Sunday, 17 May 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - October Sky

It's one of my favourite times of year -- the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by the amazing Amy Ellis.  I'm entering my October Sky quilt into the art quilt category. There are a number of gorgeous quilts already linked up so check it out when you get a chance. Even better, enter one of yours!

My October Sky quilt had quite a journey. It evolved quite a bit from the original design, then there was a lot of deliberation over the colours, and finally undergoing a lot of hand stitching and machine quilting.





The quilting is about 1/8" to 5/8" max. I'm thrilled with the movement that the quilting and hand stitching gives it -- like air currents.

Hope you don't mind a LOT of photos. ;)





This quilt is going to Lethbridge, Alberta for the Quilt Canada 2015's National Juried Show in a couple of weeks. Woo hoo!

Final size: 24" x 44.5"
Fabrics: Kona solids
Threads: DMC embroidery threads and Aurifil (50wt.)

I'm entering this one in the art quilt category.

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Happy long weekend!

24 comments:

  1. It's fantastic, the quilting is so perfect for this piece, especially that bit of hand quilting added in.

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  2. Great choice for the festival. It is wonderful seeing pictures of it again. Good luck!

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  3. Wow, wow, wow! This is gorgeous!

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  4. I could look at tons more pictures of this one! It is gorgeous! I love the colours, and the combination of hand and machine quilting is just so perfect! I am looking forward to seeing this one in Lethbridge.

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  5. A Winner!!!!! congrats on the Alberta show

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  6. What a great idea for a beautiful quilt! I love your design, wonderful fabrics and nice quilting :)
    Greetings from Poland
    Kamila

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  7. Just love the combination of machine and hand quilting. Gorgeous quilt, good luck!

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  8. I love your quilt, the colours you've chosen and the quilting. It reminds me of clouds floating by.

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  9. I love love love this so much, M-R. I would've been happy with twice this many photos. Congrats on the NJS!

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  10. It is a stunning piece of art!
    Love all of the stitching in it and the colours are so beautiful!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  11. Great to see pictures of this quilt again as I love it! Good luck for both shows. xx

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  12. I loved that you shared lots of photos. The quilt is beautiful and the quilting is gorgeous!

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  13. Beautiful! The texture of that quilt is so nice, thanks for including close up pictures or we would have missed its true beauty!

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  14. Wow! Love this quilt. The texture is incredible.:)

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  15. Love this quilt! It is definitely one of my favorites so far. The texture added by the quilting is fantastic.

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  16. I love the orange and greys together, and the soft curves combine to have a very sooth effect when looking at it.

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  17. I just love this quilt, love the combination of hand and machine quilting. You nailed it on all levels. Lethbridge! Too bad I still don't live in Edmonton, or I'd be heading down there! I'll be anxious to hear how it does. :-)

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  18. It's simply stunning in it's creativity. I absolutely LOVE it.

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  19. I love it. Your quilting is amazing!!

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  20. This is really stunning. All of that stitching is so worth the effort - it is gorgeous and gives so much to the overall composition. Congratulations!!!

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  21. This is so beautiful! Congratulations on the Win!

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