Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I made this quilt this spring for the Riley Blake challenge-charity fundraiser for the 2010 Home Machine Quilting Show. It was quite a challenge to use all of the required fabrics since the fabrics initially didn't want to play well together especially the pinks and reds. But when I pulled out a reproduction antique cheddar solid, it really brought all the colors together. It still looks a bit wild but wait until you see it with my inspiration- an antique quilt in my collection. Here is a bit of the challenge quilt and the inspiration quilt together:

And finally here is the inspiration quilt-a circa 1890 variable star with double pink centers and cheddar orange sashing. Don't forget to click on the picture to see the sawtooth borders (only on 1 side and the bottom). Don't know if she ran out of steam or if it was made for a bed that went against a wall. I love being an Certified Quilt Appraiser and having a reason to collect antique quilts. I just did a couple of trunk shows and had an antique quilt exhibit at the Home Machine Quilting Show. In fact both of these quilts were part of my lecture Rising to the Challenge.

Go to my antique quilt blog to see another 1890 antique star quilt- double pink blazing star quilt.
Please click on the festival icon to see a lot of great quilts and meet many fun quilters.




77 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a great interpretation of the antique!!

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  2. Hey Sandra, Both quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for your kind comment to me. Have a fabulous weekend and happy quilting!

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  3. WOW...that really did pull your quilt together and that quilt and the inspiration one look terrific together!!!

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  4. Beautiful!! I love the new interpretation of the antique quilt.

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  5. beautiful! I definitely want to make a sampler star quilt someday.

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  6. I love your antique quilt and the modern interpretation of your new quilt! You are lucky to be a certified appraiser!! Thanks for visiting my blog and...yes, I have a label on my Santa's Village quilt!!

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  7. very bright and beautiful! It's amazing what a color like cheddar adds to a quilt! so cool!

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  8. What a festive quilt! Great interpretation of the original!

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  9. Wow, what a great interpretation of the heirloom quilt. Beautiful:)

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  10. ooh! I love this! Cheddar quilts and stars! does it get any better?

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  11. I just love this quilt! I love what you've done in the center squares on some blocks and how you captured how the design changes with color placement in others ! Terrific and the cheddar is just gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for your comment on my crazy quilt...the feel of an antique crazy was exactly what I wanted to capture.

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  12. Oh my! You have some incredible quilts. I really enjoyed the Peacocks Incognito. Just beautiful.

    Carolyn

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  13. Howdy Sandra! Love that quilt and the cheddar solid really does pull it all together. As usual, you have a great eye for color.
    Pat F formerly from Moab! :)

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  14. oh, yummy I do love your colors, great job.

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  15. It's amazing to see the contemporary fabrics next to the antique quilt. Great match!

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  16. Beautiful! Such a warm, happy quilt. You did a great job making the new one very similar to the antique.

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  17. Exquisite! My favorite block: 2nd vertical column, 3rd block down - the one with the wonderful little center. I love it.

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  18. I love cheddar. It's my newest 'collection' fabric. when I see one I really fight myself not to buy them all. One day I'll do a quilt with them all.

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  19. Very cool. I love to see the before and after. I'm not much for reproductions, since the original is already done, I always think a little beyond it. I don't like to be limited to only repro fabrics. I want to access all my stash! It looks like we're kindred spirits.

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  20. wow, I love both of these! That cheddar fabric is so beautiful.

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  21. beautiful!! And I so love the centers of your stars!

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  22. What a wonderfully preserved antique quilt!

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  23. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Love both of these quilts. I think you captured the sense of adventure this quilter had. What a great antique to have in your collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love star quilts. You have done a superb job creating a very appealing quilt.

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  26. Ok, at first the colors threw me off but as soon as my eyes got back into focus - I really like the colors. Nice!

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  27. Wonderful quilt. You did a great job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow! Both quilts are simply fantastic!

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  29. Neat - loved the side by side comparison!

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  30. Thank you for all the comments, I really appreciate the input. Sandra
    see my second antique quilt entry
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

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  31. They are both beautiful quilts. What fun it would be to collect such beautiful history.

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  32. Wow, great take on the challenge. I love how cheddar works with so many other colors. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  33. i wouldn't have ever thought to put those colors together, but it's just a great combination. love it.

