Friday, 18 May 2012

Pezzy Quilt - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Last October I joined in the Blogger's Quilt Festival even though I'd only been quilting for 2 months. It feels like I've come a long way and am thoroughly enjoying all this learning, creating and sewing!


I made this baby quilt because I love this Pezzy print fabric by American Jane for Moda. I happened to have a charm pack of it and I saw this great tutorial pop up in the Moda Bake Shop.


The top was really straightforward to piece together and it was fun having all those coloured prints and Bella Solids to work with.

I chose to do straight line quilting, some randomly 1/4" apart. It keeps it modern and doesn't detract too much from the prints.


I was fortunate that my mum gave me this old curtain from the house I grew up in. It's a nice light cotton and just looking at it makes me smile.


There was no intended recipient of this quilt and I've thought about donating it or gifting it to a friend but since I love it so much and the backing is sentimental, instead I'm saving it for if we have a third baby!


I'm linking up to the fun that is:

Amy's Creative Side

I'm going to try and check out as many of the quilts as I can and if you've come from there please stay and look around. Comment if you have time, I enjoy making new bloggy friends!

53 comments:

  1. Such a lovely quilt. So bright and happy :o)

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  2. Such a lovely quilt! Great job!

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  3. So pretty! I must have missed that tutorial.

    Have that third baby!!! I have three girls, and I'm thinking maybe one more...

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  4. How far you have come Lucy - well done! This is still a beautiful quilt

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  5. This is such a lovely quilt and I love the story about the back. It is perfect for the festival.

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  6. If we have a third baby eh?! Best quilt-keeping excuse I've heard!

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  7. Great choice to put in the quilt festival. Loved it since I first saw it.

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  8. I love that Pez fabric and you really did a beautiful job on that quilt!

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  9. What a fun pattern to use with that fabric! Love it!

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  10. I love it! Are you sure you've only been quilting for 2 months? :)

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  11. I LOVE bright colors. What a happy, pretty quilt. :)

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  12. gorgeous! I love the pezzy prints and they look fab with matching solids!

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  13. I can't believe you are so new to quilting. Your stuff is amazing. Love this quilt - it's a happy quilt for sure

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  14. how fun to combine a new and modern quilt with a little bit of your childhood for the backing.

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  15. It's very cute, Lucy, and I love that the back is so special. It gets to the heart of why people started quilting in the first place.

    PS - you've been quilting less than a year?? Oh, my, you've accomplished a lot!

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  16. Great quilt! I really like the diagonal quilting. And the curtain on the back makes it so special! :)

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  17. Lovely! I like the pezzy prints combined with that pattern.

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  18. It`s a great entry - the Pezzies are so gorgeous. Love the family collaboration on this one and that it might have a future use for another member of the family.

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  19. love this quilt, its so cheerful

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  20. Such a great quilt, Lucy! I'm going to have to get me some of that pezzy print. So fun!

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  21. Like the simplicity of this quilt. Di x

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  22. What a fun Pezzy quilt! That print just screams fun to me and your quilt brings it out even more. :)

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  23. Love the quilt! Good luck in the festival =D

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  24. amazing quilt Lucy!! Love the bright, happy colours. xo

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  25. Oh I love this quilt and I'd be the same, I would keep it too. I just went over and saw there are 260 odd links...holy...! Any luck with the leather bag?

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  26. These fabrics are Perfect!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  27. Great way to show off that pezzy line, so bright and cheery :o)

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  28. Ooooh baby number three! Do it! It would be such a brilliant baby quilt, so gorgeous!

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  29. What a great idea for a back, I love sentimental fabric like that. And the quilt is great!

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  30. This is the perfect quilt design for the pezzy prints! I love how you created a matching border around each print and quilted on the diagonal. It's such a fun finish!

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  31. Love your pezzy quilt. I have some of that. hmmmmm..

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  32. Lovely! the design really showcases the Prezzy Prints.

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  33. Such a great design for the cute Pezzy prints!

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  34. I love your Pezzy quilt!! It's a snazzy, jazzy, pezzy quilt!!

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  35. Great design, wonderful fabrics...Stunning quilt!

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  36. You've come a long way baby! I love how you quilted this! Love it!

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  37. fun quilt and i'd keep it too! love using old materials for my backings, too. always fun to have something so sentimental. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  38. Gorgeous Lucy! Love this print and what you have done with it!! Hope you don't mind but I plugged you over at SCC and decided to enter too ;)

    Oh, and love the sentimental curtain fabric and perhaps your 3rd bub will too ;)

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  39. What a happy quilt, Lucy, I think this has to stay with you!
    ; )

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  40. I love the fabric you chose, the design, the front, the back and the quilting! Perfect!

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  41. Great use of Pez, love the colours against the white

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  42. Great use of Pez, love the colours against the white

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  43. Great job, very charming.

    Come see my entries 64 (repro. applique) and 85 (antique appliques).

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  44. Love your quilt, brilliant colours and design. I think you'll be quilting amazing stuff by next year! Juliex

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  45. Still love it! It's so bright and cheerful.

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  46. Lovely quilt! Great colors

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