Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger´s Quilt Festival Fall 2011

Amy at Amy´s Creative Side is hosting the Blogger´s Quilt Festival again! I was looking forward to this event for quite a while now. It is always so interesting and inspiring!
Amy'sCreativeSide
(Sorry, I don´t know how to get the button right...)

This time my entry is my recently finished
"1930s Postage Stamps" quilt.

It is very scrappy and I used a lot of my favorite 1930s reproduction fabrics here. The squares are 1 1/2" finished size and I sewed the top by machine and did the quilting with blue perle cotton thread and big stitches by hand. That was a lot of fun! The white muslin squares surrounded by blue keep all the other fabrics together and form a nice quilting space.
The binding is a blue print, too. I wanted do make such a quilt for ages, but I feared the cutting of all the small squares. The rotary cutter is not my best friend...

Last year I bought an Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter and that made it much more easy. I could cut 36 squares at once and it worked great.
The back is this happy fabric that I found two or three years ago in a danish thrift store during our summer vacation. It is very special to me because it reminds me of beautiful summer days in Denmark. I think it fits the colorful quilt perfectly.

Thank you Amy for giving us all the space to come together from all around the world!
And thank you to my husband Michael for assisting with the photo shoot! :-)

76 comments:

Eileen said...

love your quilt and others i'm seeing on here! like how it's quilted, also. have fun seeing all the quilts. lived in frankfurt am main two different times and loved germany--we had so much fun there as a family

Nina Lise Moen said...

This is gorgeous! You have done a wondeful job putting all those little pieces together!

Issabella The Cat said...

I take my hat off to you after making a postage stamp quilt for my dad last year. Yours is beautiful!

ladybugquilting said...

Beautiful!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful quilt!! Perfect for an Accuquilt Go Cutter! Your hand quilting is so beautiful!!

Toni said...

Excellent quilt! Your hand stitching is impeccable and I admire your dedication with all those tiny blocks!

Karen said...

Your quilt is wonderful! I admire your patience with so many tiny pieces. I love seeing the hand quilting too. It's a lovely quilt!

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, the perle hand-quilting is so fabulous! The color you chose is so perfect, too. Lovely quilt!

quilthexle said...

Wonderful quilt - der ist toll geworden, gratuliere !!

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Quite a labor of love!

notes of sincerity said...

I love your quilt!! Such a beautiful pattern and I adore your hand stitching!!
What a gorgeous backing also!! :o)
Have a nice day.
Sincerely, Trish

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

I love the colors and fabrics in this quilt! Simply Awesome!

Carla said...

Steffi your quilt looks amazing! Great choice on fabrics and your hand quilting is awesome! Definitely a special quilt.

Sandra said...

Great job on capturing the "vintage feel". It looks like an authentic 1930/40's quilt.
Thanks.
Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction quilt and #31 antique 1850 Star quilt

Jolanda said...

Lovely quilt. I like postage stamps, I did just a little one, but in the future I plan to do more.

maria said...

I love the vintage look of your quilt. The blue hand quilting on the whit background looks fabulous.

Jean said...

I love the vintage fabrics. I can't help but look at all that retro fabric and smile. Something about retro fabrics makes me smile. I love how you did the hand stitching as an accent, it really sets off the vintage feel. Well done!

missknitta said...

This is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing :)

grendelskin said...

Beautiful work! You quilting is lovely.

Charming's Mama said...

I made a quilt years ago with 2000 2" squares and rotary cut them all. It was quite a task so I can appreciate all the work that went into the making of your quilt, very beautiful.

Valentina said...

Steffi! I love your quilt, it's beautiful and the quilting is amazing: well done! I have been collecting 1 1/2" squares for ages... :) And seeing your quilt is such an encouragement to keep going! Greetings from Cyprus! :)

bethanndodd said...

So pretty! It is inspiring me to finish my postage stamp quilt (made with the same size sqaures). I abandoned it 6 months ago...all those tiny squares, eek! Smiles~Beth

Cecily said...

Oh I love this! I almost made a quilt just like this with my 30's feedsack prints and then changed my mind and am working on a lone star, but this is just LOVELY! Beautiful!

fallingforpieces said...

Beautiful! The perfect quilt for 1930s scrappiness.

Michelle said...

Absolutely beuaitful, love the vintage look and feel. I like the blue binding and blue around the muslin, makes for some continuity. Love the 30's feedsack prints.

Cille said...

What a beautiful quilt - a lot of hard work. Greetings from Denmark :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love scrappy quilts, but this is just so much more. And super that you hand quilted it - such a quilt deserves that honor. Thank you for sharing.

