Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am participating in Park City Girl's Blogger's Quilt Festival - an online Quilt Festival being held from October 9th - 16th.

I have had a hard time choosing one of my favourite quilts but have decided to include Claire's Gelati Stars.  This quilt was pieced by my customer Penny a few years ago for her daughter Claire.  It is a gorgeous quilt with stars in soft colours set with hexagons in a cream fabric.  I particularly like how the pink stars draw your eye in.  Penny machine pieced her quilt with a class by Kathryn George at Calico & Chintz.  Please contact Kathryn directly if you are interested in this pattern at calicoandchintz@bigpond.com.




Penny gave me permission to quilt as desired - I quilted all the stars with line-dancing swirls and quilted feathers in each of the setting hexagons.




Here is a close-up of one of my favourite pink stars:-




Some of the quilting in this quilt is quite dense which, as a machine quilter, I reall love although it is not to everyone's taste.  I discovered this when this quilt was exhibited in the Australian Machine Quilter's Exhibition in 2007 when I overheard someone say "and this quilt has been quilted to death".  It did teach me to be careful about what you say at an exhibition as the person who made the quilt may not be too far away.

I hope you have enjoyed Claire's Gelati Stars - I certainly enjoyed quilting it!  I hope you enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival.



106 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love how you have chosen to quilt the hexagons in between the stars. Freemotion quilt is hard, but you make it look like it is a breeze. Amazing!!

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  2. Wow, what a wonderful quilt - both the piecing and the quilting!

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  3. Love the colours on here - plus I adore densely quilted pieces, and yours is perfect!

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  4. What lovely soft colors. The quilting really enhances it too!
    Happy quilting, Rhondi

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  5. What a beautiful quilt! I love seeing quilts with that kind of detail in the quilting. It's a real inspiration.

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  6. Beautiful!

    P.S. I love your header.

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  7. I love dense quilting! What a beautiful quilt. Your customer made very nice color choices and I love the detail you put into the quilting of each piece.

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  8. You're so right about watching what you say at quilt shows! I was at one last weekend and talking about a quilt (thankfully I was saying something nice) and the maker overheard and came over to thank me for the kind commments.

    Your quilt is beautiful and I don't think it's quilted to death at all!

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  9. i find the quilting beautiful. art is in the eye of the beholder and if you like it and penny likes it, then that's all that matters.

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  10. Hot diggity dog! that's some nice quilting!!! gorgeous!

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  11. This is beautiful, and the quilting is perfect for this quilt. Without the dense quilting, it would be a bit flat.

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  12. i think it's breathtaking! the quilting isn't overdone at all.

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  13. Beautifully quilted - and a lovely design too!!

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  14. Pretty quilt and gorgeous quilting! Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Wow, your quilting skills have me in awe! I'm pretty new to quilting, and have not tried anything like that, but you're inspiring me to give it a shot.

    Isn't Amy so great for hosting the Festival? I posted two of my quilts too.

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  16. Well if that is what 'quilted to death' looks like I'm loving it!

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  17. Wow! The quilting is so beautiful!

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  18. I love the way you quilted it -what a fantastic job!

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  19. Your quilting is absolutely amazing! Love the quilt too!

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  20. Gorgeous quilting ... it really makes the stars pop. And no, I don't think it's quilted to death either. Cheers!

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  21. Hello from the USA :-)
    I just found you from the quilt festival and had to tell you I love your quilt; I have a thing for hexagons :-)
    Lisa

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  22. Beautiful quilt... amazing quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Gorgeous! I don't think it was
    "quilted to death" The quilting
    works with the pattern. Very well done
    I might add!

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  24. It's gorgeous quilting. Do you freehand it or do you have a programmable machine?

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  25. Your machine quilting is the best I have ever seen - amazing!

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  26. The quilting is stunning and such a wonderful complement to the piecing

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  27. It is a very beautiful quilt! I like your quilting motif.

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  28. Oh, this is beautiful! I especially love the name!

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  29. Wow!! I love this quilt. I'm making one like this, but I'm hand piecing it. Who knows when it will be done. I love the quilting. It's wonderful.

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  30. Beautiful soft colours and the quilting is just stunning!

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  31. what a beauuty! I happen to LOVE the quilting!

    thanks for sharing!

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  32. What a sensational entry! Gorgeous!!

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  33. that is stunning. I love the quilting! sorry you had to hear someone say that about it!

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  34. It is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the eye candy!

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  35. Oh my. There are quilts and then there are QUILTS! That is one awesome quilt and girl, your machine quilting is outta this world. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. This is a beautiful quilt. Thanks to Park City Girl, we are finding inspiration from many others! Love your blog too! This one looks like it is quilted with a long arm, I WANT ONE!!! Thanks for sharing, Stephanie

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  37. Very pretty quilt. I like the soft colors.

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  38. Such soft, lovely colors and the quilting just enhancing the designs...great job!

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  39. Wow! The quilting is amazing, lovely job. :)

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  40. I love the feather quilting in the setting hexagon. You are a master quilter.

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  41. Beautiful quilt. Both the piecing and quilting are absolutely amazing!

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  42. It's a stunning quilt with stunning quilting!

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  43. The quilting is so intricate and amazing! I love the pink stars, too!

    Thanks for sharing :-)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  44. Wow, your quilting is amazing! I love it.
    -Jaclyn

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  45. this is beautiful and amazing and just fantastic...your quilting made my jaw drop. it is gorgeous...perfect

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  46. Lovely pattern, colors and fabulous quilting.

