Friday, October 24, 2014

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL FALL 2014

It's time once again for the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side. I missed linking up for the last one, but this time I have a finish to share.

One day back in the spring I tried my hand at sewing some arrows. I was happy with how they turned out, so I wrote up a tutorial.  When it was my turn to receive blocks from an on-line group I'm in, I asked them to make me either an arrow block or a feather block. After getting all my blocks, I arranged them on my design wall. I filled in the spaces between the blocks with low volume prints and made a couple of random blocks to complete the top.



thank you Becca for allowing me to come into your beautiful barn to take pictures

I really like how the blocks pop against the background


For the quilting, I gave it to the very talented Linda. She did some free motion swirls and gave it lots of texture.  I love what she did!



For the backing I chose a print from the Cotton and Steel line. It had the right 'look'. The binding is a chicken wire print from my stash : )




Thanks so much to all my Mid Century Modern girls for sending me my blocks. I really love my quilt.

Because I made this up as I went along, I am entering it in the 'original design' category of the festival.

**This quilt is a finish for the fourth quarter of the finish along too**

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy all the other quilts in the link ups. Starting Now, you can nominate quilts for viewers choice and then vote for your favourite starting Nov. 1      : )

quilt stats:
original design
pieced by me and my bee mates
quilted by Linda King
48 x 61

linking to finish it up friday

49 comments:

Chris said...

Love this! Great job.

Pam said...

loving the arrows and i love BFQ xo

Maryse said...

Beautiful!

Teresa in Music City said...

You know this quilt is a WINNER in my book!!!! I fall in love anew every time I see it :)

Alisa said...

It's a gorgeous quilt!

Betty Spence said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I love it!

nerospost said...

Hi Carla! Your quilt is gorgeus and the background is so perfect - once again! You are very talented making beautiful quilts and taking fantastic photos! x Teje

Cindy said...

I love this quilt so much. All that low volume yumminess!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!!! I always love your photo shoots...

Kim said...

Your lovely quilt looks amazing in that beautiful barn...but where are the horses??;) 'Tis a beautiful design, Carla. The Mid Century Modern girls stitched lovely blocks and such a perfect arrangement from you. Wonderful choices for the backing and binding and yes Linda swirled those quilting stitches beautifully. You've got my vote!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Congrats on a visually stimulating and beautiful quilt! Best wishes in the festival!

Chiska said...

It's fantastic!

Ann said...

Beautiful! Congrats on making something original too - not easy to do! You made some great fabric/colour choices too...

Jan said...

Your Arrow and Feather quilt is beautiful. I love it.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

The variety of the blocks and the different backgrounds give this so much movement. Great job!

Kat said...

Beautiful! I love the colors of the arrows along with the low volume background.

Anita said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Love how you mixed everything together to give it a coordinated look.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

This is so gorgeous - well done on a stunning finish!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Just an outstanding quilt.

Cindy said...

I love everything about this quilt. It's stunning.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely to see this again- really gorgeous! x

Needled Mom said...

I have loved this quilt all along.

Kate Yates said...

Love this! The combination of blocks is great, and I like how you pieced it all together. I'm also a fan of your binding and backing, it's so satisfying finding the perfect fabric to finish a quilt. Well done!

Janine said...

I love this quilt! Good luck in the festival :)

Janine said...

I love this quilt! Good luck in the festival :)

Jodi said...

oooh, so pretty! good luck!

Anne said...

Such a gorgeous finish and another great photo location too.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

gorgeous!gorgeous!gorgeous! I love this quilt, Carla! It was fun watching the progress on it.

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a beautiful finish! I love the low volume background. And the quilting is such a compliment to this lovely design. Scrumptious!

W-S Wanderings said...

Such a striking quilt! It is stunning. I love your attention to detail. And that barn, oh my! We are in the market for horse stalls and this is pure beautiful inspiration.

Shauna said...

Such a great quilt Carla. Just love the way you put the whole thing together!!

rachel said...

Spectacular! Those points are perfection!

Carol said...

I really love your quilt!

Martha said...

Such a beautiful quilt. Every single detail is perfection. Good luck Carla!

Christine said...

I adore this quilt!! (I'm sure I have said that before?) And what a fabulous one to choose for submission!!!

Patti said...

Love this quilt, Carla! A couple of my sewing groups have used your arrow tutorial as well!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous!

Tara Celeste said...

Love this! I've been wanting to try some arrows myself :)

Carla said...

How fun to pick out my arrow in your quilt. It is just an awesome, awesome quilt, Carla, and I'm proud to have added a tiny part to it. Love your backing, and, as always, your photo shoot!

Debbie said...

This is really lovely! You did a great job pulling all our blocks together and love what you chose as a backing too!

Lynne said...

This is such an amazing quilt Carla. There are so many great low volume fabrics in there and the quilting is beautiful. I love it in your new header pic.

Afton Warrick said...

I really love this quilt, and how all the elements came together. Good luck in the Festival.

Issabella The Cat said...

I love the sort of block layout, your quilt is beautiful!

Ginny said...

Definitely one of my favorites! So awesome and what a perfect setting to take quilt pics!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is stunning. I'm so proud to have a little piece of "me" in your gorgeous and original quilt!

Nancy said...

This quilt turned out beautifully, Carla. It makes me think of American Indians. I have to say: you find the very best places to photograph your quilts!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the combination of the arrows and the feathers. Your longarmer's quilting really worked to enhance them.

lauraluvsloons said...

I love this quilt sew much. I can't wait to make some arrows and feather blocks with my stash. Thanks for the inspiration:)

SheilaN8 said...

This is awesome!! You are so very talented!! I'm honoured to be in a bee with you :)