May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - The Chicopee Single Girl

I didn't have to think very hard about what quilt to enter because look at it!!! This will be the second time I've entered a Single Girl quilt to the Blogger's Festival... it's just one of the best patterns ever, and though slightly tedious, it's enjoyable to make. Stop frowning at me, I'm being serious.

When I started, I warned Patrina that this would take forever but she wasn't fussed. Well, I clearly went insane because I think I crushed it within a couple of weeks. I still don't know how I did it, if I'm being completely honest!

My dear friend Patrina and I dreamed this gorgeousness up, and it very quickly became this enormous quilt we called The Beast. It's the largest quilt I've made to date... about 120" by 112" (or possibly slightly larger). And I pieced the back too, how ya like them apples? Oh so much swearing, but the result was well worth the effort!

There were 25 rings altogether, larger than the pattern's king. We just felt it looked better on her bed with 25, and then did uneven borders so that the width came out longer than the length. Her husband must be a cover hog just like the hubs :)

We decided on Denyse's Chicopee for the rings, Moda Bella Porcelain for the background, and Kona Coral for the backing. I think it was a perfect combo... everything just plays so nicely with each other.

With the scraps I had leftover, I made Patrina a pillow to match -- basically 25 rings weren't quite enough to make me crazy, so I thought number 26 might do the trick hehe! I hand quilted it since it's just the one ring, echoing the ring. If only we had all the time in the world to hand quilt everything. 

What is it with animals and quilts? :)

All photos were taken by Patrina, who is just an absolutely beautiful photographer. The quilt was quilted by Laura, who does lovely work and managed to wrangle this giant on her long arm hehe

A big thanks to Amy for hosting the Blogger's Festival again! Make sure you go and have a look at all the beautiful quilts on display! Thanks for dropping by :)

32 comments:

sonia said...

I love this quilt! I had already seen it in your blog, but I don't get tired of looking at it. The colours are amazing but so is the quilting. The photographs are the icing on the cake! Congrats

Mary said...

Very Pretty! The quilting makes this even better!

Judith said...

I love this pattern too and have also done two quilts with it. Total love and I know there will be more of it.

tirane93 said...

very pretty fabric choices and the baptist fan pattern for the quilting is a nice touch.

Gina said...

i love this pattern too and the colors you chose are gorgeous! hand quilting is the best!!

Annabella said...

It's just breathtaking - so beautiful...but I'm left thinking how brave you were to put the coffee and nutella on the bed! Gorgeous photo shoot.

carla said...

HI!!!! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!!

Cille said...

Beautiful quilt and great photos :)

Kate Marshall said...

You don't even need to ask people to vote for your quilt because they will anyway because it is STUNNING!

(The toast reminds me of when I lived in Singapore!)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's a stunning quilt! Oh PLEASE don't spill that beverage on it :)

A Nudge said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing it.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous! How has the coral backing worked out with all the white on the pieced side? On my quilts with a lot of white space, I've stuck to predominantly white prints or light colors out of fear a darker shade will show through to the right side, even with batting. But I would like to use a bright solid like you did ont this quilt.

CitricSugar said...

I can't believe you did another one, especially after I followed the progress of the last one, but you did a gorgeous job! Great use of Chicopee, too.

Deb said...

This is one of my favs this festival. Just gorgeous. Chicopee is one of my all time fav ranges. And I have a Bichon too, but he looks nothing like that....That one is so clean and nicely trimmed!!

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

This quilt is stunning, Audrie, as are your photos - gorgeous work!

Danih03 said...

What a beautiful crisp quilt! And 2 weeks????? WOW!

audrey said...

Beautiful! Love how you put it together and the pics are gorgeous.:)

Shay said...

Compliments on your photos and styling. The quilt looks amazing.

Im a big fan of scrappy quilts and you totally nailed it with this one!

Di said...

Stunning! I've always wanted to make a Single Girl Quilt, and yours is probably the best I've ever seen, Audrie. Exquisitely made and photographed :-)

Renee said...

Wow what a big lovely quilt!! But no way would I ever take a photo of a white quilt with an open face peanut butter sandwich! You are a brave woman.

Katelyn Vawter said...

This is beautiful! I love that you used Chicopee. This quilt is just stunning. I want to make one now!

Jade Prosser said...

This is so seriously awesome! I love the pattern and the fabric choices are perfect.

Tiffany said...

Oh my. This is fabulous. Congratulations on being nominated viewers choice!

suemac said...

Love Chicopee and the beautiful photography. You have my vote.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Gorgeous quilt and such beautiful photos! Great job team :)

Carrie Wikander said...

I don't just love this quilt and the quilting and the fabric - I love your photographs! So modern and fun. One of my faves!

Cille said...

Congratulations on your nomination too :)

Wens said...

I just love this quilt, great work! Such a lovely showcase of the stunning chicopee collection! Looks amazing on the bed! I want one :)

Josée Carrier said...

Beautiful! I love the quilting you chose for it and the matching pillow.

DeborahGun said...

really beautiful

pennydog said...

Wow! It looks gorgeous, and Patrina's photos really do it justice :)

moira said...

wowsers. I love the richness of Chicopee and how it's contained in this quilt. beautiful job

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