Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt festival

 
 


It is my most favorite quilt that I have made...
Being a puzzle Junkie, and wanting to use up the 10 years of Orphan Quilt blocks that I have accumulated over the years.... I Puzzled this quilt together... 
It is filled with every technique that I have learned. 
Many of which were only last year!


I actually started making this quilt 10 years ago... The bottom row of this quilt was pieced from blocks that I had made from baby quilts made when I adopted my daughter... I was not a serious quilter then, and I attempted to machine applique down the bits, thinking I'd make a whole quilt..
I got very bored with it, stuck it in a drawer, 
and 10 years later pulled it out, and started putting the pieces together....
I had some antique blocks that I wanted to use and set them in the corners...
Then I took all my practice blocks, flying geese, scrap school house,  y seam stars, 
9 patches, bits from all the charity quilts I have made, Blocks from new and old friends,
and anything else I had to fill up this quilt...
I can see years of learning in this quilt...
Stories, memories, fabrics that went into quilts that made a difference in some one's life.
And it resembles the crazy quilts my grandmother used to make...

This is  my FEEL GOOD quilt...

It just makes me smile when I look at it...

I  love it when everything falls into place... It maybe a busy quilt, but boy, to me,
it is ONE COMPLETE THOUGHT... chock full of memories... what can be better?

Thanks Amy for hosting yet again a wonderful festival.


56 comments:

  1. I just love this quilt. The colors are great and it turned out so well. It was a really good use for all those blocks we make in classes and don't know what to do afterwards. And there seems to be extra blocks made for quilts too. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi Victoria, I recently discovered your block via Jackie's. I love this quilt and the ones you have been doing recently. The colours are so vibrant and go so well together (even though busy) it brings the quilts to life. And just look at this one! Not only great looking but massive too! Having so much of your quilting history in it must be great too. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  3. Well I have een lots of beautiful quilts this morning but so far this one has been the one to knock me off my chair - I just love the whole mix of everything in there. I've been binning my orphan blocks but I'm going to consign them to a shoe box now and, when the box is full, perhaps try a quilt like this - a history of fabric choices and quilt learning - this is so wonderful.

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  4. I love scrappy quilts and this one is beautiful. I love it that you used orpan quilt blocks and then puzzling it together. Great Work!

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  5. I love this! You are inspiring me to save my orphan blocks!

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  6. Yippee, I get to rave about this quilt again!!!

    I never stop loving to look at this quilt. I told you before: fun, joy abandon, scraps and make do -- it's all here. This one is for me, the epitome of what quilting is all about.

    I'm in a quilt love state of mind! Thanks for putting it in to start the festival off right!

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  7. Really wonderful, I love !
    Hugs from France

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  8. I love this quilt. It tells so many stories and it's gorgeous. It was fun to see it come alive.

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  9. Ohmygosh, that's a beautiful sampler/puzzle quilt, Victoria. Makes me want to go search for all my orphan blocks!

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  10. Your quilt is magnificent... Absolutely joyful!!!

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  11. It looks great! Wow! Love that you added 2009 there. Very cheerful!

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  12. Still in love! It's my favoritest quilt you've ever done, too! I'll never forget that you slept under it at our retreat. My best friend always says: "It's not a real quilt until it's been slept under!". So now we know yours is a real quilt! See you in a few days! Eeeee!

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  13. Still LOVE THIS QUILT!!! Now who wouldn't WANT to have this quilt to sleep under??? Scrappy quilts are still my favorite...especially this one!!!

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  14. This quilt is so beautiful! I think I am going to start finding all my orphan blocks too! Such an inspiration! Love it.

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  15. This is an amazing quilt and I am happy to see it again. Sorry I couldn't connect earlier in the week. Nannying a sweet 7 week old baby kept me way busier than I expected. Next time maybe?

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  16. So happy to see you chose the fabulous kitchen sink quilt to feature! I think it is amazing. Such a great way to capture all those memories. I am in awe over all that went into this treasure. You must be so proud of it!

