Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Although I'd really really love to be going to Quilt Market in Houston, or even the Festival that follows, sadly I'm here, but lucky for us all Amy has organised her Bloggers Quilt Festival for those of us not going...

So it would be rude not to, right? So to those of you visiting for the Festival, welcome, and enjoy!

It was a difficult choice, so I've gone with my second favourite quilt I made this year is Arcadia Hexagon Park... 


This quilt was Designed by Lynne Goldsworthy, of Lillys Quilts for Moda Bakeshop, and when I saw it there I was immediately drawn to it, not just because it was designed by a friend ...



I confess, I'm not a love of grandmothers garden, but this, well this was different, yeah right! 

Clear instructions, and Lynne's voice telling me how to do this as I sewed through it ...



What I learned, well, that would be to concentrate, I mis-cut three of my layer cake squares, and had to do a little fudging to make it fit!  Oops!



I love the Arcadia line by Sanea, and when it came to quilting this one, it turned into a very organic process which I thoroughly enjoyed ...



I love how the Superior Lava threads glows with the sun shining through ...

this picture just sums up how magical this quilt is for me.  I hope you like it too!

Please head on over and visit all the other peeps entering the Bloggers Quilt Festival, you are in for a wonderful feast of loveliness  :)


Amy'sCreativeSide


Happy Quilting!


30 comments:

Barb said...

YOu did a fantastic job!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Brilliant choice! Love how the quilting shows up in those pics! Jxo

Bobbi said...

WOW. I love this! Now I want to put this pattern on my to-do list!

Pat said...

What a lovely quilt!

Katie B. said...

Gorgeous quilt!! Arcadia is one of my all-time faves.

Anonymous said...

very pretty!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Manda said...

It is beautiful!

Leanne said...

It's beautiful, I love the quilt and the fabrics but what I especially love is that thread, it is way cool.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful quilt , I love that pattern & the arcadia suits it so well .

diane said...

ha! ha! I featured the same quilt. Yours is beautiful. I loved the pattern and clear instructions Lynne wrote for us, too.

Hideaway Girl said...

Such a beautiful quilt! The quilting looks amazing! I have an unfinished Arcadia quilt and seeing yours is just the motivation I need to get working on it again.

Flying Blind... said...

Gotta love a Goldsworthy pattern x

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt - I have never liked GFG either so much so I hadn't stitched a hexie until Lynne came into my life.............

christhequilter said...

I LOVE this pattern, and your colors really sing!!

susan said...

It's such a fab quilt, Trudi and great to see it again.

Denise :) said...

What a lovely quilt! Really beautiful! :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous quilt :-)

Shannon said...

Great quilt! All of those fun large hexies. That is such pretty fabric. Thank you for sharing!

Annabella said...

I haven`t seen it before and I love it - a great entry for the BQF!

notes of sincerity said...

Love your quilt!! :o)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Lovely quilt!

The Thompsons said...

It's lovely!

Tracey said...

I love this quilt and the way you quilted it. Good job Miss Trudi.

meli B said...

Beautiful quilt. Looks like it was a hard one to put together.

jonhebert said...

Some really pro work you do, although honestly it is a labor of love!http://karensquilting.com/blog/2011/10/what-can-i-say/comment-page-1/#comment-12102

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

YES! LOVE IT! A refreshing twist on the usual. Thanks for sharing.

Eileen said...

Beautiful quilt! Love big hexagons so much. I can see that might be something i'd do...those tiny ones are beautiful but don't think i'd ever do it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing!

amy smart said...

Trudi,

This quilt is DIVINE! I have loved that tutorial by Lynne and then to combine it with Arcadia - one of my favorite fabric collections?? Holy smokes, I LOVE IT!

Also congrats on your bricks quilt being a 'banner' quilt over at Sew We Quilt. I love it out of Hoot! (You have fabulous fabric taste.) Thank you so much for the shout out too. It was so fun to see your version!