Saturday, 30 October 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival


Amy is hosting her Fourth Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival.

The quilt I've chosen for the festival is one I made as part of an online class with Tonya at Lazy Gal Quilting. This is the first quilt I've designed from scratch, I had so much fun doing it and it brings me great joy each Christmas when I hung it up.
Tonya had us choose a Christmas carol and extract elements about the holidays that we liked and turning them into a design, and then we used her tutorials to piece the various elements. I love the two colour combinations of purple and orange, and raspberry and lime, so it was a double the fun to put them together. Because it was my world I got to put New Zealand at the centre, and then I used a little old scrap to make Australia and put it off to left - VBG!! Making this quilt has given me a lot more confidence

Do check out the link above to Tonya's website, she's very talented and has lot's of tips and tricks to teach. I'm off to check out all the other quilts in the festival.

13 comments:

  1. Tonya is a great teacher--you did a fabulous job with your design. I like the New Zealand centric theme, LOL! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  2. Hey, I love to see NZ represented here. I'm an expat living in Alaska. Great quilt. Love the little NZ depicted as the center of the universe!

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  3. This is indeed a fun Christmas themed quilt with some great quilting and color design elements!

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  4. Love it! Your quilt is simple but perfect!
    nichi

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  5. It's cute . . .the trees are fantastic!

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  6. What a fantastic quilt! Just coming over to your blog to see it brings me joy :)

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  7. Hi Lisa I popped on to see what you were up to and discovered the Quilt Festival. Will put something on tomorrow. Love your festive little quilt - always nice to see NZ as the centre of the world! Brings a smile to my face.

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  8. What a great quilt! I love your letters and all your free-piecing. I've taken two classes with Tonya, but only finished one of those quilts. It's great to see others get Tonya's free-piced letters out there!

    Love your little NZ as the focus of the world.

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  9. Your story made me grin :) Cute quilt.

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  10. It is such a happy quilt. How large is it? Nice design work. Have you done others?

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  11. Your quilt is wonderful. Not long till Christmas. I love Tonyas work. Thanks for sharing your quilt.

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  12. I love the idea of taking inspiration from music! Just a lovely quilt!

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