Friday, 21 May 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival



OK, I might as well. I wasn't going to participate at first thinking I am not really qualified, but as the rules state anybody can enter I then decided I should be nice and mingle with all the great quilting bloggers at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.



So here is my entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, one of my favorite quilts which showed me how easy it is to surprise myself.




It is made up entirely of charms which I really didn't like and wanted to get rid of. It is actually the back of another quilt and ended up looking better than the front. SURPRISE!

Simple but beautiful, that's my motto. I have realized I prefer the simpler designs and modern fabrics, they go better with my life and my flat, so there will be more of those on the blog.

Making this quilt also showed me that even the ugliest scraps of fabric can look beautiful if combined in a quilt.

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" or something like that. So there you go.

I hope you like it.

Nadine


37 comments:

  1. your quilts are so yummy Nadine! And that Dolce...oh my, so gorgeous! I don't have any but now I'm really wanting some. And I absolutely cannot wait for the Tufted Tweets line! I'm trying to hold back on buying anything else for a couple of weeks so I can throw a lot of fabric $ at that line...should be out soon I think.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Wow, if that is back the front must be fantastic. Love the colors.

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  3. You have a fantastic an eye for colour, the quilt is beautiful.

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  4. I love this! I love simple and squares. It is gorgeous!

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  5. Good philosophy to have and share :)

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  6. I think it is very pretty and I like how the light shines from the fabric showing movement. Good job.

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  7. There's ugly fabric in this? lol. I now know what to do with all that stuff I bought when I first started quilting ;) Great job!

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  8. I don't know why you'd think you aren't qualified. This quilt is gorgeous!

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  9. I think it is stunning! Pre-cut fabrics seem difficult to me, but you really made these work.

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  10. I think it is super. I love how it sort of looks like a colorwash quilt.

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  11. Very beautiful quilt work !

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  12. What a great quilt, and an insightful discovery. Two sided quilts are definitely the way to go!

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  13. Oh my, your quilt is beautiful! I love the color way. You did a great job!

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  14. I do like it very much. Love the colors.

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  15. this is gorgeous...i love the play of colors...light and dark

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  16. Its funny how that works isn't it? I have been using some the fabrics I would no longer use on the front as backings. I love turning the quilt over and seeing these oldies.

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  17. Wonderful color, this is a lovely quilt:)

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  18. I love it! gorgeous quilt! THanks for sharing!

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  19. I really like your quilt. All of the colors came together nicely!

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  20. Aww, thank you everyone. I am really moved by your lovely comments. I am glad you like the quilt. Who would have thought, ha? The back to another quilt and made up of discarded unloved fabric. hehe. I'll post pics of the front soon.

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  21. I like this quilt. The colors are great. A simple pattern lets the colors shine.

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  22. Lovely! And they were all fabrics you didn't like. It turned out beautiful.

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  23. It is a lovely cheery rainbow quilt- I love all the rich colors in it. It would make me smile every time I walked by it.
    Have a great time viewing all the beautiful quilts in the show.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna

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  24. Wow, what a wonderful and striking quilt made out of charms you didn't like! Impressive.

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  25. I LOVE it ... LOVE it!!!

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  26. This is wonderful! I love that something you expected to dislike turned out to be a beautiful learning experience.

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  27. I do like it...such a simple shape to make something so beautiful...you can see my entry HERE.

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  28. Just lovely!
    Randi
    http://DivaBuzz.designing-diva.com

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  29. This is simply beautiful !

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  30. Not 'qualified'?? Whatever!! (Love the look of your blog, too!)

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  31. Fantastic color selection. It goes well with the quilt.

    www.craftedangles.com

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  32. Lovely quilt. Excellent use of fabrics, color, shading & design. Love it!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  33. what a great way to make lemonade out of those lemon fabrics.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogpost.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  34. i love you quilt--great layout you've done with the fabrics you decided to use. thanks for sharing

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  35. I'm so glad you did enter your quilt! It's great - I love the way you grouped the colors :)

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