Friday, May 21, 2010

Amy´s Online Quilt Festival

The wonderful Amy is doing the Online Quilt Festival again!


And here is my entry: the last quilt I finished so far, my Improved Ninepatch. Ok, I showed it here on my blog before, but at least I took new outdoor photos:
It was a bit windy, but I love the look of the quilt together with the beautiful lilac.

I started this quilt 9 or 10 years ago. Parts of it traveled with me to several holiday trips, and so it grew slowly but surely, completely sewn by hand. Then the finished top waited in my cupboard for 2 or 3 years. And last fall I finally took it out, basted it and during the winter quilted it by hand using a pattern of circles in different sizes.

I love 1930s quilts, they are my favorites, and I love the reproduction prints and am very glad that there are so many of them available. I collect them for more than 10 years now. In this quilt I used some of my favorite repro fabrics, together with a few original feedsacks.

And here I have some lilacs just for you all, enjoy the Quilt Festival and all the beautiful quilts!
And for you, Amy, for giving us all the opportunity to come together in this event. Thank you!

44 comments:

bearpaw said...

This is beautiful. A lovely design and gorgeous colours!

Janet said...

It's beautiful. I love 1930's fabrics too. I've always loved the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

This is just a stunning quilt! Like you, I just adore the 30s fabrics and this is a wonderful quilt to display them!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

All done by hand?! That is amazing! It is a real heirloom.

Chris said...

Wunderschon! Ausgezeichnet handarbeit.

amy smart said...

This quilt is wonderful! And I love it by the Lilacs. :)

Claire said...

BEAUTIFUL! Patient's really is a virtue!

Janet said...

this is a beautiful labour of love!

Carol said...

A lovely way to make a nine patch.

Katie B. said...

Such a pretty quilt! I love it.

Suedio said...

So many memories stitched into a quilt that travels with you for so many years in the making. Well done. This is really so worth the effort.

Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely quilt! I'm very partial to scrappy quilts and those with curves. Yours has both! What a treat.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow this quilt is so beautiful! Love it!

Allie said...

This is very unusual and very beautiful - I too love the repro 30's prints! LOVE the quilting!

Sew It Up Baby! said...

This design is wonderful and your quilt looks amazing! Love the reproduction fabrics :o)

MomBrose said...

Beautiful! i love this quilt! I too love the repro fabrics. You did a fantastic job!

quiltmom said...

Steffi,
I love the way the nine patch floats in the circles- it is a fabulous design and looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your terrific quilt.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

wishes, true and kind said...

I love that quilt!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

lovely! very 30's!!! great use of those fabrics! looks amaZing!

Karen said...

I love the improved nine patch block. You have done a fantastic job!

Leslie said...

i absolutely love reproduction prints. this quilt is one of the most amazing i have ever seen. i love the beautiful hand quilting

Quilting in the Pines said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

Beautiful quilt, persistent quilter.

Stephanie said...

I love the design and fabrics you chose. Quite lovely!

Oddbjørg said...

What a beautiful quilt!

QuiltyGoodness said...

Wow. I love the twist on a regular ninepatch.

Marie said...

Beautiful

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Kelli said...

simply gorgeous! Great job!

Marit said...

Your quilt is so pretty, loved to look at the close up of those fabrics. There's something special about these 30's fabric, a certain innocence. You inspire me to take another look at my Double Wedding Rings block. Some quilts take time to finish, and that's ok...
; )

QuiltSue said...

I loved the quilt and the lilacs.

Sharon said...

LOVE the colors...this quilt turned out beautiful!

Kay Lynne said...

A Very Beautiful Quilt!!!

GLÒRIA said...

Very, very, very nice quilt!!! Good work!!! Happy Festival!

Sherri said...

Your quilt is stunning! I want to make a quilt like this one day!

Miri said...

Beautiful quilt! I've always wanted to make this pattern...yours is just gorgeous!

Kim said...

Beautiful quilt. I love reproduction fabrics.

Rose said...

I have been liking the improved 9-patch for a while now...this one is beautiful.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. Great design, cheerful fabrics, lovely colors. You did a great job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Wow! Your quilt is stunning! I love all the colors in there - thanks for sharing :)

Eileen said...

lovely, lovely quilt!! i've never seen that pattern before--so much work and it really shows. nice pic of the lilacs--my favorite flower and brings back such happy memories of growing up in spokane washington--the lilac city--where mom had them and my grandparents had them all over. always look forward to lilacs in the spring!!

Angie said...

Very Pretty! I like how the circles really stand out :)

www.craftedAngles.com

Alia said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I love your version of the 9 patch! I want to make one now!!!!!

Sandra said...

what a great 'improved 9 patch'-good work on achieving the vintage and cheery feel.
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