Monday, May 18, 2015

"Shapes" for Blogger's Quilt Festival

For the first time, I'm entering the Blogger's Quilt Festival, an annual online quilt "show" hosted by Amy's Creative Side.


Shapes is my own quilt design made specifically for the Pansasonic Bias Tape Appliqué Challenge, hosted last fall by The Modern Quilt Guild.

I spent considerable time designing, which doesn't come easily to me, even requesting input from my friend Debbie.

As I was quilting, my walking foot started oozing grease onto the white background fabric. You may even have heard my sobs. 
 

It took a few strategically-place bias hexagons to cover the marks which I was unable to remove, in spite of using several different recommended products.

So again, I present Shapes with up-close pictures of the quilting. 
 



Shapes, from the back.


Statistics: Shapes
61" X 61"
2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival "Home Machine Quilted" category
Sit-down quilted on a Pfaff Grand Quilter
Fabrics: Kaufman Kona solids, Paint by Carrie Bloomston
Batting: two layers of Quilter's Dream, polyester request loft and wool
Thread: 50-weight Aurifil in several colors - pale yellow, aqua, pink.

To see more quilts, go to Amy's Creative Side: 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival. Linda

32 comments:

  1. Wow spectacular outstanding - can you tell I love it! Reminds me of a rain chain with extra sparkles off to the sides. Quilting is gorgeous.

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  2. Wow spectacular outstanding - can you tell I love it! Reminds me of a rain chain with extra sparkles off to the sides. Quilting is gorgeous.

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  3. Good lunc, the pictures really show the wonderful quilting. This quilt looks good in the pictures and is spectacular in person.

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  4. Fun to see your quilt again, Linda!

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  5. Still enjoying seeing this quilt and hearing its story! You did such a great job on the quilting.

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  6. Thanks for showing this quilts amazing machine quilting up close. A quilt you can be so proud of.

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  7. I remember feeling so devastated for you. This is amazing Linda and a winner for sure!

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  8. the quilting is just so awesome Linda - so glad you've entered it into the quilt festival !!

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  9. Lovely to see this one again! It's a winner in my book!

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  10. I can see how you must have been torn as to which category to enter this spectacular quilt - modern, original design or home machine quilted. Good luck!

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  11. What a great quilt and a fun post. Your quilting still inspires me.

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  12. I brag on you to my quilting buddies all the time. Your work is spectacular

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  13. Linda I can't believe this is your first time in the Blogger's Festival. You have two fantastic entries. Keep on quilting girl!!

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  14. I said two because I also saw Ad Libbing. Did you enter or did your teammate? I haven't clicked through to the post yet.

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  15. Always love seeing your "Shapes" quilt and reading about the story behind the "mishap", which you so brilliantly turned into a design element.
    By the way; I just found a hopping foot for my Bernina. It can be attached with the Bernina shank adaptor no 77: http://westalee.com.au/

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  16. So awesome! I really admire your work.

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  17. What a great entry. I will say it again - you did an excellent job of designing and your quilting is spectacular. Good luck with the voting.

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  18. Love the design and the colors of this quilt!

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  19. Great quilt and even greater FMQ. Particularly like how you incorporated grids into your white spaces.

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  20. I'm so pleased you are participating in this event as I think your blog is great. I enjoy seeing all the quilts and other projects you are working on as well as reading the information about your life and family. Keep up the good work!

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  21. Linda, I'm so glad you've entered this stunning quilt in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. It deserves to be a winner, with your nifty design and that amazing quilting (even if that means beating mine😉). I'm returning your generous compliment and nominating Shapes for Viewer's Choice right now!

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  22. what a lovely quilt, such a striking design. The quilting is gorgeous

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  23. Great shapes and amazing quilting. Love that quilt and how you fixed that "stained" problem :o)

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  24. Gorgeous! I love it. Your quilting is stunning.

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  25. Oh! I feel your pain with the grease. I'm glad you were able to alter your design to cover it up. Sometimes it just doesn't come out. Your quilting is absolutely gorgeous.

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  26. Your quilting is amazing! And the hexis looks like they were meant to be there all along. Nice job!

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  27. Absolutely fabulous. wow. I love love this quilt, from design to quilting. You did a beautiful job.

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  28. wow, wow wow - cannot tell you how much I love this piece. well done. Really.

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  29. You are a Rock star! The quilting is just amazing!! Thanks for sharing so many photos of the quilting. I like the texture so much, I wanted to touch the screen several times! lol

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  30. Your quilt is amazing! I love the combination of techniques and the fabulous quilting!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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