Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival - Fall 2011



It's time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival so graciously sponsored by Amy's Creative Side.  I'm a little late getting my entry posted this year due to photography problems.  This quilt was completed last week and has been dubbed "Texas Twilight" by My Guy. 


This quilt has made previous appearances on my blog while it was under construction as the Buck-A-Block quilt.  The light background blocks are made from Thangles Buck-A-Block #2 designed by Mary B. Hayes.  The black and dark blue setting was self designed.  These blocks were offered as a BOM by the local quilt shop when we lived in Texas back in 2006.  I didn't actually start working on the blocks until about mid year last year. 

This quilt was supposed to have green sashing with a blue bonnet print as the border.  But that proposed setting would not gel with the blocks.  I ended up going in a completely different direction.  The dark fabric in the Thangles blocks is actually bluebonnets on a black background, hence the black.  The blue is a good match to the blue dots in the light background fabric.   I like the finished quilt even though looks nothing like the original plan.  Sometimes the blocks just have other ideas than you do. 




Trudy Lindemann did the quilting.  She used diagonal lines in the blue setting triangles and wide borders.  In the narrow blue border she did a modified feather motif and then loops in the pieced blocks.   It turned out beautifully. 

Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and hop over to Amy's to check out all the wonderful quilts posted as part of this fall's show. 

21 comments:

Kate said...

I know I've said this before, but I love-love-love(!!) the setting you came up with for this quilt! And the quilting is beautiful.

Mom said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Denise in PA said...

The setting looks fantastic - great job! I love those blues too!

Pat said...

Perfect! Absolutely Perfect! I love it!

Lynne said...

It's a beautiful quilt - congratulations, Kate.

Barbara said...

Oh, Kate. This is just beautiful.

Shay said...

I’m so glad you went with the blue border Kate because it looks marvellous! The quilting is perfect too! Those blocks shine as the stars of this quilt! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

great quilt, love the on-point setting!!

Pattilou said...

I love this setting for the blocks. Your instinct on the color choice was really in tune with your fabrics. Nice finish!

trish said...

Beautifully done! :o)

The Thompsons said...

Love the colors!

Anonymous said...

I love your use of colour in this quilt - really makes the design 'pop'. Thank you for your lovely comment on my Quilt Festival quilt too :)

Katy Cameron said...

Oh this is beautiful, like an exquisitely intricate mosaic tile floor. Love the colours :o)

Manda said...

Wow that is an amazing quilt!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

I think the sashing fits beautifully and it looks amazing. So perfect.

Lyanna L. said...

Looks great - I like the sashing you went with =)

Eileen said...

Lovely quilt. Great pattern and so nicely done. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

JanetK said...

I love the monochromatic effect with this quilt - blue makes me feel so peaceful!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your quilt and the various quilting patterns too! I, too, have alot of projects that I want to do from years past. :) Sew On!

Anonymous said...

Blue is one of my favourite colours. Love the way you used the different values here. :-)

Kit Lang said...

Really lovely. Thanks for sharing!