Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Harlequin

Amy is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival again. I really love finding new to me blogs and seeing so many beautiful quilts.

I wasn't going to join in this time as I've hardly made anything in the last 6 months due to renovations, sale of my house and moving to a new house, but thanks to Suz at PatchworknPlay who reminded me that there are different categories and if I finished my mini quilt I would be able to enter it. So here it is.

I started this way back in March, when I was in the middle of renovations and de-cluttering so that I could sell my house. It was so bright and cheerful after working on more muted projects.
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It began with a charm pack of A Stitch In Color and a Kona solids charm pack.  I used Elizabeth from Oh Fransson's  stamp collection tutorial.
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It grew from there. I added some borders and decided to play with some wonky triangles.
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The triangles were only ever so slightly wonky, not really wonky enough, which kind of made it look like I was really crap at piecing, not, oh wow those are fabulous wonky triangles. So to give them a little more character and make them look a whole lot better, I added yo yos to the points. The yo yos are made from both solids and A Stitch In Color scraps. I really like that they have added a touch of whimsy and fun to the quilt.
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A little hand stitching using co-ordinating perle thread. Another thank you to Susan at Canadian Abroad who helped with suggestions on hand quilting.
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I pieced the scrappy binding using solids and one piece of the A Stitch In Colour charm pack.

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HARLEQUIN
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Fabric -  A Stitch In Colour charm pack, various Kona and Bella solids including Bella snow.
Hand quilted using perle thread
Embellishments - yo yos
Sewn and hand quilted by me
Best Category - Mini Quilt, Wall Hanging



So pop on over to Amy's and check out all the wonderful talented people who have joined the festival.



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27 comments:

  1. Yeah!!! I love this mini! I hope you find a spot in your new home to hang this and enjoy it! It is such a happy and bright quilt!

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  2. I love this quilt, but didn't realize that it was a mini. It is so bright and fun! It's beautifule!

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  3. Marg this quilt is just wonderful! Full of fun and movement. I love the quilting and I am a big fan of yoyos!

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  4. Beautiful quilt, so bright and fun, you named it well, love the yoyos too.

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  5. Fabulous! I am so pleased to see it finished and that Suz pushed you to do so to get it into the festival. Brilliant quilt you! All aspects of it - the pattern you designed, the quilting, everything!

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  6. I think your mini is great. Love the bright colours and the hand stitching. Perfect.

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  7. Beautiful Marg....so fresh and happy.

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  8. Marg, This is one of the most wonderful mini quilts I've ever seen , I love everything about it. The yoyos are the perfect touch, and your hand stitching is beautiful. Awesome!!

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  9. Love the colours (anything bright always floats my boat ) and those yoyos are utterly whimsical. I think your hand quilting looks fantastic.

    And give yourself a break on the time it took to finish this...sheesh woman you've had an incredibly busy 6 months!

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  10. It is such a delightful little quilt! It makes you happy just looking at it! Good luck in the festival Marg x

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  11. Lovely! And I know how frustrating it is to be conservative in your wonkiness only to have it look like laziness in piecing. Rest assured, your quilt does not look lazy in the least! :-)

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  12. You are amazing. How on earth you have had time to do this is beyound me!!!Well done! Love the yo-yos and the hand quilting is very effective too.
    Cheers

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  13. Love the yo-yo's! Stupid question....how do you keep your hand quilting so even and perfect! Love the turquoise thread!!!!

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  14. What a fun quilt! Love that it is so bright and colorful! Great work!

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  15. This is great - I love the way you used the yo yos! You've been so busy I'm surprised you even managed this.

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  16. I love Malka's fabric and I love how you've used it here. One of my alltime favorite quilts ever!!

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  17. Great choice - this is such a happy quilt!

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  18. Well, I just love everything about it! It's so unique and colorful! Thanks, too, for the link to O Fransson's blog of how to do the stamp center.

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  19. Great entry for the festival, Marg! Love this one with all the hand quilting and whimsy. Makes me smile :)

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  20. I love the bright happy colors in this-- and those little yo-yos were a great touch! Very fun! :)

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  21. very whimsical and sunny. glad you joined the show ;-)
    A beautiful mini

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  22. This is really beautiful. I love the colors. I think it is wonderul that you used colored thread to hand quilt it. As always, Marg, your work is stunning.

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  23. What a beautiful, fun quilt. I love the HSQ border and the hand quilting.

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  24. The colors. WOW! I love your hand quilting and I would probably do make my wonky's look like crap piecing...great solution!!!!!

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  25. Love the bright colors. It's a gorgeous mini. It does have a lot of whimsy, which makes it so fun.

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  26. Great bright colors. Love the stitching.

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