Saturday, October 26, 2013

2013 BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL

Quilters from all over have converged on Houston Texas for International Quilt Market. For those of us that are at home, we get our own 'Quilt Show' of sorts with the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy.
This time around I chose one of the quilts that was on my fourth quarter list to finish. These blocks came to me from the ladies in the Mid Century Modern Bee.  I asked them to make me a block of their choice based on this quilt and they sent me a fabulous variety.


Mid Century Modern Sampler


In order to make the quilt a decent size I made a few blocks myself.  When all the blocks had arrived, I laid them out on the floor and fit everything together. I knew I would need to fill little spaces with something, so I had planned all along to use the signature blocks on the front that I knew they were sending with their blocks.


I only had to build up a couple of blocks to make it all work    : )


 I quilted each block with a different design. A little stippling,


some square stippling, and you can see a few of the signature blocks



This is the most fun I've ever had quilting something myself. Usually I pick it all out, but I'm quite pleased with this


the backing is Inkwell Life's Words by Crabapple Hill, and the binding is Wordplay.


Thank you so much to all the ladies in my Bee who sent me their beautiful blocks.  I will treasure this quilt.  This one fits into the Group/Bee quilt category of the Festival. It finished 51 x 60

This is also a finish from my 4th quarter list         : )

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the festival

65 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Oh wow Carla! This is one of the most beautiful bee quilts I've ever seen. I'm a little speechless!

karen said...

What a fun and cheerful collaboration Carla!! It's gorgeous! love all those texty prints in there, they really give it a nice balance.....

Needled Mom said...

It really is beautiful!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

it's beautiful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This quilt is so pretty.

Debbie said...

Oh Carla. This is just so lovely! You did SUCH a nice job pulling all our blocks together into a lovely top. And that you quilting different in each section just adds to it all. Nicely done!! Can I share a pic in one of my posts?

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts said...

Gorgeous, I love the old meets new!

Caroline said...

Yes! Awesome! This was a great idea and it turned out beautifully.

krista said...

Absolutely stunning, Carla. The blocks are all so pretty and I love how you used the siggy blocks on the front.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sew Cute! I really like the cute birds on the bottom, and the sewing tape measure added as a vine.

CitricSugar said...

Carla, this just turned out beautifully! All the colours and details - wonderful bee quilt!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Carla, seeing your quilt made me smile! It's my favourite! It's most beautiful and I love how there is so much see and search! Happy weekend! x Teje

Teje Karjalainen said...

Your photo on the white fence is adorable! x Teje

Rene' said...

I am so glad you are sharing this quilt in the festival!!!! You did such a magnificent job designing the layout of all the blocks. I absolutely love your quilting on this as well. Just lovely Carla!

Teresa Connolly said...

A beautiful quilt and beautifully photographed!I have just started making my own quilt a scrappy quilt. :)

Patti said...

I could spend endless amounts of time gazing at each piece of this amazing quilt! It's a real beauty Carla!

Patchwork and Play said...

It's a real credit to you Carla putting all our blocks together in such a cohesive and fun quilt! And the quilting variations are perfect! I love this quilt and my small part in it!

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the variety of blocks and the glorious colours in this!

Carla said...

Oh it's wonderful! I'm looking closely at the text prints you've used as background fabrics, they look great. I want to learn to use low volume and text prints this way, but I tend to shy away so far, they sometimes look too bold to me by themselves. You've inspired me :)

Karen said...

It has turned out so well. The blocks from all those in your group have made this look great. I think the way you have pulled it all together.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous. I love all the news print fabric you used.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think this is one of my most favorite quilts of the year so far. I love your creativity in putting it all together, and I love having a little bit of myself in it as well, and the friendships that are forming as well. Really beautiful.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I have enjoyed scrolling through your last few posts, you have had a busy month! Great colours in this quilt--I love scrappy quilts, where it all just seems to work.

Cathy said...

Such a fabulous quilt! Yay!

Kevin the Quilter said...

WOWZERS! What a fun mid-century modern quilt! My eyes are happily dancing all over the quilt! Best wishes!

Dawn Hughes said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt...it is stunning....enjoy

Gina said...

