Saturday, May 17, 2014

BQF - Broken Herringbone

Welcome to my first entry for the Blogger's quilt festival. To those familiar with my blog it'll be no surprise as this is pretty special quilt to me.


It was a bit long run considering I started it during MSBHQAL last year. I wanted to do this QAL and I talked with my friend about it. She runs fabric store and we made an arrangement. She sent me her fabrics here and I got to play with them. It's now on display in her shop and it was also part of her booth at the local quilt show.


It is actually 2in1 since the B sides turned out pretty too. I used all the leftovers and put it together as jelly roll kind of quilt. Nothing got wasted. I even created matching cushions from the scraps.


It was quilted by local professional and I couldn't be happier with it. I added white line to each side and it makes a pretty detail don't you think? I went with grey binding but white was in consideration as well.


During the process making I had to set up designer's wall as I needed to see and plan the colors ahead. It was a great experience and I was really proud of myself to see it on display.


You can read about the process making here, here and here. Bside can be found here and the big reveal in February here. Quick morning sunrise picture ended up as one of my fav ever.


The size of this quilt is 42.5 x 73" so I'm entering it into small quilt category.

31 comments:

  1. love the last photo especially. A great quilt :-)

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  2. Love, love, love this one, Vera. Great choice for the festival!

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  3. This is a gorgeous quilt! I just popped over from Mellissa's blog (Sew Bittersweet Designs). I'm going to now check out the rest of your wonderful creations.

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  4. Gorgeous choice, my friend :) I just voted it my pick for viewer's choice :)

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  5. It's beautiful and the color layout is perfect!

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  6. This is my fave quilt out of all you've made, Vera! Gorgeous quilt and beautiful photos!

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  7. It's gorgeous - I love the way the colour moves from purple to grey...

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  8. It is just beautiful. Colour choices, white lines, grey border, a back that is as nice as the front, matching cushions ... Too much to admire!

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  9. How cool to have your quilt hanging in a shop and then in a show!

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  10. So beautiful! The colors are fabulous!

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  11. Wow you pick some really great scenery for your shots!! I love the colour palette you used. So soothing :)

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  12. Great quilt. I really like that last shot. Beautiful!

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  13. Very inspiring quilt - love the colourful statement

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  14. The quilt is so pretty!

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  15. This is gorgeous! I love the front and the back equally! So cool that it is hanging in a shop for many to enjoy.

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  16. Wow, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous. You made some excellent color choices there.

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  17. It's beautiful and that last photo is absolutely stellar.

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  18. I love this quilt and all the beautiful colors, and I like the back too. Good luck!

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  19. Your use of colour in this quilt is, spot on. I wish I had your eye for colour. The design is beautiful. What a perfect quilt, to enter in the festival. Good luck!

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  20. Cute, cute and love the pillows too! Beautiful work! :)

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  21. This is gorgeous! The colours are beautiful and your piecing is meticulous. Well done!

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  22. So glad you entered this one! I love seeing it again. :) Your use of color on this is wonderful!

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  23. I love it! This work deserves to win!

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  24. What a great use of a jelly roll! I love the woven look, the prints, the blocks, the pillows, and your photos are lovely!

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  25. Vera, that is a beautiful quilt! I love it. I am going to throw some gray between my braids on a friendship braid quilt I am making for a challenge with my guild. Thank you for sharing your work, I am inspired.

    Nini~
    niniandthesea.blogspot.com

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  26. Vera, I also waste no scraps. I use snippets of fabrics and thrad to stuff cushions. My grandson said, grandma, you have a good brain!

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  27. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love it!

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