Friday, September 22, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival:: Fall 2017 Edition - Entry #2

Welcome back to The Joyful Quilter!!!  (I don't normally release more than one post in a day, but this is a special occasion.)  After YEARS of enjoying Amy's virtual quilt show, I'm entering not one, but TWO of my quilts in the Fall 2017 Edition.

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Think Spring is my 2nd entry:


This quilt was a LONG time in the making!!  You can read more about that HERE.  Suffice it to say that the purple print was the back of DS1's Teacher Quilt from kindergarten and the green was the border for his 3rd grade Teacher Quilt.  For a point of reference... he's a senior in college now!


The quilt was started more than 10 years ago as a Mystery by one of my bee mates.  It's amazing what can be done with a traditional block and a planned arrangement!!  (The color choices were pulled from my scraps.)  Thanks for a GREAT design, Tif, pictured below at Quilt Camp:


... And thanks to Cath of High Country Quilts for offering the Mountain Quilt Camp, BYO Project Edition:


Without those two, Think Spring would more than likely STILL be sitting in pieces in the basket shown on the table below:


I have to say, it would have been MUCH easier to assemble, if that basket contained ALL of the clues for putting the quilt together!! 

The end result, after 3 days of sewing, is not too bad for starting Quilt Camp with only a basket of HSTs and the first 2 steps of instructions:


With a bit of (necessary) rearranging after camp and quilting...


... And binding...


... The quilt was finished:


Check out the other entries over at the Blogger's Quilt Festival:: Fall 2017 Edition Link-up:



Until next time...
Quilting makes me SEW happy!!!

21 comments:

  1. I really like the way this turned out. Definitely worth the effort.

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  2. Definitely worth the effort to get it done. A great finish!

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  3. Very pretty!!! What a great project for a retreat.

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  4. A very pretty combo. I really like the pattern; I may have to try it. I've bookmarked it!

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  5. I bet it feels great to have this finished! And a very pretty finish, as well :)

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  6. This is definitely one of my favorite quilts! I love the colors you used in it and the block design, too. Just curious - is it made of all HSTs or are there also some flying geese in there?

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  7. Hi Joyful,
    Such a beautiful and striking quilt! Great job!
    Diane

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  8. A wonderful quilt! I love your pretty colour combo!

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  9. I really love the black with the softer pastels, works great! Pretty finish!

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  10. Well done! Love the bit of black mixed in with the colors!

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  11. This is such a bright, fun quilt. I like how the quiet colors let the black stars stand out.

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  12. I like the black pinwheels in your design, really sets off the colors.

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  13. Very nice, I really like how the black print contrasts against the white and the colored prints.

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  14. Oh, those neat point make me jealous. Beautifully done!!!

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  15. Think Spring is a gorgeous quilt. It feels so great to get those UFOs finished. And funny how much we still love them, even after all these years!

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  16. Someone else who hoards, er saves and curates fabric for 15 (give or take) years! Beautiful quilt, and isn't it lovely to finish those that take extra-long?

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  17. Well worth the wait. A lovely finish.

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  18. How fun to have all those memories of previous quilts tied up in this project. Congrats on finishing off your oldie but definitely goody project. It's beautiful.

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  19. This is so bold the pastels with the black!! Beautiful

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  20. Oooh I love seeing 'old' projects finally get finished and this one is a stunner!

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