Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side

It's time again for one of the best quilt shows ever, so much inspiration and so many beautiful quilts. A huge "thank you" goes out to Amy for all of her hard work putting this together.

It's always difficult to pick a quilt for this show, but thinking about the story behind a quilt helped me pick this one. 



When I first started on this journey I saw a quilt made of triangles, I had no idea what I was doing and certainly didn't know anything about HST's. 



I cut hundreds of tiny triangles and attempted to sew them together, they were about 1 inch finished size, frustrating and they looked really bad. But, thank goodness for the blogging world, I found a tutorial on HST's and was amazed how easy they are.



After making the requisite pinwheel, this quilt was born. I was and am so proud of it, I loved the dimension and the colors that came from just grabbing scraps, this was my first scrappy quilt too. 



This was one of the first quilts to make me feel like a "real" quilter and it felt pretty good.

Measurements: 36.5" X 36.5"
Quilted By: Me
Best Category: Scrap Quilt, Wall Hanging

Thanks for coming by, I know you have hundreds of other quilts to see, and so do I. 


Later gators,
Dana

22 comments:

  1. Great quilt Dana! Enjoy the festival!

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  2. What a gorgeous quilt! I love it.

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  3. You know I love tiny and I love HSTs, so this is just wonderful!

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  4. What an adorable quilt!! I love your happy colors and you did a fabulous job on your half square triangles!!! :o)

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  5. What at great scrappy quilt! Barn raising quilts are one of my favorites. I have a couple of them!

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  6. So beautiful quilt! Lots of colours with white and triagnles - my favourites! x teje

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  7. I love your quilt, too. The fabrics you used make it such a happy quilt.

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  8. Bright and cheerful.....just like you! First real quilts always hold a spot in your heart. Glad you posted as I wondered if you got lost in the storm down there.

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  9. Dana What a wonderful half square triangle quilt. Bright and cheery!

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  10. Love the bright happy feel of your quilt.

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  11. Such a fun quilt! I love all of the different colors you used.

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  12. Lovely quilt. Such cheerful colours!

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  13. I know what you mean about HST's!!! I think we all have a learning curve quilt. (I sold mine in a yard sale)

    Yours it so bright and cheery. Kudos to you!

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  14. The white was a great choice! Usually I see a color there, but I like the contrast.

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  15. Dana, this is a beautiful quilt. Great visual impact, excellent design, colors, fabrics. But when I step back and think that it is 36x36 and all those pieces, I'm amazed at your precision. Great job overall. Love it!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  16. Lovely. Half Square Triangles always make for a striking quilt. Thanks for sharing the story behind yours.

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  17. I love this one, Dana, you did great for a beginner. Wow.

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