Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I seem to be about a week behind everyone else and am only just going to make it into Amy's Quilt Festival by the skin of my teeth (and about 44 mins!!).

The quilt I am choosing for the festival is my Licorice Allsorts quilt that was seen around here back in February. Starting with the back of the quilt, cause I still like the back better than the front and it shows up the quilting pattern really well....
Now for the front and its little story...this quilt began its life in a string quiltalong challenge put out by the lovely Stephanie over at Loft Creations. The idea was to make a string quilt using only the fabrics you had in your stash. I had some gorgeous Flea Market Fancy and lovely black and whites.After trying a few different layouts I ended up going with circles...
After gluing my circles down and adding some half circles around the edges and some squares in the middle...
...I had my liberated Licorice Allsorts quilt...
I then quilted it with freemotion stipple and spirals.
And used a gorgeous black and white Michael Miller for the binding.
Making a liberated type quilt was a lot of fun, I will definitely be using that method again in future.

Now if you have a little spare time, grap a cuppa and check out the hundreds of wonderful quilts in the Bloggers Festival. xo



51 comments:

Béa said...

Really wonderful ! I loved it when I see it for the string challenge, I have to make something like that one day ...
Hugs from France.

Béa said...

What's the string square's size, please ?

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love this quilt, the front is fabulous but I do love a quilt with a great back which shows up the quilting. How did you do those perfectly quilted spirals?

Kate said...

I love this quilt, the FMF is perfect for it and the quilting just finishes it off beautifully.

Andi said...

Nothing like a deadline hey?
I love this quilt. But I love all your quilts.
Sigh.
See you Monday!!
Andi x

Maree: said...

I Love this Quilt..the Fabrics & the Technique..I Love Circles that's Why...
Love the Back too...Thanks for showing us again..
cheers

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous Cathy...nice to revisit!

Kathie said...

oh Cathy I just love this quilt
I am sitting here trying to figure this out!
LOL
very fun, wow and adding that black polka dot fabric just makes the quilt for me
oh I love this one.
thanks for sharing
oh yes I feel as if I am a month behind...

two hippos said...

such a beautiful quilt!

orchidlover said...

Gorgeous. I would never have thought to cut them into circles. What a great idea

Love and hugs Gina xxx

ranette said...

Love this quilt and your work Cathy! Amazing!

bearpaw said...

What a gorgeous quilt - and so simple! Can't believe you can produce something this fabulous with glueing! I feel I would have complicated things a lot more if I had tried to make it!

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful quilt. The quilting is so wonderful too. Really great

Pinkadot Quilts said...

This is a favorite quilt of mine that you made. The touches of black and white are perfect and really make it sing!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous quilt and stunning quilting.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love this quilt. You make it look so easy, but the quilt looks so extraordinary!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Beautiful! I love the back, too:)

Mary said...

Wow! I love this quilt it has so much movement! You did a great job choosing the right fabrics.

alobsiger said...

Still a fave, Cathy! Such a fun quilt!

Jackie said...

Love the is one!! Just pure creative genius. Can't believe that you like the back better than the front. Although, both sides are just gorgeous!

O'Quilts said...

this is one of my favorite quilts..u did such a great job!

Katie said...

Such a fantastic way to make a string quilt. I must remember this circle idea! And a beautiful (though a little busy!) quilt besides. Thanks for sharing!

Nedra said...

I am so glad you showed this one again, because it is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES of yours. (and that is hard to decide!)

Vivian said...

Glad you made it into the festival! This is one great quilt and a really unique and new-to-me take on a string quilt. Way to go, I really like this one!

Carla said...

I remember how much I liked this the first time....and it's still outstanding to me. The black and white makes the other fabrics shine. You are a genius!

ktquilts said...

Just love this quilt!!! Toooooo pretty.

Blessings,

KT

Crispy said...

I must admit I love the back better too LOL. I love the lavender fabric.

Crispy

Teresa said...

I LOVE that Licorice Allsorts quilt of yours...great choice for an entry. Thanks for the review of how you did it...good luck!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Quiltycat said...

I remember this quilt too...beautiful and with a perfect back!:-)
nichi

Donna~~ said...

Great quilt--both front and back! I love the black and white all over and in the binding too--going to have to think about using black and white in that way. Thanks for the inspiration!

In Awe of Applique said...

This is one of my favorite quilts of all time! What yummy color combinations and an awesome idea to take something that wasn't "quite right" and turn it into something brilliant!!

Quiltdoodles said...

I can't stop thinking about this quilt. I just have to do this. It is just fabulous!!! I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Quiltbenaco said...

Grazie per averlo mostrato: è bellissimo!
Ciao Domenica

Stephanie said...

Still absolutely loving this quilt. 

Kim D. said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt again, it's beautiful! I love the back as well.

em's scrapbag said...

This is a fabulous quilt. The circles, the quilting, the all around design. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Hideaway Girl said...

I Love, love, love the circles! The quilting looks amazing!

Julia said...

i love it...so happy and bright.
The string circles look fab..
Julia

beth said...

beautiful! Beautiful.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This quilt is SPECTACULAR Cathy! Thanks for coming in under the wire and sharing!

Marit said...

This is a gorgeous quilt - the mix of colors, the design and the quilting!
An amazing version of a string quilt. Congratulations, Cathy!
; )

Karen said...

Love, love, love it. Love the backing and adore the front.

Talin's Corner said...

Your Quilt Festival entry quilt is beautiful. Love the colors and the quilting.

Deb said...

It's a beautiful quilt Cathy - faubulous colours and I think both sides are fabulous!

Robyn G. said...

Cathy I'm so glad you showed this one.
I think this is my alltime favourite of your quilts so far!
I just love it and all the creativity it holds.
Love licorice too :p

Jeannette said...

Oh my that is such a lovely design & good use of the wonderful FMF prints! I also like the licorice too. I am drooling over the fmf though :)

Duff said...

HOly smokes! I just clicked over from Em Celebrates, and wow! I'm so glad she recommended your blog. This quilt is absolutely animate! Australian quilters really do have an eye for color and fun; you are a living testimony!

Janet said...

I love your quilt - the purple, the circles and all the rest!

Doris said...

Cathy, I love this quilt. It's actually this quilt that made me add you to my Google Reader way back when. I was in lurvvvveee.....

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I really really love the motion in this.

Ginny said...

Pretty sure this is one of the most amazing quilts EVER!