Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Fall 2012

It's that time of year again!  I love the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I'm re-sharing my Broken Diamonds quilt I finished about a month ago.  It's one of my favorites from this whole year.  The original post on this quilt is found here.


I've already provided the specs in my previous post on this quilt, so I wanted to share a bit about my creative process on this quilt.  I've decided on a term for this style of quilting: Precise Imprecision.  I very meticulously paper-pieced these blocks in order for each border to line up perfectly, but I wanted the over all quilt to have a scattered, somewhat disorganized feel.  Placement of each block was carefully considered in the overall design as well as the various widths of white borders.  I chose and arrange block border colors based on how they would look together as well as scattering colors throughout the design.  I chose to begin the spiral quilting where I did because for me that block is the focal point of the quilt.

This quilt took me a long time to finally finish up because I was never happy with the arrangement each time I pulled the blocks out.  I would put them away for another month or two until I was finally able to commit to a design.  I find too often I rush through a quilt design just to get it done rather than allow it to stew for a while and think on it.  This is not the design I would have come up with had I sewed the blocks together immediately upon completion.  I've said this before about other quilts, but I love this one because it is uniquely mine.  No one else would have created the exact same quilt.  This is what I love about just winging it and simply creating.  This is why I love quilting. We all have the opportunity to sew random strips of fabric together and create something that no one else can.


Amy's Creative Side


Finished Quilt Measures: 60" x 65"
Pieced and quilted by myself
Best Categories: Favorite throw, Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt


67 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  2. This quilt is just stunning, you know I love it.

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  3. This is a great quilt. Love the colors.

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  4. Whilst I'm suitably impressed with the front of this quilt, the back just enthralls me! I LOVE it. And the quilting... wow. No puckers or anything on the back?! Do you spray baste?

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  5. I can't stop staring at it. Amazing

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  6. This is a stunning quilt, I could look at it for hours.

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  7. I still love this quilt, every time I see it. Nicely done Kati!

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  8. Your quilt is spectacular! Thank you for so clearly describing your creative process, especially about being patient. That truly is something to think about and put to use, I am rather impatient and often regret it later! I've made a few quilts with the circular quilting - love yours being off center. So beautiful!

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  9. The back is just as good as the front! I love the quilting, stunning!

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  10. This is a stunning quilt, love the crisp sharp colours - thanks for sharing with us all

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  11. Hi Kati! That is really beautiful quuilt! It shows that you have thought every colour exactly. I love the backing, too. x Teje

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  12. I just love looking at your new quilt-- it is really stunning!

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  13. LOVE it! You have a such a great eye and always come up with such unique designs. So striking, it's fantastic!

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  14. great colours...very nice quilt

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  15. This is beautiful. Kudos for taking your time on the design- the reason this jumps out at me in such a wonderful way is precisely because of the excellent design.

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  16. This is a stunning quilt, so eye catching. Love the placement of the blocks. And the solids look so effective!

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  17. I don't think I can find the words to express how much I love this quilt!

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  18. Fun, vibrant quilt! Love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  19. I loved this quilt the first time I saw it, and I still think it is breathtaking.

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  20. This is so unique and lovely! The colors just shine!

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  21. Stunning design and I love the colours in the solids!

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  22. Your quilt is absolutely wonderful! Great colors and graphic design. I really enjoyed what you wrote about making quilts 'your own' and how it often takes time. The quilting really adds to the quilt too. Someday I want to do circles like that if I can ever get my nerve up.:)

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  23. It is so stunning and the 20 miles of quilting is amazing x

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  24. every time I see this quilt I fall more in love with it

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  25. Beautiful, from start to finish. The palette is yummy, the layout divine and the quilting just perfect. So nice!

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  26. There are so many things to love about this quilt. My favorite is the quilting... just gorgeous!

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  27. The design in this quilt is spectacular. Great entry!

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  28. Beautiful!!!! I love this quilt!

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  29. One of my favourites of yours, Kati! Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. What a fabulous quilt, love the colors. You did an amazing job.

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  31. Wow its lovely - I like the way you have used squares with quilted circles. Thanks for sharing. #263

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  32. I'm just in love with this quilt!! Aren't you glad you kept trying? :D You did an AMAZING job on it!!

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  33. Love all the negative space on the front. The quilting is intense. And the back is just as impressive.

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  34. All I can say is WOW - what a fantastic quilt !! I'm in awe with your design.

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  35. I loved this last time you showed it to us, and now I'm happy you've entered it so I can vote for it! I didn't notice in your post though - which category(ies) would you be entering this in?

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  36. I love this quilt! Love the randomness on the front and the more structured back--and the colors are so fabulous!

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  37. This is one of my favorite quilts! I love everything about it =)

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  38. I love this, it's so so beautiful and the colors just pop. Thanks.

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  39. Great colours, fantastic contrast between the squares, triangles within the squaress, size and the spiral quilting - looks fab!

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  40. Love the color palette and the back is just fantastic.

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  41. I love your piecing/pattern. The quilting adds to the design. Love it!

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  42. Congratulations on your quilt being a finalist! I just came from voting for it and hope that you win. Your quilting is the perfect foil for this design, I think. I used a spiral to quilt my entry also, which is a finalist in the two color division...I'd love your vote :-)

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  43. I voted for you too! Having recently made an improvised squares randomly placed on a background, had me wondering how you did it...!

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  44. What a graphic striking quilt and the back is equally wonderful
    Great Job!

    Come see my Batik Tulips #46

    and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

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  45. I've been admiring your quilt here and there. Love it, and you got my vote!

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  46. Congratulations on your win. I just love, love, love that circular quilting you do!

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  47. Totally adorable quilt Kati, congratulations on your win from the bottom of my heart! I love the circle quilting, it looks fantastic!

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  48. That is a great quilt! Everything about it colors pattern quilting layout-spectacular!

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