Friday, April 17, 2009

My favorite Quilt Project Entry!

So I know I have posted about this bad boy before but this is my all-time favorite! After being new to quilting a little over a year ago I knew nothing about how much work quilting can be with certain patterns. I totally saw a sample postage stamp block and thought "hey, I can do this" so I started collecting fabrics from EVERYONE...I swapped and swapped on craftster and cut and cut most all weekends. After about 9-10 months of this I finally had enough fabric pieces to start sewing...I did my first block and it was horrible...I didn't pin correctly ect...so I took a pinning lesson from my mother in law to be :) This is technically my second block...


Then I started chain sewing blocks like crazy...hours each night and weekend dedicated this is baby! I finally finished and have never been so proud of a quilt! All the work and sweat into this quilt. I love to just look at it in my living room and find new fabrics that I never seen before! There are so many! :) So enjoy my labor of love!

EDIT: Due to many questions about the size of the blocks...the blocks are each 12'' finished and there were 16 blocks each had 144 squares...The squares were each 1'' :)

72 comments:

  1. Wow.
    Definitely worth all that hard work.
    This quilt is amazing!

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  2. Wow! So many pieces! beautiful!

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  3. omg this is stunning!!!
    pure awesomeness.

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  4. Wow! It's just wonderful! I'll bet it is fun looking at all the different fabrics in the quilt, and maybe remembering where they came from. Well done!

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  5. WOW. I've never seen a quilt like this...amazing!

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  6. OH my gosh!! I LOVE this!! I'm not sure I'd have the patience to work on it, but it is spectacular!

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  7. Wow! I'm speechless, so just WOW!

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  8. I can't imagine the hours you spent...the dedication! I don't know if I could tackle this type of work. Beautiful work!

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  9. Absolutely stunning! I love the way you set the colors together into blocks, very nicely done!

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  10. It's wonderful! I love quilts with many different fabrics in them.

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  11. My mouth dropped open! Amazing postage stamp quilt - I love the color blocks and the vast variety! Beautiful work!

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  12. This is my favorite of your's too! I love it and want one just like it!

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  13. Fantastic postage stamp quilt! It must be fun to look at it and revisit different fabrics. I really like the happy colors.

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  14. This is awesome! I love it. I can tell a lot of work went into it!

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  15. Congratulations on completing such a daunting project. I wouldn't even attempt this with out using the 2 inch gridded fusible interfacing. I also love all the colors.

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  16. It looks great! I love how you separated the colors into blocks... makes it very striking!

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  17. I do the same, I look and look for new stuff and enjoy every minute of the finished product. Thanks for sharing

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  18. That is such a BEAUTIFUL quilt! It's such an accomplishment for a new quilter! I can't believe you worked so hard at it without giving up. That is truly a GORGEOUS quilt!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  19. wow! I am in love with this quilt and can see why you are too.

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  20. Great job! How many pieces are in it? Pat your self on the back for that one.

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  21. WOW! What a great quilt. I can see why it is a favorite.

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  22. That is a fabulous quilt! Nice Job!

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  23. I can tell that this will be your favourite quilt for years to come. All those lovely colours make it so rich.

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  24. I saw this on craftster! I was amazed then and I'm amazed now!

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  25. That's a HUGE first project! Good job for hanging in there :-) It's GORGEOUS! Very well done.

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  26. That is an amazing undertaking. I am so glad that it turned out so beautifully.

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  27. oh, my!! this is so beautiful!! i'm sure it is such a joy to look at it every day!!

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  28. Very nice! Love the way the colors contrast & that you enjoy looking at it still. Very often by the time I'm done I don't ever want to see it again! I end up giving away most of my quilts

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  29. Wow! Your hard work definitely paid off. This quilt is amazing! Love it. :)

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  30. Definitely worth all that work. Great job.

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  31. This quilt is so stunningly beautiful! All the work! I understand why it’s your favourite! First quilts are always special!

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  32. how cool. i've always wanted to try this method and i love the way you grouped the colors together. very nice.

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  33. I'm impressed, love it, but would never be patient enough to create it, did a Trip Around the World once and it drove me bonkers with keeping all the points and seams accurate!

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  34. It is great - I have done a postage stamp quilt also and it does take time to collect the fabric needed doesn't it. I hand pieced mine - it took forever.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  35. Definitely worth all the work. The colors in that quilt are spectacular.

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  36. THis is beautiful. I can only imagine the hours this must have taken. I love the colors in the quilt. Very pretty.

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  37. Incredible quilt. Good for you. Such fun surprises for you when you look at it.

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  38. Really lovely work, and a lot of work it was. It's beautiful.

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  39. Absolutely terrific! Please edit and tell us the size of those little squares and finished quilt.
    I am LOVING this online quilt festival!

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  40. This is a fabric lover's dream. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  41. Beautiful quilt. Love all the fabrics and the colors. Amazing!!!

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  42. I love the quilt. Absolutely beautiful colours!
    Micki

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  43. Wow! That is such an amazing quilt! I just adore all the colors and how they blend so well!

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  44. Beautiful simplicity! I'll bet when you started you never dreamed how fabulous the finished quilt would be!

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  45. Geemaniechristmas!!! Your quilt is awesome!

    Great work and it turned out just scrumptious.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Hugs

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  46. This absolutely stunning! I can't even imagine all that work! great job!

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  47. Oh woooow! It's official! You can quilt your behind off! That is truly amazing. I love quilts with lots of little pieces, and this qualifies! Love it!

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  48. Wow, that really fantsatic. I love it. Worth all the time spent on it. Well done !

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  49. I can't believe you did this as a first project. One inch squares... Wow!

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  50. All those little pieces - 10 out of 10 for perseverence

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  51. Really beautiful. I can't imagine the work involved, glad you stuck with it. Thanks for sharing...Kathy

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  52. That is so neat! And what a lot of work! You did a beautiful job!

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  53. This quilt is beautiful! I love all those tiny squares and they way you grouped them together.

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  54. Cool!! Great color -- and what patience! Thank you for your comment on my blog -- I really appreciate it!

    Diane

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  55. Amazing! It is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. WOW WOW WOW!!! Absolutely amazing and incredibly beautiful and did I say WOW!

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  57. Amazing! That is a LOT of little squares. You are a patient quilter. And it is beautiful!

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  58. Oh I love the colours. I'm not surprised you keep seeing new bits of fabric. What a fascinating quilt!

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  59. How gorgeous! I love how you mixed the colours!

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  60. How beautiful! It's so lovely and well done. You must have the patience of a saint. I'm so glad you showed it.

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  61. Holy Cow.......this is a great quilt....Love it Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Wow what an amazing quilt. I don't think I would ever have the patience to do this...

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  63. That is such a happy quilt! I love the confetti effect.

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  64. I love the look of this quilt. All those wonderful fabrics and colors...Great job!

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  65. Inch by inch! Super... Great achievement to coordinate and complete! Wow! Seriously, you got me to use 3 exclamation marks.

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  66. What a fun quilt. You did a great job.
    Thanks for sharing.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  67. I'm very late to this party, but holy cow that is just gorgeous. I love it!

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  68. Hi,

    Beautiful quilt! I'm writting to see if you'd care to add your blog to my website: www.quiltqua.com.

    Just let me know. As you look thro the blogs you will see that there are two lists, the first being those blogs that have linked to me. Let me know if you care to do that, and I can send you a graphic.

    Thanks,
    Connie Colten
    Quilt Qua
    www.quiltqua.com
    quiltqua@gmail.com

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