Thursday, 17 May 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2012

It's the Blogger's Quilt Festival again starting this weekend.  It's the biggest linky party out there and, if you haven't linked to it before, try it out this year and you will have a lot of fun having new visitors to your blog and visiting lots of new blogs.  

Amy's Creative Side

My favourite quilt this year so far is my theyoutube quilt.  Named because it reminds me of the  Youtube logo.  


Made from a whole mix of Kona solids, using the Sizzix Drunkard's Path dies to make for quick quarter circle cutting and designed on Touchdraw, an iPad app.  



Quilted with a grid of lines 2" apart to give it the feel of retro 70s leather modular sofas.  And bound in black so that the binding just disappears into the quilt.  


This was my original design for the quilt but, once I'd made nine youtubes, it didn't look enough so I kept going and made seven more.



But then when I looked at the design, it seemed a bit lacklustre.  My daughter said it would look better if the black borders were a bit wider so I tried that and she was right, that was just what it needed.  


And it will be winging its way from England to France as soon as I get it packed up and ready to travel.  It's off to live with my big sister as a little thank you for being my most loyal blog follower from day one of this blog when my only friend was the tumbleweed. 

101 comments:

  1. Love it Lynne. So bright colourful and unique!

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  2. I love this quilt, and your Summersville cushions that I have just noticed in your blog header!

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  3. Understandable why it's your fav - it's awesome!

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  4. I just love this quilt! The colors pop right off the page!

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  5. This is just so pretty...love the bright colors! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  6. Love it! But then I love almost everything you do.

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  7. This quilt is just wonderful! Your sister must be thrilled!
    Are you going to market a pattern for it?
    Maybe do a quilt along with it?
    It is fabulous, and I am sure there are many of us out here in blogland who'd love to make one, too!

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  8. Perfect entry for the festival, we still need those bright colours to offset the grey weather!

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  9. Man, I just adore this quilt Lynne.

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  10. I just love it! Your sistger is a lucky woman!

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  11. I do love this one - pattern, pattern!

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  12. What they said: a favorite, for sure!

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  13. AMAZING!! It really is a remarkable piece.

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  14. This is one of those quilts that makes me smile every time I see it. It is a wonderful use of the DP blocks and has such a retro 70's vibe. I will post my quilt for the festival tomorrow, thank you for the reminder.

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  15. I LOVE this quilt!! I want one to snuggle under with my puppy:-) It's beautiful!

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  16. Glad you entered this quilt...it's FABULOUS!

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  17. I love your quilt! Great design and color use. Gorgeous!

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  18. well, you'll win, for sure.

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  19. I love this quilt! The colours are just spot on!

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  20. I love this quilt. Your daughter has a good eye.

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  21. This quilt is fabulous. I love seeing it!

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  22. I adore this quilt, it's just fabulous :)

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  23. Fabulous, Lynne. So fun and creative!

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  24. I think this is my favorite of yours as well, I have it in my inspiration boards and absolutely love it! I love solids and this just makes me love them even more, thanks for the inspiration Lynne!

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  25. still loving the quilt. Maybe I should raid the post office and "divert" it to my house ;-)

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  26. Love the Blogger's quilt festival - it's amazing to see what's out there and what you've missed

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  27. Yep, you did it again and with some help, Í hear? Good for her!

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  28. *points up* What they all said! (I'm so unoriginal) I really like the quilts you show us, but this one is just so different that it catches the eye and stays in your head, if you follow. :-)

    Hazle
    suntred02 at aol.com

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  29. I love this quilt - it has such a happy feel to it. A beautiful gift for your sister!

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  30. I love this quilt. This sort of quilt is very much outside my comfort zone. I am "afraid" of solids and dark backgrounds. Well maybe not afraid but they do worry me :-)

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  31. It sure is a stunner :-) Your sister gets THE coolest quilts...

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  32. I really love this one Lynne...so graphic and bright.

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  33. I get the coolest quilt because I'm the coolest sister, well the third coolest anyway (of 3...)

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  34. You know how much I adore this quilt - your best EVER! And you linked up to the festival a nano second before I did!! We will be face to face 2 weeks tomorrow!! x

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  35. You are so talented! Beautiful quilt, and beautiful design! I want to make it in prints and see how different it looks!