Meredith said...

That is one of my favorite quits of yours, love all of it. The white areas to show case hand quilting are perfect.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

super schön, beide Quilts und wunderbar gequiltet!
Liebe Grüße
Bente
I like to QuiltBlog

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

I love your postage stamp quilt Steffi! It is beautiful. 1930's prints are some of my favorites. Thank you for visiting my blog today! I'm enjoying reading yours! x

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

Lovely quilt and I love the big hand quilting!

Robin said...

Scrappy and gorgeous! It looks made to be cuddled with. And your quilting is lovely and totally takes the quilt to the next level. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Oh it's great, I love the quilting!

Hollie said...

So pretty! And I love the quilting.

Melinda said...

Nice quilt - what a great way to use up lots of little squares.

Vicki W said...

That's a beautiful quilt!

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

Katie said...

Such tiny pieces, but they look great! A beautiful quilt. The back is great, too. What a fun print.

Kit Lang said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty quilt!

Rachel said...

So pretty! I love all the bright colours and the quilting design on the white. Great job!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

The hand-quilting is beautiful. I love 30s repro fabrics. Nice job! :)

Rachel said...

What a wonderful quilt! I'd like to make a postage stamp quilt someday.

Julie Fukuda said...

I have made one inch block quilts before but never with such coordinated fabric. The back is very nice too.

Janet said...

So pretty! I love all the colours and the blue/white crosses.

Deborah O'Hare said...

Delightful. The white crosses really pop!

SarahZ said...

Darling! There is big-stitch quilting in my future :)

laura said...

Gorgeous quilt. love those little squares!

Prof. S said...

I *love* your quilt! The 30s prints against that beautiful blue, the quilting...it is just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Peg said...

Wonderful quilt - and how nice to have the memories!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love how you did this. It's so pretty and the quilting looks so nice and even . Great work!

Martine Kuciel said...

très joli quilt félicitations

Melanie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! What a beautiful use of 1930's fabrics!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful quilt! It's the perfect pattern for the 30's fabrics. I love the echo of the blues you did around the muslin, and the blue big-stitch quilting. Thank you for sharing your wonderful quilt!

Michele said...

Such a beauty! Scrap quilts are my very favorite.

MissMary said...

Wow. You may have just inspired me to attempt a postage stamp quilt!

Denise :) said...

What an exquisite quilt! Just beautiful! :)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous quilt! Wonderful job with all those little squares!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Isn't that Accuquilt cutter the best tool? Your quilt is just lovely and I love the blue you used to set it all off. Your handquilting in the muslin squares is wonderful. I am partial to 30's prints too and have quite a collection. I'm thinking that a postage stamp quilt may be next on the list! Beautiful!

quiltmom said...

What a great quilt- I love all the beautiful colors and your pretty design - I am dreaming of owning an Accuquilt cutter- maybe one day...
Enjoy the festival..
Regards,
Anna

Marit said...

I just love this quilt! The solid blue and the hand quilting really makes it sing!
; )

Carissa said...

Love the quilt! And all those tiny squares is incredible :-)

Hideaway Girl said...

It is such a beautiful quilt! I always love scrappy ones. Also love the blue and handquilting on your yours!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

YUM! So MANY pieces!!! So cozy!!!

Cynthia said...

So pretty! I love the blue...and the quilting is great!!

Beth said...

Great way to use a die cutter!!!! It just might be a way to start a new hand project... naw... who has time for that these days. Oh and great quilt.

Sandy said...

Your Postage Stamp quilt is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Staci said...

This is lovely, and the hand work just adds so much charm to it. Thanks for sharing.

Kay Lynne said...

Beautiful Quilt! The fabrics are so pretty :)

Sara said...

Very pretty - I love the hand quilting on the white blocks...

Debbie said...

I love how you brought a color scheme to your scrap quilt with the blue and white areas. Simple and lovely. Fun to see!

Janet said...

What a gorgeous quilt and the perle quilting looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing this one.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous quilt, I love the quilting you did and the fabrics you chose! I've just discovered that if you copy the code for the button and then add it through the link feature (rather than pasting it directly into the text as I have been doing) that it works perfectly without any faffing to get rid of the box!

snippetsandyarns said...

This is a very scraptacular looking quilt! I love how fun all the different fabrics are together, and how wonderfully the white and blue tie the whole thing together.

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...so much work..but well worth it. Congratulations.

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous...the 30's fabrics and patterns are my favorite. the hand quilting was a beautiful touch.

Mary said...

I love, love, love your postage stamp quilt. The blue really sets it off. Your quilting is awesome.