Friday, 29 October 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Firstly thank you to Amy for hosting this wonderful event which brings all us quilt bloggers together. I am really excited to be part of this again and to spend happy hours looking at everyone else's quilts and reading their stories and finding new blogs to follow.
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival
I have chosen to enter my Kaffe Fassett diagonal madness quilt into the festival because it was a lot of firsts for me.
Kaffe Fassett Diagonal Madness
It was my first full sized (approx 80" x 80") quilt.  It was also the first quilt of this size that I quilted myself.  It was the first quilt I made for someone outside of my household (my Mum).  And it was the first time I used Kaffe Fassett fabrics which I absolutely loved - to my surprise given that so much colour terrifies me.
Kaffe Fassett Diagonal Madness
I confess that, as I pieced it, I cringed with horror at the terrible colour mistakes Kaffe had made as he designed this quilt - orange next to brown and pink, purple and red - surely not.  But of course, once it was all done and hung from the climbing frame, you can see the quilt as a whole and all those colours look beautiful together.
Kaffe Fassett Diagonal Madness
And it also looks fabulous on the bed in the guest room at my parents house.  I pop and in take a little peep while I'm there although I don't stay long because I start to notice things I could have done better.  I think that's a failing most quilters have, we don't see the overall beauty of something we've made but hone in on the mistakes.  Anyway, the important thing about this quilt is that I made it for my Mum and she really loves it, which makes me feel pretty good.

105 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous quilt! And what a great gift to your Mum! It must be wonderful to have a little peep when you’re at your parents house!

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  2. Very impressive, beautiful - congratulations:)

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  3. This is a quilt you could wrap around yourself, snuggle down and read a book on a grey rainy day and it would be the best day. Actually forget the book, I'd just look at the quilt, the composition of fabrics is so beautiful and unexpected, you could get lost for hours!!

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  4. Oh my sweetness! I almost fainted when I saw this quilt. It is soooo beautiful! Well done and thanks for sharing :))

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  5. I absolutely love this quilt! I'm a big fan of Kaffe and throwing loads of colour together - that's the point of a patchwork quilt! And it is so nice making a quilt for someone you love so much.
    I love taking part in this quilt festival - so much fun!

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  6. It's absolutely fantastic. So bright and lovely and is sure to brighten any dreary old day.

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  7. It turned out beautifully! What a work but worth it to get such a fantastic result!

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  8. Brilliant quilt Lynne. What a fab gift too! :)

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  9. Oh Lynne, Its Divine!!! I absolutely love Kaffe, his fabric and quilts are spectacular...this quilt of yours definately lives up to that...Its so beautiful! xx Im so glad i found your blog!! ill follow for sure!

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  10. Gorgeous! It does however confirm that you are slightly mad.....all that piecing!!! Yikes! So talented!

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  11. It's gorgeous.
    No colour mistakes at all!!
    Andi ;-)

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  12. I usually shy away from such saturated colour and combos but this quilt shows how it really works. Good job!

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  13. What a great first full size!!! You never can have too much pink in your life!!

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  14. Yes, we are too critical of our work. I said something to a friend recently about how my sewing is crap and I'm such a beginner after all these years. She laughed and said you are hardly crap or a beginner.

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  15. This is so spectacular. I love all that rich colour. Never dull and will always brighten a dull day.

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  16. That is a stunning quilt - simply gorgeous!

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  17. This quilt is beyond amazing! You're right, Kaffe does break a lot of color "rules," but it's one of those so-wrong-it's-right kind of things, I think. This is a great quilt for the festival and definitely something to be proud of!

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  18. This is a wonderful quilt - your mum is a surely happy to be the proud owner ;-)) I love all those colours! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I'm visiting you from the festival....love this quilt and hope to make one someday using kaffe's pattern.

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  20. I so love all those colours!Wonderful quit..

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  21. Hi Lynne, Great to see a picture of the finished quilt. It looks great!

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  22. Lynne,

    Great quilt. I love Kaffe and his colors and they all do go together. Great job.

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  23. what a list of firsts, and a wonderful result! I love your quilt. it is lucky that you can see it every time you visit your Mum, otherwise it would have been awfully hard to part with such a beauty :-)

    thank you for visiting me, Lynne and your kind words!

