Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Scrappy Handquilted Second Entry - Bloggers Quilt Festival!

My second entry in this spring's Bloggers Quilt Festival is in the Scrappy category since I've already entered little Zachary's quilt in the Hand Quilted category. 

I first saw this pattern in a post on Barbara Brackman's blog early in 2013, a small quilt she called Checkered Past 1862, and had accumulated several charm packs and a layer cake of Civil War and various other era reproduction prints that looked like they would make up into a nice rendition of this pattern.  Over the course of last summer I stitched the blocks between working on other projects.
I had help with the layout.
Paws of approval on the final(?) layout.  Now for a border fabric.
Where was my helper with those corner blocks when I stitched this together???  Hmm - too late since the borders were cut a bit too narrow to add the corner blocks back in.
Fast forward to early this year - the finished project:
The Stats:
Machine pieced and hand quilted by me
Finished size after washing:  51" x 67-1/2"  - perfect for snuggling or napping on the couch
Batting:  my favorite Hobbs 80/20 cotton (pre-rinsed and gently dried in the dryer before quilting)
Quilting threads:  Coats Dual Duty cotton/poly hand quilting thread (green spool) for grid quilting in the blocks in natural color 8030; Baptist Fan border quilted in Gutermann red color 2453.

Linking up with The Bloggers Quilt Festival Scrappy Category here, and you can visit all the quilts entered in each of the other categories by clicking on the Main Festival post here.   Please join the fun!!



19 comments:

  1. It's beautiful - those stars just sparkle and shine!!!!

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  2. A cute quilt and a great way to use up scraps (of which I have tons).

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  3. Fabulous! The quilting is spectacular and I do like the cat pictures too!

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  4. Love the paws of approval!

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  5. Oh my!!! You CAN'T go wrong with a scrappy star quilt that is hand quilted!! This is fabulous!!! You've inspired my quilting on a baby quilt I have coming up!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love this! I am collecting lots of CW fat quarters ... You've inspired me ... I think I might know what I'm going to do with them!

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  7. WOW-ser, You just don't see Hand-Quilted Scrappy Quilts much any more. After I spend Months on a scrappy top, the last thing I want to do is hand quilt it. Love the Stars!

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  8. It's beautiful. Kitty tested and approved.

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  9. Stars will always be one of my all time favourite designs when it comes to quilts. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful, Love that the cat is "layed out" tooo !

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  11. Scrappy stars are among my all-time favorite quilts. Beautiful!

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  12. I love stars, especially scrappy ones!
    I love the hand quilting!

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  13. It's very sweet! Love that Baptist Fan quilting.

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  14. Your quilt is stunning!!! Gorgeous quilting - it's one I'm going to try, just as soon as I make the right quilt for it!

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  15. Very lovely! Really great quilting.:)

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  16. What a nice way to use your scraps

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  17. Beautiful! I'm obsessed with baptist fan quilting patterns (well - I really like them!) and they look great in your border here!

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  18. I love those stars! the quilting looks so good with them.

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