Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival :: Tinker Toys

I love when this festival comes around every year!  Blogger's Quilt Festival is in full swing and we get to soak up all the beautiful quilts gaining friends and inspiration!  There is a huge online community of quilters and this is our chance to see who they are, what they do and fill our minds with creative ideas!

It's difficult deciding which quilts to share!  I choose to share 'Tinker Toys' just because I love it!  It's rainbow, it's English Paper Piecing, its different!

TINKER TOYS
47" x 62"
It all started with English Paper Piecing and a pattern called 'Striped Octagon' from Tierney Barden.  I love having a hand project to work on in the evenings...idle hands are not good for me...and settled on this one.

When I had what I thought was a good amount of pieces, I wondered what to do with in.  It could have simply been a mini quilt and be done, but I wanted to take it further.  Push myself.  Let it morph into something different!  And it certainly did morph!


Letting the top stew for a week or two, finally an idea came to me on how I wanted to quilt it.  I started with the center panel by making circles in each white square and in the center of each octagon stripe.


Each stripe is quilted in a matching thread using 1/4" straight lines, with some extend through the background. 


One of the hardest parts of making this quilt was matching the lines that extended from the center panel!  Some worked perfectly, some not so much!  I extended the lines in varying lengths, some went to the edge, some started from the edge.  The final touch was matching the binding to the strips that went to the edge!

I love this quilt because it's just plain happy!  Happy and weird and different!

I hope you get a chance to check out some of the other entries in the Bloggers Quilt Festival!  There are some beautiful and inspiring quilts entered!

19 comments :

  1. One of my favorites. Seeing it again gives me inspiration for something I'm working on.

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  2. Great selection for the festival, Jayne! I agree that it is hard to select what to enter sometimes, and I always enjoy a good review of the work we've all done in the past year. :)

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  3. I had forgotten about this shimmering gem of a quilt. So nice to meet you again. If there was a magazine about Quilt Porn, this would be in it :-) If a paint company had to recreate its ad saying - Do you dream in color, this would be in it. Love it, Lust for it. Cannot forget it.

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  4. Happy is a good word for this quilt. :) It is so simple yet complicated. It is beautiful. I totally agree with Preeti! This should be a paint company ad.

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  5. Amazing quilt. Neat pattern, nice colors, love the quilting.

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  6. Ah, so fun to see this one again. I just love how you extended the lines in both the colored strips and the quilting. Great choice for the festival!

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  7. This quilt is just one big WOW! And the binding, you're just too good.

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  8. Your quilt is stunning and the work you have done is beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful!!! Love the name of the quilt.

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  10. This is one of my favorite quilts of yours and I loved seeing it again!

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  11. This is one of those quilts that appeals to a modern asthetic. I came from the festival to see it based on looks alone. The work may have been difficult, but it is stunning. I love that you extended the quilting lines for some of the stripes...such a delicate detail that really makes the quilt stand out. Beautiful finish!

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  12. Such a beauty. I love this quilt ♥

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  13. Jayne this is one of my favorites so far in the festival. The details in the quilting are perfect.

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  14. That's vey pretty, and your quilting is beautiful. You're right, it is a happy quilt!

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  15. Super fun quilt and the quilting is such a successful choice.

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  16. Love seeing this one again. I agree, it is one happy quilt!

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  17. Love this one Jayne! Lovely colors and the quilting!

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  18. Great choice of entry, crisp and clean with a feeling is spaciousness and I so love a rainbow. I love that you not only show the details but explain your thinking too, I always learn something from you posts. Wonderful

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