Saturday, October 29, 2011

BQF: Warm Cool Quilt

It's Bloggers' Quilt Festival time again! Unfortunately I don't have a new finish this time around, but I can show you one of my favorite quilts from the last six months.

My Warm Cool HST quilt. I love it, my daughters love it and often request it when they're sitting on the couch, and hopefully you love it too. : )

It's scrappy and colorful and snuggly and a great size for a couch quilt. Many of my all-time favorite prints are in there—some of which I have used up and can't buy anymore.

There are like a gazillion HSTs in this quilt (actually 266 of them). I got really sick of squaring them up, but somehow that didn't translate into me being sick of this quilt.

I like how the back turned out as well. This quilt makes me happy no matter which side is facing up!

And a few more reasons to love this quilt: It was my first attempt at spray basting (which I now love), and only my second attempt at FMQ stippling (which I also now love). So in many ways, I feel like this quilt was where I turned a corner and became a "real" quilter.

Thanks for checking out my BQF quilt! Enjoy the festival!

Size: 54" x 74"
Design: Warm/Cool Quilt-Along by Jeni at In Color Order (thank you, Jeni!)
Fabric: 219 colorful prints/scraps
Binding: Mini Muu dot by Lecien
Back: Mostly Kona Cotton solids
Quilting: FMQ stippling

47 comments:

Dawn said...

THis quilt is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. said...

Yes! Still love this one.

felicity said...

Love love love this quilt. Almost enough to make one of my own some day. Maybe.

Debbie said...

Me too - still love it! It's really a great quilt!

Heather D. said...

It's wonderful. I need to learn more about this whole warm/cool colours thing because I think this type of quilt is just awesome. :)

floribunda said...

Loved it when you first posted it, and love it now!

Patchwork and Play said...

It is a lovely quilt! You have every right to be proud of it!

Leanne said...

I also still love it, it is beautiful and cheerful!

bloomingpoppies said...

This is sooo pretty, it's no wonder your daughters love it so. I can't seem to stop looking at it! Great entry!!

CitricSugar said...

Lovely! It's so fresh and fun.

Manda said...

Beautiful!

Cille said...
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Cille said...

I loved it when I first saw it... And still do. Both sides are amazing.

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the fabrics in this

M-R said...

Congrats, Lee! This quilt is beautiful!

Elizabeth D. said...

Awww, you are definitely a real quilter (and you totally were before this quilt!!!) :) Totally love this quilt, love the variety of fabrics and I love the lack of purple on the front, I think it makes it super unique :)

karenfae said...

I do like this quilt and can see why your daughters ask for it :) love the back too.
Karen

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful Lee....great colours and I really love your pieced back.

Michele said...

I love this quilt! It's really two quilts in one.

Eden said...

That is a great quilt! I love the backing.

Jessica said...

oh I just love this quilt! Loved it when you first made it, and still do! So striking with the warm cool pattern, and your quilting is great!

Heidi said...

Lee..as always...awesome!!!

Linda said...

It's a really pretty quilt, Lee, and very nice to see again. I love that we can show off a bit (again) through this BQF. Thanks for sharing yours.

The Thompsons said...

I love the pieced back!! The whole quilt is beautiful!

Britt-Inger said...

It´s an awesome quilt and in wonderful colors. I love the pieced back
Thank you for sharing

diane said...

I love the back as much as the front. I know what you mean abut HST...they are a pain to square up but give such a beautiful result and so many options that they are worth it. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Love this and did when I first saw it - I really want to make one but it is that 'squaring up' that stops me...

Miri said...

Terrific quilt! I just love how the bright colors and slightly off center setting really perked up this traditional design.

laura said...

beautiful quilt!

Issabella The Cat said...

Love it! It looks so snuggly :D

Bobbi said...

Love this!

notes of sincerity said...

I love your quilt!! :o)
What a great pattern and colors!!

pasqueflower said...

Love it!

Erin O. said...

This is on my to do list! Love how it turned out!

Kirsten N said...

I love the mix of colours and beautiful fabrics in this quilt!

KristyLou said...

I love the back of this :)

A Seam to Sew said...

I love this quilt! It's so fun and happy :)

Leila said...

I love it! I don't think I ever saw the back before. Beautiful!

I can't wait to see the tree bee blocks your group makes.

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Looks great! My son (home sick) is looking at them with me. He wanted to click on yours. Me too!

Rebecca said...

I absolutely love this quilt. It looks even better in person!

Leslie said...

this is so gorgeous. i love the colors and just everything about it

Lauren P said...

It's beautiful! You can definitely a real quilter!

Kristie said...

This quilt is to die for. I love it! Is on my "to-do" list! Beautiful job, Lee :)

Lisa D. said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

tusen said...

Of course I've already seen it on your blog and of course I still love it :)

Eileen said...

Great vibrant quilt. Love the fabrics and your layout is so pleasing. That's a lot of hst, but it is lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Rachel said...

What a stunning quilt!

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