Blogger's quilt festival.


Well it's that time again. Blogger's quilt festival!


It might feel like a bit of deja vu, since I only finished this quilt this time last month, but I'm really proud of this one and I thought it might be fun to enter this year. 


It's my DUDQS for 2012. 
I sent this off to a lovely lady a few hundred k's south of me. It was so much fun making it and I really let my self get creative since it's in a mini quilt size!


I even got in there with some hand quilting. 


And the back is made up of the scraps from the front. I put together this panel and trimmed it down to 8" x 10", from memory. Don't quote me ;)


A couple of borders and the back makes up it's own little quilt too.


I really pushed my self to try and think of something a bit more unique than what I'm used to making and I'm really happy I did! The design just evolved as I was working and as it happens, probably with most quilters, this isn't what I was planning on making when I started. I knew that I wanted to make something in a rainbow pallet but not in the typical way and this is the first project where I have used only solids (for the front anyway). I received such great feedback from the other quilters in the swap and I'm so grateful for that.   I'm definitely planning on making a couple more of these, I have a bare spot on my wall calling out for one. ;D

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures: 20" x 20"
Special technique: Y seams and improve piecing.
Quilting by: Myself, simple hexagon to echo the blocks
Best Category: (This one is tricky but I'll give it a go) ROYGBIV Quilt, Doll/ Mini quilt and Wall Hanging.



Amy's Creative Side

19 comments:

  1. There is nothing about this quilt that don't love. The back is a great compliment to that top - lovely!

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  2. The colors work so well together.

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  3. What an interesting take on a hexie! I never would have thought of that! :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt...very original!
    #76

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  5. What a great idea! So cool.

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  6. Love your quilt!! I think the striped binding really sets of the colors! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  7. What a fun design, and composed into hexies! (Hexies, j'adore!)Specially I like the way you progress the tones across the quilt, and the black/white binding is just perfect. :-)

    Hazle

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  8. This beauty caught my eye immediately! Wonderful job! Love!

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  9. you did a great job on this! I agree with bruinbr;)

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  10. Wow what a Beautiful guilt well done to you.

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  11. I really like this! Great job - the colors, the patterns, and I love the back -- and what's not to love about the binding?! Great job -- and I'm glad I found your blog.

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  12. Oh my goodness. This is so pretty! Love the geometric shapes used to make up the hexagons!

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  13. I LOVE it - and I nominated you in the ROYGBIV category :)

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  14. Great job on this quilt! I love the hand-quilting accenting the hexagons! Beautiful! Congrats on your nomination too!

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  15. I like these swirly hexies very much. Great colour combinations.

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  16. really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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