Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival & ALYoF

Oh, how I wish October wasn't ending!
The endlessly beautiful colours of the trees preparing for another winter, the honking of the geese overhead on their way to warmer climates.
Then there is the police cars blocking off a street as a moose takes a stroll through our neighbourhood!! Holy crap! They had to sedate the poor guy and take him to safety!
But, the important stuff is all about quilting!!
It's time to go to Amy's Creative Side 
for
Blogger's Quilt Festival.
AmysCreativeSide
My quilt is called "Rolling Stones"
and I'm entering it into the
 Group/Bee Quilt category

This was done for a quilting bee called-
Nine of theses blocks were done by the lovely ladies in my Carmine group.
Thank you so much ladies! Unfortunately, one block got lost in the mail,so
I added the additional 3 blocks, as well as the grey joining blocks.
This measures in at 51"x67"
For the backing, I pieced a lot of different colours and used up the remained of the Kona Putty which I provided for my bee mates to use as background in their blocks.
I had fun dipping my toes into improv piecing, and I love this backing much more than I expected to!!
Most of my quilting of late has been straight lines, and as much as I love doing it, I really wanted to get some FMQ into this one.
So, I did tons of feathers, stones, and swirls.
The thread I picked was Aurifil 40wt variegated grey #4060
Oh, how I loved seeing the colour change in the stones and swirls!
It's hard to tell in the photos, but it looks like the stones are moving!
 This was my first try with variegated thread, and it won't be my last.



I can't believe how much better my feathers got as I progressed through the quilt!
This is certainly going to be a long time favourite of mine, with great memories of swooning over the blocks as they arrived!
This post serves a duo purpose, as finishing this quilt was also my goal for
A Lovely Year of Finishes.Yay for finishes!


A Lovely Year of Finishes


 Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at 
"Rolling Stones"
Hope you are enjoying all the quilts in the festival!


21 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Brilliant quilt Patti, your Bee mates certainly did you proud with their blocks!

Crickets Corner said...

One of my favorite quilts! Love the front and the back is just as spectacular. Job well done!

moira said...

Another awesome quilt, Patti. I love both sides

CitricSugar said...

Oh, Patti! It's so pretty. It just turned out so lovely. It's swoon-worthy.

Heather D. said...

A moose - hahahaha!

The quilt is lovely - is this a new finish? I don't remember seeing it before. It's a great design.

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

I absolutely love this Patti! Gorgeous colours and your quilting looks fantastic. I especially love how you've set the blocks :o)

Carla said...

The BEST solids quilt ever ; )

Charlotte said...

it's fantastic! I love the colours, and solids are always my favourite :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the colours in this :o)

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this colourful quilt! And the reverse side is brilliant too. I think you shouldnt call it backing, call it a 2 sided quilt!!

Karen said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love the idea that many of the blocks came from your group. The back is brilliant and your quilting is a bonus. beautiful work.

MsMidge said...

Beautiful!

Jeannie said...

Awesome both front and back!
I love the boldness of all the blocks! great job quilting too!

Sharon Dawn said...

I love the way those colors pop against the white! Your quilting is beautiful and a perfect accent to the blocks! Thanks for sharing your Rolling Stones.

Candace said...

Your quilt is very striking!

Janine said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt - an all time favourite of mine!

Kris said...

Two lovely quilts in one...Just spectacular. Love this.

CityHouseStudio said...

Such a gorgeous quilt, so bright and fun! And the back is just amazing - love it!!!

Becky said...

Wow! It's like a 2 sided quilt! I love both the front and the back... traditional meets modern! Fantastic!

Aoife said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the front and the back equally. A fantastic outcome from a bee :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the front and back!

21 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Brilliant quilt Patti, your Bee mates certainly did you proud with their blocks!

Crickets Corner said...

One of my favorite quilts! Love the front and the back is just as spectacular. Job well done!

moira said...

Another awesome quilt, Patti. I love both sides

CitricSugar said...

Oh, Patti! It's so pretty. It just turned out so lovely. It's swoon-worthy.

Heather D. said...

A moose - hahahaha!

The quilt is lovely - is this a new finish? I don't remember seeing it before. It's a great design.

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

I absolutely love this Patti! Gorgeous colours and your quilting looks fantastic. I especially love how you've set the blocks :o)

Carla said...

The BEST solids quilt ever ; )

Charlotte said...

it's fantastic! I love the colours, and solids are always my favourite :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the colours in this :o)

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this colourful quilt! And the reverse side is brilliant too. I think you shouldnt call it backing, call it a 2 sided quilt!!

Karen said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love the idea that many of the blocks came from your group. The back is brilliant and your quilting is a bonus. beautiful work.

MsMidge said...

Beautiful!

Jeannie said...

Awesome both front and back!
I love the boldness of all the blocks! great job quilting too!

Sharon Dawn said...

I love the way those colors pop against the white! Your quilting is beautiful and a perfect accent to the blocks! Thanks for sharing your Rolling Stones.

Candace said...

Your quilt is very striking!

Janine said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt - an all time favourite of mine!

Kris said...

Two lovely quilts in one...Just spectacular. Love this.

CityHouseStudio said...

Such a gorgeous quilt, so bright and fun! And the back is just amazing - love it!!!

Becky said...

Wow! It's like a 2 sided quilt! I love both the front and the back... traditional meets modern! Fantastic!

Aoife said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the front and the back equally. A fantastic outcome from a bee :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the front and back!