Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I missed the last of Amy's fabulous festivals so I am determined to be in on the fun this time around.


The quilt I want to show today is one you may have seen before (before it was quilted).


I had intended on giving it to my parents for a house warming gift a few months ago but ... well .... life got pretty busy and I have only recently finished it.




So instead it will be a birthday present for my mum in a few weeks time.

It will live on my parents' dark green leather couch so I used a very plain dark green backing fabric to offset all the colour and movement on the front of the quilt.


I quilted it with simple straight lines on either side of the seams.


This gave little stars of david where the quilting lines met. A nice (and unexpected) touch for a Japanese style quilt that will live in  Jewish home.


I know my mum will love it. After all, she bought the quilt kit in the first place!!
I'm so glad to finally be able to give her the finished quilt and see it being used and snuggled under in her new home.

Thanks for visiting. 
Head over to Amy's to see all the other festival quilts
(Make sure you have plenty of time and a cuppa. There's always hundreds of amazing entries).

Andi :-)

61 comments:

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love this quilt! Enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival...

Marit said...

Andi, this is a beautiful gift! Love all the jewel tones and pretty fabrics.
; )

Karen said...

Gosh there are so many gorgeous fabrics in that quilt. i think everytime you look at it you will find something different. I love those type of quilts.

Lynne said...

What a fabulous quilt, I love the mix of the rich colours on the front and the green on the back and how cool those stars of David appeared! I love your blog header too.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful luxurious quilt. Great selection of fabrics and a simple and effective pattern to show them off. The quilted Star of David is really special.

Andie said...

Hi Andi! Love your blog - just found it on RPQ's site. You are crazy talented, woman! I never thought of putting Hebrew on a quilt - what a lovely idea for gifts for my dear Jewish friends. Can I borrow it? And your name - well, it's totally cool.

Katie B. said...

Beautiful! Love the quilting!

Linda said...

The colors you used here are stunning and I especially love the quilting! Wow.

Chris said...

Excellent colors. Your Mum will be thrilled!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love the colors! Very pretty!

Kristen said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the fabrics you choose!

Carol said...

Very pretty.
Isn't it great the way other designs emerge.

audreypawdrey said...

This is beautiful! I know they will love it. I love the pattern with all of those beautiful prints. I am sewing binding on my entry, trying desperately to finish!

Leslie said...

i love that it made a star of david...it looks beautiful

A said...

Love the colours in this.

Nanabanana said...

I love all the different fabrics in the quilt. Very stunning! Your mum will love it!

felicity said...

So, so beautiful. I want to make a triangle quilt, but I confess that all those bias edges make me quake with terror.

Thanks for sharing!

Sand and Sunshine said...

This is very pretty. I like how the triangles become a new shape when combined great work.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt, love all the colors!

Allie said...

Oh my gosh I love this! The fabrics are outrageously gorgeous, and that is just the neatest thing how the quilting turned out - fabulous!

em's scrapbag said...

This is beautiful. I love the fabrics you choose.

Victoria Paige said...

That's a beautiful quilt.

I love this festival already! There are so many great bloggers with such talent and creativity!

Lesly said...

Very pretty and love those magen davids!

Lauren said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Do you know where your mother purchased the kit?

Lindsay @ Me Quilting said...

adorable quilt, the stitching is great! what a nice surprise when you turn it over!

Jo Anna said...

I love your quilt. Simple design, beautiful colors. It all goes together so well. Jo Anna

Sherry said...

Love all the gorgeous fabrics in this quilt. It looks great!

Janet said...

I love all the cheerful bright colours!

Karen said...

This has turned into a lovely quilt. The bright colours are wonderful. What a great gift!

Catherine said...

Love thisscrappy colourful quilt and all those lovely fabrics!

Angie Padilla said...

Isn't it amazing how simplicity can make for a stunning quilt. In this case, I'm sure your fabric choices have a lot to do with it. It's a lovely quilt, and I'm sure your mom will really like it!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I adore all the colour in this quilt. It's eye candy. Amazing job.

Miri said...

Beautiful! Lovely bright colors and the quilting design on the back is a fun extra!

Quiltbenaco said...

I colori sono favolosi!
Ciao Domenica

baukje said...

LOve it, it's not too quilty. Most quilts are for me tooo worked toooo quilted. That's why I prefer this one. Also the colors are lovely. I hope to make one day also a quilt like your's.

Greetings from France

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Vicki said...

it looks great!

Allie said...

Your quilt turned out gorgeous! Your Mom will love it!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Wonderful quilt!

Ariane said...

It's a beautiful quilt!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa said...

I love those colors! What a cheery quilt. And I love the stars in the quilting. A very nice touch. Just beautiful.

Linda said...

Such beautiful bright colors! Great job!

quiltmom said...

Andi,
I love all the pretty fabrics- I am sure your mom will love it and treasure it.
Thanks for participating in the festival. Hope you get a chance to visit many of the other quilts and read their stories.
Warmest regards,
Anna

machen und tun said...

Andi, the quilt is lovely!! i have this triangle ruler lying around here quite useless and now i want to give it a go again.. thanks for inspiring!!
claudia

Sandra said...

what a rich looking quilt, love the saturated colors. What a lovely gift.
Thanks

Kate said...

Such a gorgeous gorgeous quilt and present.

Mama Mel said...

I love this! The colors are just beautiful! :)

Martine said...

c'est un bel edredon très coloré j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs et sa gaité felicitations

Michelle said...

Pretty prints, nice colors, bright and cheery. Like the line quilting.

mngirltx said...

Such a lovely gift for your mum!

laundryontheline said...

I saw one of your comments on another blog and had to stop by since my name is Andi too! :) This quilt is gorgeous! I love the bright colourful fabrics. It makes me think I need to get a little bolder with my own fabric choices.

One Flew Over said...

Beautiful job!

Megan said...

I love this! I have big plans to make a triangle quilt too one day!

Christine said...

I love all the bright colors in the fabrics you used. Pretty quilt!

QuiltSue said...

I wish I were your mum. Would you like to adopt me?

Eileen said...

great quilt. the colors and fabrics are fantastic and i love the trianglulation of it all! lucky mom and dad. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Joanna said...

I love your quilt. The fabrics are so pretty, and the quilting looks perfect for that block style. It's a very nice gift for your mother.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Oh wow, the Star of David... How perfect! I love all the colour and movement.

Terry said...

What evre the occasion I'm sure it's loved as all quilts deserve to be.
Great color.

Diane said...

This is so bright and cheery! Those colors are like a summer day ... beautiful!

Love Sundays said...

I just love this quilt Andi, can I ask, what size triangles did you cut, and how many approx fabrics did you use? Love the quilting too.

Vérone said...

Magnifique !!!
;-)
Vérone
France