Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger’s Quilt Festival II

Today is the start of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Amy of Park City Girl started it last spring to coincide with the Chicago Quilt Market and Festival event. This one coincides with the Houston Quilt Market and Festival.

Blogger’s participating are sharing the story of one of their favorite quilts. Last time I shared this one. Here’s the one I’d like to show you this time.

It’s a mini quilt that I made using one of the foundation paper piecing blocks that Carol Doak designs especially for the members of her yahoogroup, the CarolDoakQuiltingGroup. The quilt is 12 x 12 and it’s my own design. A couple of years ago, Carol was writing an article for Quilter’s Newsletter and mentioned that the magazine was looking for photos of quilts made using her block designs. Carol collected and sent to QNM the photos that some of us sent her and they chose mine as one of the quilts for the article. The quilt is called “Compass Celebration” and the article is in the September/October 2008 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter.

Thanks for coming and enjoy!

Debbie

72 comments:

  1. Love your Mini Quilt - I enjoy paper piecing, and this makes me want to pull out my Carol Doak books and my foundation papers. Lovely work, and congrats on being published!!

    Rita

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  2. The little quilt is lovely, and the design so strong and graphic. I can't even imagine how small the pieces are.

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  3. wonderful piecing, you must be very patient!

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  4. It is nice to see a quilt that makes a bold statement. Until you said it was 12x12, I assumed it was a large quilt, so it is really amazing with those tiny pieces!

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  5. My goodness, those pieces must be small! I like the contrast of the colors.
    Happy quilting, Rhondi

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  6. What a great quilt - such tiny pieces!

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  7. Beautiful quilt! I was able to meet Carol Doak this past year and took one of her workshops...she's a great teacher!

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  8. Lovely quilt and congrats on being published, a little belatedly.

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  9. What a strong graphic statement! Even more powerful when you realize that the entire quilt is only 12x12! Fantastic job. Cheers!

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  10. I love what you've done with Carol's design, Debbie. The colours are quite striking too.

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  11. Hi Debbie-
    Your quilt is great!

    cheers,
    Margaret (who you send your RR pieces to each month!)

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  12. I love the color and all the intricate piecing. A fabulous quilt.

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  13. It's beautiful. I love it!

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  14. It makes me think of sitting next to a camp fire all worm and cozy.

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  15. What beautiful colors, warm and friendly! thanks for sharing!

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  16. I can see why they picked it for the magazine. Nice design.

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  17. This is a beautiful quilt, I love the colors. I want to do a mini quilts now! Thanks to Park City Girl, we are finding inspiration from many others! Love your blog too! Thanks for sharing, Stephanie

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  18. Very cute little quilt. Paper piecing is such fun!

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  19. What a fun piece - and I keep thinking of candy corn!! Great colors...

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  20. How awesome to get published in QNL!! It is a lovely mini.

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  21. Beautiful quilt. Congratulations on getting your quilt in the Quilters Newsletter.

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  22. I love your compass quilt.

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  23. What a lovely design Debbie. Paper piecing is lots of fun - But I have never tried to create my own designs.
    Enjoy the festival.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna
    You can find me at quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com

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  24. A beautiful mini quilt. I too love Carol Doak's paper pieced designs. That is such a fun and bright quilt. Really beautiful

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  25. Love the mini quilt. I haven't had much luck in paper piecing. Yours is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. wow, that is lovely...it looks really complicated.

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  27. Nice quilt, unusual pattern that I like very much.

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  28. Such a beautiful quilt that must have had such tiny pieces!

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  29. I love the colours and strong graphic of your quilt!

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  30. What a great design you came up with and congrats on having it published in the magazine. That is awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  31. Wow what a beautiful quilt. Great design.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  33. Miniatures are quite a challenge! Yours is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing it! ; )

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  34. Your piece is so fun and bibrant.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. It's beautiful. I, too, like to paper piece.

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  36. Looks like flames leaping around - it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I love black and white, and the colors are just perfect with the background! Sometimes great things do come in small packages! I'm glad to find someone else who likes "small!"

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  38. this is so cute and perfect!

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  39. Great mini, mini quilt! Love the bold, graphic look! Congrats on having it included in the magazine!

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  40. Having your quilt published makes it even more special. Well done.

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  41. It´s beautiful!!! thanks for sharing.
    Diana Zamora
    From Costa Rica

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  42. It's beautiful and what perfect colors for October.

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  43. The mini quilt is stunning and you know you've made it when your quilt appears in a magazine! Congrats!

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  44. Such wonderful colors - it is so striking and graphic. I can't even imagine how small those pieces must have been. Inspiring.
    Best!

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  45. Wow -- gorgeous colours and fantastic design! No surprise yours was picked to be photographed for the magazine!

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  46. YOur mini quilt is georgeous, love the color and you did really great work. :)

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  47. Origami flowers birds and such fire colors!

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  48. How special to have your quilt selected for the magazine article. Your design is gorgeous. Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

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  49. wow! its amazing! Did you count how many pieces are in it?

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  50. What a beautiful quilt. When I look at it, I really wish I had more skill with the sewing needle.

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  51. I love your bold color choices! Beautiful quilt - thank you for sharing :)

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  52. I've never attempted a miniature. Good work!

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  53. Lovely, intricate work! I'm enjoying your blog.

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  54. What a creative design. I love it.

    I have made some of those 12x12 Carol Doak quilts, but have used her patterns. I like your design very much using one of her blocks.

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  55. What a fabulous quilt design!! Thank you for sharing it. :) Have a wonderful day.

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  56. Striking, and lovely colors! :)

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  57. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful quilt.

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  58. I like it the quilt very nice.
    Marika

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  59. As many have said, it is a striking design and execution! I love the "X" as the backdrop for the flame-like pieces. Really unique and exciting for such a small quilt. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

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  60. What a fire-y looking design! I like the colors.

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  61. It's gorgeous. I love the design.

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