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  17. What a perfect quilt to share in the festival! I love your Kitchen Sink quilt! It is definitely a one of a kind, unique, fabulous quilt! This will be a true heirloom! Thanks for sharing it again Victoria.

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  18. This quil is fabulous - it is really inspiring to see how so many different blocks can actually work when put together.

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  19. I get goosebumps over this quilt and how it documents your quilting journey. Hope you are starting Kitchen Sink II now.

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  20. What an amazing quilt! Love the jumble of blocks and color and how fantastic that you can chart your quilting journey with the pieces in it.

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  21. A riot of colour and shape and fabrics and memories all add up to a stunning quilt.
    Victoria, You Rock!!!!
    Your Kiss painting is fantastic too!!

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  22. Love seeing this quilt...love that you got to hang with Amy...love your photos with your new camera...love the gala success...love that I can catch up in one comment when I've been away for a week. ;)

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  23. That is a most excellent quilting adventure - what a great use for orphan blocks!

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  24. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)

    ~Ron

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  25. This is a fabulous quilt. What a great way to use up orphan blocks.

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  26. It IS busy but then I LOVE busy. Very pretty and it did come together VERY nicely!!

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  27. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt!!! What a great culmination of a decade of learning.

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  28. This is a great quilt. I love the randomness of it. Very colorful and fun. Nicely done.

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  29. This is a quilt that you could just look at for hours and not see everything. I love the idea and love the name and of course, love your quilt!

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  30. Wow, that quilt is magnificent, i love everything about it, what a wonderful story!

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  31. What a fabulous history this quilt has!

    Eye popping colour - it just makes me smile looking at it.

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  32. A fabulous piece of quilting "history". Good for you.

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  33. I love this quilt! It makes me smile!

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  34. I LOVE THIS QUILT!!! And I love the story behind it - what a remarkable chronicle of your journey as a quilter. It is just a stunner!

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  35. Fantastic quilt, Victoria!
    ; )

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  36. This quilt is sooo awesome. It is so interesting. this quilt will never be boring. You would always be looking for particular fabrics and blocks.

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  37. This is a beautiful quilt with the collection of 10 years of quilting. It really flows together.

    Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

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  38. Love it! What a delightful puzzle quilt and a such a graphic journal of your quilting journey. Kudos.

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  39. this quilt is stunning...when i first saw it i sat back and said, "WOW!!!"

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  40. WOW! I LOVE THIS! It's positively brilliant!

    Can't leave with out a KISS shout out. What's the story there? I love it. My three year old asks to hear Green Simmons Rock and Roll....ha!

    Take Care!

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  41. This has to really inspire everyone who has a collection of left over blocks. Your quilt has worked so well.
    It looks great!

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  42. What a cool and unique quilt! I love how it all came together so well- very impressive and beautiful!

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  43. Victoria,
    I love this quilt- it is such a cool idea to use up the blocks that get left behind - they all look spectacular together and tell your particular quilting story.
    Thanks for sharing and Enjoy the festival.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  44. This is a wonderful scrapbook of your journey as a quilter. The bits of red tie it all together. Love it!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  45. this is so beautiful and amazing! I have a few orphan blocks but not enough to do something this cool... yet :)

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  46. Quilts that hold memories are the best! I love this one and can imagine how much it means to you.

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  47. wow your quilt is amazing!!! i can see why it makes you feel good. so many memories, so much learning, so many bits of warmth all stitched together in one place. glorious!

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  48. Congrats on winning...it's a beautiful quilt

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  49. You know I love this quilt! And it's a quilt NO ONE else can make but YOU!

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  50. oh! and I'm seeing you are one of the festival's winners!
    congrats! more fabric, you are so lucky!

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  51. what a marvelous quilt. i love that it is a compilation of years of work. how wonderful it is. it is an inspiration to do something similar with bits and pieces i have. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

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