Wow, this is my all time favorite Carla quilt. It has my favorite bright foreground/low volume background combo!!!it makes me happy to look at it and I need to look a while longer to take in all the details. Fabulous job on both the quilting and the quilt!! Being in a bee sure is fun!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Wonderful quilt Carla, a real testament to the skills of you and your Bee mates.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh Carla, I always love the kitchen sink type quilts, but this is my favourite!!!!!

Charlotte said...

what a wonderful bee quilt - so full of life and personality of all the people involved!

Barb and Sharon said...

Carla this is a beautiful keepsake. I love the colours.
Barb@Witsend

Deborah said...

I love this quilt and I'm so proud to have been a small part of it. XO

W-S Wanderings said...

Gasp! It's gorgeous - a collective beauty. Such a treasury of cooperative talent and heart. And HOW do you do this? These incredible quilts upon quilts.

Heather D. said...

So awesome Carla. Those birdies are still my fave!

Lynne said...

Sigh. Such a wonderful quilt, with so many great blocks. I love the background prints with all the bright colors. Well done!

Ariane said...

This quilt is just beautiful!!! I love it!!

Conni said...

what a great quilt! So nice and happy, cheery and fun!!

Janine said...

This has turned out beautifully :)

Sarah Lizzie said...

Wow oh wow!! Your quilt, Carla, sings a song of pure joy!! I could look at your treasure forever!!

Shauna said...

Lovely quilt Carla. Nice to have a remembrance of everyone in your group.

Carla said...

This is the cutest thing! I'd just want to stare at it all the time if it was mine, Carla. I'm excited to be part of it!

Anita said...

Your sampler is beautiful! Love everything about it :)

Amy said...

What a great quilt!It is beautiful!

FlourishingPalms said...

Fabulous, Carla! You've put all of us to shame! Love the front, and especially that you managed to include our signature blocks there. It's really spectacular and I'm just tickled that I could play a small part in it. So. Very. Well. Done.

Janine said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! Those blocks are all beautiful and they combine wonderfully :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Such a great entry!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

so beautiful!

Karyn said...

This is so pretty. And you chose a great location for the final photo!

Deb said...

Wow, I love this quilt. I could look at it for ages and still see something I hadn't seen before. Just beautiful.

fallingforpieces said...

What a fabulous quilt! You got such lovely blocks and you arranged them so perfectly. I just love everything about it.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

I had already commented on this post or so I thought and I couldn't resist having another look at the quilt this morning & noticed to my horror that my comment wasn't there!!! This is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen. I wish I could have a look at it in the flesh. It what I would call an inspirational quilt and one that I will look at on your blog often, mainly just to drool!

Valerie said...

Carla-this is beautiful! What a treasure you have here :)

vintage grey said...

Wow, truly beautiful Carla!! And, such a work of art!! Enjoy! xo Heather

Aoife said...

This is beautiful! I love that you added in the signature blocks to build it up. It's a quilt I could spend hours looking over and finding new bits and pieces :)

Heidi said...

Love this quilt ! You put the blocks together perfectly !

Cille said...

What a fantastic quilt. Love the composition. Congratulations on the nomination.

OPQuilt said...

Fun to see this quilt come to completion--it's really lovely and you did such a terrific job! Hope you win EVERYTHING!!

Anne said...

I just love how your bee quilt turned out. So full of color, variety and life. Happy to have been a little part of it.

Glinda ♥ said...

Wonderful work - voted for you :)

Sharon said...

This is a marvelous quilt! It's an incredible Bee quilt. So much to look at, and such fun colors. Truly, this is a masterpiece! I love all the text fabrics that are included too.

Keitha Amdam said...

This is such a special quilt Carla! I would absolutely think you would just LOVE it! I sure do!

VAMama said...

Absolutely a quilt to treasure! It's beautiful. Did you use a particular pattern or did you design it all? I'd love to try something like this on a much smaller scale :)

Carla said...

VaMama. Thanks so much for stopping by. I based the quilt on the pattern I provided a link for. It was my own setting for the blocks.

Cecelia Thex said...

This quilt is beautiful. I would like to make one myself. Do plan on having a tutorial or directions for each block?

Carla said...

Cecelia: I tried to reply but couldn't. Most if these blocks were sent to me from my group. I don't have patterns for them sorry : )