Friday, 25 October 2013

Bright Stripes - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Bright Stripes - Close up
Bright Stripe
Ah, one of my favourite times of the year -- the Blogger's Quilt Festival! It's a great way to explore the fabulous quilty eye candy out there in the blogosphere!

I'm sharing Bright Stripes for this festival. People have asked me if I pieced the squares ie. the white and colour stripes. Whoa! No way! That's Anne Kelle's Bright Remix stripes by Robert Kaufman.

For those who are here for the first time, this is my test of my Falling for Stripes pattern (coming soon).

This is quilted on my domestic machine with white 50 wt. Aurifil thread (#2024) with spirals, a small double line around the outer spirals and then straight lines.
Bright Stripes - Front

Quilting Detail - Double line
separating the spirals
from the straight lines
Quilting Detail

The spirals were started with free motion quilting, but then I switched to my walking foot so that I'd get more even and uniformly-spaced spirals. I'd seen this on someone else's blog, but now I can't remember who it was. Sorry! One lesson learned was to do at least 10 turns of the spiral to make the centre free motion spiral large enough so that the walking foot can maintain a smoother curve.

I love effect the texture effect of the spirals done this way, but man it was a pain in the arse to quilt! It's worth it though.

For the back, I took one strip of scrap Bright Remix and some white. Simple. I like it.


I also used the Bright Remix for the binding, just like I did with What The FMQAYGQAL? I love, love, love Bright Remix as a binding.
Bright Stripes - Back
Quiltography: "Bright Stripes," by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau, Ottawa, 45" by 57", 2013.

I'm entering this into the ROYBGIV category of the festival. Thank you to Amy for doing such an amazing job organizing this festival. Go check out the other quilty goodness in the festival!
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Here are my entries into past Blogger's Quilt Festivals:

33 comments:

  1. I love your quilting on this one.

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  2. I also love the quilting on this one. I still see more those squares instead of stripes.

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  3. a fantastic use of stripy fabric, and the quilting is amazing! Enjoy the festival :-)

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  4. I'm so glad you entered this. It's a fabulous piece.

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  5. Great design. Very creative & a professional result.

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  6. Wow, this is ah-mazing!!!! Beautifully quilted as well. Completely and totally impressed with this quilt.

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  7. I really like this one. The concentric circles are awesome.

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  8. Love everything about this quilt from the use of the striped fabric to the quilting design. The quilting is the perfect compliment to the quilting. Well done!

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  9. I love how the quilting brings out the opposite effect to the blocks. And that everyone asks you if you pieced the stripes! That's a powerful quilt. :-)

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  10. Your spiral quilting is really impressive! Very nice quilt

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  11. Oh my goodness- the spirals are gorgeous!

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  12. I love this quilt M-R, and your quilting is wonderful!

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  13. The spiral quilting is fabulous, and I like what putting the blocks on a white background does to this pattern.

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  14. Oh, this is so gorgeous! The decision to contrast the squares by quilting in spirals is an extremely striking and effective bit of insanity (I don't know how you had the patience to do that!). :)

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  15. Amazing quilt on every level : )

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  16. This is so beautiful. I love the quilting!!

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  17. Fab way to use that stripy fabric!

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  18. Love the use of color, placement of the motifs, and the quilting to boot.

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  19. The quilting is amazing on this! I am glad you entered it so I could see it again!

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  20. Such a beautiful quilt! And the quilting is amazing!

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  21. Beautiful quilt, great pattern and gorgeous quilting!!!!

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  22. It's really special and quite beautiful!

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  23. Fantastic looking quilt and a stunning quilting pattern with the circles. I love it!

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  24. Great quilt! I love stripes but so many are afraid of them. They can really make a statement, which yours does.

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  25. I looove everything about this quilt!!!1

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  26. I can't decide what I like most - the piecing, the quilting or the binding! Love it x

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  27. This is a wonderful quilt, and a lovely choice for the festival.

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  28. Gorgeous and your quilting is just fantastic

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  29. This is gorgeous! Your quilting is amazing. I am inspired to try something new.

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  30. What a fun quilt! Great use of the stripes (love the binding too). And your quilting is amazing! What a great counterpoint to the angles of the piecing and the stripe.

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