Friday, May 21, 2010

Quilt Festival - Spring 2010

I know you all are probably sick of hearing about my pinwheel quilt, but please bear with me one more time, at least those of you who have been reading for a while now. :) 

I've decided to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2010 hosted by Amy (Thanks Amy!!). Being newer to the online quilting world, I've never heard of such a thing, but what a fabulous idea to be introduced to so many talented quilters, get inspiration, and of course, to make new friends!! 




The quilt I am entering, of course, is my pinwheel quilt.  This quilt, for so many reasons is very special to me, which is why I chose it. It pains me to think that this quilt almost never came to be because I thought I was going to be too busy to make it.

Completed Pinwheel Quilt

It all started when I came across a post at Rachel's blog where she posted about doing a pinwheel quilt along. My first instinct was no, I really don't have the time. However I kept finding that I was wandering back to her post again and again and because I loved how her pinwheel quilt turned out. I finally signed up, ordered my fabric, and waited patiently for it to begin. Yes, I said patiently. Poor thing was suffering with morning sickness so it was delayed a bit and I could totally understand why. :)

At first I was under the impression that we were making the same quilt as Rachel's, however when she posted more information, she indicated we were making one inspired by hers and only 16 blocks. Her's was 25. At that moment I knew I wanted my quilt to be 25 blocks but I didn't want mine to be just like hers. I was really happy that we were making a different quilt and that we could make it unique! I started scouring the net looking for pinwheel patterns that I could add to my quilt.

Sneak Peek #2

This was the first step in my interest in design as well as straying from a pattern. This was a HUGE step for me because any other quilt I have ever made was straight from the pattern. This project lit that fire in me to start going off in my own direction and gave me the confidence that I could do it. It changed me as a quilter. It changed how I quilted.

Day 123 - She's DONE!

This is why I chose my pinwheel quilt. It is sort of the beginning for me, even though I've been quilting for years. It's pretty amazing how one blogger can make such a difference, hm? It's amazing, and I am so grateful. Not only to Rachel, but also to Julie. Julie is the one responsible for my branching out in designing my own stuff because she made a freaking awesome pillow and I had to make something like it, but was too impatient to wait for a pattern so I made one my self. Thanks Julie! You're the bestest, but you already knew that. :)

Quilting on Pinwheel Quilt

My gratitude extends beyond those to special ladies though. There are so many many many quilters out there that are amazing and inspirational! I can only hope that one day I can inspire others like so many others inspire me!

blog-pinwheel

I hope you will come and join us in the quilt festival!!

Much Love!!!

55 comments :

  1. Karrie Lyne, you pinwheel quilt is wonderful. The color, the patterns, the layout, and the quilting. I to have been inspired and have started to create my own designs or at least step out side of my box. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is such an amazing quilt. I love the quilting too much. :)

    I can't believe you weren't a brancher-outer before... I think you're going to love it. :)

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  3. This is a great quilt and I really like that you quilted the dog out of it. It really adds texture and makes it sing. Well done!

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  4. I love all the crinkling goodness! It came out wonderfully and the colors you used are perfect :o)

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  5. You have a really beautiful quilt and some beautiful pillows!! I think it's so cool we have so many talented ladies that share so generously! It is so fun to try new things!! And Kerri your new things are awesome!!

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  6. You should totally be tooting your horn over that quilt! I love yours, even more than my unfinished one from the same quilt along. :)

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  7. I love your pinwheel quilt - the color, the negative space, the movement, the balance, the tiny little pinwheels - it's wonderful. You should definitely be proud of this one!

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  8. Karrie Lyne, I'm a big fan of that quilt of yours anyway - it's so bright and fresh and dynamic but I loved your post as well - it's kind of an epiphany quilt!

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  9. i love it! the pinwheels are great and the quilting is so adorable, too.
    just loving it!
    claudia

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  10. Well you have inspired me! I love this quilt, it's really stunning and the quilting lines are amazing!

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  11. Fabulous pinwheel quilt! I absolutely love the quilting!

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  12. Brilliant and the quilting is stunning!

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  13. I wish you would do a tutorial for your quilt since it is awesome!!!

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  14. Such a pretty quilt, Karrielyn, with such wonderful colors that blend together so well! :-)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~
    Garden Glimpses

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  15. What a fun quilt, lots of different blocks

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  16. It´s so fresh, bright, warm and just lovely!

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  17. very nice quilt and the quilting is fabulous

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  18. I absolutely love the line you used and the quilting is perfect!

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  19. This is such a beautiful quilt - you have every right to show it off as often as possible! I had noticed the beautiful colors before but I had missed the fabulous quilting - did you machine quilt that yourself or send it out? It's beautiful!

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  20. Fantastic quilting on this one!

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  21. Thanks so much for emailing me about my bright pinwheels. I appreciate it and it was great to then be able to see yours. My Pinwheel Quilt along still is not done yet, but I love, love yours. The quilting part must have taken your forever, but it looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. Your pinwheels are all beautiful. I guess you could call it a sampler. Thanks for sharing it with us

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  23. Wow, love the colors I love that you used so many different pin wheels. Great job! This is a very inspiring quilt.