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  34. Sandra, I think you win for the most visually stunning quilt in the festival. Your work is masterful.
    Warm regards,
    Dana

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  35. Lovely! I'm working on a star quilt now that this has certainly inspired me to get going!

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  36. Love how you reinterpreted the beautiful antique quilt.

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  37. Wild cheddar - love it! There are a couple of liberated quilters I know who love to use cheddar and are devastated when manufacturers stop making it...but it always seems to come back!

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  38. I love both quilts! The pink and cheddar are great!

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  39. Wow, what an amazing quilt! I agree that the cheddar solid really makes the star blocks pop out!

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  40. Sandra,

    I love both the quilts you posted and specially love the one with the cheddar background! Antique quilts have always been a great source of inspiration for me and you have done such a woderful job with your representation!
    Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  41. Thanks for visiting my Blog and Linking back to yours. I like the sawtooth border on two sides. I think you're right that it went on a bed in a corner. You didn't say how you acquired the Antique quilt. I love repros too.

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  42. That quilt is just amazing - I really really love the way you've given it a modern twist.

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  43. Oh Sandra, how very interesting!
    I love your version: the movement in the stars and how some of the points get 'rounded' off by your choice and positioning of the fabric...
    And I love the antique quilt... It is truly inspiring...
    :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Great to see these 2 quilts side by side. I think you've given a great modern look to an old style pattern and made all the fabrics tie in together well.

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  45. They are both beautiful! Love the colours.

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  46. wow, what a beautiful antique quilt, and what a great interpretaion of it yours is! great work, thanks for sharing.
    Kristina

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  48. I love your unique design that was inspired by a variable star quilt of the past! It must be fun and challenging to work on quilts in this way.

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  49. That cheddar really pulls it all together. Love both of the quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Neat! You're right, the cheddar pulls it together, what a great challenge response!

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  51. It's a beautiful quilt - it's amazing what that cheddar does in making the rest of the colours "speak together" :-)
    I love the fussy cutting creating the swirls in some of your blocks!

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  52. I love the pinks and oranges together. Off to visit your other quilt blogs now.

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  53. amazing work!! love the golden sashing!

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  54. You did a good job re-creating that antique quilt. I never would have thought of using the orange in it. You just never know till you try something.

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  55. Cute quilt, good balance of colors!
    thanks for your comment from:
    http://www.superqtonthehill.blogspot.com/

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  56. How cool to take your inspiration from an antique quilt!

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  57. I love that inspiration quilt! Love cheddar, always wanted to use it. Check out the 1-inch hexie GFG I made with vintage feedsacks on my blog sidebar.

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  58. Thanks Sandra...I love the quilt even more now that I know the full story. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Wow, that antique quilt is amazing and your interpretation is lovely!

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  60. Both yours and your inspiration quilt are stunning! I love how the colors did come together so well! I am a novice quilter with so many unfinished pieces, parts, tops, etc...

    I love vintage quilts! And love to hear or know about the quilter or the story behind the quilt...It is so fun to imagine how the quilts came to be.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am still trying to squeeze some "Quilt Festival: blog reading time between working out side of the home...I hope you get a chance to come by and if you do please leave a comment on my post, so that I know that you were there :o)

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  61. Its just gorgeous! Thanks for the great comments on my blog! I am still learning!

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  62. not really a big fan of orange, but this I really like!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  63. I love it! Love orange and it works so well here----your fabric choices are wonderful. Amazing (to me) that an antique exists that closely mirrors your contemporary creation.

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  64. The cheddar really did bring it all together! Love the different personalities in all the different blocks for both quilts.

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  65. That is amazing!! What a beautiful quilt!!

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  66. Wow, that cheddar surely did pull it all together...beautiful!

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  67. Love both quits - really lovely!!

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  68. What a wonderful quilt! I like the how all the colors pull together!

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  69. you were right-- I do love your cheddar quilt -- great job of mixing old and new!

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  70. You made lemonade out of lemons! Nice quilts.

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  71. This is simply beautiful! Don't hate me, but it makes me crave mac and cheese. :)

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  72. I've had a 180-degree change in my opinion re: cheddar fabrics. I used to ignore them, even disliked them. But now I'm seeing them used in so many unique and interesting ways and cheddar fabric has become a new favorite for me.

    Your use of cheddar with those blocks was a daring but perfect choice, and the antique quilt proves it. I love both quilts.

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