May 13, 2011

It's Festival Time!

And now that blogger is back up and running, it's Blogger's Quilt Festival time!

Amy's Creative Side

This is Courtney's quilt.  I originally blogged about it here.

Long post short, she's my precious college roommate who deserves a happy quilt!


It was quite a long process from the day she emailed that she liked this fabric,


to the day she came back to the states on furlough and I could give her the final product.


I'm not used to having to pay this much attention to detail when piecing, so it took a bit of work to figure it all out without a pattern or anything.  I designed it to mimic the quilt Jane Austen made seen here.


I threw in some Kona solids to balance things out a bit, sashed and bordered it in Kona white, and pieced the back with the left-overs.  It measures to about a twin size.



I always love giving quilts to people that mean so much to me, but I love that this one was a big surprise!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun checking out all the other great quilts!

ETA: I found this tutorial a few days ago and this is exactly how I did it minus making the template: I bought mine at Joanns!   

52 comments:

Becky said...

This is AMAZING! Any tips for getting all the piecing so perfect? It's so gorgeous!

diane said...

this looks like stained glass. Just lovely

quiltilicious said...

Fantastic - I made a triangle quilt like this too and they are so effective at showing the fabric off

Elaine said...

What a lovely quilt. Like jewels.

Lisa said...

Your colors are wonderful. Such a great statement this quilt is making. Really great.

Lis said...

Wow what a wonderful quilt, your friend is one lucky person and you are a very talented girl, thanks for sharing this stunning quilt.

bearpaw said...

What a fabulous quilt! Lots of work but it was worth it!

Sara said...

I like this one especially because it was mimicked after the Jane Austin quilt and the fabrics are stunning!!

quilthexle said...

And you did it without a pattern? WOW - you did a great job! Your roommate is a lucky girl ;-))

Janet said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and your friend is so lucky to have it. I love the diamond design.

Kati said...

I fell in love with this quilt the first time I saw it on flickr. You inspired me to make a similar one with Innocent Crush fabric and linen. Love your colors in this one.

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

So pretty. I love the diamonds. What an awesome gift!

Allie said...

This is stunning - I would have found it very difficult to give away!

Eileen said...

Fantastic quilt and to do it without a pattern is super impressive. Love the colors and fabrics. A wonderful piece for your friend. Good luck in school. I've just found a dentist I'm not afraid to go to. Still apprehensive but I feel safe with him, so wish you that ability also! Your hard work will pay off eventually. My son is an anesthesiology resident in third year. Love to see the confidence he's attaining in his many years of august and work Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kristie said...

Gorgeous quilt! AND hey, saw on yoru profile that you are in dental school- I am a dentist and quilter myself :-) A good combo!! Hope all is going well, feel free to say hi if you want to chat ;)

Katie B. said...

Lovely quilt!

Kelli said...

That is a gorgeous quilt!
so many bias edges!!!
Love the fabrics too.

Karen said...

Great quilt. The fabrics work so well with this design. What a wonderful gift!

Sue Daurio said...

that is beautiful!! Lucky roommate.

sewfrench.com said...

LOVE!

Debbie said...

This is one beautiful quilt! Lovely.

Val said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the pattern - I bookmarked it and hope to make it someday!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! The white sashing really makes the colors shine. Great job!

meli B said...

Great present, lucky room mate. Diamonds are hard.

Lori said...

That is a very pretty quilt. I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come.

ladybugquilting said...

I have always wanted to make a diamond Quilt!
Yours is beautiful!

Jessica said...

Beautiful! I love the diamonds!

noga quilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love the colors, and the diamonds are great!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Very, very pretty.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

It is just so lovely, but I can easily picture how much work it must have been to make it!

Linz said...

I LOVE this quilt! It is such a beautiful design! Great job!!

Cynthia said...

Such a cool quilt! Love that it was inspired by Jane Austen's quilt...didn't know she was a quilter!

Sally said...

I love that you took that Austen quilt and made it all your own; and that you found a tutorial after the fact and chose to share it! It's a beautiful piece, your friend is lucky.

Manda said...

Amazing! Love those diamonds!

Megan said...

I love it. Something about sashing just makes a quilt pop. Beautiful!

Hollie said...

Gorgeous! Love the diamonds!

Amie said...

I love your quilt! The diamonds are amazing! : )

Desley said...

I love how you can see the diamonds on the back in that light.

Karenkay said...

Your quilt came out lovely. I am currently working on the same style quilt and after seeing yours I am now more inspired to get it done!

Petit Design Co. said...

awesome! I love the diamonds set off by the white.

You can see my submission to the Blogger's Quilt Festival here: http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2011/05/bloggers-quilt-festival.html

Quiltbenaco said...

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sewfrench.com said...

So beautiful, I bought a template at JoAnn's yesterday and did some cutting and playing today. Wondering is you remember what size your diamonds were. Was it the same as the Jane's quilt? I was thinking I was going to do more of a reproduction quilt, but once I cut up some of my oldest stash, I just could get my heart into such faded out colors. Restart in bold brights!! I love your proportions, is the reason I ask about size.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

LOVE it!

sukie said...

Diamonds scare me! You did a wonderful job.

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the stained glass effect.

Rachel said...

Wow! I cannot believe you made this wiht no pattern. I could never work that out. LOL It is a stunning quilt with such a great visual impact. Thanks for sharing it.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Kate S. said...

Beautiful, I love this design!

Karen said...

I love this quilt! It may just be in my "cue" now. Fabulous job on the piecing!

QuiltieComments said...

Great job!! From your closup I'm amazed at how you made the so varied fabrics all work together so nicely!

JCnNC said...

Beautiful Quilt and wonderful job. JUdy C

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! I love the fabrics and the design is so gorgeous!

xo -E

Kristy said...

That's beautiful! It reminds me of stained glass.