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  24. Your quilt is beautiful and it must have take longer to quilt it than piece it. Love the quilting.

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  25. WOW! the quilt turned out great...I still need to make the last few blocks..which tells ya I'm little behind.

    i really love the mini pinwheels in the sashing....GREAT JOB!

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  26. Love the fabric--love the quilting--LOVE the quilt!

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  27. I am so inspired! I'm working on a pinwheel quilt and need a couple more designs to finish the top. I also love the diagonal quilting. Now I know how I'll finish mine.

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  28. Wow, all that variety in pinwheels. My online guild is doing pinwheeel blocks this year and I never imagined that they would end up with something so lovely. Thanks for sharing it with me.

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  29. Wow! Love it. Especially the straight line quilting. Very very impressive.

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  30. LOVE this quilt! And so glad to have found your blog!

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  31. This is amazing! ~ sigh ~
    Pure eye candy! ~ double sigh ~
    And the quilting; now how fun is that!

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  32. I've always loved pinwheels but this is over the top! The colors are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creation.

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  33. This is one glorious quilt! I so love pinwheels.

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  34. Beautiful! I have just started a pinwheel quilt using Whimsy by Pillow & Maxfield. I love the quilting in straight lines, very cool! Great job, Lisa from Texas

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  35. Wow. This is a stunning pinwheel quilt! I'm following Rachel's quiltalong too, but I haven't finished making my blocks yet. This makes me want to go home and get sewing right away! Love your straight line quilting and the little pinwheels you added between the blocks.

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  36. tout ces moulins différents ,quel quilt original très réussi ,superbe, félicitations

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  37. Wow. All I can say is... LOVE IT!

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  38. Nice. My friend loves pinwheels. I'll forward your address to her!

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  39. KarrieLynn, Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I too went back and forth between joining and not before deciding to sign up ... I'm inspired by your quilt and absolutely need to know if you have a pattern for the flying geese circle or if I too have to come up with my own for that block ... to die for!! Is it paper pieced? Congrats on your job well done :)

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  40. this is really pretty. i love the fabric you used.

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  41. Your pinwheel quilt looks AMAZING!!! I absolutely love the center block, and I really love how you've quilted it. That must have taken F.O.R.E.V.E.R. but it sure is worth it!

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  42. I'm not much for pinwheels BUT this is beautiful. With the great color selection and such a variety of pinwheels I love it. I may even have to try one of these. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. It is a gorgeous quilt and you are definitely very inspirational!

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  44. girlfriend -- that's a lotta lovely quilting on there......oooohh love it!!!

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  45. This quilt is really pretty! Great job!

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  46. I want my quilt to grow up to be just like yours! :)

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  47. I'm not a huge fan of pinwheels, but this is gorgeous! And the quilting--even though it's making me tired just to look at it, it is beautiful!

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  48. i love all those pinwheels big and small. great layout and great fabrics you've chosen. nice quilting, too. thanks for sharing

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  49. Your quilt is beautiful and I love the story behind it!

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  50. كل هذه الخدمات التي تحصل من خلال افضل شركة تنظيف بالرياضالتي تسعى الى تقديم افضل الخدمات المنزلية المميزة لكل من يرغب في التعامل مع شركة ركن البيت التي تقدم خدمات جيدة فلماذا شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض
    ؟ لكي يتم التخلص الاتربة والاوساخ والبقع التي توجد بفلتك فهناك الكثير من الاعمال التى تقوم بها نظافة فعندما تتعامل معنا في شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياضستحصل علي خدمات جيدة لانها تعتمد على اليات تساعد فى الحصول على افضل النتائج الجيدة التي لا تلاقها في الشركات الاخري وبالاضافة الي ذلك يوجد لدينا خدمات اخري يمكنكم متابعتنا عليها من خلال شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض - شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض - كما سوف نساعدك علي التخلص من مشاكل الصرف الصحي بواسطة شركة تسليك مجاري بالرياضالتي تعطي لكم اليات حديثة تساعد علي التخلص من الروائح الكريهة التي تاتي اليكم وهناك حلول لمشاكل التسربات التي ياتي من خلالها الكثير من المشاكل للمباني بوااسطة شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياضالتي تقدم لكم اجهزة الكشف الحديث بدو تكسير وسنوفر عليكم مشاكل نقل الاثاث المتعبة التي عاني من الكثيرون بسبب المشاكل التي سبتها الشركات الاخري فتعاملك مع شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض سوف يصلك اثاثك مع تعبئة سليمة ومغلفة الي باب بيتك الجيدة واذا يوجد صيانة في منزلك الجديد وتتطر الي البحث عن شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياضلحفظ الاثاث الخاص بكم لحين الانتهاء من مشاكلكم السابقة
    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض

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