Friday, October 26, 2012

Sleeping Beauty - Blogger's Quilt Festival


It's that time of year again - time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  If you have never heard of it, go check it out.  There are hundreds of wonderful, absolutely stunning quilts from all over Blogland.  There is so much talent, I don't know how these quilters narrowed down their choice to just one quilt to submit.

I am submitting my "Sleeping Beauty" quilt.  I have nicknamed it that because it has been sleeping for ages now.  No really, AGES!  It is actually a pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting's October 2009 edition!  It took me about a year to find the fabrics ('cause back then I didn't know about online fabric shopping), and then another year to casually work on piecing it.  I finally had it all pieced together in January of this year.  I managed to back, sandwich, and mark it; and then I cast it aside for several months while I got over my fear of quilting it.  Thanks to monthly practice with SewCalGal's Free Motion Challenge, and a few other practice pieces, I finally sat down to quilt this sleeping beauty this month.


The quilting wasn't difficult, but I had built it up in my mind, worrying about mistakes.


This is what it looks like now after washing, etc.  I love that crinkly look.


And it is hung!  Our bed doesn't have a proper backboard, so it seemed like the ideal place to hang this large quilt.  Bonus, I get to look at it day and night!


Quilt Stats:

Finished Quilt Size: 60 inches x 60 inches
Special Techniques: none (sad really, that it took me so long with no special techniques required!)
Quilted by: ME!  on my Janome
Best Categories: Wall Hanging,  Home Machine Quilted

I am # 214 in case you are keeping a list of favorites!

Thank you for considering me.  Now, go look at some other amazing quilts and be inspired! 

Jen

Linking up with:

Amy's Creative Side

12 comments:

  1. Great quilt! Love the quilting pattern you chose!

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  2. I love the color placement! I must have some Rapunzel's in my UFOs! So many quilts, so little time! Your quilting looks great, too!

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  3. Lovely to see this again, I really love it!

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  4. Wow! That is seriously stunning! I love the quilting to bits Jen, brilliant job.

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  5. With quilts like this I think you need to stop calling youself Newbie! Looks fantastic:)

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  6. Wow - what a great quilt! With all the recent posts about Value around blog land, that was the first thing I noticed - this really is a great example of it.

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  7. Gorgeous! So simple in fabric choice but such high impact! Wow. Love your quilting.

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  8. This is gorgeous!!! Right up there with all the other stunning, awesome quilts. Great job.

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  9. That's just beautiful. I absolutely love it!!You are so talented.

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