Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Coup de foudre

or in plain English; it was love at first sight! It was when I saw this quilt and then it kept on popping up here and in variations here and here. My mind was made up! I had to make my own. And I had to copy the "original" exactly (or as much as possible). That's not not something I normally do as I usually like to put my own spin on things. But not this time. It's the perfect quilt for those fabrics you have problems cutting into.

 Big Blooms

I have pieced it by hand, usually during quilt group time. As I haven't done much hand piecing, it's been a bit of a learning curve. But at least I can say now that I've pieced a whole quilt by hand.

Now on to quilting. Since I've hand pieced it, this quilt deserves to be hand quilted as well and I'm thinking perle cotton. I'm going to get on with it right away. I don't want  this one to end up on the pile of tops waiting for ever to be quilter.
Cheers
Vreni x

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26 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, I fell in love with this one too and yours is another outstanding one! So pretty and tempting, looking forward to seeing the quilting.

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness! I love it! Never seen it before. I should do a hand-pieced quilt, too, which would be a first for me. This one just might be it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very nice!

Astrid said...

WOW! Indeed perfect for big pattern fabrics. Well done on hand piecing and yes, it deserves hand quilting too! It looks great!

Jessica said...

Well done! I couldn't imagine hand piecing a whole quilt!

Jodi @ Tickle and Hide said...

Wow! What an amazing, beautiful achievement! By hand! I hope you pat yourself on the back every time you look at it. :)

Martina said...

Wow, Vreni, ein wirklich toller Quilt! Wunderbar mit diesen schönen Stoffen. Viel Spass beim Handquilten.

Rose-Anne said...

This is THE perfect way to use the big printed fabrics. And those polka dots in between are the icing on the cake! This one definitely deserves the love of hand quilting....

Cattinka said...

Wo hast Du nur die vielen verschiedenen Blumenstoffe gefunden, das sieht richtig schön sommerlich aus!
Viel Spaß beim Handquilten, ich finde auch das man einen von Hand genähten Quilt auch mit der Hand quilten sollte.
LG
KATRIN W.

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
das wird ein ganz, ganz wunderschöner Quilt, den Du da mit der Hand genäht hast. Die Stoffzusammenstellung ist einmalig schön. Er "verdient" es, mit der Hand gequiltet zu werden.
Dir einen schönen Tag und liebe Grüße
Roswitha

Cathy said...

Wow Vreni, I adore your quilt, I too have been tempted to make it and seeing yours I really think I must. Good on you for hand piecing it. And yes, hand quilting with perle sounds perfect! What a beauty! xo

Julierose said...

Just a lovely piece--so cheery with all those blooms popping out. You did a wonderful job...can't wait to see it quilted Julierose

Janet said...

Fantastic, what a fabulous quilt this will be. I finished mine too but added borders and plan to do the perle quilting as well.

Rita said...

Sali Vreni
Der Quilt ist genial!! Und alles verschiedene Blüten? Wow, das Zusammensuchen der Stoffe ist wohl schon eine riesen Leistung;)
Und mir gefällt besonders, dass es english paper piecing ist!!
Viel Freude beim Quilten!
Liebs Grüessli, Rita

Hilde said...

Who wouldn't love this quilt pattern! This is certainly one that we all would love to make: another one on my list!

Lynda said...

Amazing! I've never seen it before. All that hand piecing! Looking forward to seeing the quilting too.

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh, it's so pretty! Even though I'm not a huge fan of flowers or floral prints, this one is wonderful. Perle cotton quilting will be just the ticket for making it even lovelier. I think you have your quilting mo-jo back!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

I don't blame you for falling in love with that quilt Vreni, it's beautiful! And you picked some gorgeous fabrics to display for yours!

Shirley said...

It is on my growing list of quilts to make. You have done a great job Vreni. Well done to you.

1leonore said...

Wirklich toll! So schöne Blumenstoffe hast Du ausgewählt. Nun viel Spass beim handquilten.
Viele Grüße
Leonore

Rossana said...

WOW! It is really a special quilt! All hand piecing!!! You have made a super job!!!

donkey and the carrot said...

Omg Vreni! You made all this by hand??? respect again and again!!!! It is beautiful as everything you do! Missed you!!!! Me and the little monkey we are fine and we spend our last days together before the nanny arrives... Many kisses from both of us!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Oh my! What a stunning quilt, I love it so much!

Julierose said...

Vreni, may I ask where you found this pattern? It is really lovely. I think this gets added to my list--I have sooo many big print fabrics...thanks, Julierose

meli B said...

I never really liked snowball quilts until I made my own. It totally converted me. Your bold blooms are perfect and the spotty joining squares are just right to show them off.

Shena - PhD on line said...

From the looks of it, your quilt is definitely the hardest design and pattern to work on. Whew! How in the world were you able to do that on your own? Really really a great and stunning work! It’s really lovely that I want to keep it for myself. Just kidding! Anyway, keep up the good work and hope to see more from you. Ciao!