Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012


Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012. A wonderful festival which allows the quilting community to show their favourite quilts and tell the stories of how they came to be. As well as viewing everyones wonderful quilts, Amy and her sponsors, generously give away a truck load of fantastic prizes.

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012 - Spring
Here is my contribution - the Mega Swoon.

I recently made this quilt as part of a the swoon-a-long on Flickr hosted by Katy from Imagingermonkey blog. I did not want to make the traditional 24" block so I created a challenge to make one 80" mega swoon block. I selected a base fabric, a Michael Miller fabric, which I purchased on sale last year and teamed it up with as many solids from my stash. To make such a large block interesting, I made fabric from similar toned solids and used it to make the HST's. The 20" centre block was built around a fussy cut piece of the feature fabric. I threw in a border of bright turquoise and claret as add more character. The background was a mixture of charcoal textured solids. I backed the quilt in a red solid from Kate Spain's Flurry collection and binded the quilt in a claret solid.

The quilting was the fun bit. I used Aurifil threads in a variety of matching and contrasting colours and custom quilted each block with geometrical designs.



As I was putting it together it reminded me of a tiled floor in some exotic hotel.

The quilt finally found its home in Sydney with my niece.


Was it easy to make? Yes!
Was it enjoyable to make? Definitely!
Would I make another one? Without hesitation!

Thank you Amy for hosting another wonderful Bloggers Quilt Festival.

29 comments:

  1. Your quilt is stunning! Your niece is very lucky to be the owner of this quilt!

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  2. What an amazing quilt! I love that Michael Miller bandana print and the fabrics you used around it are perfect. And the quilting is amazing as well!

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  3. This is beautiful. I love how it looks on the bed.

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  4. This is so impressive! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. WoW! What a fabulous job you did on your quilt. I love your thinking outside the block!

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  6. Great Quilt! It makes the bed so inviting!

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  7. Wow! It is soooooooo big! Really great!

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  8. oh wow - I made a 48" Swoon, but this is something else! SO awesome!! Nicely done and thanks for sharing it. I love it.

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  9. Your mega swoon is mega beautiful,too.

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  10. I saw this when I swooned along and thought it was great! I just love the quilting on it! Beautiful!!

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  11. Stunning! What a lucky niece you have!

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  12. That is absolutely gorgeous. The quilting alone causes me palpitations but the mega block is spectacular!

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  13. I am just so in love with Mega Swoon. Everything about it is fantastic, the colors the quilting the size!! Beautiful.

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  14. That is one humongous Swoon block! Very lovely and your quilting is superb!

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  15. I've loved this quilt every time I've seen it!

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  16. I love your mega swoon, the colours are amazing, and the quilting is fab

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  17. So beautiful. I love the contrast quilting. I am not brave enough to do that. i almost always match!

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  18. This is so awesome! Great design, great fabrics, great quilting~

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  19. I LOVE THIS QUILT!!!! I pinned it a while ago and it remains my favorite incarnation of a swoon. Great job!

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  20. I love it!!! It's beautiful!!!

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  21. OOOHHHHH! I made a huge swoon block too! My pic is on Flickr. I too just loved doing it. Your fabrics are so striking! And the quilting is fabulous!!!!!!!!!! Mine is at the quilter's as we speak. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. and your quilt is gorgeous, I am sure your niece loves it, I would!

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  23. lovely piecing and fabulous quilting. congrats!

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  24. I want to make a huge one! I keep trying to think of how you made it so big... id love some details!

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  25. I love that you made a huge one. Ive kept wanting to just make one swoon so i can say, i made one. I want to make a big one like you, but unsure of how to enlarge the pattern. Would love some details or hints?

    Also i used one of your DHW blocks for the Modern She Made Swap on Flickr!!

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