Friday, 13 May 2011

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL - SPRING 2011

hi friends,

I am really happy to participate to the Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival, organized by Amy's Creative Side!

I sewed this quilt about three years ago. It is a One Block Wonder. For a long time I admired them and always thought that they were very difficult to do.



Finally I ordered the book and discovered that they are not difficult at all! At that time a friend of mine had lost her husband and she was quite depressive, so I asked her if she wanted to join me and work together. Each of us did one One Block Wonder Quilt and since then we meet once a week to work together. 

Back and original fabric

It was fun to work on this quilt. I loved to compose my own desing with the different hexagons. I handquilted it. It hangs on my bedroom and I like to look at it before I sleep.


Thank you for visiting my blog and happy quilting to all of you!
Hugs. Pink


Amy's Creative Side

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful! It looks like a gorgeous quilt!

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  2. I love one block wonders. I like how you added the borders so that we can see what the original fabric looks like.

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  3. Gorgeous quilt - great to see a quilter from the Azores...it is on our list of places to visit one day.

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  4. Very pretty. I started a one block woncer but it is still a UFO.

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  5. What a gorgeous quilt!
    Happy to hear that sewing with a friend in her time of need has kept the 2 of you close and quilting. (just love that story) :D

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  6. So I am thinking I may check into that book, Love your color here and the circles you hand quilted are perfect for this top!!

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  7. Beautiful colors on that one block wonder. Don't you just love that pattern, you get such a great bang for your buck out of that one!

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  8. Beautiful colors and quilting!

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  9. Beautiful quilt!! Love the pinkness!

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  10. beautiful quilt, the colours are so soft and warming!

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  11. Lovely quilt. Great colors and this is such a fun pattern. Great story and nice you spend time with your friend. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  12. You have done a wonderful job. Its a lovely quilt.

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  13. What a creative and beautiful way to help your friend.

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  14. I am our blogger's friend. And I want to give Jolanda a public thank you. Our quilting together taught me how to think past my own self pity.

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  15. So lovely! I am working on a one block wonder quilt and it is amazing what turns up out of one fabric.

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  16. What a wonderful story...and a beautiful quilt.

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  17. This is such a pretty quilt!

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    wonderful place to live, I love your quilt, and your camellia

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  19. Amazing quilt! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful creation.

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  20. This is too pretty - I love it - the color and design makes for a very happy quilt!

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  21. Your quilt looks great. What a wonderful idea to work with your friend when you made it. It will always have special memories!

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  22. Hi!! I love your quilt!! Thanks for your comments. You asked if i hand quilted. I knoted in every corner of the squares, and quilted a cross in some of them. This is a fun way to find quilters and bloggers around the world!! Anne, Oslo- Norway :-)

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  23. What a beautiful quilt! I love the colours, it's very calming, a lovely quilt to look at before you go to sleep.

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  24. E' bellissima la tua trapunta, hai usato dei colori stupendi!
    Grazie per la visita!
    Ciao

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  25. Fantastic quilt! Your hand-quilting looks wonderful. Now I want to try this pattern, too...
    Loved to read your post. What a nice way to spend time with your friend.
    And thank you for your nice visit ; )

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  26. Oh Jolanda, you give me courage. I bought this book a couple years ago, but hadn't mustered the courage to try to make the quilt yet. Yours is so lovely. I love the front and the back. Thanks for visiting me too.

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  27. It's a lovely quilt and it's wonderful that making it started a weekly tradition with your friend.

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  28. I hope your friend kept quilting after doing this with you. It is really lovely.

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  29. Beautiful quilt and wonderful story to accompany it. Quilts are comforting in a lot of ways!

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  30. Oh, I love one block wonders and this one is BEAUTIFUL! What a great quilt and I bet you have sweet dreams looking at this before you go to sleep. :)

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  31. What a great quilt and story. :)

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  32. your quilt is beautiful, so bright and "happy". Also a great story of friendship!
    thanks for visiting

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  33. Your quilt is beautiful ... so bright and cheery (I love pink)! Love the hexagons also. Your story is an inspiration to us all.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such lovely comments! This Festival is so much fun!

    Nancy Woods

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  34. Beautiful quilt! I hope creating it helped your friend move through her pain.

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  35. I really like your quilt too, and also the story how it was made is really inspirational.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

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  36. This is a beautiful quilt! I've never tried a one block wonder, but after looking at this, I just may have to try it! Great job!

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  37. What a wonderful story! I've always admired one block wonder quilts, now I may need to try one. I'll be on the lookout for just the right fabric!

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  38. It's like having a garden of pink flowers all the time. Awesome quilt!

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  39. It's so pretty! I really like this design. :)

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  40. Wonderful, I love the quilt & your colour choice.

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  41. ...Love the color and design.You got me hooked on 'One Block Wonder' now! LOL :)

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