Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2010

I'm so happy that I went surfing in my bookmarked list! I found this Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2010 that I so want to participate in! I knew immediately which quilt I wanted to exhibit!

My Spiderweb Quilt!

This was made entirely of my scraps! I love the yellow binding I used too.

I stipple quilted it closer together if you know what I mean. I like the effect of it. This is only the third quilt that I have stippled myself. I got to use my brand new Bernina Aurora 440 sewing machine!

You can go here to see more pictures of the whole process. If this fails; just go to the sidebar and click on SPIDERWEB QUILT for all that I posted before. Please go here to get more information of the lovely people whom put this Exhibition together. A big thank you to them from me.

I am supposed to tell about this quilt. Here goes...

I started my blog in January of 2009. Hey, it's been over a year! I need to do a giveaway soon! Stay tuned for that one! I saw so many beautiful and fun quilts and really liked the Spiderweb. It is the first quilt I made and finished (I'm way slow) within one year. All inspired by my blog!

I learned that when paper piecing; you should take out the papers before you sew the rows together. I had a hell of a time getting all those papers out. I use regular printer paper too. I do enjoy monotony (I know!??) so sat my butt down in front of the TV and with my tweezers and a trash can next to me got to town! The cats really had fun too and actually loosened up the papers for me in places!

I learned that MATH is NOT my friend as I screwed up and it turned out half the size that I wanted. It will go on my wall in my new studio. Whenever I can get my DH to put holes in our concrete walls. Maybe after summer? I just could not be bothered to do all that work that took me one year-ish again!

I really wanted to put coffee bean fabric on the backside but as it is now going to be a wall hanging; I used a white with little blue squares.

When I come home to the States in June; I hope to find some coffee bean fabric!! When I did research on the net; I barely found anything!!

So, that is all I will write for now to give you the option to go and view more pics that I had already blogged about.

Enjoy your online exhibition; I know I will! Thanks for stopping by! Come back and stay a while. Main blog.

26 comments:

Chris said...

Hoffmann had some fabulous coffee bean fabric a few years ago. There might sill be some out there. Good luck :)

Jessica said...

I really like the spider web quilt design. Your quilt is lovely!

karenfae said...

such a wonderful use of scraps!! love it :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nickels said...

I love scrap quilts and yours is especially wonderfull!

Marie said...

Beautiful quilt, I love scraps too

janet said...

Great quilt, I love heavily quilted quilts, they get so crinkly and wonderful!

Rita E said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Susan Michele said...

Spider web quilts are fantastic. Yours contains so many bold colors...I love it!

SewCalGal said...

Vibrant quilt. Love your choice of fabrics and colors for this spider web quilt. Inspirational!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous...you did such a beautiful job

Quilting in the Pines said...

Beautiful!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Very colorful quilt - very nice! Yes there would be lots of paper to take off, lots of tedious work. Thank you for stopping over at my blog and leaving such a nice comment - I tried sending you an email but you are set to "no-reply".

Ethne said...

Oh but I'd never have enough of a selection of fabric to do this quilt - great job

Alia said...

Thank you ladies, one and all! It is so nice to have some traffic at my blog and to those that actually comment!

Sipiweski Quilts: I will look into why I am set at 'no-reply'. Don't have a clue so will have to research it!

Enjoy the time you have left to visit all the sites!

Mary said...

ooooh! I love this quilt and especially the yellow for the binding - what a happy quilt :) Isn't this Blogger's Quilt Festival fabulous? I think it may take me six months to get through all the blogs, but it's nice to have these entries for the occasions when I have time to sit and surf the Internet.

Alia said...

Indeed Mary! Having a wonderful time having a look at all the sites! I also try to get a sneak peak of the rest of the blog! Beautiful work out there!

Kelli said...

I love spiderweb quilts! This is fantastic. Good on you for quilting ot yourself!

Sandra said...

what a striking quilt-love the secondary star design. Thanks for sharing.
Come see my antique quilt entries
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
(there is a spider web variation right after the blogger fest post)

http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

Seams Sew Together said...

Love your spider quilt, Beautiful!

Kriza said...

I could not find an email address for you, so I answer your lovely comment visiting my blog here :-)

I’m glad you liked Hungary, it is indeed a beautiful country. I hope your weight lost was not due to bad food, but a lot of activities while here :-)

I did recruited people to continue my passion, and taught a few of my friends to quilt, in fact I spent this last weekend sewing with two of them too :-)

I love your quilt, it is beautiful, crinkly, and cheery, and scrappy, and well quilted, everything a quilt should be :-)

Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt, and even more fun because it comes from scraps. The texture of the stippling is very nice.

Kate said...

That is a fantastic spiderweb quilt!

bearpaw said...

Wow can't beleive you did all that with paper piecing! Well done -it is gorgeous and only slightly brighter than mine (I don't think my photo doeas mine justice!). And good for you using ALL scraps!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love your quilt! I love scrappy quilts and you did an amazing job with the stipple quilting. I am a novice quilter, so not to sure how you did that. Is that freemotion quilting? I have only done small projects and handquilted. I would love to try the freemotion quilting, but need to get some tops completed and also buy a new machine!

..I am off today from work, so will hopefully get to some others on the quilt fest. I have some drawing orders to work on and of course, cleaning house... Now that our children are grown and my hubby and I are empty nesters, I can't be a "stay at home mom", but I would love to be a stay at home wife :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
If you have a moment to come over, please let me know by leaving a comment at my post. It was fun meeting you!

Eileen said...

i also made a spiderweb quilt, but not for the festival. think yours is very nice. aren't they fun to put together? thanks for sharing

patricia belyea said...

Your scrappy quilt is very successful. What a lot of work!