Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival

I participated in this quilt festival last April when Amy organized it. I had so much fun looking through all the blogs of everyone who had also participated. Seriously, there is so much inspiration out there. So many talented quilters! Go here to see all the great quilts for this years festival.

Park City Girl has organized another quilt festival. My favorite quilt is a new one. So new, that I just finished it! I have been working on this for a while and finally got it all put together. I am totally and head over heels in love with Moda's fabric line "nest". I originally made a quilt for my sister-in-law's wedding with this fabric. I loved it so much, that I purchased more to make a quilt for me.

(*just a side note-- one of the sponsors of the Quilt Festival is Wish Upon a Quilt, a local quilt shop here in Raleigh. This store is fantastic! I love it! This is also the place that I purchased all the fabric for this quilt. And it was all on sale! How great is that? If you are ever in Raleigh, NC you must stop by this shop. The ladies are super friendly, the fabric is fantastic, and prices are competitive.)

Inspiration for this pattern came from many different quilters. I have seen this pattern several times on Flickr and knew that I would eventually make one for me because I just loved it. This fabric was perfect for this pattern.
For the construction of the quilt, I used three charm square packs and about four yards of white fabric. I made them into half-square triangles and then placed them into the pattern. I even took the time to pin them so that the points would match up perfectly (most of them did, others not so well) and I must say it was worth the extra time that it took to make sure they matched up. I also added a five inch border around the edge to tie it all together (and to use up the rest of the white fabric. Let's just say, this white fabric is not my favorite and I didn't want any scraps left over.)

For the backing I used the paisley pattern from the fabric line. I added the remaining blocks that I didn't use for the front. What else was I going to use them for? Plus it makes the back a little more interesting.
To quilt it, I did a 1/4 straight quilting along the edges of each diamond (colors and white). On the border, I did a free motion quilting pattern with loops. (Sorry, no close up pictures of that).The binding is a teal green print from the line, also a favorite. After I finished it, I immediately curled up on the couch with it and watched a movie. It is perfect! Final measurements are about 65x80. Perfect for snuggling! I LOVE this quilt.

The best part -- I finally have a quilt made by me just for me!

43 comments:

beth said...

This is a beautiful quilt! thanks for sharing it with all of us! happy cuddling with that pretty quilt!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful and witty duvet

Zonnah said...

I love the pattern and fabrics you used.

Crafty Christina said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I can't imagine how much time and love you put into it. Well worth it!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Such a gorgeous quilt. The fabrics are so nice and colorful against the white.

Mamaw said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I love the blocks on the back. Good job, Cam.

RosaMaría said...

what a beautiful quilt!!!!! the colors are so brilliant!!!

Pat said...

Wow! That quilt really packs a punch! I love it. Beautiful work.

CraftyAshley said...

Very beautiful!!!!!!! Cami you did such a great job. You really make me want to start quilting. Oh so little time so little money! lol Hope your liking the south.

Ariane said...

Wow!! I love, love this quilt. It's gorgeous. I love the fabric you chose. It really brought out the pattern. I'm putting this one in my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and your choice of fabrics.

Frogdancer said...

Oh my. That is one stunning quilt.

And I so identify with that last sentence. I've made 9 quilts so far and only one is mine!

sallgood said...

This is one of my favorites of the festival!

Mikol said...

Love the bright colors against the white, they just pop. What a fun pattern, love the back of it as well. Thanks for sharing.

Aunt Spicy said...

Gorgeous! What a fun, bright quilt! I was laughing that you stated you used pins...I hate pinning, so when I do it is a major accomplishment. Great job!

Rafael's Mum said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and the nice comment. I love your quilt. It is such a simple concept but such a dramatic result! it looks beautiful! I looked further down your blog and I also love the charm quilt you made! Both are patterns to remember! beautiful!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Wow Cami, truly a work of art, it is beautiful! I can't believe all the wonderful things that you create almost daily - can I just be like you in the next life! :)

Kristin

Julie Bagamary said...

It is beautiful and fresh looking.

Rebekah said...

I absolutely love this! The colors are bright and cheery and they look so good with the white.

Your quilting really makes the rows pop out too.

Love it! And, congrats on finally making a quilt for yourself!

Martine said...

je trouve ce quilt très réussi et les couleurs sont très bien assorties felicitations

Hannita said...

Love love love this quilt. This is one of my favorite fabric lines and you've put it all together beautifully.

Anonymous said...

It turned out beautiful!

Chardell

kathy said...

Oh I love it! I love that fabric too!

Bugzmommy said...

LOVE it! Great job!!!

freshlemons said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!!

highwaycottage said...

I'm in LOVE with your quilt!!!!!Wow, the fabric is just gorgeous (and I've bought from Wish Upon A Quilt - excellent international service), you are lucky to have such a good local quilt store!. The pattern is wicked. I'd really like to make a quilt in that pattern.

Kaye Prince said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! Nest is an amazing collection, don't you just love Tula Pink? I really like this pattern and may need to do something like this for myself!

henny said...

Hi Cami! Thanks for leaving a comment to my blog :)
Lovely colors of your quilt!!
I also love to put white on most of my project.

Quilt+Bitch said...

oh la la, beautiful colors. This one is so yummy that I could just eat it!

dhblack said...

Wow! I love this quilt! What a dramatic quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!

CJ said...

Saw this on the Quilt Festival Flickr pool and I LOVE IT!! I want one just like it!! Don't know if I ever will make one but ohhhhhhhhh how I want one. :D
What did you not like about the white fabric that you used??

QuiltSue said...

I really do love this quilt.

Leslie said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, thank for sharing

Marianne said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love Nest too. Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

Very pretty. I love that fabric line.

jacquie said...

beautiful...simply beautiful! thanks for sharing!!

Rene' said...

A truly stunning quilt!!! Love the bright colors with the white. I have always stayed away from white in my quilts, but after seeing so many beautiful ones in the festival, I plan on trying it on a few of my upcoming projects. Thanks for sharing.

By the way, I was the lucky winner of Wish Upon a Quilt's sponsorship!!! Just got an email that my order had shipped. You are lucky to have such a nice shop locally.

Bed linens said...

Its gorgeous.
The prints look great against white

Diane said...

This is stunning! I marked it for my idea file.

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt. What size square did you use for Triange Medallion?

Behind My Picket Fence said...

It's just hard to beat a scrappy quilt and your's is great!

Teresa p said...

Love it! This is super cute, Cami.

Natalia said...

Very cute! I love the white background!