Saturday, May 16, 2015

blogger's spring quilt festival 2015

Hello, happy Saturday to you all!

Can you believe Blogger's Quilt Festival is already here? I must admit, it sort of crept up on me this year but I'm glad to have a chance to talk about one of my very favorite quilts once again. 


I pieced this My Way Home quilt using a combination of cotton, linen, and corduroy fabrics and I knew right from the beginning I'd be hand quilting it.


Because to me, this very simple patchwork was just a perfect canvas to showcase hundreds and hundreds of small hand stitches. I used Perle Cotton #8 for hand quilting and the final texture of the quilt is just incredible. I wish you could touch and feel how soft and drapey this quilt became.


And since this quilt was about getting out of my comfort zone and trying out some new things, I decided to forgo the usual binding and finished the quilt without it. I've seen quite a few Kantha quilts being finished this way so I thought why not?

Finished size of this quilt is 49" x 58".

http://amyscreativeside.com/bloggers-quilt-festival/

I'm submitting it to Hand Quilted category over at Amy's. Hope you're submitting some of your quilts (up to two entries are allowed) and you'll stop by to see all the amazing beauties already showcased.

Wishing you all a very lovely weekend. Svetlana

29 comments:

  1. I just love the simplicity and warmth of this quilt. Beautiful, just beautiful.

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  2. I just love the hand quilting.

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  3. So your banner is before the quilting, I guess :0)
    What an amazing and beautiful result

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  4. Stunning as always. The quilt is great but that quilting makes it fantastic!

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  5. That hand quilting is amazing!

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  6. lovely, your quilt is gorgeous - gorgeous how the Kantha quilt finish and the hand quilting add a new dimension

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  7. I always love seeing your quilts. This one does remind me of kantha - wonderful texture!

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  8. Hello, lovely quilt, gorgeous quilting!
    Thanks for the tip about the lack of binding to imitate kantha quilts.

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  9. Such a great finish! The improv piecing is simple but balanced, and with all the added hand quilting texture, it looks so wonderful!

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  10. This is such a sweet quilt - so soft and inviting. Your stitching is beautiful and I love the subtle colors of the fabrics - a perfect combination.

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  11. What an amazing quilt! I loved it from a distance, because of the simplicity and those big geese (I love geese!) but the close up shots blew me away! All that hand quilting - stunning! Such a work of love! And what a beautiful way to finish the edges, so effective. Amazing! I'm almost lost for words! Love it xxx

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  12. Svetlanko, ta deka je krasna a samotne prositi - sladka tecka za celou praci. Obdivuji, jak jsi to krasne zvladla a celkovy vysledek je opravdu uzasny! Mas muj obdiv! Svetlanko, mej krasne dny! Jola

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  13. Beautiful! I love this one too!

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  14. The quilting on this is spot on! Gorgeous from top to bottom, front to back and everything in between!

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  15. So beautiful! Thanks for pushing yourself and sharing it.

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  16. So beautiful! Thanks for pushing yourself and sharing it.

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  17. Such pretty little hand stitching, it makes me want to snuggle into the quilt. :)

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  18. Simply Beautiful Svetlana! You have such a beautiful comforting style. I do want to dive right through the screen and touch it. : ) Janita

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  19. Love the tiny stitches and I truly admire your patience. A comforting quilt for sure! Congrats

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  20. Did you birth the quilt before quilting it or did you use a "Knife edge" finishing technique?

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  21. Oh my goodness your hand quilting is so beautiful, it really makes this whole quilt!

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  22. I love the balanced piecing which really showcases the beautiful fabrics. Your beautiful quilting gives it that lovely soft "hand", as well. The edge treatment is perfect, too!

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  23. All those little stitches create the most lovely texture! Beautiful quilt!!

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  24. The simplicity of the quilt along with all that hand quilting makes for a quilt that just invites snuggling.

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  25. What a wonderful quilt. Modern and still calls to quilts from times gone by with the wonderful stitching. What technique did you use to finish the quilt edge? I've heard of facing a quilt but this looks like you possibly folded the raw edges in between the two sides and then stitched them together? Otherwise, I have no idea! ;-)

    Also, do you use a lap hoop for your hand quilting or a larger stand type? I want to try hand quilting and know I will be more successful if I choose a manner that will work with me and not against me.

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  26. Beautifully simple! You must love hand quilting! I'm considering adding a line or two of hand quilting to my most recent quilt, never having tried it before! Can't imagine making all these stitches!!

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  27. this is so, so wonderful! i love everything about it.

    if you didn't bind, did you do the flip and stitch method to finish? it looks great!

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  28. this is so, so wonderful! i love everything about it.

    if you didn't bind, did you do the flip and stitch method to finish? it looks great!

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