Saturday, 3 March 2012

un petit quilt

This is my entry to the Ellison Lane Quilts modern mini challenge.
It's the first patchwork design that I have designed completely from scratch.
(quilt story post to follow)
  This is my second mini quilt, 
my first the rose star (in my sidebar)
  lives in America with Mary,
my hand quilting is a direct homage to the above Queen of quilting.
The idea came from a chateau window in France last year.
I knew straight away when I saw it, that it would make an awesome quilt.
 
It is English paper pieced, machine and hand quilted.
It's maybe not the most modern...but it was a challenge!
The quilt measures 23"x 17"


 The fabric imari-esque colour combination was inspired by my bowl from
Anthropologie.
(though I think it closely resembles a cadburys creme egg)
 I love it and I loved making it from start to finish!!!
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Voting for chosen quilts runs from the 6th until the 8th of March

32 comments:

  1. I love it! It looks like some complicated piecing based off you window! How did you do that? I mean, I'm looking for squared off breaks, and I don't see any. It looks like you piecd on some angles. Good job!

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  2. You wer'nt wrong when you saw that window in France, your little quilt is beautiful I love the pattern colours and the craftmanship is perfect. Definitely a winner!
    Yvonne x

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  3. Ahhhhh! or is that Awe! I am crazy about this quilt!! Your stitching is lovely and the colors are splendid! Deb.

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  4. I love the way you use things for color inspiration

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  5. I love it too! The stitching is lovely and the colours are too. di xo

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  6. It's a lovely quilt. I can't believe you've finished it already when I think of my poor patchwork pieces languishing in their box. I do seem to treat patchwork as a summer hobby and crochet as a winter one, so it won't be long now till I switch.
    Well done to you again, you should rightly be pleased!

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  7. It's great!!! Love the colors and the background fabric !!!

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  8. This is beautiful Clare! Your design almost mirrors the yellow fabric you've used! Good luck!

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    1. Congrats on another piece of patchwork delight. Love where you took your inspiration from.
      Lisa x

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  9. Ohhhhhhh!!!!! I LOVE IT! You are so amazing Miss Clare....simply amazing! The quilting is superb and so perfect for this quilt. It is Clare-ly wonderful :)

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  10. You are so so talented and inspirational- it is brilliant.
    Heather x

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  11. I love the combination of machine and hand quilting, very pretty!

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  12. This is beautiful - good luck in the challenge!

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  13. Stunning!! You have such a great eye for colour and the pattern is beautiful. Great inspiration!!

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  14. Ohhhhh, quilty love! C'est si jolie :-)

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  15. thanks everyone I love to inspire!!

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  16. It is beautiful Clare and I like that you have shown us your source of inspiration.

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    1. Oh my, what a quilt.....it's absolutely gorgeous and I love your source of inspiration. The colours are wonderful....sigh. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
      Anne xx

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  17. I seriously wish I had your skills! Beautiful!

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  18. I LOVE the design - when I saw the window it fell into place - I'd recognised the pattern but not placed it! And the colours (and of course the work) are lovely. Thanks for posting a reminder on your previous blog - I've updated my sidebar now.

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  19. Oh. my. wonder! This is absolutely beautiful! I love hearing about inspiration and colors and thoughts on a quilt. Your piecing, quilting and handstitching is just gorgeous!

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  20. Ohhhhhhh, I love this, it's beautiful. I think it works so well on all fronts.

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  21. It's a lovely quilt - and would make a gorgeous big 'un! It's funny I have loads of photos of traceries from French Chateaux taken for precisely the same reason!Great colour choices too.

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  22. Beautiful work! I am jealous/envious/in awe of anybody that can look at a design on something like a window and then make a quilt out of it. You do such lovely work!

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  23. What an accomplishment! Thanks for including the inspiration picture. You did a great job of following through and the quilting too.

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  24. Almost lost track of you there... You scared me girl. Tres jolie petit quilt! Comme toujours! What a great place you've made for yourself here. Me gusta mucho to be really international. Nice.

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  25. Its wonderful, its clear that patchwork is your thing!

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  26. Ooh! I like this a lot! Isn't it fun where inspiration strikes? Love the idea of the window pane. Your hand quilting is so sweet with this design!

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  27. This is a beautiful quilt--everything--the design, the fabric choice and the quilting. Beautifully done!

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  28. It is just amazing! Turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for entering it in the challenge! Good luck!

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