Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Time!


Hooray for Blogger's Quilt Festival! I just love cruising through all the beautiful quilts and finding some blogs I've never visited before. The last festival was my first entry, and I chose my beloved Flea Market Fancy quilt. This time around, I have a lot more quilts to choose from, so it was a harder decision. But in the end, the quilt that gets the most use wins - my Little Folks HST quilt.


I love this quilt so much for many reasons, the biggest one being the amount of tedious effort that was put into it. It literally had me tearing my hair out at a few different points during the process! But in the end, soooo worth it.

If you've worked with this voile before, you know how wonderfully soft it is. The softness and light-weight makes it a bit slippery, so piecing the half square triangles was less the easy! It's quite imperfect and tons of the points don't exactly match, but I learned a lot of valuable lessons in the making of this quilt, and for me it sort of adds to the charm.


I backed this quilt with voile as well, which made it super tough to baste. I could just NOT get it without a pucker when I took it to the machine. So, in the end, I hand quilted all whopping 90x90 inches of it. And I'm not sorry I did. The hand quilting helped to retain the soft, airy feel of the quilt.


And this is where you can find this quilt on most days of the week....


being loved and used just the way a quilt is meant to be.

Make sure you hop on over to Amy's page all week long and check out all the other lovelies!


Welcome to all of you who have never visited before! I hope to see you again soon!



56 comments:

  1. how much do I love this quilt... I could never count the ways...

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  2. Beautiful! I love the colors and I love HST, too. Great job!

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  3. your quilt is really amazing!! you selected the perfect fabrics for it!

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  4. This is a beautiful quilt. You did an amazing job. I love the fabrics and the pattern.

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  5. It's lovely, just lovely. I think I need a snuggle now!

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  6. I love a well-used quilt! This is beautiful. I can't believe you hand-quilted it! My BQF entry is Little Folks voile too. Love that fabric.

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  7. great pick Megan! I love this one sooooo much! I really want to be brave enough to do a voile quilt too ;)
    x

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  8. yum. love it. love little folks. love HST. what a great combo!

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  9. These colors are beautiful. This is a gorgeous quilt! And hand quilted...must have taken forever. Nice!

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  10. Megan, I love this quilt! I have used voile for the backing of a couple of my quilts...and it is tricky to baste :) What a wonderful quilt to have to curl up in!

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  11. I adore this quilt, and the fact that you hand quilted it is even more impressive! Definitely the kind of quilt you want to pass on for generations to come!

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  12. It's so beautiful! I can only imagine how it must feel to snuggle under it.....

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  13. Eeek, gorgeous Megan! I just love this quilt - it's so pretty, and airy, and just plain "right"!

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  14. This is so beautiful - it looks like sparkling jewels...

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  15. That is so beautiful. I love the colors of that fabric line. They look fabulous in your design.

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  16. I just can't imagine making HST's out of voile over and over again! But it must be the softest cuddly quilt ever with the voile back! Beautiful and in use; perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. It is beautiful and I can't imagine all the work... voile HSTs AND handquilting!

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  18. this may be my fav entry. i used the same fabrics in mine. i LOVE your work. really beautiful!

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  19. Whew, that sounds like a LOT of work. But doesn't that make it so much more worth it in the end? Great job, it's absolutely beautiful!

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  20. I was wondering what a quilt made from voile would be like. I love that you also backed it with voile. It is so beautiful. I just wish I could touch it. Such great colours too.

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  21. So beautiful, and I totally agree - quilts are meant to be used and enjoyed. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Beautiful quilt! I love that it’s being used so much!

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  23. My first time here. This quilt is so bright and cheery. Handquilted too! amazing!
    I'm off to see all of the other quilts but I will be back to visit the rest of your blog soon.
    Marianne

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  24. A beautiful quilt and the AMH voiles are so vibrant. I bet it feels beautiful too! Love that you handquilted it as well!

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  25. I think I first saw your quilt on a flickr site and loved it then. I am so pleased you chose it for the festival.
    It is stunning. I love the colours against the white and the layout of the HSTs is great!
    You had a lot of patience to hand quilt something this size.
    Well worth the effort!

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  26. Yay for Anna!! I just love her fabric.. i always wanted to try this range and fabric... i bet it is just so soft..its an amazing design..its come up so nice! xx this is such a beautiful quilt and i loved the Used pic!! xx

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  27. That is such a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and design! Very nice.

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  28. Your quilt and hand quilting is beautiful.

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  29. this is just stunning you did such a beautiful job. those fabrics are gorgeous and your pattern is amazing

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  30. It is really beautiful. I love the setting you used.

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  31. Beautiful quilt , your labour of love shows !

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  32. Oh my gosh, talk about labor of love! I have never sewn with voile before, but looks like the process was so worth it! The quilt is beautiful!
    Meaghan

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  33. What a beautiful piece - it is a wonderful design. There is something special about a quilt that challenges our skills. You did a terrific job of it. All quilts should be so well loved.
    Enjoy the festival.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  34. This is definitely one of my favorite designs in half square triangles. And awesome fabric choice - I use lots of AMH too. Way to go!

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  35. And I thought it was amazing BEFORE I realized it was hand quilted!

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  36. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your Bento Box quilt on Moda Bake Shop!

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  37. oh my - I think this has to be one of my all time favourite quilts!! And HAND quilted = WOW :)

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  38. Megan, I love this quilt! It has the perfect balance of color & white. I really want to make a voile quilt for myself, they sound so lovely!
    Jaclyn

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  39. I do love this quilt!! The colors are amazing. Thank you for sharing it in the show :)

    SheilaC

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  40. what a gorgeous quilt! Good on you for persevering with it - sometimes it really does pay off doesn't it?

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  41. oh wow! Hand quilted is that what I read? Very Very cool. THanks for the link the the quilters blogger thingy.

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  42. Beautiful quilt-both front and back. Love the rich fabrics. Great job. Thanks.
    Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
    black/white/pink scrappy miniature

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  43. Gorgeous quilt! Handquilted? Wow. Good thing to know about voile. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I absolutely love your quilt. One of my favorites.

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  45. Your festival quilt is great. I like that it is so bright and cheery and I can see why it is on a bed.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Such a a beautiful quilt! Love this HST pattern - definitely one to add to my to-do-list!

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  47. Very pretty layout - I like how the squares are on-point.

    Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

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  48. Beautiful Quilt! Love the colors. Love everything about it.

    Lisa - www.theredheadedmermaid.blogspot.com

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  49. I have never made a quilt but am dying to make one like this! Where can I find the pattern??

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