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Friday, October 24, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Time

I love looking at all the quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival that Amy Ellis puts on twice a year. I though a lot about which quilt to show off this time. I have made many quilts this year, but the one I am in love with the most is of my own design. I made it for a blog hop last spring and I still love it so much. I keep it close to my chair, now that the fall weather has cooled things down.
 I started out with these, and then sorted them into dark, medium and low values, just by my eye's perception.
 And then I laid them all out. I have long wanted a red and white quilt, but the design always halted me. What to do? This was just what I wanted.
 I made my own gingham picnic quilt. This was a lot of 3 inch squares to sew together and keep straight.
 And to hold them all together I used a black and white stripe. The perfect frame for it all.

 I love the way the sun and trees dapple the shadows on it here.


 The backing I have had for years and this is the perfect use for it. Now it can be a beach quilt too. And it did go to the beach this summer with us.

The text print was my "white" for this project. Many of these fabrics have been in my stash for awhile. I love this quilt!
Quilt size is approximately 55 x 60 inches.

24 comments:

  1. Love all the Reds together, however the backing material is awesome.

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  2. What fun to make your own Gingham! I love the effect of the sun shining over it.

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  3. I absolutely love this! What a great idea to make a gingham quilt this way! Great job.

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  4. I love the gingham effect that you create, and I love red… That would be my perfect quilt! :-)

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  5. Hi Charlotte! Your pic nic quilt is Super beautiful! Fantastic idea to make a ginham pattern with different prints! And Red with white - gorgeus! Teje

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  6. and a perfect choice...your picnic quilt in gingham style is beautiful....

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  7. I love red and white quilts and this one is just beautiful.It somehow manages to be modern and vintage all at once. The gingham feel is so pretty- and I can see why you're so proud of it. Great quilt!

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  8. Your quilt is so attractive - it looks simple but must have taken ages to get the squares in the right places to create the gingham effect. And you pass the piecing test with flying colours too - so many seams to match!

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  9. Fabulously Fun Gingham Picnic Quilt and then Beach Quilt. I cannot imagine cutting and sewing all those little 3" squares. Creative Quilty Bliss...

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  10. Ok, now I want to go on a picnic! GREAT design, well done!

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  11. Oh, I love this modern take on gingham and how the text print ties it all together! What a great idea to make it picnicky and beachy at the same time.

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  12. Charlotte, I love this quilt. Just the perfect picnic quilt.

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  13. I'm just popping by from the quilt festival, this is so beautiful. I just love it!! The text print makes the perfect backdrop, and that binding is a great way to finish it. Bravo!

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  14. I love that this looks so much like gingham and yet you have used such a wide variety of different fabrics. Its wonderful!!

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  15. Very fun quilt. Love the mix of fabrics so much.

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  16. What a great use of red and white fabrics. Love it!

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  17. How awesome is this! Your own gingham! Spectacular quilt!

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  18. I adore it - it is perfection! Well done :)

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  19. What a fun multi-purpose quilt: for your chair, the beach, and a picnic. :)

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  20. How fun! Especially since it came from your own mind's eye! Well done! Super cute quilt!

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