Monday, 21 May 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I've decided to take part in the Blogger's Quilt Festival this year.  I've looked at all the gorgeous quilts in previous years but not posted one of my own.  Thanks, Amy, for arranging this event for the seventh time!


Amy's Creative Side


The quilt I'm showing is one I've just recently finished.  It's called Summer Serenade. It was the final assessment piece for the City & Guilds Level 2 Patchwork & Quilting Certificate course I've been doing through Design Matters (Linda and Laura Kemshall). Edwina Mackinnon is the wonderful tutor I had for the course.

Each step in the making of this quilt had to be explained and sampled, so I ended up with heaps of photos.  The seven posts previous to this one show the making of the quilt step-by-step if anyone is curious.  Anyway, here's some photos.  I had trouble getting a photo of the whole quilt that showed the colours properly.  The colour in the closeup photos is much closer to real life.  I put a pale fabric on the back so the quilting would show up.  The quilting was done on my trusty little Husqvarna Lily.  She's 13 years old and still going strong.
 






I hope you liked the photos.  Please consider leaving a comment as I would love to hear from you!

35 comments:

Pat said...

Oh my goodness, you quilting is AMAZING! Love it!

RachelC said...

Amazing complex quilting! To date I've always wimped out on the quilting! ;-)

Quilting Babcia said...

Your quilting is stunning! Beautifully done!

CitricSugar said...

Your quilting is staggeringly beautiful!

sherry said...

stunning quilting

quilthexle said...

Beautiful quilt - and your quilting is just amazing !! So stunning !!!

Melissa P said...

Gorgeous detail!

Ruth said...

There is just so much detail in your quilting. It is beautiful, wonderful, amazing.

Shannon said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting is just stunning. That cross hatching with the microstippling is to die for. I always want my quilting to look that lovely and it never does.

cat in tassie said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! I'm having a not-so-good day because of my MS, but reading your comments has certainly brightened my day!

cheers
cat

Rogene Robbins said...

What beautiful quilting!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow!!! That is an amazing quilt and your quilting is just gorgeous!!!!!

Ellie Q said...

Wow! I'm absolutely in awe of your quilting. Beautiful job!

straythreads said...

amazing quiltling!!!!
Ann

Marg said...

Your quilting is amazing. The quilt is beautiful and the detailing in the quilting is stunning.

Robin said...

Holy cow!!! The quilting is just stunning and so inspiring. What a gorgeous quilt. Thanks so much for sharing!

a maidenhair fern said...

Wow! This quilt is absolutely beautiful! The colors are exquisite. But the quilting is extraordinary. I would love to take a class to learn to make a quilt like this. Design is a huge part of it, it seems. I would recommend when you're writing up a post, click on the option to make your photos larger. Thank you for sharing. I'm definitely nominating your quilt for home quilted or wall hanging.

make.share.give said...

Your quilting is amazing! Excellent work.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think your quilting is wonderful! you have my vote.
I think what you do with your home machine is something else - I can't comprehend how you do it - I hand quilt.
Karen

Di said...

Cat, your assessor was so right - this quilt is exquisite! I can't believe you did the machine quilting on your home machine!

Hitch and Thread said...

WOW!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

What a beauty,fantastic looking quilt! Thank so much for sharing it, it's a true inspiration to keep practicing!

AnnieO said...

Unbelieveable, exquisite, fabulous! I quilt on a Lily too, mine is 10 years old, but skillwise I am light years behind you. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

rrjane011749 said...

Such beautiful detail--hope you win!

sewfrench.com said...

This is just amazing! Good Luck, you deserve the recognition, after what work you must have put into this!!!

What Comes Next? said...

this is such a beautiful quilt! I love my Lily, too!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Wowsa! Beautiful machine quilting!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous quilting! I can't even imagine doing this on a home machine!

Charlotte said...

congratulations on the win!

Stephanie Granite said...

Absolutely amazing, you definitely deserved to win. Congratulations!

sonia said...

Congratulations on your win, your quilting is amazing!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Congratulations, I've voted for You, Your quilting is FANTASTIC!

Cindy said...

Congrats on the win. The quilting is truly awesome....glad it was honored.

Lynne said...

Congratulations on your win at BQF.

sewfrench.com said...

Congrats on your win! I am so glad others recognized your hard work for it's beauty!!