Thursday, 3 November 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival, Autumn 2011

I am very late but, finally, here is my contribution to Amy's "Bloggers' Quilt Festival". The festival ends tomorrow but there will still be time to look at all the wonderful quilts.  I couldn't consider not taking part, even though I have been delayed by all kinds of things (including DH's germs), as it was Amy's BQF that got me started with this blog and as I am fast approaching my 500th post it seems fitting that this entry should kickstart the celebrations. 
So, which quilt to share?  Well, I have already posted about this quilt but it is one of my favourites and also one of my most recently completed so here is "Round and Round the Nara Gardens":


I couldn't manage to get a very square photograph of it but these are better than the original one I posted:
As you can see this quilt is made in Japanese-style fabrics (Nara Gardens) and I'm not sure the photos show it but I have tie-quilted it with a lovely green cotton thread.  This quilt lives on my guest bed and has been promised to several guests to sleep beneath but it didn't get finished in time.  You can't rush a good thing can you and it will be here for their next visits!  The design is a simple combination of Snowball and Framed Square blocks which I first made on a workshop with Jane Bottamley and I have used the pattern several times.  I wanted to make a Japanese version as soon as I saw the trellis effect that the combination of the blocks creates.
Thank you Amy for organising another great BQF, I'm off to look at more of the wonderful entries.


11 comments:

  1. I like this interlocking design ~
    Margaret
    msolomo1@maine.rr.com
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely design. Nice to have a quilt to wrap around in the autumn weather.

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  3. Congratulations on making it into the festival. I have been slowly working my way down from the top of the list and all the while more are being added. I sure am glad I didn't miss yours! It is such a nice pattern for that floral fabric.
    I wonder how long the viewing will last. It is taking forever with this super-slow computer to plod through.

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  4. Lovely effect with the fabrics. I can see you like your quilt :)

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  5. Lovely fabric, and the design shows it off really well, as well as it being intersting in itself with the trellis effect. Lucky guests :-)

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  6. Lovely quilt and fabric. I remember the photo with wrapped inside it. Why Nara's Garden? Did you visited Nara the last time you were in Japan? I found a lovely quilt shop in Nara and a great fabric shop in the old Nara area. Would love to go back there again sometimes - Congratulations on 500 posts - Hugs Nat

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  7. Hi Lis, I don't even remember seeing this one before. What a great effect from two blocks, very inspirational! (just need to clear some of the UFO list!)

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  8. Beautiful! I'm so glad you commented on my blog. I am a lover of all things Japanese, too! I look forward to reading your posts.

    Thanks for the kind words on my quilt! Cool that we both live outside of Boston on different continents! :)

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  9. Such beautiful sophistication in a quilt!

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  10. How beautiful! I just love the color combo you chose. So snuggly!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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