Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival


It's that time again. Amy at Park City Girl is hosting a fall Blogger's Quilt Festival. Get ready to be inspired and make new friends.
I was going to put the button (which is super awesome) right here but my skills at blogging are very slim. I really should stick with quilting production instead of typing about it!
I've chosen a quilt this time that gave me a very hard time. This quilt was for my In-laws and I asked for color samples for inspiration. It took me two years to find the right fabric and get the pattern sorted out. Did I mention it's King sized? I have friend in Nashville who has a long-arm machine at her in-laws and she was kind enough to let me spend an entire day working on the quilt. Her in-laws actually fed us dinner to because we were there for so long!
This quilt was designed using EQ5. Many, many drafts went into finding the right one to highlight the fabric and take my love of diamonds to a new level. The quilt is made in quadrants which made the assembly much easier than it could have been. It was essential that I labeled each fabric and where it would go when I was sewing the strip sets together.
An introduction to my life as a quilter and fabric collector can be found here. Hope you enjoy.
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14 comments:

  1. Yay Cynthia. I am so glad you are showing off this quilt. Love it.

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  2. Oh, how wonderful !
    I, too, am a fan of EQ5......hooray for replacing graph paper !
    Thanks for sharing photos and story of your marvelous quilt !

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  3. Quilts like this beauty, with the forethought, the engineering that goes into it remind me what great intelligence manifests in the fine art and tradition of quilting. Lovely ..thank you.

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  4. WOW!!! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

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  5. Very impressive, very nive. Congratulations

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  6. I love this, congratulations:)

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  7. Beautiful quilt! And I love how your pieced your backing. Love that!

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  8. That is a lot of work!!! Wow!!!

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  9. Well done! love how you did the backing!

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  10. Well designed and precision quilted. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Very nice quilt! I sure hope they like it! :)

    Happy sewing!

    Zlaty

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  12. WOW!!! It's big! You must REALLY like your in-laws! They certainly are lucky to have received such a beautiful gift! Nice work. ; )

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