Friday, 15 May 2015

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

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I'm joining in with the Bloggers' Quilt Festival for the first time!  I want to show a wall hanging I made last year, so this will be entered in the Mini Quilt category.  

The pattern is Quiltessential's Art Deco Inspired wall hanging 2, it is made using reverse applique and fusible binding tape so that the final effect is of a stained glass window.

I finished the quilt with faced binding as the bias tape runs right along the outside edges of the hanging.





I did straight lines radiating out from the "sun", but I didn't want to cross the black lines or quilt in the pink/red sections, so it was lots of stopping and starting.  I didn't backstitch as it would be too visible so that left me with thousands of threads to bury!  OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but there were loads of them.  

(Sorry about the centred text, Blogger won't let me change it)



Confession?  I didn't bury those threads, I pulled them through to the back and tied knots in them along with the bobbin threads.  In my defense, the back looked awful with the black stitching where I'd sewn the fusible binding down and it also developed a hole at one point...  Needless to say, no photos of the back (though I did show it in my original post...).



And this?  This is the fat quarter bundle of solids I bought to make this wall hanging.  Lesson learnt - read the materials list before buying bundles to make a project.  I actually only needed a handful of solid scraps!

Thank you for visiting me and my mini quilt, enjoy the rest of the festival!

32 comments:

pennydog said...

Yes but your stash is all the happier for those extra solids ;) There's no way I'd bury those threads either (but then again I never do, I just sew really tiny stitches at the end of the line and snip them!)

Rachel said...

Worth all the stopping and starting, though - I think it's a very successful piece!

elizabethdee said...

I love this quilt and loved watching you work your way through it. I'm glad you've put it into the festival so others can love it too.

Renee said...

I love this quilt! It makes me smile every time I see it.

Jacque said...

Love the colors and design! So beautiful.

SuperMomNoCape said...

This was a fun one to watch develop as you worked on it. I'm so glad you chose this one for the festival so that others get to see it too.

Linda in Calif. said...

This is really quite something - very pretty. So funny about the lesson learned - not to buy a bundle before reading the instructions - do you think you've really learned? Me, I wouldn't have. I would say - I'll use them in another quilt and just buy them anyway.

Scrapatches said...

Very striking! Wonderful use of color. Thanks for sharing in the QBF. I love all the inspiration ... :) Pat

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job! Who cares what the back looks like, no one's going to see it :D

Bella Quilts said...

looking at the finished project one wouldn't know the challenges you faced. Great job.

Karin said...

That looks great and those colours are stunning.

ukcitycrafter said...

I think you bought exactly the right amount of fabric, and I shall follow your excellent example when I next shop for a project!

What Comes Next? said...

a very pretty little quilt, and you gave your stash a very colourful boost!

Anita said...

I just love that quilt, it's amazing.Bet you're proud of it.
Blogger is being mean to me too,
won't let me choose some of my fonts.
lol
Cheers, Anita.

Jane Galley said...

I still love this quilt, even if it did give you trouble

Cheryl said...

I really like the stain glass look you achieved with this quilt.

Renee said...

Well those starts and stops were worth it! The unquilted black lines pop out!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

It's very nice Wendy. I'd like to try that stained glass effect one day. Just another idea to add to the list!

Jasmine said...

What a beautiful mini. Your quilting really enhances the stained glass effect.

Jennie said...

It's a beautiful quilt (and a lot of thread ends). And bonus - beautiful fabrics to add to your stash!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I LOVE this quilt, Wendy. It's stunning!!!

Lara B. said...

Wendy, it really does look like stained glass and you did an amazing job! Holy mackerel that was a lot of threads to deal with. Have a great time at the BQF!

Christine Altmiller said...

Love Love LOVE this pannel! The sun and rays and colors and everything!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Fabulous quilt! It's so striking.

leanne said...

really lovely stained glass quilt - worth all of those thread issues !

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

It's fabulous! Stitches tied on back and all! :)

Ruth said...

I hate burying threads but I think not crossing the black was worth it - who's going to be looking at the back of an art quilt anyway - front looks great!

Johanna said...

Beautiful mini! I love the stained glass effect!

Kaja said...

So you ended up with a great quilt and a nice big pile of fabric - win/win!

CathyH said...

Such a cheerful qiult! The colors a just so fun together.

the zen quilter said...

Neat quilt, really caught my eye. I like it a lot. Great job.

ipatchandquilt said...

Your quilt is soooo original and creative!
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