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Friday, October 23, 2015

A finished quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival

Even though I wasn't much of a dedicated blogger this summer I did do a little bit of sewing.  Most specifically I finished a quilt!  My sister came over for a visit from Australia and since this quilt was destined for my nephew in Australia, it made sense to get er done and send it back with her.

The starting blocks (pun intended) for this quilt were gathered during the Simply Solids bee on Flickr that I participated in.  I was in the Carmine group - all quilters from Canada.  Here is my sample block.

And the other eleven made by my bee buddies.


I added three more blocks - because my nephew is tall and I wanted the quilt to be long enough for him.  I added a tan background so that the pretty colours would pop out like jewels.  And I quilted the quilt on my Bernina, using flowery patterns to pretty up the plain.


Some close up quilting pics....


I used a piece of fabric for the back that I had bought some years ago just because I loved it so.  It needed a couple of strips added to the sides to make it the right size.


It's a bit difficult to see in the photo - fishing, kayaking, rafting and swimming in the river.  The river of your choice.  :)

My nephew plays music, works at gardening and loves the outdoors.  Here is the label for his quilt.



 I hope you have enjoyed this visit with my nephew's quilt.  Please go to Amys Creative Side to see all the entries in the Bloggers Quilt Festival, to comment for a chance to win, to add your own entry and to vote in the many categories.  I am adding my quilt to the Original Designs category.

Janet 

20 comments:

  1. And I was sure I saw a Treble Clef in the quilting, then I read further on, and see your nephew plays music. Superb blocks and quilting, a true treasure.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt Janet. I love the blocks and it's interesting to see how different they look in the different colour ways. Gorgeous fabric on the back too. xx

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  3. This quilt has two "wow" factors - the beautifully pieced and quilted front, and the backing fabrics are just spectacular!

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  4. I bet your nephew loves this quilt.

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  5. Wow, and wow! Love it all, but especially the special treble clefs in the quilting

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  6. Gorgeous. What a unique backing too.

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    1. Thanks Katie! And thanks for stopping by to see my post as well. I couldn't respond to you by email as you came up as a no reply blogger.

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  7. This quilt reminds all of us that a very simple melody or block, when repeated in different keys or colors, produces a wonderful piece of music or a quilt! Kudos to you on your finish!

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  8. Nice new header...
    WOW! Your nephews quilt is stunning.. What fabulous quilting Janet....

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  9. Love this block and the simplicity of it. It's a beautiful quilt.

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  10. Your quilt is fabulous. I am always amazed at what a difference the placement of light and dark makes to the look of a block! Good luck with your entry!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful!! What a treasure you spoilt your nephew with :>)

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  12. Woo hoo! Great setting for those blocks, Janet! Beautiful quilting!

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  13. This is really lovely. The colours are fantastic and isn't it amazing how different a design can look when it is turned on point. Good luck with the festival

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  14. very nice, beautiful way to combine all those different colours.

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  15. I remember this quilt! I have my blocks from that bee in a quilt, but it hasn't been quilted yet.

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  16. Beautiful quilt and quilting Janet....I am sure it will be treasured. Love all the colours.

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  17. I've got a thing for Hexie's too. I love this modern quilt! Really nice to do things with others isn't it?

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  18. Hey Aunty Janet,
    you know what is really cool?
    When you posted this blog I had just recieved my degree: Bachelor of Arts! Thank you so much,
    Stephen

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