Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

THANK GOODNESS blogger decided to come back up - I was going through withdrawls!  If you're here as part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome! 


My quilt for this festival is pure Jennifer Paganelli.  She had gifted me these fabrics, and I fell totally in love with them.  What I love is that they are from many of her different lines, and yet they all go together beautifully. 

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I can't quite remember where I found the quilt pattern, but it uses the Drunkard's Path template.  It's all in the way you arrange them.  It took me a long time to decide how to quilt this - originally, I was going to do spirals, which meant it had to be hand-quilted.  I started by stitching down the seams on the circles.  [Which I may take out - it makes the circles look appliqued.]  I ended up doing all straight lines, horizontally in the circles, vertically everywhere else.

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Which, of course, meant I could have done it on the machine and saved myself six months.  But I do love the hand quilting, and I love how it makes for a cuddlier quilt - it drapes beautifully.

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I love all the color in this quilt.  Jennifer's fabrics are saturated with color and design.  She brings out my inner gypsy.

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I love my quilt!  I hope you like it too.  It's a deceptively simple quilt to make.

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And now, finally, I can go start my weekend browsing session to see all the wonderful quilts on display - thank you Amy for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

82 comments:

Val Laird said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt, Allie. Thanks for sharing it with us.

donna said...

I just love all the colors and the quilt is gorgeus. You did an excellant jog.
Hugs
donna

Sara said...

The best part is cuddling up in it isn't it?! I love the fabric line as well and I your block choice came out great!

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the last pic!

Cyndi said...

Oh Allie, it turned out so beautifully...I love it! And you look adorable all wrapped up in it! Great photos!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The quilt is beautiful. The photographs are beautiful. And you look beautiful wrapped up in it! It is just a treasure.

Even though I don't like Blogger, I was sure anxious for it to get working again so I could look at the quilts.

Jolene said...

Beautiful! That hand quilting makes it extra wonderful.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the pictures, particularly the one on the porch! Should be in a magazine. Naturally, I like the last one best!

Loralynn said...

What a gorgeous quilt! You did a lovely job on it!

Linda said...

Aabsoloutely love this quilt allie. Like you the colors just draws me in.

Karen said...

The colours work so well with this quilt design. It looks great! I admire your patience with all the hand quilting. It's worth it and looks wonderful.

shez said...

Allie this quilt is gorgeous and what sweet colours,yes i was having withdrawls as well lol,

Cathy said...

Allie your quilt is beautiful. I really love it. Hugs

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh, I LOVE this Allie. THe pink + turquoise is so nice and fresh! I love the quilting...and the thought of taking all that quilting OUT? Whoo Nellie, you're a brave soul! My vote - leave it in, it's lovely! :-)

Jan said...

What a wonderful use of this fabric.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Mmmmmmm. Beautiful!

jan said...

Just gorgeous!

textisle said...

Beautiful colours and although with large scale designs on fabric a quilter might hesitate, they do work beautifully together. And as someone else said, these pix belong in a decorating magazine!

missknitta.com said...

This is so lovely, and your hand quilting is wonderful! Great job :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Eye-popping WOW factor all over, Allie! I actually like the quilted lines inside the curves, but you gotta do what makes *you* happy.
That is one gorgeous quilt, and the gal wrapped inside is quite a cutie too!
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Carla said...

What wonderful movement and texture! Awesome quilt and thank you for sharing

Carla said...

What wonderful movement and texture! Awesome quilt and thank you for sharing

Terry said...

Beautiful quilt! Well done Allie! :0)

Mickie said...

Beautiful Allie! The quilt is wonderful, love the colors (my fav), the lady IN the quilt and the quilting!!! It's just fantastic and such a nice pattern!!!

BubzRugz said...

Awesome quilt Allie... I love the colours there.. and the photo's are great too..... is that you all snuggled up?
Hugz

Mary-Kay said...

I love the way your quilt turned out. It looks beautiful and very cozy. I don't think it would have turned out as nice if you machine quilted it.

soggibottom said...

All that hard work and holey fingers :-) It looks beautiful Allie. Such warm fun looking colours :-)xxx

stitchinpenny said...

I love all prints Jennifer Paganelli, but you have translated this into even a more wonderful thing.

1foxiegrannie said...

Allie, honestly! What can I say that the others have not? Well, your quilt looks so yummy that it makes me want to wrap up in it for a long nap :) Just gorgeous! and I am sure my dreams would be filled with fun, sunny, delightful visions :) Love the hand quilting!

Carmen in AK

Lisa said...

Just beautiful! Love the colors and the way you did the quilting. Really sweet.

Karen said...

What a yummy quilt. It just invites you to snuggle into it.Gorgeous, gorgeous fabrics and colours.

Eileen said...

Wonderfully vibrant quilt. Such pretty colors and fabrics. Love circle quilts. One of these days I'm going to make one. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

rosie said...

An absolutely beautiful quilt Allie, thankyou for sharing it with us..You are inspiring...xx

Mary said...

I am so happy you entered this quilt Allie - it is so beautiful! I especially like the new pictures :)

Val said...

