Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Festival - Fall 2009




Hi everyone, I hope you like the quilt I've chosen to share with you. It's a quilt I made for my brother and his wife who are expecting their first baby any day now. It's my Log Cabin Beatrix Potter Quilt. It's more of a lap quilt than a baby quilt because it's quite large. I paper pieced all the log cabin blocks using a template I made myself. The strips finished at 3/4 inch wide. The fabrics I chose came from all the local shops in the region. 6 shops in total. I chose many different kinds of fabrics from modern, country, reproduction and contemporary. I love to mix all these fabrics in my quilts. I just made sure they were all in the same color range. The back of the quilt was more challenging for me. I decided to put a pieced strip across the back, but when I quilted it all, I notice that it was crooked. Well, I didn't want to take it all apart. I had spent 3 hours quilting it on my little sewing machine. So I decided to add some appliques to the back. All the appliques on this quilt were sewn on by hand and used fusible web. I hope you like this quilt. I know my brother and his wife were extremely happy with it. I love this quilt. It really was fun to make and turned out really nice.

Hugs Ariane :o)

67 comments:

Caryn said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm sure they will love it and treasure it. The appliques on the back are adorable too!

Katie B. said...

This quilt is incredible! I love the colors (they match your blog!) and the applique is a sweet touch.

Zlaty said...

Great quilt! I think the baby would love it!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

Shawn said...

Hi Ariane, I love your quilt, the colors are beautiful and the applique on the back is wonderful, great work!

Michelle said...

You know I want this quilt. It is absolutely stunning and amazing.

dee said...

Oooh, I love this color combination and the whole thing is so super. The back is darling too. Thanks for showing it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This quilt was definitely constructed with love and creativity! I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come.

Kaye Prince said...

I love the colours, you did such a great job making this! I',m really loving the pieced and appliquéd back - it's so creative!

tracey said...

Love the appliques on the back! What a great idea!! Love the colours and i'm sure they appreciate all the hard work that went into it!

Great job!

Kate said...

Awesome colors!! My daughter's best friend got married last year and used these colors in her wedding. Just beautiful!

Barb said...

LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVvvv your quilt

Anne said...

The back of your quilt is so adorable! Love the hedgehog!

Marge Gordon said...

Cute quilt and I love your hedgehog. He makes the back as special as the front.

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Carol said...

Very pretty color combination. I really like the applique on the back.

Stephanie said...

I love the applique, just beautiful!

Janet Brady said...

The colors in this quilt are to die for. The hedgehog on the back is just too cute!

tirane93 said...

hedgehog!

Sara said...

Very nice quilt and the back is just adorable. I love it...

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

I love this!! I see wonderful fun in this quilt. NICE!!! Thanks for sharing.

Cara said...

I adore the colours, and the backing could be a quilt all on its own. It's wonderful!

knitnoid said...

If you hadn't told me, I would have thought the back was intentional instead of a awesome fix. Great quilt.

The Calico Cat said...

Love the hedgehog. I too made a teal/aqua/turquoise & brown quilt.

Tonya said...

I love the colors, and the center blocks. I also love the picture you did on the back. Really beautiful work!

Helen said...

Great colours! The front is fantastic, but the back is stunning!!!

Helen said...

Great colours! The front is fantastic, but the back is stunning!!!

W. Latane Barton said...

adorable.

Rafael's Mum said...

I love your quilt and I love the colours! I am collecting just the same colours for a quilt myself at the moment and it is great to see how well they go together in your quilt! I am glad the recipents were delighted. I certainly would have been with such a nice quilt!

Rhondi said...

What a lucky baby who gets this quilt! It is so pretty. I love the colors you chose and the applique on the back is the icing on the cake!

tammiemarie said...

love the little hedgie!

Natalia said...

I love your quilt, love the colors!

littlewoodbird said...

I love love love this quilt! Love the colours - the pattern and the cute applique around the front and back! So nice!!

kcenya1950 said...

the back is just fantastic. what an incredible fix to a little problem!

Quiltluver said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the colors.

Aunt Spicy said...

Wow! THis is AMAZING! I have been bad at checking blogs lately and can not believe how much I have missed on yours!

Tree said...

Everything about this quilt is fantastic - gorgeous colours and I love the applique on the back.

Nancy said...

Just found your blog and what a spectacular quilt to start with. The applique just completes the whimsey of the Beatric Potter drawings on the front. I'm just completing a baby quilt too, now I wish I had seen this before I started. I would have searched the world over for the Potter fabric. A book of her stories would be a perfect compliment to the quilt for the baby gift.

Rene' said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I love the colors. The pieced back with the strip and applique turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

SarahVee said...

This is a great quilt. Your front design is very pleasing, but I love the back! Sometimes fixing a mistake pushes us to discover our inner creative genius! Good work:)

karenfae said...

I like it! and the back is so original.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

paula, the quilter said...

The size of this beautiful quilt will take the baby into childhood. Great quilt.

Heather said...

this is really special.

Sunflower Design said...

I love your colour combination. I especially love your quilt back... very creative!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

So cute. Love the back.

Vicki said...

I love the colors in your quilt, they are different than a lot of what I've seen lately. Cute blue and brown!

Catherine said...

I can see why this is your favourite Ariane! It's beautiful back and front.

Leslie said...

i love the little hedgie on the back...so cute and such a special gift.

Jessica said...

I love baby quilts! I think they're the best size to work with. The colors you chose for yours are awesome!

quiltmom said...

What a treasure and I love the beautiful applique on the back. The colors are sweet and I think the Log cabin pattern is such a great choice. It is a terrific quilt and will be well loved by its owners.
Thanks for sharing.
Warmest regards,
Anna

BUMBLE BEANS said...

That BACK! its' so fun! you must do another! love the color combo.

hetty said...

Wow! Fantastic! I love how you 'fixed' the back! That's the difference between a good quilter and a great quilter - being able to fix problems and turn them into design elements! I love the colours too!

a little bit biased said...

That is the cutest thing!!! When I first saw the pictures, I wondered which side was the front! I absolutely love the tree and the porcubine. And the front is just as lovely. Great job!

Millie said...

This is beautiful. The back is great too!

QuiltSue said...

That's a beautiful quilt. I love the colours, and the back is every bit as lovely as the front.

mu said...

I just love when the back is more interesting than the amazing front. It's like an unexpected present!
beautiful!

Martine said...

j'aime beaucoup les couleurs c'est vraiment très réussi felicitations

kameleonquilt said...

Oooh, I love those colours, and I am sure the baby will too. The applique on the back is great :-)
Thank you for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, what a beautiful quilt! I love the colors.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

OH I just adore that back!!! Awesome work.

Kathy said...

This has got to be the sweetest baby quilt I've ever seen. The colors are so soft and restful. Then when I saw what you did with the back and noticed that cute little hedgehog, I feel in love with your design. Superb finish, I must say. The quilting tucks were fortunately a design opportunity for you!

Cami said...

This is so cute! I love it. Is that the amelia line from Timeless treasure in there? I love that fabric. What a cute idea for the back. Super cute, and really creative.

Mrs Moen said...

Lovely quilt, and adorable backing!

Vivian said...

This baby quilt is totally adorable. Lucky baby! and the back of this quilt is as unique as the front. Well done!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

ParisMaddy said...

The colors are soft and sweet but I especially love what you did with the back of this adorable quilt.

MARIKA said...

I like it the quilt very nice.
Marika

Quilt Rat said...

It's wonderful! I absolutely LOVE what you did on the back.