Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's that time of year again! Thank you to Amy for hosting this, it's always so much fun to see what quilt people chose and why!

This year when I was trying to decide what quilt I wanted to pick, I knew almost immediately it would be my Retro Flowers Quilt. 


This quilt started with the Retro Flowers QAL to help me learn something new - curves. Turns out, i love them! I was completely hooked. 4 turned into 10, 10 into 15, 15 to 20 until eventually.. I had 25 curves blocks. With each one I made, I got a bit better and it gave me more confidence in my ability. 



This was also the first time I really worked on my FMQ'ing (it was only the borders, I kept it small) but another personal achievement.


I used my all time favorite fabric line on this, Hope Valley and its something every time I look at I will enjoy, despite the hours I spent unpicking seams to get my curves to line up! :)




Quilt Stats:
Measures: approx. 70" x 70"
Pieced and Quilted: by me on my home machine
Categories: ROYGBIV, Throw Quilt

Entry Number - 267

33 comments:

  1. Fantastic choice Jen, this quilt is beautiful. Such a huge achievement, brilliant work.

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  2. Love the way you laid out the DS fabrics in this. It just works so well. Great addition to the festival, Jennifer!

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  3. Lovely quilt. I keep looking at my Hope Valley fabrics and can't decide what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration, I think I know now.

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  4. It's beautiful! I repinned this awhile ago, but didn't realize it was yours. Great fabric choices, Jennifer!

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  5. It's GREAT!! Don't you love those hours of Pickin out? Rippit, rippit. We have all walked in those shoes I am sure!! Well worth it in the end though. You have a treasure!

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  6. How I love those retro flowers! You have also so beautiful fabrics and colours! x Teje

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  7. one of my favorite quilts ever!
    so pretty!!! :)

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  8. Beautiful colour choices for the design. Just a great job all round!

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  9. Gorgeous Retro Flowers! Love that you took the time to make sure all your stripes were going the same way (I wouldn't have thought of that until after I had cut, sewed and pressed the block.. :-) This pattern's on my list but I have to practice my curves a little more first.

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  10. Love love love this quilt. Curves and FMQ - if only I were that brave ;)

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  11. This is so beautiful! I love all of the different fabrics you used!

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  12. I love this quilt. I am going to have to make one of my own sometime soon.

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  13. Your Hope Valley was the perfect fabric for this pattern! And congrats on the curve and fmq progress! It's really lovely.

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  14. Beautiful work. I've got this retro flower idea on my quilt to do list! Love your color choices. #117 in the festival.

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  15. Yay to retro. I really need to finish mine!!!!

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  16. This is one of my favorites, so I'm glad to see you entered it. :) It makes me want to get back to work on my Hope Valley Swoon blocks.

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  17. This is one of my fav quilts. I loved it from the minute I saw it. Just gorgeous.

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  18. Lovely! The subtle color shift across the quilt is great!

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  19. Gorgeous! I love this pattern and yours is awesome! Love it!

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  20. I'm so glad you entered this one! I love it, love it, love it!

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  21. WoW!!! Discovered this through the Tea Rose Home Links party !
    LOVE the flower motif ... very Orla Kiely !!
    Hope you'll pop by & say hi sometime - your newest follower - Siubhan
    http://craftlee.blogspot.com

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  22. This pattern is on my list. You've captured it! Pretty!

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  23. I loved your retro flowers, good luck :o)

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  24. This is a wonderful quilt to make with the beautiful Hope Valley fabrics! Too bad I can't do curves ;-)

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  25. Really wonderful job especially with the curves!! Love it!

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  26. I LOVE LOVE this quilt! I love how all the colors compliment each other. Wait, did I say I love this quilt enough? :)

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