Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival October 2010

Welcome to my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2010
Thank you to Amy, for organizing this wonderful event. It's always such a treat to go and visit new blogs and view such inspiring work!

My entry this year is a quilt that I have shown before, the Bedford quilt:

I really like the look of square in square quilts, but I wanted to do something different - with rectangles instead.
Solids are my favourite fabrics so I chose a wide selection of coordinating greens, browns and blues, et voila - Bedford was created. There is no emotional story today for my post. It was just a beautiful (to me) quilt, and the colours just seem to go together in harmony.

I am really proud of the machine quilting I attempted with this quilt... I made large circles all over, which was a first for me. It was a lot of fun, and once it washed up, I just loved the effect. AND any mistakes that I made in the machine quilting, all crinkled up!



In between the circles, I made curve/feather/paisley type shapes....
I completed the quilt with white sashing, and a pieced border around.... the binding was done in a solid brown.


Thanks for visiting - if you have any questions, please feel free to ask away!

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35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt Andrea! It has a real West Coast feel to it I think!Maybe you were inspired by your BC roots?? Love the circular quilting-you did a fantastic job on it!

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  2. lovely! your quilt has a fresh and refreshing look. And your quilting is just great - if you made any mistake, you hid them well ;-))

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  3. just beautiful. I LOVE the quilting. Still getting used to free motion quilting (i.e. am rubbish at it) but the bedford makes me want to try harder.

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  4. I love this quilt!! I remember when you first showed it! I loved it then and I love it even more now!! The quilting looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  5. This quilt and the quilting are both amazing!

    Jennifer :)

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  6. Love this quilt. Such pretty colors and you did a fabulous job on the quilting.

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  7. What mistakes?! Love the quilt

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  8. ooh, i like this. I'll be back!

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  9. Beautiful color and quilting really sets off the rectangular blocks. Perfect! Reminded me of the ocean

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  10. It is great seeing this quilt again. I loved it the first time and still completely impressed with the quilting, probably even more so on seeing it again. Solids, um yes!

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  11. gorgeous! love the solids and the quilting is just stunning! congrats!

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  12. Beautiful! Love the solids and the quilting!

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  13. This is always a favorite! The quilting is beautiful! Excellent job.
    Stefanie

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  14. such a great modern quilt! love the color combination, stunning!

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  15. I probably said this before, but I love the quilting on this one.

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  16. What a wonderful quilt. The quilting is AMAZING.

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  17. Lovely color combo. Great quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. What a beautiful quilt! I love how so many different solids are used and they all work so well together. One of these days I am going to be brave enough to try an all solid quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I have been dreaming of making a rectangles quilt. And you paired yours with circular quilting. Genius!

    xoxo Rachel at Stitched in Color

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  20. I like your use of solid colors and the quilting you did. Very contemporary look for a traditional craft.

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  21. I think this is a lovely quilt, and the way you quilted it is great.

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  22. Anonymous4:24 PM

    love the colours, love boxes, esp love the circles of quilting. I'd like to try that someday. Thanks

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  23. Very pretty design and color combination. I love the contrast between the rectangles and the circular quilting.

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  24. Beautiful quilting with the circles. I love the colors and patterns too.

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  25. Wow. I love your color choices and the quilting is fantastic! Great job!

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  26. Amazing quilting! Great Quilt!

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  27. This is a great quilt. I love the design and the colours you used. Your quilting is so effective on this quilt!

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  28. this is so pretty. i never think to use just solids but they always look so amazing all put together into an amazing quilt. the quilting you did is lovely

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  29. I'm with everyone else, beauitful quilt and the circles look great. I'll have to try something like this, thanks for sharing.

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  30. I really love the colors and circles too - they've inspired me to put one like it on my list of things to do. I have a bunch of silk scraps that would make cool rectangles!

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  31. I just love this quilt. It's one of my favorites of yours. That quilting is perfect. I always try to be different, too... sometimes it's not much of a stretch. LOL!

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  32. gorgeous! I absolutely love the quilting you did!

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  33. Great inspiration, thanks!

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  34. Beautiful, I've always loved the square quilts, but I think I like yours better w/ circle quilting!

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  35. love your quilt and the quilting just makes it perfect. i too, like squares within squares and the rectangles work well that way. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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