Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2010!

Its that time! Yay!
Amy over at Amy's Creative side, Is hosting a Bloggers quilt festival.
Basically, we all write a blog post about a quilt we have made and then send her the link. Pop over to her blog to see the list of people joining in and check out some awesome quilts!


I started this quilt around the start of the year. I was so excited to get my hands on a Verna honeybun!
You know how it goes... Gotta find just the right pattern for the fabric...


Well, I found a pattern in The Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts book that I really liked, Only problem was that it was made for a jelly roll, Not a honeybun!


So, Out came the graph paper and the coloured pencils. It wouldn't be that hard would it? Sure the blocks would be smaller but you could cut more to a length so that should even out the sizes yeah?


I may have been wrong in my logic. The block at the top of the post is only 6 1/2 inches. Yep, 6 inches finished! 36 pieces in a 6 inch block!!!!


All that aside, I Love Love Love this quilt! It was way worth every tiny teeny piece!
Big Thankyou to Amy for organising such an event and everyone who joins in! Can't wait to check some of them out!
kellster

68 comments:

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a gorgeous quilt - a great pattern, stunning fabrics!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Beautiful quilt and very clever use of a honeybun!

AJ said...

Cute quilt!

bearpaw said...

This is gorgeous - I love it! One of the best so far...

Lynne said...

I'm a big fan of Verna - so spring-like and fresh and I love it combined with white. This is such a pretty quilt.

sunt said...

More Verna--yum--I love Kate Spain's fabrics! The design is very fresh and cool, and the Verna works well with it. I had to laugh when you substituted the honey bun for a jelly roll--I did the same thing making an apron--felt like it took forever. I like the way you pieced the backing as well. :-)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Oh my! That was a lot of piecing! But, the results were worthwhile!

Annika said...

Your quilt is so lovely!

Sew It Up Baby! said...

Your math sounds like my math! LOL :o)
But it was all worth because your quilt looks amazing!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Such a sweet print. This quilt is simply fabulous. I can why you love it so much.

Carol said...

Beautiful. I also love the back.

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quitls said...

I LOVE easy blocks that make a complicated pattern! LOVE THIS! Sew On!

Katie B. said...

LOVE Verna, and this is the perfect way to showcase it! You did a great job with the pattern. Love it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful! Love the colors. You really did a great job.

Suedio said...

What a beautiful quilt - no wonder you love it!

Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue

Cynthia said...

Ahhh...Verna. I love that fabric. This is a very impressive quilt. Good work!

two hippos said...

I love the sense of movement!

kwiltmakr said...

I can see why you love that quilt. Very pretty!

MomBrose said...

oy! 36 pieces in 6 inches?! Amazing! It turned out beautiful! You should be so proud of it!! Definitely a cherished piece!

Kirsten said...

I LOVE this quilt! You did a fantastic job!

Grams said...

It is a beautiful quilt. Love the colors.

vail in tn

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

love the affect that pattern makes! nice job!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Great quilt! Good work!

Melinda said...

That sounds like the kind of mistake I would make - turn out wonderful!

Barbara said...

The block is very pretty and I did not see the final quilt coming. Very unique. Good job. Nice colors also.
Barbara in Hawaii

ladybugquilting said...

I Love your Quilt,It's Sensational!

Allie said...

It's gorgeous - but my gosh I'm in awe of your teeny tiny piecing!!!!! WOW!

Laurel H. said...

LOVE this! And it only took one honey bun?!! The wheels are churning now...

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

I am LOVING this quilt! The colors and the pattern are wonderful, cheers!

Karen said...

I so get why you love,love,love this quilt. It is just so yummy.

shout4joy said...

it is lovely! I love the pattern, too...I'll have to look for that one :)

Strlady said...

The quilt screams summer. The fabric makes the blocks move like ocean waves. Lovely!!

Leslie said...

this is so stunning. the pattern is amazing. i love it when the squares you make are fantastic but the finished quilt when they are all put together is so much more amazing

BJ said...

Great pattern.

Kim said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I love the way it seems to move.

Megan said...

So lovely! I never ever get tired of seeing Verna prints in projects, and your quilt is amazing! The white background really makes the fabric pop!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful quilt... I just love those fabrics!

mathea said...

I have made a quilt in this pattern, so I can realy appreciate what an effort it is to have made it with such small blocks. It is a lovely quilt and you have used such nice colours that it is truly a fabulous quilt!

karenfae said...

unusual shape to this quilt - makes it so unique - wonderful!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

sewshesews said...

what a gorgeous quilt!! All your hard work paid off! Thanks for sharing it!

Seams Sew Together said...

Its Gorgeous, you should be very proud of your work.

Diane said...

That is a very pretty quilt...love it.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the movement in that block - thanks for sharing :)

Kate said...

Amazing quilt from such tiny pieces!

CraftyMummy said...

This is beautiful! I love the colours against the white background. Very pretty.
Thanks for dropping by my blog too :)

Erin O. said...

Wow, I love the colors against the white. Happy Birthday too!! I'll have to keep that in mind about honey buns and jelly rolls. I didn't think it would be that big of a difference, but I guess it is!!

Kelli said...

6" finished? Great job, Kelli!

QuiltSue said...

I'm not surprised you love it, but I can't even imagine working with pieces as small as you were using.

Kirsten and Tracy said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I have a honeybun that I am agonizing over a pattern for and I love that you adjusted a jellyroll pattern for a honeybun. Did you get this all out of 1 honeybun???

Tracy

Shawn said...

Wow Kelli, those blocks are tiny, great work and a beautiful quilt!! Oh yes I love anything Verna....

Aunt Spicy said...

Kelli, This is absolutely amazing! Really, I am smitten with it. What is the name of the book you got the pattern out of? Can I copy you? Just stunning!

stitchinpenny said...

Absolutely adore the quilt

Lis said...

Love Verna and what a fantastic way to show off all the gorgeous fabric, love your quilt, Lis x

Shelly said...

That IS a gorgeous quilt! Great choice of fabrics -- and I love working with little tiny pieces, so I can see why you think it was worth it . . . good job!

GLÒRIA said...

Very, very, very nice quilt!!! Good work!!! Happy Festival!

whatktmadenext said...

Beautiful! Love the fabric choices and I'm impressed you managed to resize it for a honeybun. Fabric maths is not my forte!

D'Anne said...

Wow, it looks amazing! It was well worth the time and effort you buy into it!

Randi said...

Gorgeous.

Melissa said...

So pretty! Amazed at your resizing. And I love that Verna fabric.

retdairyqueen said...

Have just found your blog through Ariane
Ariane was a swap partner of mine about a year ago

Eileen said...

i love how the lines move on this quilt--it's fascinating that straight lines can create curvy ones!! colors are wonderul also

Shari said...

Love it - it's my favorite

Kristen said...

I love this quilt. Soft and pink, and oh my gosh small blocks. I love the curving of the pattern.

greenbuttonstudio said...

Oh wow! The finished overall look is amazing! When I first saw the block alone, I liked it, but once they form a continuous pattern, I LOVE it.

Sandra said...

Great job reworking the pattern, I like how the blocks interlock and the secondary white stars in the intersections.
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jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Amazing Quilt! Absolutely Gorgeous!

Shannon said...

It really turned out amazing.

Cheri C. said...

Oh, man... I just found you from the blog festival and I thought I loved the Neptune quilt... WELL, this one about matches it. It is stunning!!! I am going to have to follow you as you use all the fabrics I love and have a weakness for!!! Thanks for sharing!!