Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival- Spring 2012

Amy's Creative Side

It's that time of the year again! Amy is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival. If you're visiting here for the first time, welcome!

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This time I'm sharing a quilt that I just completed yesterday-- my Autumn Jewels quilt. I've written some progress posts here and here. The solid fabrics are Oakshott shot cottons, which are so dreamy to work with. This particular grouping is from the Autumn Colour Pack. The "neutrals" in the background are a mix of prints that I had in my stash. I bound the quilt in leather Essex cotton/linen yarn dye. It measures out to 52 x 56 inches.

When I first started making this quilt, I was trying to do something different than what I am normally drawn to-- improvisational piecing. Cutting all of the triangles and half rectangles was a lesson in patience. But I'm so glad I decided to give it a try.

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This was a really fun quilt to complete! Just in time, as the last day of school was yesterday too! Have a great weekend. And don't forget to check out the other quilts in the festival!

66 comments:

Kelsey said...

What a great crisp fall-looking quilt!

Svetlana said...

What a great quilt. I love all the fabric you used, it goes so well with this pattern. Really pretty!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

I already admired a part of the quilt in flickr. It’s totally stunning!

ircabbit said...

The way you quilted this is just awesome! It really contributes to the diamonds pattern.

Little Island Quilting said...

This is fabulous

Debbie said...

oh this is really cool! Love the backgrounds you chose - very striking. And I agree - the quilting is really nice. What a great finish!

Heidi Staples said...

Stunning!! I absolutely love this quilt!

Andrea said...

This is so beautiful. I love everything about it but especially the quilting. Great job!

**nicke... said...

very pretty! your choice of colors is impeccable!

erica said...

Such a lovely quilt, love the use of text prints!

Jo Ann said...

LOVE that quilt!

Charlotte said...

I love this so much!

O'Quilts said...

This is a wonderful quilt!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Oooh pretty, pretty!!

Kristie said...

Just gorgeous :)

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Geta Grama said...

This is an amazing quilt. I love the color palette and the background fabrics.

Candace said...

I love this quilt. I especially love how you had something interesting going on in the negative space. I love quilts that have something more to show you as you get closer tyo them.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Quilted perfection - I absolutely totally and utterly adore this quilt and TBH I have an autumn F8 stack and wasn't sure what to do with it but maybe now I know!

Alli said...

That's such a lovely fall quilt! I love the text prints you used, and your quilting is super cool! :)

DianeY said...

I think this one is one of the best I have seen - and that's saying a lot!

beth lehman said...

I love it!! I love how you quilted the middle of the triangles, too!

Jessica said...

WOW Krista. Wow! I always love your quilts, but this one is a new favorite I think. Every decision you made along the way was just genius!

Rafael's Mum said...

It has a lovely warm and cozy feel to it, love it!

Poppyprint said...

It turned out beautifully and I love how you finished off the quilting. Thank goodness for that gorgeous wall that your quilts look amazing on!!
I still can't believe your kids are finished school already. We still have 6 weeks to go!

Amy Friend said...

You made a great choice for the quilting. It looks lovely there!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love the quilt....colour, quilting the whole thing.

Leanne said...

This has finished up to be such a beautiful quilt! I love the details, especially the quilting. Thank you for sharing it.

CitricSugar said...

Oh, it looks so good all finished! Love the way you quilted it -and just in time!

Ariane said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! I love it!!

MariQuilts said...

I love how this quilt turned out, Krista.

Jan said...

I drool over this quilt every time I see it. Wonderful.

Carla said...

I just love this. The font in the background makes it so interesting. Must dig through my stash........

carrie (believemagic) said...

Beautiful! Hope you bring it on Monday.

grenzgebiete said...

That quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I really love the colours and the design! Super! My favorite!
Love from Bavaria, Ulrike

truecolorblog.com said...

Whoa!!! This is amazing. I love how The sashing isn't completely white. So beautiful!

Margaret said...

love, love, love the shot cottons!

margaret gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Krista Withers said...

Krista it turned out so wonderful!!! The quilting turned out perfect!!!!!!

fallingforpieces said...

One of my favorite quilts of the festival and possibly ever! The scrappy mixed up neutral background is truly genius and so well done.

Dianne said...

Krista this quilt is so beautiful and I LOVE the way you quilted it! Stunning!!

Jeannette Bruce said...

I love everything about this quilt! Very nice, I like to keep up with what you are doing. You inspire me:)

Karen said...

Gorgeous quilt. Beautiful warm colors.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

That does look like a fun to make quilt. It's great as a finished one. :)

Toni said...

I'm pretty sure you've heard by now, but this quilt is just amazing!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is one fabulous quilt! Wow. I love the fabrics you used.

Katie B. said...

Love this!

Kirsten N said...

Love the bright shot cottons mixed with the neutral prints!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

This quilt is a real stunner! What a great way to mix interesting solids with those little neutral prints. The quilting suits the modern feel of the quilt too. I really enjoyed this post.

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

So pretty! I love the use of color. It's such a vibrant quilt. Great job!

The Thompsons said...

oh my goodness - it's lovely! The use of color and the different borders is fabulous!

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

This is just lovely!

felicity said...

I've been excited to see this finish, Krista - it is amazing! Beautiful, beautiful work as usual.

Monica said...

simply beautiful!!

laura said...

just lovely.

Carla said...

What amazing work on a wonderful finish!

sonia said...

Beautiful quilt!

Kyndra said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Absolutely stunning!

Eileen said...

love your quilt! great colors and wonderful design. thanks for sharing and have great day

tusen said...

I love your choice of neutral prints, the solids look great against them.

Valerie said...

Oh, I love this! Your choice of fabrics is spot on.

Dianne Neale said...

Love the colours and I think the quilting just makes it special.

grendelskin said...

I've been bopping around the Festival and I keep coming back to this quilt - I love what you did with it! The colors, the piecing, and especially the quilting make it a very special piece - thanks for sharing it with us!

kendascrafts said...

looks great! I love how you quilted the diamonds. It really gives them a 3D look.

thisyearsdozen said...

It's beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Very cool pattern. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was hot air balloons. I might try it with a blue background for a fun kid's quilt.

Kat Smith said...

oh wow, are you going to sell this? it's gorgeous!!!