Friday, 17 May 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2013 - Doublesided QAYG Flora Quilt


Hello all,

yes, believe it or not but it's time for the next Bloggers Quilt Festival on Amy's Creative Side and I can't wait to check out all the lovely quilts that are entered.


I decided to enter my reversible QAYG Flora Quilt as I consider this my greatest achievement of the last few months. It took me forever and made me curse out loud so many times. Well, maybe getting a bit of recognition for it from my fellow quilters will help me get over the trauma. :)

But finally this quilt is finished, it honestly almost broke my back and brought me to the brink of giving up on quilting altogether. It was a nightmare to make and ended up being much bigger than I am normally comfortable with. (we have a tiny tiny flat which means I find it almost impossible to make larger quilts).

Once again I made a reversible quilt with 2 very different designs on front and back. On the front I used lots of colorful Phillip Jacobs fabrics and on the back I used Flora and Fauna fabrics by Patty Young, one of my favorite lines of all time.

Making the blocks was not bad, they are all 12" wide and were really fun to make, quilting the blocks was a doddle and so much fun. The difficulty is attaching the blocks to each other. Again, the blocks were not too bad but sewing the rows together made me curse out loud many times.

But it is done and that will be the last QAYG project for a while. Well, let's see.

I hope you like it. I'd love it if you could nominate this quilt.

It is entirely pieced and quilted by myself on a domestic sewing machine.

Special technique: Quilt as you go - reversible - 2 in 1 Quilt

Lots of love,
Nadine

The back (or front??? I can never decide which is back and front, but from the way it was intended and sewn this would be the back)




and the front again:

27 comments:

  1. Nadine, it's gorgeous! I think my favorite is the front; no, the back; no, the front - argghg! I think I want them separated so I can ogle them both at the same time!

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  2. I am in lust with this quilt!

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  3. Oi, no bodily fluids on this quilt please.

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  4. I still can't get my head around double sided quilts. This is great. I love Patty Young's fabrics too.

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  5. Wow, there should be a double-sided category! Really cool.

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  6. Beautiful! I have no idea how you go about making those kinds of quilts but it looks like it's worth every swear word!

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  7. Amazing....I love the double sided look! Love the Patty Young fabric prints too!

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  8. It's like getting two beautiful cheerful quilts in one!

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  9. Just gorgeous! It's like having windows opening up onto a garden. Luv.

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  10. nice to have a reversible quilt. Lovely fabrics!

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  11. It looks great!! :) I"m glad you held out and finished this one! I agree, QAYG is pretty intensive!

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  12. I love your quilt Nadine - both sides. Two of my favourite fabric designers too. I've made a quilt from Patty's Flora and Fauna but haven't seen any of Phillip Jacobs' fabrics irl. I guess being a QAYG it was easier to make sure front and back lined up perfectly??? I've not make any QAYG pieces yet.

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  13. Great idea with the double sidedness, don't think I've ever seen one where the two sides were entirely unrelated, but go so nicely!

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  14. I love this quilt! julierose

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  15. Such a lovely quilt - or should I say quilts! Both sides are great and it must be fun to be able to flip it to suit your mood.

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  16. Beautiful quilt I love the 2 sided-ness of it :)

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  17. Both sides look great! Remember making a quilt is like birthing a child, in time you forget how much trouble and pain you went through to get it here and just love the results. LOL

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  18. This is a gorgeous quilt. The pain of the process is all worth it when you see the final result. You did an awesome job and should be very proud. How do we vote on it?

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  19. The fabrics are so lovely, and your quilt is stunning from front and back! So much effort clearly went into it. Beautiful!

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  20. printanier et lumineux un résultat très réussi

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  21. Wonderfully bright and happy! Love the color choices and the bonus of it being reversible! I am inspired to try this idea, thank you!

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  22. Love the fabrics and the reversibility! I like the nine-square and large square side best, but they both look great!

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  23. Beautiful work Nadine. You are a clever girl and I think your blood, sweat and tears has really paid off. Congrats on a gorgeous quilt!

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  24. Amazing! I have done just enough quilt-as-you-go to appreciate your wonderful results!

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  25. I love that this is reversible! And both sides are equally beautiful. What a lot of time and work!

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  26. The colours are beautiful, to me the little squares look like a window out into a summer day!

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