Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Knowing Me, Knowing You

When I had two followers and one was my neighbour and the other my sister, I felt like I could say I knew my followers but that has changed over the past few months and there are a lot of you I'd really like to get to know if you have the time.  So I've got some posts to try to achieve that.  Today's is "My Favourite Quilt".  I'm going to show you my three favourite quilts (that I made) and, if you have a minute, I would love you to show me yours (ooh that sounds rude).  New followers, old followers, big followers, small followers.  Just link to a new or old blog post with your quilt in (or a flickr photo - I'm saying that and don't even know if that will work).

Penguin Books Quilt


Penguin Books Quilt finished

I made this for my older sister who was moving from Paris to Grenoble and wanted a quilt for the new place.  I love it because we grew up in a house of Penguin Books and I love the simplicity of the book covers.  I used a Kona solids jelly roll and Kona stone yardage and printed the book titles, the logos and the book heading onto the Kona stone using the method described in this post.  I used some classic book titles, some of my sister's favourites, a couple of invented titles of family jokes and a few funny titles of geniune books, like "Knitted Historical Figures" and "How to Catch a Cannonball".  And I love it because she loves it too.  And, a propos of nothing, she emailed me this morning to say she'd just realised that the pattern on the back is a line of books!  Bless.

Kaffe Fassett Diagonal Madness

Kaffe Fassett Diagonal Madness

This quilt was made last year for my Mum from a Kaffe Fassett pattern and kit.  Whilst I normally prefer to work from inside my head than from kits or patterns, I would make an exception for Kaffe Fassett quilts; I could never put together all those crazy patterns and colours and make them look as fabulous as this quilt looks.  Kaffe Fassett fabrics and quilts are not to everyone's tastes but I think his use of colour and pattern are genius.  My mum is not one to gush although I know she loves this quilt but I knew for certain when she said she didn't want to take it up to the north of England to show it to her mother in case someone stole it out of the car when they were parked at a service station.  I love the idea of a hooded gunman strolling round the car park ignoring the satnavs, the laptops and the ipads and breaking into a car for a brightly coloured quilt.  Alternatively the idea of a lady of a certain age, possibly wearing a patchwork waistcoat (although shoot me if I ever do) turning to crime one day upon spying a brightly coloured quilt in the back of a car parked at a service station.

Hexagon Park

Hexagon Park

And of course this is my other favourite quilt for a lot of reasons.  Firstly because I English paper pieced hexagons when I was little and, lovely as they are, they are slow and I can't see myself making a whole quilt of them any time soon so I kind of had this idea in my head of big, modern hexagons.  I also don't like fussing about with templates so I wanted to just be able to cut them from my cutting mat.  Then, when those first few glimpses of Sherbet Pips started appearing here and there and from a British designer and quilter to boot, I knew I had my plan.  

And I love this photo of the quilt top because it was Christmas Eve (possibly my favourite day of the year) and snowy, one of my sons was taking out the bins in his cool new hoody shirt and, not in this shot, my husband was looking down from the bathroom, about the jump into the bath, pulling funny faces and posing nude for comedy effect (don't worry, I have no pics of that vision to show you, it's not that kind of blog).

So, over to you, if you have a minute, click on the linky and give me a link to your favourite quilt - and the other readers of this blog can blog hop a bit too and find some new inspiration as well as this giving me a chance to get to know you.  Sheesh, the linky doesn't appear in preview so I'm going to have to click "publish post" and hope it appears then...


42 comments:

  1. Arrrrgh! That's so fully scary........Mr Linky!!!! Maybe I'll look at doing this in the office tomorrow! I love your three favorites and will also have to think about mine!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Lynne for showing your favorite quilts. I think my favorite of your favorites is still the penguin book quilt :) Doesn't get better then books and quilts!
    And I just shared mine (it works with a flickr picture!). I know I have shared it before but this one is honestly my favorite quilt. It is rainbowy and has spiderwebs in it and every time I look at it I can see all those prints that I used in other projects, too.
    Thanks for letting me show it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I do love hexagons! but the Kaffe quilt is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The Penguin books quilt is inspired - it really is a masterpiece! I linked to one of mine, but it's so hard to pick a favourite among all my children!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a lovely idea Lynne! Thanks for doing this! Your Kaffe Quilt is beautiful! ( Sorry I didn't have anything new to show!)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the chance to link up! My choice was easy...I only have 1 full size quilt I've ever made! I'm working on correcting that little problem :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Can I link back to your Penguin Books Quilt? I love it!
    Trudy

    ReplyDelete
  8. It's funny but my favourite quilts made by you are featured here today :) Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That Kaffe Fasset quilt is so amazing, and must have taken such a long time to make. My favourite of these three is the penguin books quilt, for its sheer originality (not to mention I am obsessive about colour order!).
    I wish I had a blog (I used to blog, but stopped about two years ago) to link to, and none of my recent quilts are on flickr. I am pretty rubbish about things like that! Perhaps I should get my finger out, and start posting again!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely quilts Lynne! Thanks for sharing :) Mary

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your favourites too! Great blogpost - will be back later to check out what else has been added.

