Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival...

So I'm making it a little under the wire.

I put off of posting my quilt because I actually had another quilt in mind, but I couldn't get it done in time.

Here's the one I picked.  I dug into my beloved stash of Parisville to make this one.  I really really love it.  Over the summer, I took Rachel's Handstitched class over at Stitched in Color.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not an uber patient person.
I like things to be done...and hand quilting takes a lot of patience.  This was, in fact, the first (but not the last) quilt that combined both hand quilting and embroidery.  It wasn't fast, but I'm really happy with the results.

Parisville quilt

I did my first EPP and embroidery on a quilt:

paper piecing bits

Lots and lots of hand quilting with perle:

close up

Even some applique!

I felt like I had a huge learning curve on this one....but I have major quilty love...and I hope, more patience?  Well, maybe not.  But I'd do it again....and this one is all mine.

Tula quilt

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 60″x 60″
Special techniques used : paper piecing, applique, hand quilting
Quilted by : me
Best Category : throw quilt, hand quilted quilt

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Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! This is stunning! I came in just under the wire to for the festival. I'm glad you entered this one! It's gorgeous!!

Carla said...

Gorgeous---and all that hand quilting!

Kelsey said...

Stunning!! You did an outstanding job!

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CitricSugar said...

This is lovely - I adore your hand-quilting!

Kirsten said...

So beautiful - really love all the shades of purple and your hand quilting is amazing!

Lisaleh said...

Ella, you did such a wonderful job on this quilt! You should be very proud.

Michele said...

It turned out really beautiful. Good luck!

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

It is SO beautiful!!!! I'm fangirling over this for sure:)

Sarah Lou said...

This is so stunning, you really must have patience!

Kit Little said...

Ella! This is truly so beautiful - just the right amount of purple. A favorite color of mine :) Your quilt certainly looks like it was made by someone with loads of patience. Great job!
(why didn't you bring this to show-n-tell today too?)