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  24. Lynne, what a fabulous quilt!!! It's gorgeous! I really, really love it!!!
    I had to smmile because of your thoughts while making this quilt...it's the same thing I often think about Kaffe's fabric (and the reason I haven't dared to cut into my few pieces yet...well, and the fact that I'm afraid of too much colour...).
    Great festival entry,
    Julia

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  25. This quilt is a testament to your strength, patience, and belief! As soon as I saw it in my google reader, I thought "oh, it's that Fasset diagonal one! Oh, I just LOVE that one!"

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  26. Your quilt is beautiful! I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics!!

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  27. Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  28. I see NO MISTAKES! This is so stunning!

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  29. It's just beautiful Lynne! For a bunch of firsts, you excelled! I would love to make a quilt like yours someday! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. This is such an inviting quilt it really does make you want to wrap yourself up in it and hibernate! Gorgeous!

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  31. So beautiful!! I love the colors and fabrics.

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  32. lynne it's absolutely gorgeous!!! you are one talented lady and I love how you are tackling your fear of color by embracing it! That's courageous!

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  33. Very nice! I like the colors that you used! It was really nice!!

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  34. Lots of lovely patterns to look at. I'm still trying to wrap my brain round Kaffe Fasset's quilt designs. Love his knitting

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  35. This is beautiful! Love the colors and the design, well done!

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  36. Hi Lynne, I'm trying to come up with a rave about your yummy quilt that no one before me hasn't said, and I can't so, DITTO, Its beautiful, stunning and all of the above!

    Like you, I didn't think all those colours should go together, until I bought some Kaffe. Now I'm hooked too!

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  37. I rest my case. Keener.
    (This is a stunner. A real stunner and kudos to your parents for giving all that colour the love - I think mine might pass out if that much WOW came through their door!).

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  38. it is so amazing. those fabrics and colors are so vibrant

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  39. I have the book with this pattern and I love it! I am such a chicken though, so many little squares! : ) Yours is amazing!

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  40. This is stunning I love all the color!

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  41. I LOVE the wild riot of color in this, very pleasing to the eye! It's a beautiful quilt!

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  42. Its beautiful! How many teensy tiny squares are in it?

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  43. Congratulations on your first full-sized quilt!

    I am new to quilting and the blog world, and I am really enjoying reading everyone's stories and looking at all the beautiful quilts!

    I love that you took a leap of faith with regard to the wide array of colors in this quilt. It turned out beautifully.

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  44. Very very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. gorgeous! lucky Mum! isnt it funny how sometimes color goes and sometimes it doesnt!

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  46. I love the colors. Great job.

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  47. Stunning! The quilt reminds me of the multi-colored beads people used to hang in doorways. What a fun and whimsical quilt.

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  48. This is such a beautiful quilt. You did an awesome job. I agree with you, we are our own worst critics. So glad you shared this so I got to sneak a peak at it. :)

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  49. It is beautiful! The straight-line quilting you did really highlights the piecework. And the colors are just plain happy. Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  50. I LOVE this quilt...just favorited on flickr the other day. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Thrilling to see this beautiful quilt again! I love Kaffe Fassett's colours!

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  52. Stunning and gorgeous fabrics and patchwork pretty much says it all, but add "stitched with love for mum" and the quilt takes on another meaning. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  53. This is truly beautiful. Wonderful colours!

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  54. Hi Lynne.
    This is a wonderful quilt! I love the colours and the design.
    It is daunting to take on something so big and to quilt it yourself.
    Your mum is very lucky!!

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  55. Wow, i love it, looks fantastic and i bet your mum loves it too!

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  56. Love Kaffe Fassett quilts and I can see you have certainly done him justice. Fantastic fabrics (love the orange and pink) and you have ended up with a truly striking quilt. Beautiful.

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  57. Oh my goodness. This was like eye candy! I love me a little bold colour.

    Beautiful.

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  58. such a bright cheery quilt, its gorgeous!

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  59. I am always amazed at Kaffe's patterns and how the colors seem to flow in the end. I am collecting various fabrics from his collection to one day make one of his patters. This is such a beautiful finish! You did a great job for your first full size quilt. How did you do the quilting? (Hand, Domestic, Long Arm?)

