5.16.2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Welcome to all of you visiting from Blogger's Quilt Festival. It's so fun to see new quilts and meet new friends! For those of you who've already seen this quilt - thanks for reading!





I started this quilt before my oldest was born - so probably around 11 years ago. At some point I put it away because I decided the colors weren't boyish enough. But eventually I finished it. I'm not even sure when - maybe 3 years ago? Anyway - it took me a while.


I planned this all out in my idea notebook at the time. I picked 5 colors of embroidery floss that I loved and designed a different plaid pattern for each square (or partial square). I also designed a border that I never got around to doing.







The quilting doubles as embroidery and both the front and the back are white, so they are pretty close to the same.







Before starting the stitching I marked the squares with an erasable quilt pencil. For the stitching I used masking tape as a guideline. I also started in the center (using a ruler to find it) and worked my way to the outside of each square.







I love how this quilt turned out and I love that it was so creative and original. It's hard to be original these days when I find so many great ideas that someone else has already come up with.



15 comments:

  1. Leigh, I love this quilt and your wonderful hand-quilting that gives it such unique texture and color changes. It's a treasure! So glad you finished and shared it!

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  2. Very cool! I love handquilting and never thought to do a plain quilt with just the quilting. Your stitches are so perfect. This is original!

    I just finished a quilt (should be on my blog as soon as it quits raining) and I'm drawn to back of the quilt because the hand quilting looks so nice on the plain light fabric. I'll try and get some pictures of the back.

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  3. Wow this quilt is amazing. I had to look really hard and check out each of the stitches and directions. You are amazing!

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  4. Oh My Goodness: you can say that again! Super Original and so well executed... Well done! and what an inspiration to the rest of us.
    Thank you for sharing, Leigh!
    wow... :)
    Valentina in faraway Cyprus

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  5. Wow Leigh!! It is fab. The stitching really brightens it up and what a lot of stitches. Gorgeous :)

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  6. Fantastic quilt. Love your process...long though it might have been. Such a clever piece! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  7. What a beautiful, original quilt! I am jealous, envious and admiring!

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  8. A beautiful quilt. The drawing made me happy since we all do it, but they rarely show up unless they are printed from a computer.

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  9. E' molto originale....
    bella perĂ²...
    Ciao

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  10. Oh my gosh this quilt is extraordinary! I am so in love!

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  11. Stunning! Love the simplicity on it. Your stitching is gorgeous :)

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  12. This is an amazing amount of work. Your quilt looks truly stunning!

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  13. I love this quilt, it must've been hard to make the detailed design. Great job! =)

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