Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am once again participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival being organised by Amy of Amy's Creative Side from October 29 - November 5. The Blogger's Quilt Festival is an online quilt festival where bloggers from around the world showcase a quilt - once you have had a look here, head on over and take some time viewing the other wonderful quilts.

This time I am sharing a beautiful quilt made by my customer Susan.  Susan's quilt is a chubby star quilt made with gorgeous fabrics - I particularly love the owl fabrics which are featured in the centre of the stars.


I have quilted Susan's quilt with spirals on the centres of the stars, swirls in the areas around the stars, feathers in the white sashing and swags with feathers and piano keys in the border. 




Sometimes I dread plain backs...luckily I didn't have to work with too much contrasting thread on the back.  This time the plain back has made for a stunning result - I love the quilting on the back!



I hope you have enjoyed Susan's quilt - I had a great time quilting it and am thrilled with the end result. Remember to head on over to see many of the other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - enjoy!

62 comments:

  1. I am amazed at this quilt! Beautiful! I am following...follow back?

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  2. That is some amazing quilting!! Absolutley beautiful!!

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  3. THANK YOU Karen! I LOVE my quilt! Your work is so lovely - I cannot find the words to praise it enough! Susan

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  4. The front of the quilt is beautiful and I love that owl fabric too but the back is really really beautiful, just seeing the quilting all laid out like that.

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  5. That Alexander Henry fabric is one of my all time favourites. This is a fabulous quilt and I am in awe of your quilting!

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  6. Wow, I've never seen a back done in the contrasting threads like that- it's fabulous! Makes me wonder why I bother piecing backs! Just beautiful work, well done.

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  7. The patchwork is lovely and your quilting has, as always, turned it into an absolute stunner!!
    Andi x

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  8. The machine quilting really adds a lot to the design - great job!!!

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  9. That is just so, so lovely. You have done a marvelous job with the quilting.

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  10. Another beautiful quilt and amazing quilting. it's hard to believe you'd dread a plain back. Your quilting patterns really deserve to stand out.

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  11. This quilt is amazing! I think I love the back more than the front :)

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  12. I think you did an amazing job on the quilting (as usual) and I love the colors in this quilt

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  13. A work of art...front and back.

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  14. Gorgeous quilting. I love how the back looks.

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  15. Wow! the quilting is amazing!

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  16. The quilting is just fabulous! Great work.

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  17. it looks beautiful, amazing quilting!

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  18. I love how the red colored accents the back! Such a beautiful quilt!

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  19. The front is very pretty BUT I'm totally loving the whole cloth effect on the back.

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  20. This is stunningly gorgeous....

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  21. Love the chunky! Your quilting is superb.

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  22. Your quilting is amazing. I also love the effect all of your quilting gives this quilt. Your spirals are just perfect. Oddly I don't think I've ever laid eyes on a chubby star before.

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  23. I love your quilt. The circle quilting is very effective.

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  24. The quilting on this is really great and that Alexander Henry Spotted Owl print is one of my boyfriend's favourites!

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  25. How gorgeous is that! Love the quilt and the quilting!

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  26. I adore the chubby stars design, and that quilting is unbelievable. so beautiful.

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  27. beautiful quilting. love the idea and how it worked out. stunning.

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  28. great quilt! even the back is amazing!!

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  29. amazing work. and i LOVE the a. henry owls! that's one of my favorite prints.

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  30. Wow, impressive quilting. I love the Alexander Henry Owls. I've been wanting to buy some, but I have so much fabric in my stash already. I don't need any more. So, it is nice to see it made into a lovely quilt.

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  31. Fabulous! You did a terrific job of bringing out all the features of the blocks and enhancing the sashing and borders. Your customer must be thrilled! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

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  32. Your quilting has really made this top shine.
    Beautiful work!

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  33. LOVE the front ,LOVE the back,FANTASTIC...

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  34. Beautiful! The back is absolutely gorgeous!

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  35. Molto bello il quilt e anche il trapunto!
    Ciao Domenica

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  36. Wow! What a beauty! The quilting is amazing and I'm in love with that owl fabric too!

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  37. Wow! Thats a beautiful quilt to start with Karen, your quilting has turned it into a stunner! I love the feather/swag border, just beautiful!

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  38. Amazing job of quilting! The back is a pretty as the front:)

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  39. This is a striking chubby star quilt. You did some fantastic quilting on it. I love the spirals inside - Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
    Enjoy the festival.
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  40. Beautiful quilting, love the circles. The quilting really enhances the piecing-kudos.
    Hope you can visit my posts.

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  41. Wow! The quilting is amazing! Great job! :)

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  42. I love it when the back of a quilt is just as pretty as the front!

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  43. Wow! Your quilting is amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the quilting...

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  45. Your quilting is stunning! And the quilt is very pretty as well.

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  46. Love the way the owls have been used in this design, not to mention the quilting - wow!

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  47. This is just stunning! Beautiful quilting!!

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  48. Your quilting is just amazing! I love it! Your customers are certainly lucky!

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  49. This Quilt is amazing ! I am going to save it in my favorites. Thank you

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  50. lovely quilt and i love that owlie fabric, too. have some with a blue background that i'm so stingy with!! darling stars, and your quilting is so beautiful...that border!!!! thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  51. Wow, what beautiful quilting!
    Love the owl fabric.

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  52. I am often drawn to quilts with red in them. So I liked this right away. But once i read down through and saw all the quilting, my jaw dropped. It's just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. It's a unique quilt, and the back is as beautiful as the front.

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  54. It is a beautiful quilt and I love your quilting.

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  55. Not only is your customer's quilt beautifully pieced, your quilting is amazing. I adore the use of different shapes. The circles, feathers and such... awesome!

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  56. Susan's quilt is pretty and certainly has my admiration but I absolutely love how it was quilted. Very, very nice.

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  57. This is stunning Karen, and I agree with you, doesn't the quilting look AMAZING on the back. Fantastic. xo

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  58. Your quilting is beautiful. I am linking your post to my blog so I can come back to admire the quilting in the future.

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