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  36. I love it! I'm going to check out the linky now!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  37. A great design that looks wonderful made in solids. Beautiful quilt, I enjoy the contrast and how the dark background highlights the other fabrics.

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  38. This is awesome. So creative and I like how all the colours flow : )

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  39. I'm leaving a comment just to make you talk to me! ;-)

    And the fact that your quilt is awesome and stands out in the thumbprints like a beacon! Love it.

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  40. What a beautiful quilt Lynne!! It's very you with the bold colours on the dark background, a spectacular quilt indeed!

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  41. This is so beautiful! (p.s. Thank you so much for your tutorials on TouchDraw -- I have been using them this week and they are so helpful!!)

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  42. Such a corker! Looking forward to the pattern

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  43. Your quilts are always so stylish! You photograph them beautifully as well. Very nice!

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  44. Such a striking design! Still love this quilt.

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  45. Such a stunning quilt!!! Your sister is one lucky gal to be getting this!

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  46. wow, that is just amazing. lucky sister :)

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  47. Love this quilt ~ it's really fantastic! Have a good time in France!

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  48. Beautiful! I am inspired to make a quilt with a black background after seeing yours! It's like modern Amish.

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  49. Beautiful! It's so striking!

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  50. I'll say it again, I love this quilt! I'm hoping it does well. I entered the festival for the first time so I'm pretty darn excited about the whole thing!

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  51. Great all solids quilt! How did I miss your blog in the festival before!

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  52. Your finished quilt is definately more beautiful than the original design. It is a fantastic quilt. Mmm, love those Kona solids!

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  53. WOW love the bright colors
    Ann

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  54. This is beautiful! I love the rich and vibrant colors. Excellent!

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  55. Definitely a stunner, your sis does get blooming fab quilts doesn't she!

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  56. Gorgeous quilt! Love the colors you used! How lucky for your sister to get this one!

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  57. I think this is my all time favourite quilt of yours Lynne - gorgeous!!

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  58. I love modern patterns!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  59. This beauty is certainly on my list of favourites, Lynne. Can hardly wait for the pattern!!

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  60. What a lovely quilt - I love the colors !!!

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  61. Very neat quilt! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  62. have never been a super fan of solid fabric quilts, but yours is so fun and vibrant. it makes me think i need to make a solid fabric one, too. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

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  63. Really great quilt design and execution. You should be rightfully proud--and the recipient is a lucky dog! Thank you for sharing your quilt's story.

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  64. You realize, of course, that I have decades of experience as a sister and would gladly be added to your roster. Best part is that I don't come with any emotional baggage.

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  65. I adore this quilt, it's such a cool pattern and I love hearing about your design process.
    A very lucky sister!

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  66. You know I love this quilt - way to go girl

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  67. This is so cool! What a great use of the drunkards path block!

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  68. Simply spectacular!!!!!

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  69. belle réalisation j'adore les couleurs

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  70. Very Striking! And you make me think I need to get Touchdraw, like, NOW!

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  71. such a beautiful quilt!!

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  72. So eye-catching. I love it! Avis x

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  73. Kids are so helpful sometimes...I love this quilt!

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  74. Beyond amazing - the colors in this are just wonderful and I love the shapes!

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  75. I loved this the first time you posted, and I still love it now! The design is so versatile, I think it would be fun to see in different palettes too.

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  76. Love this quilt. Such a fantastic use of kona solids.

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  77. Simply beautiful, love the colors!

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  78. Well you should already know that I LOVE this quilt and good to see your daughter has picked up your eye for design!

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  79. Love, love, love it! If you do a pattern or a quilt a long I'll be making it for sure!

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  80. It's a beautiful quilt:))))

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  81. What a beautiful quilt. Great colours and awesome pattern. How neat that your sister will be the recipient!

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  82. LOVE LOVE - thought about selling the pattern!!!

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  83. Pretty sure your sister will love it!

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  84. I love the way you chose the colors, so bright against the black. Beautiful!

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  85. Stunning design and colors - perfect execution! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  86. It's beautiful! I love the colors against the black.

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  87. Your color choice is great. Is this a pattern you created?

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  88. Love this design and the colors.

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  89. This is beautiful! When I first saw it the colors against the black made me think of the game Simon. Love it. It is great to have sisters for support :)

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  90. Love the colors and design a lot. I'm a bright, intense color person and this is right up my alley.

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