Friday, November 4, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I was so excited to see that it's time for another Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side! Last time I was literally the last one to enter (procrastinate much?) but this time there are still a few hours left to enter! haha
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I finished this quilt just in time for my friend's wedding in October. One of my favorite parts of quilting is putting together a palette of prints. For this quilt I just wanted to use a pattern that would really feature the fabrics in a simple and classic way.

My friend's house is filled with a lot of earth tones and is very cozy. This is not my normal color scheme but I LOVE how it came out. What I did not love so much? Machine piecing hexagons! It was sooo time consuming, but so worth it in the end.

I also tried pebble quilting for the first time on a large quilt which was also very time consuming, but definitely the right choice for this quilt. This was a labor of love and I hope they love it forever!

Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

  1. Love the juxtaposition of the pebble quilting with the hexies! Great fabric colors!!!

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  2. ooohhh....this looks like a lot of work! You need to make yourself a Hooray I DID IT badge!!!! Thanks for sharing

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  3. I love the hexies - they really do show off the fabric well. Nice job on the pebbles too!

    ~ meagan

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  4. Your pebbles look great! I love how it turned out. :)

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  5. Wow - great job! Your friend loves it I am sure. I think these were the fabrics you had brought to the retreat? You bought the backing at Marden's?

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  6. Very beautiful though the color scheme is not my normal, either. There is a way to make hexagons with strips - each "hexagon" is actually two pieces of fabric. I have the pattern in a magazine.
    Mrs.Hearts
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the colors. This looks like a LOT of work! I hope your friend appreciated it!

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  8. This is one beautiful quilt! Glad you linked it to the Festival!

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  9. Really nice quilt! That's a fun and unusual color combination, too... great job!

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  10. This turned out beautiful! And I can not imagine machine piecing a hexagon quilt!

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  11. It turned out awesome. Missed you tonight, maybe next week?

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  12. WOW! WOW! WOW! Would love a tutorial on this!

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  13. Congratulations and best of luck with your new shares.

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