    ReplyDelete
  12. OK...I shared mine but I feel like I am at a slight disadvantage LOL I am a new blogger so I only had one quilt to pick from. I have a ton of quilt pics at home but only one on my blog...However, I do love the that quilt so it is ok...is it ok that it isn't done?? Never thought about asking before posting ooops?!?!?!

    ReplyDelete
  13. New to your blog and enjoying your quilts very much!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's a great idea!! I love all 3 of your quilts..but the Kaffe Fasset is beautiful....!!so much detail going on there...and I will post my favorite soon and link back to you...thank you

    ReplyDelete
  15. First you show us a very inciting quilt, you know, the V one, then you come up with show me yours i'll show you mine. What's wrong with you, women? :)))))))) I know, tomorrow you'll show us the the other V blocks and it will be a crazy party here. :))) Fine, I'm in, I'll bring the alcohool :))))) Grils only, right? ;;)

    Ok, I'll go link :D

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ok I managed that, just about lol. Karen

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love this idea of sharing back and forth! And love it even better with an Abba title ;) But chosing a favorite quilt....that's like picking a favorite kid! I hadn't yet seen your Kaffe Fasset, and though his are not always my favorite, I have to say I am drooling!

    I am also going to give you the link to my recently finished Pips quilt...though I must say I am crushing on yours!
    http://ocd-obsessivecraftingdisorder.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-prevails-finished-sherbet-pips.html

    ReplyDelete
  18. i am going to have to try to link up later and then look through everyone elses....for now i just can not seem to get that ABBA song out of my head. i started singing as soon as i read your post heading.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love the quilts..The Kaffe fasset is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love your Penguin books quilt, being a bookworm myself and also growing up surrounded by them! I'm new to quilting and have linked up my first quilt, I'm now almost finished my third one. I'd love some new followers if anyone wanted to pop by my blog! Off to browse some of these links, great post!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Lynne I am a devotee of handpiecing and it is doing my head in! I think my next project will be machined!

    I still cant believe you pieced all those book covers yourself, now thats time consuming :)

    I am just trying to make a flickr window on my blog, but seeing as I have only made 3 quilts, it shows just 3!

    I think my fav will be the one I'm working on now!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to show you my favourite but I don't do patchwork,never mastered it, which is why I admire yours so much.
    Gillx

    ReplyDelete
  23. These quilts are beautiful. I especially love the Hexagon Park. Just shared a couple of mine through the link.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have two favorites.... It used to be one, now it's two... LOL! Your quilts are beautiful Lynne!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I posted my quilt. It's #34 on your linky. I would love it if you would vote for me. I have entered it in a contest that the voting ends tonight, 11:59 pm New York Time.
    Thank you. I love your blog. The quilt you made your mom is so amazing and bright and absolutely stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  26. You know me better than my own sister, what's left to tell? hehe. I'll find something.

    There were many giggly moments in this post (I'll keep my naked husband comments to myself), but I had to share (re: patchwork waistcoat) that my friend and I have a deal that we are to hit the other over the head with a shovel if we ever show up to a guild meeting in a quilted vest.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh, Lynne I love those quilts of yours too. That Kaffe quilt is one of my favorite quilts of anyone's ever.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ha! I linked my quilt and did it wrong, so it links right back to your blog! That's okay, I LOOOVE your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love your quilts -- I think I might even try the hexagon pattern on my next quilt, we'll see. I'll try and link to my two favorite quilts which I did in the quilt along on PS I Quilt last year.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I'm torn between your Kaffee quilt and the Penguin quilt being my favourites, but the one I'm most likely to copy is your newest hex quilt!!
    i found it difficult to choose my favourite quilt from the ones I've made, but settled on Harry's Union Jack. Choosing one finished quilt did make me realise how many WIPs I have though!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. My favorite quilt always seems to be whatever I've finished most recently! I really do love your Penguin quilt--it's the librarian in me!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I found you because of the book quilt. I still love it so much!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love all the quilts that you've made. The KF one is especially stunning! I won't be able to join in the fun to provide a link this time because as of date I haven't make any large quilt, just mostly wall hangings.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love love love your quilts Lynne, all of them!!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  35. Wow, your quilts are truly amazing! The book one is just so origianl and that hexie one at the bottom is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love the hexi quilt -- what a great easy way to do them -- thanks for sharing and contrats on your first moda bake shop pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Good idea! It's nice to get to know you =) I posted my Colorbrick.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'm a bit late, but I think this is a great idea, I finally posted mine.
    Loving looking at all the beautiful quilts linked here, thanks Lynne.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Thank You

    The given Information on your blog is very useful.

    Visit :-Best Seo training

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank You

    The given Information on your blog is very useful.

    Visit :-Best Seo training

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thank You

    The given Information on your blog is very useful.

    Visit :-Best Seo training

    ReplyDelete

Comment away peeps :-)