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  60. What a wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing!
    nichi

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  61. beautiful work! you did a great job on this one.

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  62. i'm beginning to fall head over heels for kaffe's fabrics - i've always been like you (afraid of so much color) but after studying his Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts book, i'm hard pressed to find quilts as stunning as those made w/his fabrics.

    and yours is no exception - it's fabulous!!!

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  63. Your binding is just the right touch for this, don't over think it you did great.

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  64. It is a glorious riot of color, your quilt. Kaffe would say there could never be too much color in a quilt. Your quilt is beautiful and I am sure your family loves it. Does it make you smile everytime you visit and see it laying on the bed. I know that is how I feel when I see ones I have given away in others' houses.
    Thanks for sharing your treasure of a quilt.
    Enjoy the festival.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  65. Absolutely wonderful! Kaffe had me from the beginning. I'm so happy you came around. You made his fabrics sing!

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  66. Stunning!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. E' fantastico!!!
    Ciao Domenica

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  68. It's stunning and your mom is a lucky lady to have it.

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  69. WOW! This is an amazing and gorgeous quilt! The colors are just beautiful! :)

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  70. superbe réussite j'adore les tissus kaffe et ce modèle est magnifique

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  71. Absolutely amazing!!! I don't understand the 'mistake' you are talking about because the colors all came together so beautifully. And I can't believe it is your first full-sized quilt! You are just very talented!!

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  72. Beautiful! It IS hard to step back and see the whole instead of our mistakes, isn't it? I think you did a wonderful job...and congrats on finishing your first "big" quilt!

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  73. Beautiful quilt! Kaffe Fassett colors scare me too yet I love the outcome of quilts made with his fabrics.

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  74. I have been longing to make a flower basket quilt out of his huge, bold floral prints. I love the color in your quilt and it only makes me wish I had more time!

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  75. Beautiful! You did justice to those amazing colours. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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  76. This is an amazing quilt! I love every bit of it! Love it!

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  77. This quilt is gorgeous! I love the colours which will certainly brighten up the months to come.
    Sabine from Germany

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  78. hi there! it's my first visit here but certainly not the last. just wanted to say that your quilt is amazing and what hard work you must have had!!!

    cheers from Portugal!

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  79. Gah! I'm normally not a pink person, but dang I like this quilt. It is so saturated and yummy! Great work!!

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  80. WOW! Amazing, love this quilt. The colors are fabulous, I agree sometimes I have hard time seeing how it will all come together in a quilt! My sister and I would love to feature you and one of your quilts on our blog Quiltstory. Come check us out! Quiltstory

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  81. Very impressive design--I think you did a great job placing all those different colorful fabrics! (Lots of color terrifies me too!) Good work!

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  82. fabulous quilt! love all the colors

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  83. I love how color moves through this quilt. It really is lovely!

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  84. Beautiful! Congrats on quilting it all yourself as well.

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  85. I'm huge KF fan! I love love love his fabrics. This is a great example of creating shape with color... great festival choice!

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  86. wow!! so bright and beautiful. just love his fabrics and designs. made a pickle dish of his...just so vibrant. i did change mine around and used more than just his fabrics but the directions were great and easy to follow. now i just need to get brave enough to quilt it...and get past Christmas things i have to do because it's a quilt for just me!! thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  87. It is gorgeeous. I too, understand the Kaffe colors fear. lol

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  88. I love how colorful it is;) I have a large piece of his, love it, but have no idea what to do with it;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  89. Wow, don't know how I missed this beautiful bright quilt earlier-love all the color. Glad you embraced it. Kudos.

    Come see my entries-antique 1890 schoolhouse quilt
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/

    or my black/white/pink scrappy miniature
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  90. I still absolutely adore this quilt of your Lynn, it is such a stunner and stands out beautifully in the linky thing, I knew at once whose quilt it was!!! Love it. xo

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  91. wow! you did really great job! it looks amazing!

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  92. really lovely. yes the Kaffe really grows on one. At first I just didnt understand all the clashing colours, but I'm planning my first Kaffe quilt in 2011.

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