Friday, 28 October 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Fall 2011

 I'm entering Amy's
If like me you have never heard of it go take a look
there are some amazing quilts to swoon over.
I'm sharing my hand sewn English paper pieced summer of love quilt
that I finished this June.
I suppose you would call it a scrap quilt,
as no two stars are the same
and the majority of the fabric came from my stash.
Some are from friends and some are from France
and one is from my childhood!
 My inspiration was a vintage hexagon patchwork cushion.
So the fabrics are a mix of vintage and new,
with an addition of solids to break up the busyness.
 I backed it with an old duvet,
as I'm all about using what you have.
When I found the scrap for the binding
I couldn't believe how well it matched the scheme.
 As I'm not the worlds greatest quilter I did simple machine diagonals,
also I didn't want to add to the fussiness,
though I'm probably regretting that decision now!
 It took me at least 6 months to complete,
though I really motored on during winter/spring
 I learnt about fussy cutting through this quilt,
it's a real joy to see how the patterns form.
 Well for those of you have seen it all before
hope you enjoyed the re-run!
And to those that are new to me
welcome
I hope it has brightened your day!

Pop on over to Amy's blog for details on how to enter,
or just to revel in the glory!

67 comments:

Jolanda said...

I really love your quilt and your fabrics are gorgeous.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

I really love this quilt. It has such a nice sixties-hippie feel and the name "summer of love" is perfect!

The Tulip Patch said...

gorgeous quilt!

Carla said...

Hi Clare. I love english paper piecing too! I have done several. Your quilt is lovely .

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh WOW! that quilt is wonderful
Julie xxxxxxxx

notes of sincerity said...

Oh my sweet heavens! :o)
I am in love with your quilt!
And your hardwood floors are
to die for! :o)
Have a great weekend.
hugs. Trish

Jean said...

Wow...how inspiring! Your work is beautiful.
Have a great day!

Simone said...

Your summer of love quilt is gorgeous. I don't mind how many times I see it! Have a lovely weekend Clare - I have just burnt some fudge! I was really looking forward to eating it too!!! x

bearpaw said...

You know how much I love your quilt and how much it has inspired me, I never get sick of oggling it so thanks for featuring it here! I love your beautiful embroidered label too!

Sheila said...

Oh yes, this quilt would brighten anyone's day - it's a favourite of mine which led me to your blog and one of my inspirations for my hexie revival project.

Vicki said...

Beautiful! I love scrappy quilts, love this design.

Cille said...

Oh - that has got to be one of my favourite quilts of the quilt festival. It's simply stunning. Love the colors and the fact that you've used fabric from your friends and your childhood. Fantastic. And you made yours alone *LOL* I really only did half of my quilt :)

Catherine said...

what a lovely, bright cheerful quilt

Mary said...

You already know how much I LOVE this quilt! It is perfect in every way! I could look at this all day long :)

Karin said...

it is beautiful! This will be my next EPP project after my hexagon flower top is complete! (Maybe in about 2 years, LOL)

Carla said...

It looks very fresh and love all those colors! You made an awesome quilt!

Valentina said...

Oh Clare! swoooon!
I love it. Looove it!
I see scrappy stars in my future! thanks for the inspiration. Gorgeous!
Greetings from Cyprus,
Valentina

Janine said...

I love this quilt and the way you mix and match and combine old with new :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely, lovely quilt! I would really like to make one like yours, one day! It is a real treasure!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Always lovely to see your quilt. :)
Have a great weekend Clare,
Vivienne x

fallingforpieces said...

This is stunning. And so much work! Congrats on a fabulous quilt.

merrily row said...

Oh my, what a joy. What a treasure, great work.

Andrea said...

precious your quilt, the fabrics you used a wonderful way.

**Anne** said...

It's such a joy to see such a beautiful quilt. I admire anyone who can make them.
Anne xx

broderie said...

oh! i love this quilt, love the scrappiness of it and the overall colour impact. well done and beautiful and i love fussy cutting!
i am a new to you and know i will enjoy my future visits.

Kristen said...

