Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall

Good thing I have a day off and get to do only those things I want to do, like join the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.  So many wonderful quilts to see, if you haven't joined in before, you really should give it a try.  Here's my Entry - True Lovers Knot

This is a wedding gift for my husband's God Son.  I wanted something really special for them.  Every time I see Becky and Mike together, you can just feel how much they love each other.  The True Lovers Knot pattern seemed very appropriate.  This was the first time I did a two color quilt.  Mike's favorite color is Blue and I wanted a sharp contrasting color to go with it.  The yellowish-orange worked very well!!

It really was very easy to piece and get the top completed. But then I just had no idea how to quilt this darn thing!  I really got into machine quilting this year and wanted to do something spectacular, but with such a busy pattern nothing really came to me.  It took me literally 5 months to finally start quilting this thing. I ended up just quilting in the ditch.  I did make it so that on the back  you can see how the knot weaves in and out.  Even with just SITD, there was a bit of quilting on this one!!  But I did learn that some times, the piecing does say it all and a sometimes, less is more.

Have fun at the Quilt Festival!!   

22 comments:

  1. I just loved re-visiting this quilt - just stunning in it's simplicity!

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  2. Very spectcular, very nive, congratulations:))))

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  3. Hi! Greetings from Finland! That quilt is so lovely! All of your works are fantastic!!! I am so happy to I found your blog! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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  4. What a beautiful quilt for a couple in love! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. That looks like a challenging quilt to piece. Nice job on the quilting to bring out the true shapes of the knotted and overlapping pattern of the design. I bet the wedding couple treasure this.

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  6. Wonderful quilt! Is there a pattern? I bet it really did take forever quilting but I bet the back looks really great too.

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  7. love the quilt!

    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  8. Wonderful quilt!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. Lovely and how sweet to make for the lucky couple. Really like your design and colors. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  10. Wow, that is an amazing quilt. Thanks

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  11. Mmmm, this is still one of my favorites of yours. Question, though, are you sure you didn't mean to give it to me (Becky) and the hubs (Mike)? Cause I think you did and for some reason got confused (maybe too many days spent deciding which piece goes over and which goes under in the knot)? Hmmm?

    No?

    Well, worth a try. It's so pretty. :)

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  12. This quilt looks wonderful. I love the design and the colours you have used. I an amazed to read that you said it was easy to piece. I may have to reconsider looking at these patterns.
    It's a beautiful gift.

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  13. Wonderful - I think you made the right decision with the quilting, I can't believe it was easy to piece though!

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  14. Gorgeous quilt - i agree simple is usually better. =)

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  15. WHOA! This looks fantastic! What an amazing gift!

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  16. Wow! A piecing epic! A real show-stopper of a quilt. I specially like that you chose a yellowish-orange to partner the gorgeous blue!

    Hazle

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  17. Wow! This is a stunner! Thank you for sharing it.

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  18. I really love this quilt! They are a lucky couple. If I received a quilt of this caliber as a wedding gift.... Well.... I would just be the luckiest bride! Really I want to learn to make this and I don't think I have figured it out yet but wanted to congratulate you on a terrific quilt.. Amazing!

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  19. Gosh, how long did the piecing take? That is a fantastic quilt!

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