Friday, 16 May 2014

Walk Don't Walk: Bloggers Quilt Festival

Hello and welcome if you are visiting from the amazing Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Thank you to Amy for all that work in organising the fun.

This is my entry for the Mini Quilt category, hope some of you won't mind if you've seen it before.

Walk, Don't Walk


This quilt was born when I had some leftovers from another quilt and the red and acqua fabrics just really seemed to sing when they were next to each other. I had to make something with them!  It's called Walk, Don't Walk, because it reminds me of people on a crossing - and the name also references the positive/negative aspects of the quilt.


This was my first attempt at flying geese blocks and serious matchstick quilting.  I used a red Aurifil and a Gutterman acqua sew-all for the quilting which changes colour at the seam between red and acqua sections.  I'm particularly proud of the binding, which also changes colour at the seam.

It's just a little thing but this quilt is my favourite of anything I have made.  Sometimes a quilt doesn't match up to the grand schemes in your head but this one worked out just the way I wanted it to!

I'm entering two quilts this year - you can see the other, which is entered in the applique category, here.

Walk, Don't Walk
Mini Quilt Category
17x20 inches
Klona in crimson
Moda Bell solids in Carribbean
Aurifil 28
Gutterman Sew-all
Warm and Natural batting
Ikea Nummer backing

AmysCreativeSide.com

33 comments:

  1. Two quilts in the Festival - well done Catherine - I love the simplicity of this quilt - well done

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  2. Your mini is so cool. I like the simplicity and the color switch in the binding is a great idea.

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  3. Love this one! Great to see it again! My own favourite pieces are often ones I made as kind of asides! I think you're right it's to do with expectation in my own mind or something! Beautiful!

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  4. I can see why this is your favourite quilt! It's wonderful in every way. I does capture the movement of people on a crossing. The two coloured binding is the perfect touch.

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  5. Oh yes, this one is a beauty, good choice! Your flying geese are so perfect and the colours a great combination :)

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  6. And there was me thinking you couldn't best the leaves quilt, I had forgotten how gorgeous this one is too

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  7. Really well done, and love the matchstick quilting!

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  8. So, whenever I see this quilt you made, in my mind I call it "Fly, Don't Fly"!

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  9. I'm so happy you entered this mini. I love it! Great photos too!

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  10. I can sure see why this is a favorite! So crisp and clean and bright! Love it!

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  11. I loved this quilt when you first showed it and I love it more now. It's so clear cut and precise, the colours just fly :)

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  12. Beautiful in it’s simplicity!

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  13. I love this so much! The piecing and quilting are perfect!

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  14. Love this modern design. The quilting is perfect.

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  15. This is fantastic - I love the simplicity and the boldness of the design.

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  16. Beautiful! Wow - that is bright!

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  17. This is a great quilt. Those colours are stunning together :)

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  18. This mini really stands out in its category. Good luck in the festival, Catherine!

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  19. this is a great little mini - love aqua and red together.

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  20. great concept, really excellently executed #brava!

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  21. I love the design and the strong colors you used in this quilt!

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  22. Cool composition! Love the details, too.

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  23. Such a fab mini Catherine - it just shines in the sun. I love the visual effect of modern flying geese - it's just the making bit!

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  24. THis is so pretty, it makes me want to sit at my machine and make one for myself. I love it!

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  25. Great details in a well thought out quilt. Love it.

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  26. Another pretty quilt. Must check out that Ikea nummer backing

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  27. Love it! Very bold and modern.:)

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  28. I am not surprised you love it - it works in every way. the design, the colour choice - it oozes class. You can tell by the number of comments that you are not alone in thinking this is one successful quilt!

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  29. LOVE this! You're right, those two colors do really sing together!!

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  30. really gorgeous! Love it.

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  31. fab quilt. red and aqua are a great combination together. Love the way you changed colour on the binding, it's details like that that really bring a quilt to life

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