Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2009

Welcome to my entry of Bloggers Quilt Festival 2009.
Thanks to Park City Girl for getting us all organized again!


This quilt was a lot of firsts for me.


This definitely wasn't my first quilt, but it is from the beginning of my quilting obsession.
I actually followed a pattern! You just don't know how hard that is for me. I don't do it often.
This is one of the largest quilts I had ever done.
I had never used triangles like these before. I changed my mind on the fabric and layout sooo many times, it's ridiculous. But once it finally all came together, I think it turn
ed out great.

I made this quilt for Gracie for Christmas in 2007. That was right before I got my longarm quilting machine. I got this back from having it quilted on the 23rd of December. I was very worried I wouldn't have it in time for Christmas. I wasn't able to get binding on it until after Christmas. Gracie didn't seem to mind.
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85 comments:

Dee said...

Oh, this is lovely. I saw this pattern and wanted to make it...not enough time and too many other projects...so to see yours is like a dream come true. So beautiful and your daughter is soo adorable!

Elizabeth said...

Those inset stars are really beautiful. They add just the right touch.

Quilt+Bitch said...

Wow, wow, wow, absolutely beautiful. Love your color combinations. Stunning indeed.

Diva Quilts said...

that's lovely! I love the colour combinations and the pattern. :) And boy - do I hear you on the "hard time following a pattern". I don't think I've done it yet! :)

Terri Stegmiller said...

Very Lovely!

Tracy said...

AWESOME!! I really love the colors. Once again you leave me in awe of your talent!!!

Crafty Mama said...

It's lovely!

Trudi said...

What a fabulous quilt! I love how the stripes create patterns of their own! Thanks for sharing :o)

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful! I love how you fussy cut the stripes.

stitchinpenny said...

I love the colors and how you used the tonality to accent pattern. Great quilt.

hetty said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the story that goes with it!

Alisa said...

It's a gorgeous quilt!

Kelli said...

This is a very striking quilt!

dhblack said...

Very lovely!

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Allison, this is wonderful, love the color (deep purple) and the design. It looks like it is well loved. Thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt.

mksumo said...

The quilt looks great. My next quilt is going to be a triangle quilt now that I have seen yours. It was further down 'the list' but has now moved up to the top.

Anne said...

It's a stunning quilt. Your fabric choices are great!

Cara said...

Great colours! That is a wonderful quilt.

Sara said...

Really pretty colors and great looking quilt...

littlewoodbird said...

I like all the triangles in this one! I don't think I've seen one quite like it before! Great job!!

Rhondi said...

I love the contrast of the brown with all the other colors, especially the striped one. Awesome quilt!

Allie said...

Holy moly that's an awesome quilt - I love all those triangles and the colors are so rich! Beautiful, Allie!

Tonya said...

It is beautiful. I love the colors, and the triangles are great. Your daughter is adorable.

Dotti said...

Great pattern and contrasts!

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Kim said...

Wow, I love the triangles! I hate patterns too, but I might have to try this one! Your colors and fabrics are great, you have a very lucky daughter!

tooznie said...

What a striking confident quilt. I really like the colour combinations and the way the triangles have been used.

sallgood said...

Love your quilt, and I also liked listening to Pres. Uchtdorf's words about creativity! Heavenly Father must really love diversity, variety, and color, don't you think? :D

karenfae said...

I really like your choice of color - great quilt
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Rene' said...

The quilt turned out beautifully. I love the final layout you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Your quilt is a knock out.

C. Jaeger said...

I've been wanting to try triangles like this. Gorgeous!

cozy quilter said...

A triangle quilt is on my list of things to do...Your quilt is inspiring me to do this sooner than later...

Jessica said...

Ooooh! Why have I never thought of using triangles? I love it!

Quiltluver said...

I love the way the stripes go in all different directions. Lovely quilt!

Leslie said...

this is really lovely and my daughters favorite color combo! great job

quiltmom said...

One of the best parts of the quilt show is being inspired by other quilter's work. I love your hexagon quilt and it looks like your daughter Grace does too. The colors in your quilt are a bit like neapolitan ice cream - brown for chocolate, vanilla - white and pink for strawberry ice cream. Its hard to pick which flavor is your favorite among the three but together they make something scrumptious - just like your beautiful quilt.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Anna

Millie said...

this is just great. I love it. I love the big graphic fabrics you used.

Carin said...

It turned out beautiful! I love the triangles.

Rebekah said...

stunning! I love the deep, saturated colors you used!

Julie Bagamary said...

This quilt is striking. I like it a lot!

Kerri said...

such a beautiful quilt, allie!!

Georgina said...

