Sunday, 27 October 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I often have trouble picking quilts for this, but this year was not a problem,
my favorite quilt I've made this year - Contraflow 


for those of you who already know how this quilt came about, sorry, to the new comers, welcome!

It all started back at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London in July when I bought Brioni's new Book, brand new fresh out of the box from the publishers, and a Simply Style layer cake from Justin atSimply Solids


I knew, exactly what I was going to do, the minute I got a peak at the book and how I intended to quilt it!

So unlike last year and many of my friends, there was no quilters sensory overload and block, 
I set straight to the piecing almost the minute I got home ...


and before long had the top pieced


I delved into my stash for a backing and the Joel Dewberry won hands down


I loaded this up onto my table top frame and set too with my Juki to quilt my little heart out


the limitations of space with a 9" harp made me a little more creative in how I filled the space,
and the first time I had actually tried doing pebbles down the middle of a spine


It didn't take me long to get it done


and it was bound and ready to ship off to Justine to be on her stand at Festival of Quilts just 2 weeks after Retreat!


the quilt is now hanging in my LQS, and I can't wait for it to come back home for a little snuggle time!

Quilt Deets: 
Pattern: Contraflow by Brioni Greenberg
Fabrics:  Simply Style by V & Co, and White on White from my stash
Size:  76" x 86"
Quilted by Me, on my New English Quilter table top frame with a Juki 98P

So, my dilemma is to which category I add this to for the Blogger Quilt Festival, and I think I will enter it in the Home Machine Quilted category.  Whilst I could have added it to the professionally quilted category, I didn't send this out to be quilted, and my set up is definitely only a domestic machine and not long arm.  Though to be fair to visitors for the festival, I do quilt for other people on this set up.



don't forget to go check out all the other entries in the festival!



29 comments:

heart of charnwood said...

A worthy entrant, and a great choice, good luck!

Katy Cameron said...

It's gorgeous, hope it comes home soon!

Judith, Belfast said...

The pattern shows off your quilting perfectly! Loving those wee pebbles! Jxo

mb. said...

really well done. wonderful.

Sarah Lou said...

The quilting on this really is amazing, it looks so good with this pattern!

Fran said...

Great quilt and fabulous quilting!

Leila said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the quilting. A 9 inch harp would be tricky to work with but you made it look easy as pie. :) (why do we say that? pie isn't easy!)

Sarah said...

This one is so worth seeing again!

katyquilts said...

Gorgeous!

Sheila said...

I must have missed this first time around,it's lovely.

moira said...

Love this. The welting is fab and the pebble stem to the feathers is inspired!

Debbie said...

Beautiful feathers make this a great quilt.

happydaysquilting said...

I love everything about this quilt :)

Karen said...

Very pretty! Your feathers came out beautifully!

QuiltSue said...

It's beautiful Trudi. I love everything about it, specially the quilting.

CitricSugar said...

Great quilting! I have to get a quilting frame - the results are outstanding.

Leanne said...

This quilt is so beautiful. The modern pattern, the fantastic quilting, all of it.

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Beautiful. Simple quilt made beautiful with your beautiful quilting!

Canadian Abroad said...

Such a pretty quilt, Trudi. Love the way you quilted it too!

Seams Sew Together said...

Great quilting!!

Sarah said...

It's a lovely quilt! I love the pattern. Do you follow a pantograph with your machine and frame set up like this? Or do you it's free motion it?

Cindy said...

I LOVE this. You did an amazing job.

Kristie Maslow said...

Beautiful! I have a juke, too...I think I need to put it to the test :)

felicity said...

So so beautiful, Trudi!

Nicky said...

Brilliant synthesis of fabric, pattern and quilting!

sonia said...

Love your quilt, and of course, your quilting. Amazing work, congrats!

grapes and hearts said...

Done in two weeks time?! Love your quilt design and the way you quilted it!

Sharon said...

A gorgeous quilt! And I think your quilting on it is superb. Wow! Hope you get to snuggle with it before long.

Emma said...

Have been off line for a while, but found this once back on. Looks amazing, love the stitching - one of my favourite quilts I have seen on your site - might just try one myself.