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  47. Pretty! Your quilting is exquisite!

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  48. Wow, your quilting is stunning!

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  49. I would say that the quilting is perfect. You could quilt for me any time! Thank you for stopping by.

    Carol

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  50. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". You did a wonderful job and I love your quilting!

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  51. Stunning quilt. Such detail in the quilting. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. That's a beautiful quilt, but the quilting is just awesome. Thanks for showing it to us.

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  53. Your quilting is wonderful...sounds like the lady at the quilt show might've just been a teeny bit envious....I would love to be able to quilt that well.

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  54. The quilt is amazing. You really brought the best out of already beautiful piece.

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  55. Wow! this quilt is just amazing. The quilting is awesome. Love it all.

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  56. Oooh, your quilt and quilting are lovely!

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  57. Your quilt has been "quilted to life" not death. I absolutely LOVE the intricacy of it all. You should be so proud!!

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  58. Jane (above) reflects my thoughts precisely. It's a beautiful quilt, and the quilting helps make it so. Thanks for sharing the quilt & your story.

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  59. Lovely quilt...the quilting enhances is beautifully.
    LuAnn in Oregon
    http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

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  60. That is some of the most beautiful quilting I've seen.

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  61. I agree with Jane above, - it has absolutely not been "quilted to death", - it is beautiful!

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  62. Your quilting is incredible and really makes this gorgeous quilt. Thanks for sharing this one xo

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  63. Oh wow the quilting is awesome!

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  64. What a fabulous quilt. I LOVE the quilting! But I like digging around in cemeteries too. ;o) ooxx

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  65. This is a soft and sweet quilt. Your quilting is excellent. : ) It's just stunning!!!

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  66. Soft, delicate and beautiful work.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Wow, your quilting is exquisite!

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  68. It's beautiful. I love the quilting!

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  69. Simply stunning - both the piecing and the quilting are lovely.

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  70. Oh, I'm so happy you shared this quilt. It is lovely with soft colors and wonderful quilt details. ~ Sarah

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  71. oh wow - that is some of the most beautiful quilting! It is just exquisite!

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  72. Beautiful quilt and I love the quilting! Overhearing at quilt shows is both fun and dangerous! :)

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  73. I love how the feather quilting in the hexagons make them resemble a fan-shaped sea shell. Absolutely lovely.

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  74. That's a very funny story about the quilt show! I think the quilting on it is great :)

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  75. The quilt and colors and beautiful, and the machine quilting is absolute perfection. I LOVE dense quilting, and I think you did a wonderful job on this one! Thanks for sharing it!

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  76. I am awe struck with your quilting skills!
    So amazing!
    You are super talented!
    Thankyou for sharing these gems with us all!
    Cheers

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  77. THat is a beautiful quilt and beautifully quilted too. Love the soft colours. Thank you for visiting.
    Have a nice day

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  78. This is beautiful! I love the soft color palette and the lovely colors in this.

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  79. Beautiful quilt, love the soft color, perfect for a young girl. :)

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  80. Lovely quilt. Your quilting really enhanced it too - certainly not quilted to death To my mind!

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  81. Oh, this is just beautiful.
    I HAVE seen quilts that I felt were over-quilted, with tiny stippling that did nothing but stiffen the quilt, but this is certainly not one that I would think that about.
    Your quilting is shape specific, and definitely adds an extra dimension of beauty to the finished object.
    Congratulations on a most beautiful job.......you AND the lady who pieced this quilt.

    P.S. I used to love to hang around my quilt at a big show, hoping to overhear praise.......that wasn't always the case, and it taught me a good lesson there too !

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  82. Oh dear! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilting. It is NOT quilted to death! It is so amazingly beautiful. Lovely work...

    Genevieve

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  83. Oh...amazing quilting.
    can't tell no more, just beautiful !!

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  84. Your quilting is very beautiful -- great entry!

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  85. Wow! Your quilting is amazing! I love the stars - thank you for sharing!

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  86. Wow! beautiful quilt. You did an amazing job on the quilting!

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  87. I so admire your machine quilting. I've been a long time "stippler" which is also freehand but I haven't yet ventured beyond that.....yet! Thanks for sharing this one.....absolutely stunning!! I love the soft pallet of colors and the dense quilting design. Great job!

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  88. The quilt is gorgeous and I too enjoy the way the pink is placed in the quilt; the quilting is really beautiful! that really adds the quilt design...wonderful job!
    hugz, Pam

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  89. Wow! What fantastic quilting. A very pretty quilt made amazingly beautiful by your quilting. It has not been quilted to death, it has been quilted to life.

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  90. Your quilting design is so beautiful! Such great skill.

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  91. I'm a hexagon junkie, Karen, and I just love what you did with the quilting in those hexagons!

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  92. Quilted to death - not! It's gorgeous and is yet another testament to me what a longarm machine quilter can do beyond basic stippling and meandering. I love it!!

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  93. Gorgeous quilt! And I love to do custom work as well...:)

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  94. The colors and pattern of this are perfect, as is your quilting! Gorgeous! It makes the quilt come alive! :)

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  95. An incredibly beautiful and well made quilt; very impressive.

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  96. Your quilt is beautiful. The quilting is wonderful too.

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  97. I like it the quilt very nice.
    Marika

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  98. Boy, you've done a beautiful job on the quilting -- thanks for sharing this quilt!

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  99. Dang, I missed the deadline - I ran across the bloggers quilt festival last spring, but didn't know it was going on this fall as well! Well, at least I can still look at all the fun quilts everyone else posted. Yours is beautiful!

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