Love the quilt! I am in the mood to hand quilt too for some odd reason! I don't even know how but am in the mood..does that make any sense??? lol

diane said...

that looks great. How was it to piece the curves?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is one fabulous quilt Allie! My favorite of the quilt festival - the colors and the design work perfect and AMAZING hand quilting! Thank you for sharing.

Val said...

Beautiful quilt Allie. You are right about the colours. They all go together perfectly.

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love your photos of it too!

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilt, Allie. The randomness of the blocks was done so well. And, that's such a good idea for the quilting, one way in the circles and then the other way. So simple and effective!

happy rosie said...

I love your quilt too Allie it just looks soooo warm and happy
cheers

Martine said...

je trouve que votre quilt respire la gaité il est très réussi ,félicitations

Lonci said...

I love the colours, lovely:)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Lovely! Great color and I really do like the pattern you choose. You also made me laugh as I read your story and about the hand quilting! Great photos too!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your quilt and all the pictures! Is that your porch? Looks like a little piece of heaven.

Billie in TX

Sabine said...

Fantastic quilt, fantastic colours. I just wish my daughter would behave like a girl so I could make something pink and blue for her.
Thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

You have a wonderful quilt. I love the fabrics and colors.

Elaine said...

You have a wonderful quilt. I love the fabrics and colors.

Melinda said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such a gorgeous quilt!! What a perfect pattern to show off those beautiful Jennifer Paganelli fabrics!!! I believe she puts so much love into her fabrics that it shows. I really like your quilting! I've got a drunkards path top waiting to be quilted and might have to borrow your idea.

Janet said...

Beautiful quilt! Jennifer's fabrics really are lovely. I think the applique look on the circles looks cool.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Allie.....Stunning, what a fantastic job you have done on your quilt......just beautiful...

Wendy B said...

It's just so wonderfully snuggly Allie.....love it!
XXX snuggly, sugary hugs sweets!
Wendy :O)

Barb said...

Love love your quilt!

Vicki ♥ said...

The colours are really lovely Allie and I can see why you love the quilt :) Its lovely and bright and gypsy feeling :) Hugs Vicki xx

Shelley said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! And so are you!!!

Dolores said...

People are using the same word I wanted to describe it. Beautiful. Simply beautiful, and now it's all done so you can enjoy it.

Brittney said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the hand quilting is totally worth it, in my opinion!

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

Wow! What a sweet design! you're right, it looks complicated. the colors are just gorgeous! What a treasure.

em's scrapbag said...

I'm loving circles right now and your quilt is no exception. It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Angela Flicker said...

Wow, great quilt. I love the pattern and the colors you choose! It's lovely!

John'aLee said...

Oh it is scrum-dilly-i-icious!
Love, love those fabrics. You did a gorgeous job!

Martha said...

It's a very cheery and springy quilt, Allie -- Now I know why you took it on location for the photo shoot. The photos turned out really well, and really show off the quilt.

Linda said...

Quilt is just beautiful! I love it! I love the fun, colorful fabric in a traditional quilt design!! Photos are gorgeous. They look like they should be in a magazine or book!

Kim D. said...

I love Jennifer's fabrics and your quilt is just awesome. Beautifully done! Looks like you're getting more familiar with your new camera, the photo's are great and I love the last photo with you all wrapped up in the quilt.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is so bright and pretty!

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, your quilt is beautiful.....I love the colourway of the aqua and pinks....Hugs Lyn

Lauranie said...

WOW!! A-MAZING!! It is beautiful girl...job well done!! I LOVE the picture under the gazebo, looks like it could be on the cover of Southern Living!! Our weather got cooler this weekend too, but in a NICE way! :) Hope you are staying cozy!! xo

quilthexle said...

Your quilt is super - and your pictures are truly outstanding. WOW !!

Hollie said...

What a beautiful quilt. You're right, the fabrics work so well together!

Marit said...

Oh so pretty! I am a fan of JP myself, and I love how colorful and vibrant your quilt is. Very inspired!
; )

Petit Design Co. said...

lovely quilt! you did a fabulous job.

You can see my submission to the Blogger's Quilt Festival here: http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2011/05/bloggers-quilt-festival.html

Dandelion Quilts said...

This is gorgeous! Love the fabrics and the pattern.

Kwilt Noob said...

So pretty! I'm very impressed by hand quilting. I love hand stitching my bindings, so maybe I should try hand quilting as well. Lovely!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

I love your quilt Allie, its gorgeous! lovely quilting and beautiful photo's.

Marci Girl said...

Well this quilt is beautiful, and you are right her fabrics are so beautiful!

Kristen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This is a knock out quilt!

Cheryl said...

Allie your quilt is beautiful!!! Love the fabrics and the pattern...and your quilting.... BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Great job!!

MeganN said...

beautiful quilt those are some of my favorite prints!

susan m hinckley said...

Your finished quilt is gorgeous, Allie! Simply perfect. You've made it tickled-pink-Saturday-morning for me, which lacks in alliteration but is big on smiles.

Mama Spark said...

Beautiful quilt, Allie!

Laura@Corner House said...

I featured your beautiful quilt on my blog today. It is so awesome. Please feel free to stop by and grab a button.

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