Saturday, 14 September 2013

Anna Maria Horner - my hero


I love Anna Maria Horner. I mean lurrrve. There's so much wonderful fabric she's designed, her patterns are always gorgeous and I just generally dig the whole vibe of everything she creates. If I was to pick one designer who has influenced my style, who's aesthetic I admire and inspires me to create, it is her. Anna Maria Horner is my creative hero.

You will find her fabric popping up in lots of my projects, if I could afford to buy more I totally would and there are of course the things I've made from her patterns:








And for my HEROES challenge this month I have finally completed the quilt top from the Feather Bed Quilt pattern and the fabulous bee blocks that my wonderful 'Bee A Brit Stingy' and 'Scrappy? Sew Bee It' friends have made me - for which I THANK YOU!!

I can only apologise for the dreadful pictures that are to follow. This is about 80" x 100" and I hardly have room to lay it out anywhere, it is going to be a challenge to baste!




Maybe a blurry pic of Lois enjoying the quilt top will make up for it?


For the back I did a jelly roll race thing using 5" strips of fabric I love (of course there's some AMH in there!) and then cut it to include the row I made of all the siggy blocks.





Hopefully once it's all quilted I will find somewhere to show it off... I'm hand quilting it though so don't hold your breath ;)

Now head over to Le Challenge and see some other HEROES projects!



31 comments:

  1. Wow Lu! It looks incredible. And huge - good plan hand quilting, I'd hate to shove something that size through a machine!

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  2. Beautiful! I love her too. Definitely one of my top 5 quilt heroes.

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  3. Wow that feather quilt is beautiful! The back looks like lots of work, as well. I'm also a fan of hers!

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  4. Oh it looks brilliant and I think I spotted one of my blocks.x

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  5. Oh this looks brilliant - both sides. I can see why she is your hero. I forgot about Le Challenge and went earlier to check when we had to link up and then have been sewing flat out to link up and sods law - can't upload pics I need to flickr to blog about it! Hopefully later :-)

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  6. Gorgeous quilt, I love your interpretation of the theme! Good luck with the basting, it's going to look amazing :D

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  7. Oooh, it's fabulous! Happy quilting!

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  8. wow - that's one amazing feathers quilt!

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  9. It is amazing! Well done for completing it, and AMH is definitely a hero!

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  10. That is ah-mazing. And massive! It will look gorgeous on your bed. :-)

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  11. It looks amazing Lucy. Look forward to seeing it all quilted. I finished my bee a Brit stingy quilt today will get flickr pics up tomorrow

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  12. It made my heart sing to seemy blocks at your house on a quilt!

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  13. Wow, HUGE! And beautiful. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  14. such a gorgeous quilt - I love AMH too :-)

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  15. it's GORGEOUS!!!!! Now I want one just like it!

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  16. Wow, I love this top and the backing is awesome too!!! Great choice of hero, AMHorner designs trend setting fabrics, awesome patterns, and she make embroidery really cool. Enjoy hand quilting this beautiful quilt.

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  17. Yes, yes, yes, yes! She also is the artist who inspires me the most. I LOVE your quilt! I've been dying to make a feather quilt!

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  18. Wonderful wonderful! Good on you for getting such a big quilt together . Fun to see my siggy block on the back. Perhaps you could borrow the basement of a church to baste your quilt?

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  19. Beautiful work! I love the way AMH somehow takes the look of traditional patchwork, adds some handstitched accents and makes it all look so fresh and new. Somewhere I read the term "tramodernal" and I immediately thought of AMH ... :) Pat

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  20. The feathers are all amazing and I love the back too.

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  21. You finish hand-quilting that whopper and you will be my hero!!!

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  22. Wow! That feather quilt is stunning, Lucy. I'm with Hadley... you will be my hand quilting hero for tackling such a feat!

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  23. Lucy, I love the AnnaMariaHorner designs as well. Feather Bed is on my list and I"m so happy to see your version. Beau-ti-ful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. absolutely adore this quilt, have been reading your blog for a while. I think I may try and make this for my bed in one of the pale Amy Butler ranges. Now a question for you, I am probably very dim but I am new to this. I have clicked to follow Le-Challenge page, but how do I link in to take part in the Thriller challenge (and how do I "grab a button")?
    Thanks,
    Helen

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  25. Darling Miss Lane makes up for everything, no? :) No photo apologies needed for such loveliness shines through wonderfully. I love that you are hand quilting this beauty!

    AMH is a true hero. Aside from her designs, I aspire to her fantastic writing and home life, too. My small stash of her fabrics is calling me right this minute as I read this!

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  26. Having your bee-mates make signature blocks is a great idea, so nice to keep for posterity the community who shared in this gorgeous quilt.

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  27. Just stunning, I really love all the feathers together. One day it may even go on my 'must sew' list!

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  28. Love it! I so need to make some feather blocks. They've enchanted me since I first saw them. Good luck with that huge quilt!

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