Friday, October 31, 2014

Bloggers' Quilt Festival--Autumn Improv

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Today I'm entering my Autumn Improv Quilt in the Original Designs category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I've supported the quilt festival for several years because I feel it's a great way to see some amazing projects others have created that I otherwise might not get a chance to see.

Yesterday I posted a tutorial on this quilt for the Oakshott Cottons blog hop. Today I'm sharing a bit more detail about the actual quilt itself.

I love fall. It's my favorite season. The colors are amazing and the weather is perfect. I've wanted to make a new fall quilt for a while. The Oakshott Cottons worked perfectly for this design.


The finished size is about 55" x 68". There is at least one leave in every color from the Oakshott Autumn bundle. I used about 20 different low volume prints. Everything is randomly improv pieced. It's quilted in a simple loopy design.



I intend to eventually add hand stitched quilting detail to each leaf. I started on this orange leaf, and as you can see, the perle cotton I used is a little too similar in color. I'll use more contrast on the coming leaves.

I do love how it is looking on the back. I chose a very simple backing so the leaf outlines will stand out. 

15 comments:

  1. I absolutely love everything about this quilt! Everything.

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  2. This looks so wonderful! What kind of batting did you use, the texture is great!

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  3. Beautiful quilt! I also love how the handquilting looks on the back!

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  4. It's beautiful! I love the leaves with all those neutrals, it is so fresh and modern!

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  5. Kati, that is just gorgeous! I love it!!

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  6. Another amazing quilt by you! I the back will be spectacular with the hand stitching too!

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  7. Wow, I'm in love with this quilt! I've always wanted to do a 'leaf' quilt, but never could find a pattern that really 'wow'ed me....your quilt is inspirational! I love that you are quilting the leaf venation...great idea. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work.

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  8. I really like the organic wonky nature of this quilt - and in particular the one pieced leaf

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the extra touches in the stitching.

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  10. This is such a fun quilt! Great job..

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