The colours are just fabulous - even though it was touch and go, your timing was better than mine!!

em's scrapbag said...

I love the colors in this quilt. Very rich.

wishes, true and kind said...

Ooooooo. Ahhhhhhhhh. I LOVE that quilt -- the pattern, the fabrics, the layout -- everything. I've got to go find it on flickr to mark it as a fave! Good work!

Jodie said...

Thanks for the comments on my circle Arcadia quilt. Yours is so neat with all the triangles. I have only done a few triangles in a pinwheel style, not sure if I could attempt something that difficult. But you did a great job, awesome quilt. I was looking at some of your posts and how awesome that you have a long-arm quilter. Like you have a big time one. I would love one, but for now I just sew with my small machine, best I can. That would also be why I have a queen sized quilt not quilted yet, because I can not attempt it. Ok, sorry for rambling but love your stuff in Etsy also, good luck with it.

...dotty... said...

I REALLY like your quilt.
Beautiful color and contrast, and the photo of your daughter enjoying it reminds me of when I surprised my daughter with one on a Christmas day long ago.
Thanks for sharing and for stirring an old memory.

Dana said...

beautiful!! and i cannot believe you have your own longarm machine!

Roslyn said...

I love the drama of the triangles & I'm sure your daughter does too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow I love the color choices in your quilt. Very stunning.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

These deep rich colors are fantastic.

Rebecka said...

I love your colors of the quilt and the setting of the triangles. Beautiful quilt!

henny said...

oh, the colors is warm and feel cozy to me. Beautiful!I remember, triangel also my first try in quilting.

Jackie Russell said...

Love the triangles especialy the triangles inside another triangle. Looks like the GD loves it too.

QuiltSue said...

Woww, I love it.

drucillastitches said...

What an amazing quilt!! The colors are fabulous!! Could you please share this pattern. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.I have added you to my friend list and look forward to visiting again soon.

Geertrude said...

It's lovely. And all those triangles... wow! I hear you on following patterns. I try to, but mostly I end up just winging things.

szkornelia said...

This is a very nice quilt. I love the colors, especially that warm brown. Really very nice. And the pattern is cool too.

I really like the things you make.

Oh, and btw, thanks for the nice comment.

Szkornelia

Lisa D. said...

A very beautiful quilt! I love your fabric combinations!

LauraJ said...

Very nice quilt!!

Cathi said...

Oh, this is stunning!! I love the triangles and the fabrics and colours!

upstateLisa said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colors! so striking!

Marcia said...

It's a great quilt! Your color choices are perfect. I also love the star quilt. Post it again after you quilt it for us.

Nina said...

This is beautiful!!! The pattern and the fabric choices are perfect! <3

amy smart said...

What a fantastic quilt! (I love the setting in the photos too.) I love your figgy pudding one as well. So glad to have discovered your blog!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Okay I love the face taht I'm not the only one who really finds it hard to use a pattern! Your quilts are amazing. I can't wait to add you to my sidebar and keep checking up on your work.

fingerthumb said...

beautiful quilt. Nice harmony in the layout. It was well worth all the changing and rearranging that you did. Looks awesome.

Dustin K said...

I love this! What great color combo. I love the smaller triangles, such a great pattern.

SewCalGal said...

Cheerful quilt. You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing your story, quilt & participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it's beautiful! I love the gorgeous colors. I'm lovin' the projects you're doing with Figgy Pudding too!

Mikol said...

It is stunning! I love all the colors together and the patten is so fun. Looks great!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt !!

Marika

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I love all the fabrics and colors you have in there :)

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Ohhh, wonderful quilt. There's such movement in it and the colors are rich. I'm come back to see this a couple times already. There's something really nice about all the triangles.

Cathy said...

Oh this is beautiful, I just adore the colours you have used. xo

Anita said...

It's beautiful! Great job!

Sara said...

I have never done triangles like that. Very pretty. I love the colors together! Maybe I will get brave enough someday!

dj said...

In my opinion, the striped fabric really makes this quilt. Nice work!

NiCoLe said...

Your quilt is so amazing. I just love the colour combo and the balance is so perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Jane Macdermott said...

Great colours, Love it.

Kathleen said...

this is absolutely gorgeous

Marianne said...

Love your quilt, it's gorgeous!

What type of longarm machine do you have? Mine is a Millenium.

Kay said...

Great quilt! The fabrics bring the pattern to life.

Diane said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors uses in this.

sewpam63 said...

It's a beautiful quilt! The design is intriguing and the colors and fabrics you chose are gorgeous. : ) Thanks for sharing!

American Quilter's Society said...

Great work! We look forward to seeing and reading more from you.

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