooh, the colors look like a yummy ice cream cone. Very pretty.

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  38. Love it. We all need our own quilt. The fabrics and colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love it - very unique.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  40. Lovely quilt. The solids are very reminiscent of the Amish quilts.

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  41. I like your choice of colour and design. Great quilt!

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  42. I love this quilt...the colors and the water wave quilting-simply wonderful! So nice to see solids!

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  43. What a great quilt. I love the solids and the block design.

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  44. I love this quilt! It has a real modern look. I always steer away from solids but you have me inspired. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Love, love, love this quilt! My favorite of all the Quilt Festival - Fall '09 I've looked at! Even dug out my copy of American Patchwork and quilting April 2009, but no pattern! Am I overlooking something?

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  46. this is so beautiful..i love the solids

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  47. What a gorgeous graphic quilt- I love the luscious colors and the wonderful quilting that gives the quilt movement.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt.
    Enjoy the show.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  48. Simple but elegant.

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  49. So simple, so beautiful.

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  50. What a lovely quilt. I love the colours you used.

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  51. gorgeous! You showcased the solids beautifully!

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  52. I can see why you love it. I love it too!

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  53. That's a really good-looking quilt.......I bet it feels great, too!

    Good for you, keeping a nice one for yourself !

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  54. VERY cool quilt!

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  55. Anonymous10:34 PM

    Very nice! Solids really do add something

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  56. Anonymous5:36 AM

    I LOVE THIS! I saw this in the mag and thought it was great but your version is fantastic! Great job!

    :)S

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  57. Wow. Wow. Wow. I'm bookmarking this quilt for future reference! I just bought 52 different Kona cotton colors, so I could make this quilt.

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  58. It is such an amazing quilt. I love the quilting you chose.

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  59. I love this quilt made of solids!!

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  60. I love this! I've been meaning to make a quilt with all solids.

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  61. I have been wanting to make a quilt with solids too. This is very cute!

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  62. Wow I love this! I love all the solid colors and the quilting is great. What a unique pattern, I'll definitely have to give it a try some time. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Love it! Quilts made from only solid fabrics are so special; they are so clean and crisp.

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  64. Love the quilt you have made. The shot cottons are one of my favorites too, the colors always sparkle. It is a great design too!

    Rita

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  65. I've had this quilt marked in my magazine since it came in the mail. So nice to see one actually done. I'm familiar with the Fireside you used for backing -- expensive but so soooft. Lovely quilt!

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  66. Oh, it's just lovely. It looks like a museum piece. Very nice colors.

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  67. I like it the quilt very nice.
    Marika

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  68. Man! This quilt festival is fun! I've always been more traditional in quilting, but then I see beautiful moderns quilts like yours and I think I should shake things up a bit! Love it!

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  69. This is beautiful! I want to use more solids and this is great inspiriation.

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  70. Such a pretty and cheerful quilt.

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