Monday, May 16, 2011

BQF Baby!! Hand Quilted Log Cabin

My Bloggers' Quilt Festival 2011 quilt is fresh out of the dryer and it's still warm as I post this.  It's 100% hand quilted and I can say one thing about hand quilting for sure .... it's NOT a quick process.  I've been working this quilt for months and am so happy with the finally finished results.
Rainy day photo shoot.  My son is standing in about three inches of water. 
These are some hearty, chunky log cabins and I love the added texture and color the perle cotton #8 added with the hand quilting.   I figured some hearty squares needed some hearty quilting.  I used all the leftover strips to add a border and the final size is 48" x 62" ... perfect for a cozy couch quilt.
 
I hate to choose favorites but I just love the blue square in the lower left corner.



Looking back I see I was working on the squares in February and quilting in April .  If I continue with the handwork I guess my blog postings will be far and few between unless I write "still hand quilting" updates once a week.
I love the way the quilting shows up on the back
Attempted close up of the back
Thanks to Amy for putting this Festival together twice a year.  It has to be a monumental task but it sure it a fun way to meet other quilters and see some amazing quilts!  Click on the link below to check them out.


Amy's Creative Side



41 comments:

  1. All that hand quilting is stunning girl!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Cozy quilt you made:)

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  2. I love love love it so much, Molly!! Fabulous finish. Happy BQF, Baby! :)

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  3. I love it, Molly! I love that you're hand quilting these days. This is so cheerful and yummy. Nice job!

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  4. Nice job - good color selection! And, isn't that why we have kids? - to do the things we can't/won't? LOL

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  5. I love that you hand quilted your quilt. I think it is a dying art. I love to hand quilt but don't often have the time or space to do anything larger than a baby quilt anymore. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  6. Very pretty, love the colors! And the hand quilting is amazing!

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  7. Wow, I love your hand quilting. That's on my quilt bucket list for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Love the hand quilting- I too love to hand quilt, there is something so soothing about it.
    Very good work.

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  9. Anche questa trapunta mi piace tantissimo!
    E' un ottimo spunto, grazie.
    Ciao

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  10. That's a quilt to treasure for sure with all that hand quilting. I'll bet it will get used a lot.

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  11. I bet you will get faster and faster with that hand quilting and that you like the blue block because it shows the stitching so well.

    That is exactly what my boss at the quilt shop came home all excited about....hand quilting just like that. I can't wait to see what she bought!:)

    Great job kiddo!

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  12. Wow, it's gorgeous! Your handquilting is beautiful, nice work!

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  13. Love your quilt! The colours are gorgeous, and handquilting? Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love the hand quilting and the perle cotton! A wonderful quilt :)

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  15. this quilt is simply beautiful! great job!

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  16. The hand quilting on this log cabin makes it amazing! Great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I don't know what it is about this pattern, but I love it! Congrats on hand quilting - I do about one or two a year, I know what a labor of love it is. Great color selection too!

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  18. Love this Quilt. I wish I had the time to hand quilt all my quilts. I think it is the "Pure" quilter. Good job!

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  19. beautiful work! the back is great

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  20. Looks great! Way to go on the hand quilting! Beautiful.

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  21. Not colors I would normally pick but they look fabulous! And I'm such a huge fan of hand quilting.

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  22. Wow! I am super-impressed with your hand quilting! Gorgeous!

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  23. I love to hand quilt, too. Aren't you proud of yourself! I love the design but your hand quilting really sets it apart. I know what you mean about the blog postings.

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  24. Really beautiful! It's kind of bold and kind of tender and I have never hand quilted anything, much less a big giant quilt so you have my deep deep respect and admiration as well.

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  25. I am so impressed with the quilting. I also love the bright and cheerful colors occasionally offset with a color to ground them. Love it.

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  26. I love it! I dont have the guts to try and hand quilt ~ I applaud you!!!

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  27. It's GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors and your hand stitching is amazing!!!! You should change your profile from having an "urge to become a quilter" to "I am a quilter!" Fantastic work!

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  28. This quilt makes me feel happy! The bright colors around the edge ... the mix up of colors inside the squares ... I just want to curl up inside ... oh wait ... it's almost summer. Well sometime in the fall, there will be some happy person cuddled up in that gorgeous quilt!!!

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  29. Hi Molly! I can't believe you hand quilted this whole quilt-- it looks amazing, I'm sure you'll treasure it forever!

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  30. Gorgeous colors and beautiful stitching. I love the pieced back.

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  31. This is brilliant, I love the hand quilting!

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  32. Beautiful quilt.....I love the back too. Great colours and wonderful hand quilting.

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  33. That looks great! And I love that strip of orange on the back SO much!

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  34. Hi! Your quilt is very bright and cheery and it looks like you did a great job hand-quilting it. Quite an accomplishment! Did you use Perle Cotton or regular quilting thread? I just wondered since I saw you had received some from England. Great gift!!! Thanks for coming to my website to look at my Christmas tree quilt!

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  35. This quilt is just lovely and I love the back!! Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  36. This is an excellent quilt! I love the log cabins and the hand quilting and the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing it.

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  37. Hi Molly,

    You won a pattern on my blog and I need your address so that I can send it to you.

    freshsqeezedfabrics@gmail.com

    Have a lovely day,

    Randi :)

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  38. I too love the look of hand quilting. I am sure you were able to get lots of thinking and meditating time while stitching. Nice work!

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  39. Nice! Great colors in there..made me smile!

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