Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Country Roads Revisited - Bloggers Quilt Festival

Good morning!  My second entry in this year's Bloggers Quilt Festival is in the Small Quilts category.

This little quilt is my version of Lori DeJarnatt's (Humble Quilts) quilt-along from last fall. We were traveling at the time, so my chosen fabrics are a mix of some purchases while in Oregon and scraps from previous quilts.
Though I love cheddars, I've not used too much in prior quilts, but instantly fell in love with this background fabric and a coordinating black and cheddar print that had been waiting in my fat quarter stash tote.

I hand quilted this little quilt using a portion of a large stencil in the cheddar squares and corners, with a simple ditch and cross-hatch in the blocks, and diagonal lines in the outer border.

This is one of my favorite little quilts, finishing at 25 inches square.  I used Hobbs Polydown batting, and Aurifil 28 wt. thread for most of the quilting.

I found this lovely old toile in one of the stash bins, and there was just enough for the back.

A lot of quilters participated in Lori's fun quilt-along last year.  I wonder if we'll see more Country Roads quilts appearing in this years Bloggers Festival.
Time for another cup of coffee and off to see some of the other entries!  This is a great week for meeting new (to me) bloggers!

15 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I love how the quilting was done on the gold areas, it makes it look so comfy.

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  2. Beautiful, Pat. Lovely quilting too.

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  3. Such a sweet quilt--made sweeter by the fact that it will forever tie you to that trip in Oregon. Beautiful hand quilting, too!

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  4. Wonderful and I do love that backing!

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  5. Great job! I love your beautiful hand quilting!
    This was a fun SAL.

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  6. I've always loved this quilt and can see why it is one of your favorites! It's sentimental too, which makes it even better. :)

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  7. Fantastic hand quilting! So glad you entered your quilt for all of us to enjoy

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  8. Beautiful work and great color mix!!

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  9. I love the cheddar in this and gorgeous quilting! :)

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  10. I remember when Lori did this quilt-along last year. I loved the pattern then but couldn't managed to follow along. Maybe the next time.

    Your quilt is beautiful. I love the blues and red/rose tones together, and then the color of the alternating blocks just sets off those pieced blocks beautifully. The detail in your quilting is spectacular.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  11. So pretty. I also participated in the Country Roads QAL. It was so much fun.

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  12. Lovely quilting, it makes the smaller gold squares pop, and always a memory of your trip. The entries, maybe several coffees later, I haven't managed to see too many yet, but one in the art category has been in my mind so much, a beautiful piece, called Anonymous by Shannon. I find the story behind each one is as important as the quilt itself.

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  13. Thanks for telling me about your entries, they are delightful, this is my favourite though.

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