Saturday, October 24, 2015

AMH Dresden Plate :: A Finished Quilt Top

I started this quilt on a whim after watching this video on the Janome/Anna Maria Horner website. I thought it was one of the most beautiful quilts and it looked so much fun to make ... The next day, despite all the projects in the making,  I was going through all my AMH fabrics and started to cut wedges in cool and warm hues.  Making the blades was fun and very quickly I had a bunch of pretty garlands. Fun and addictive!!

 Then we went for a few short vacations in Maine and, these were put aside ...

Later on, I started to play with them again and somewhere along the way, I decided to make the Dresden Plates instead of the Dancing Fan. I had this untouched Loominous bundle ... The FQs weren't big enough for the Dresden Plates, where the idea of using two different fabric as background for each Dresden Plate.

Half of the Dresden Plate was made of equal parts of cool and warm prints. The cool part of the plate was set on the warm background half and the warm part of the plate was placed on the cool background. Turns out there was more cool then warm in the Loominous bundle, so some cooler prints were used as warm ... You get the idea?

And then, I decided to add another row and ...The struggle began ... Since I used the favorite Loominous in the first nine blocks, I was left with fabrics that didn't go so well together. To make it work, I ordered more Loominous ... 

One of the things I like about this quilt is the background, I love how using prints fills the space between the Dresden Plates.

It finishes at about 60 x 80 inches. Quilting ideas are already floating in my brain ... I am thinking maybe a mix of hand quilting and FMQ ...

And here is the back ...

It's going to be fun and interesting to quilt, I will be quilting it sometimes this winter.

Linking up with:

Blossom Heart Quilts


Freshly Pieced

My Quilt Infatuation

I am thrilled that my quilt was featured at Blossom Heart Quilts, QuiltStory and My Quilt Infatuation. Thank you, ladies, you spoil me this week.:-)

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2015 :: Hand Quilted Category

A warm welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival visitors!! 
(And apologies to my followers for posting about this quilt again)

I am thrilled to participate in The Blogger's Quilt FestivalI am entering my Clamshell Quilt in the Hand Quilted Category.

It's our favorite at the moment, we all love it very much!!

This quilt is entirely hand-sewn. I worked from top to bottom, row by row, all clamshells were sewed using the applique method using a ladder stitch. No foundation fabric was used.

Quilt Stats:

Name: Doesn't really have a name although, I have been referring to this one as "My Clamshell"
Size: 60 x 76 inches. There are 38 rows for a total of 589 clamshells (and 38 half clamshells)
Fabrics: Different fabric from my stash
Backing: Moonlit by Rashida Coleman-Hale from the Cotton + Steel Collection 
Pattern: All Clamshells were cut with AccuQuilt Go using the clamshell-4" Cutting Die.
Quilting: Hand quilted with Valdani Pearl Cotton #12
Batting: Quilters Dream Wool 
Finished: August 2015

***To read more about this quilt and see the different steps, click on Clamshell in the Labels section on the sidebar and, all relevant posts will come up. 

Thanks for visiting!!