Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

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This year for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival I'm showing my Bliss quilt.

Bliss Quilt

I shared a post about the quilt earlier this year. In that post I mentioned getting inspiration to finish up the quilt after sitting for almost a year.

Bliss Quilt - Close Up

So I thought this time I'd share the story of that inspiration and some new pictures now that I've had it quilted by the super-talented Joanna.

A few months ago I decided to join both the 3x6 and 4x5 Quilt Bees on Flickr. After lots and lots of thinking about it I decided to make a pinwheel block with the Twister Tool for both of my groups. I love this block, but boy does it take a lot of fabric! All but one or two members wanted white as their background, so that made things easy, but also meant that I would need 2 - 3 yards of white.

Bliss - Quilted

I knew I should have a couple yards of white left over from the piece I used for the Bliss quilt - perfect! But what if I made all the Bee blocks and then realized I cut something wrong for the Bliss quilt? I had no idea if that piece was Kona or Bella. So I set out to finish the quilt first and then move on to the Bee blocks. And everything worked out perfect!

Bliss - Quilted

I'm still sewing away on the binding... just need a little more TV time with hubby to finish up the hand stitching.


Margaret said...

Love this! Very happy and crisp~


Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

SO fresh and happy! Happy colors!Thanks for sharing!

notes of sincerity said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! :o)
It really turned out beautiful.
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely, Trish

suemac said...

So pretty. That fabric is so fresh looking.

Lyanna L. said...

This quilt is so beautiful - i love the colors and the quilting and it looks like such an inviting quilt to sit under and watch a movie. Thank you for sharing it with us -- and I'm glad I found your blog, so fun! =)

Lonci said...

Beautiful, i love this color combination:)

Quiltbenaco said...

I colori sono stupendi, la trapunta favolosa!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey, did you know we both chose the SAME QUILT for Blogger's Quilt Festival? Gosh, we have good taste! Yours is lovely by the way!!

Jayme said...

I LOVE IT! It's gorgeous. Fantastic job! I really hope you win a prize because it's amazing. And I love that you did the pattern on point!

Tina in Boston said...

So pretty! You did a wonderful job!

stitchinpenny said...

Wonderful quilt. I love the colors and you did a great job.