So beautiful! I love EPP as well, I've only done hexagons though. I love the diamonds!

Kathy said...

It's a beautiful quilt and it sure looks great draped over your table too.

Carla said...

This is so pretty and eye-catching!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is a great quilt! I love it. I like the fabrics and the design. And I love the quilting too!

christhequilter said...

what a lovely, bright hexagon/diamond quilt

well done!!

melissa said...

Im swooning over this, just Beautiful!

Andrea said...

your quilt and photos of your garden are lovely

Nicky said...

Still absolutely loving this quilt Clare! Still haven't finished my hexalong one! And yes this quilt does brighten my day!

Justine said...

Love this quilt its so vibrant and just looks so cosy!

diane said...

oh my stars, I love this quilt and appreciate all the work you have put in to making it a masterpiece.

Diane said...

You really are a super quilter. xxxxx

Teje said...

Hi! Your quilt is amazing and really brightened my evening! I'm using also lots of scraps and re-cycled materials. I want to work more with diamonds and you certainly inspirated me! Thank you for showing your unique quilt!
x Teje

Alisa said...

It's amazing! I would love to make something like this....

laura said...

beautiful quilt!!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I adore english paper piecing and your lovely quilt has inspired me to start some diamonds. Scrappy quilts are my absolute favorite and yours is marvelous. How fun that you have included fabrics with a history. The love you put into making your stars is truly evident in the finished quilt!I am going to pin this on Pinterest.

Eileen said...

It HAS brightened my day to see all those wonderful stars. Such a nice quilt. Love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Such a lovely design and gorgeous fabrics.
I have to admire all your hand sewing!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's great and I think the diagonal lines are just the right kind of quilting for this. I think anything more would make it too busy and distract from the beautiful fabrics.

mennikelly said...

That is a gorgeous quilt!

Dotty Peach said...

wow what an absolutely stunning quilt, I love the colours what a lovely idea you are so talented xx

Katie said...

What a wonderful quilt! In using scraps, you've made a memory quilt. I like the quilting, too.

Liv said...

Realy amazing quilt
Liv

Julie Fukuda said...

I do so love scrappy quilts! I see that your blocks are bigger than what I usually think of and I like the results. This might be a good way to use my stash faster.I shall have to use this inspiration.

bethanndodd said...

Beautiful! I love that you used what you already had, especially fabric from your childhood...sure to be treasured for a long time!
Smiles~Beth

quirky granola girl said...

golly! that is beautiful!

Lisa said...

This an amazing quilt ... it has the look of vintage at the same time seeming quite modern ... fabulous job!

Martine Kuciel said...

quelle réussite et je comprends pourquoi vous avez mis 6 mois ,l'harmonie est superbe.félicitations

Hen said...

It's fabulous and a real credit to finish such a project in a short space of time.
Hen x

maria said...

Yes, your quilt has brightened my day! It's gorgeous, I'm in awe of your hand quilting and the colours are beautiful.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

What a wonderful quilt, Clare! Just beautiful, and truly something to be treasured!

Sandra Kaye said...

Love this quilt. Just wonderful!!. Come see me at my blog sometime! Hugs

Staci said...

This is really fabulous. It is one of my favorites in the show. Thanks for sharing it.

Little Island Quilting said...

Gorgeous! (well you did say one word would do!)

Spontaneous Threads said...

it's beautiful and I love the embroidery label you placed on the quit as well.

Rachel said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Love how it turned out!

hanna said...

Hi, ich schaue mir gerade ein paar nette Blogs an um mir neue Ideen zu holen. Ich nähe derzeit viel Kinderstoffe und
Patchworkstoffe, macht mir echt viel Spass. Dein Blog gefällt mir sehr gut. Lieben Gruss

Nana said...

Beautiful! I love it! Did you go to the quilt show at the V&A in 2010?

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! Nice work!

Michelle said...

Stunning!

Maureen T. said...

I love it! It's beautiful!

Martha said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I love your label. Thanks for sharing.

Shelley said...

This is just gorgeous! And that sweet label... love it all!