Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Confetti :: Original Design Category (BQF Fall)

It's time for the annual Blogger's Quilt Festival!  Amy @Amy's Creative Side is the host and always puts on a great show!  If you are looking for inspiration, you'll find it here!  I've participated the past few years and it's always an event I enjoy!


It's also a time where we can go back, look at the quilts we've made thus far, and relive the moment! 

The quilt that makes me go 'you did what?', is 'Confetti'.  I'm entering this quilt in the ORIGINAL DESIGN Category.

CONFETTI
42" x 54"
I made a pillow using teeny tiny squares and was determined to one day make a quilt. What finally inspired me to do it?  I was inspired when I saw 'Artifact' by Alison Glass.  



Each square measures 1/2"...and that's the finished size!  It helped to break down the quilt in blocks.  Which made lining up the squares a little easier.

I used bits of the 'Artifact' throughout the front and on the back.  I tried so hard to line up the front of the quilt with the backing when I basted it.  Much to my shock and surprise it was nearly perfect!



The paper pieced star was an element I couldn't resist adding!  It played perfectly with the Confetti and of course...fits well with 'Artifact'!



A few quilt facts:
Background Fabric:  Kona Snow
Binding:  Kona Pepper
Star:  Kona Pepper
Backing:  Alison Glass ~ Artifact

There are a total of 608 ~ 1/2" squares in a zillion colors!  

To me...totally worth every single second!  


If you would like to read more about this quilt, click on these links for a little more insight and detail:  When The Last Piece Of Confetti Falls,  It's A Party! and Pillow Talk!

The Blogger's Quilt Festival runs through September 30th.  Catch some inspiration, find new blogs...join the fun!!



Linking: Crazy Mom Quilts  Can I Get A Whoop Whoop 

34 comments :

  1. I love this one. Those pieces are so tiny.

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  2. I can attest, it's even more amazing in person!

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    1. Thanks Libby! Perhaps one of my favorites so far this year!!

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  3. WOW! This is beautiful. My kind of quilt, white with color splash. I can't image the time and effort put into this quilt. It will be in my dreams, as I can't image working with those small pieces.

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    1. It was really a labor of love! Love of color, love of tiny and love of ‘artifact’! Not to mention I was bound an determined to stick with it!

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  4. Such tiny little squares! But so worth the effect the final piece has is so worth it, I'm sure. Love all those bright colors against the white background! :)

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    1. Very tiny and very worth it! Not sure I’ll ever do another one quilt size…pillows are good!

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  5. I just love this! It is a perfect marriage of your quilt design and the fabrics. Beautiful!

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  6. I love this quilt and am excited to see it again. The tiny piecing makes such a great statement.

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  7. "You did what" is right! Wow. So TINY. It is a beautiful quilt. It is so nice when all that effort turns out so well.

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    1. I think at the start I was pretty in to it, by the end I was second guessing myself and wondering why I would put myself through such torture!

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  8. Love seeing this one again! The addition of the tiny artifact elements was such a great call.

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  9. Eep! One of my favorites from you from the past year -- love it!

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  10. I loved this quilt and am so excited to get to revisit it because of the festival. The touches of inspiration from the Artifact fabric are so fun and I'm still amazed at all the tiny piecing you did. Beautiful entry!

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  11. Love this quilt even more seeing it the second time around :)

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  12. I think it is such a cheerful design = no one could look at it and not smile. This, of course is a VERY good thing. Well done, my friend.

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  13. This quilt is exquisite! So gorgeous!

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  14. It is great to see this one again Jayne! I love all those tiny flecks of color :)

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  15. Oh my how wonderful. Lots of work -thanks for sharing

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  16. This is such a unique and fun quilt. Good to see it again!

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  17. Oh I like this! It's fun, light and bright all at the same time.

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  18. Beautiful, cool quilt! I am soooo impressed you lined up the front and back. bravo!!

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  19. Small detail, large effect! Well done.

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  20. I love both the quilts you have entered in the Festival. As always, it's all about your fantastic eye for detail.

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  21. Love this quilt, one of a kind!

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  22. I forgot about this one. Glad to see it again. Good luck.

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  23. I really like the minimalist look of this quilt. The way the lighter colors fade away adds a great overall sense of depth to something that's very simple. Nicely done.

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  24. I really like the minimalist look of this quilt. The way the lighter colors fade away adds a great overall sense of depth to something that's very simple. Nicely done.

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  25. Holy moly, that's impressive. Love the little star, and the rainbow star square too. Great job on lining up the backing!

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  26. I'm too late to vote, but I certainly would have voted fir this one, I love it!

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