Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall Quilt Festival




I worked very hard this week to complete my Shangri-La quilt so I could photograph it for the quilt festival. I wanted a vintage looking quilt for my living room and I thought the Garden Trellis quilt from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicki Lintott combined with this fabric line would be a perfect compliment to my living room.




I love how it turned out. I think Shangi-la is my all time favorite fabric line to date. It is a Moda fabric line designed by 3 Sisters and I am so sad that I have almost none left in my stash but happy too that I get to enjoy it in my living room everyday.




I longarm quilted this one using the Mimosa pantograph (which I purchased from Canadian Longarm Supplies) designed by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz.




I used Fireside Minkee in chocolate for the backing and used Artic Cotton Bamboo for batting which makes for a gorgeous drape and a nice finished weight too! The quilting design looks awesome from the back too but it's hard to see on the photo.




I wasn't sure about the red binding but once I started handstitching it I was liking it. I didn't want to purchase more fabric and this fabric was from another of 3 Sisters fabric lines. I was originally going to bind in brown but I thought that would make for a boring back view. With the red the inner brown border really stands out and makes a great resting spot for the eyes.




I love how it looks here in the afternoon sun under my grapevine by the picket fence my husband installed this summer. We live on a city lot but I'm a country girl at heart and the picket fence just makes me happy when I look at it.

I hope you've enjoyed this view of my Quilt Festival entry. Make sure to head on over using the button on my right side bar to view all the other fabulous quilts showcased in the festival.

40 comments:

  1. This is a lovely quilt as are all of yours. Pretty fabrics!

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  2. This quilt is gorgeous. I am pretty new to quilting an it is lovely to look around during the Festival and see everyone's beautiful quilts!

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  3. This is just a beautiful quilt Marianne! And this is the first full size quilt I've seen with Minkee on the back? Is there any issues with quilting it? Yours looks awesome!! Love the outdoor photo with your picket fence. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Gorgeous....including the toes! :o)
    Paulette

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  5. absolutely fabulous Marianne! i have a jelly roll in this as well and i have the book; i may have to copy you lol

    perfect panto for it too. i love it!

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  6. I really love the colours in this one! I just love turquoise I think...! :) Well done - and thanks for sharing!!

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  7. It's beautiful! I really think that quilt could say anything it wanted too.

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  8. Just beautiful! It really looks like fall.

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  9. I'll bet if I used Minkee on the back that my quilts would stay put on the bed. Great idea.

    What I like about what you said was the tug of war we have between wanting more/some of the fabrics to be leftover so we can enjoy them again vs. the pleasure of having a quilt made from the fabrics. I have often said I could cut blindfolded I'd get a lot more quilts made! I wouldn't hesitate to cut into a gorgeous piece of fabric--just go and get it done.

    --ELIZABETH E, #115

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  10. Those colours look great together! What a lovely quilt!

    Arabella

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  11. Beautiful quilt. I love Shangri-la too. I have some charm squares but haven't decided what to do with them yet. I love yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. this is very beautiful...the colors make it look so warm and cozy

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  13. Beautiful, just beautiful.

    vail in tn

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  14. Lovely colours. Isn't it a shame that fabric lines get retired so fast? I know it's to make way for new lines but still, some are so great. But it's also true that once out of the stash and into a project they can be appreciated by more people, so we just have to be very brave and snip away!

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  15. so glad you went with the red for binding on such a beautiful quilt. the pictures are so well done. thanks for sharing it with us!

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  16. You definitely captured the vintage look you were wanting.

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  17. I really like your quilt. The fabrics are a great combo. Your longarm quilting is soo nice too.

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  18. I love the fabric combination! It looks so cozy, especially for this time of year!

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  19. This is so beautiful. I really love that fabric line too.

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  20. Oh wow, I just bought this book! Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I love that fabric line too - your quilt shows it off beautifully!

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  22. I love your quilt, and the thought of a Minkee backing - wonderful.

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  23. Wow! This is so beautiful. Lovely work!
    Genevieve

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  24. This is so,so beautiful! I have this book and I think I will need to make one of these now:-)
    You do stunning work!

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  25. Beautiful quilt! That is one of my favorite line also.

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  26. Very pretty! Love the colors.

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  27. It's beautiful! So happy you are enjoying it :)

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  28. I love this quilt! I love shangri la collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. This is exactly the pattern I want to make next. Hope I can find the pattern somewhere! I LOVE your fabrics.

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  30. it's verry nice, thanks, bises

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  31. I love how yours turned out! That fabric line is gorgeous!

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  32. your work is lovely.there is a very nice Canadian group of ladies who are quilters at
    quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/group/quiltingcanadians
    if you interested. I love your turquoise and grey quilt....I have fabric for a turquoise and white.....may have to add in some grey now :o)

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