Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2013

Hello! Welcome to Poppyprint and the Blogger's Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy's Creative side twice a year to coincide with Fall and Spring Quilt Markets.

There haven't been many quilt finishes here since the last festival - I seem to have become a bag lady and have enjoyed making smaller projects that I can finish in an afternoon or two. I do have many quilts on the go in my brain, many sets of bee blocks awaiting assembly, two Scrap Vomit quilts (one basted for quilting, one a set of blocks) and a strong desire to start new projects. I know many of you are with me on this!

For the festival I'd like to share a small quilt with a rather big story. Three of my good blogging friends were a part of it's making and finishing, in addition to my small piecing effort.  The whole story is here for you to peruse if you feel like knowing more, but since there are hundreds of quilts to see in the festival, I'll keep it brief(er) here.

Cosmic Lipari

Cosmic Lipari

The fabrics are all luminescent Oakshott Lipari cottons sent to me from Michael Oakshott via Lynne . The pattern is an incredibly complicated-looking but easy to piece huge star block designed by Tracey (pattern and acrylic templates available on her blog! There isn't one single Y-seam, I promise) and finally, the completely mind-blowing quilting was done in trade by my local VMQG friend Janet. She's so talented and does this detailed work on her domestic machine. I knew the Lipari's deserved special treatment and she nailed it!

Cosmic Lipari - the back
You've gotta see the back to really appreciate all of Janet's work!

Cosmic Lipari
I love the luxury, sheen and rich colours of the Lipari cotton so much (it's coloured thread shot with black thread) but man, it's really hard to do it justice in photos.

Cosmic Lipari
Just look at those perfectly plump feathers!

Check out the rest of the amazing festival, nominate your favs and then head back later this week to vote!

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23 comments:

CitricSugar said...

I love this one - there's something about shot cottons…

And man, she did such a beautiful job on the quilting!

Leanne said...

This little quilt is fantastic, and it has such a great story too. A perfect entry for the festival.

MariQuilts said...

Wow....this is really beautiful!!!

Marls said...

WOW this is gorgeous and what to say about the quilting-absolutely stunning.

Canadian Abroad said...

Absolutely love this! So beautiful.

lisainporthope said...

The simplicity of having a single block really let's the fabric and quilting taken centre stage. Lovely finish.

Elsa said...

Lovely quilt ~ the fabric looks all shimmery.

Katie B said...

Just gorgeous! Those Oakshotts shine!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Yay, I love this one!

Patti said...

A perfect beauty,and great entry to the festival!

Heather D. said...

Ah yes, lovely to see this one again! Gorgeous.

What Comes Next? said...

so nice to see this one again! (and thanks for the kind words!)

Katy Cameron said...

It's fab, so glad you decided to enter this :o)

Geta Grama said...

Great design and color combination and beautiful quilting; Janet has a special talent for quilting on the domestic machine! I am wondering whether she marked the quilting design. Beautiful!

Flying Blind... said...

Lovely to see this again xxx

Mardell Grayhek said...

This is simply stunning!

Janet said...

A beauty with a satin shine!

Soma Acharya said...

Absolutely stunning!!

sandra said...

wow it leaves me breathe less and the quilting is beautiful

quirky granola girl said...

those shot cottons are to die for! love this!

Goldogmom said...

Wow Krista, this is beautiful! The shottcottons are luscious and used all together have a peaceful effect while still radiating the beauty of the two thread colors and Janet's amazing quilting!

Michelle
SMQG

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow ! This is such a great pattern to show of those gorgeous shot cottons. The quilting is outstanding!!

Kristie said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!