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:

  1. THis quilt is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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

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

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  4. 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. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Congrats, Lee! This quilt is beautiful!

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  12. 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 :)

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

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

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

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  16. That is a great quilt! I love the backing.

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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.

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

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

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  21. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  35. 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

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