Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Nonna's Garden

My entry for the Festival this Fall is my favorite quilt of the year: Nonna's Garden.


The whole quilt is only 12" on a side, or 24" widest point to point.


The 547 English paper pieced hexagons are 1/2" per side.


I was really proud of it even before it earned my first blue ribbon! A first place for Best Piecing at my local guild show, Ninigret Quilters.


Thanks so much to Amy for hosting this Festival for those of us who can't make it to Houston!

20 comments:

MariƩ said...

Congratualtions- a well deserved win

sewfrench.com said...

I love how you quilted this! I would never have thought to quilt petals over the top. Hmmm...
I had a similar bleeding issue on a similar quilt. I eventually took the bad out and replaced them with fresh. You now can't tell there was ever an issue, what with the way hexs go together and all. Hopefully you can live with it! It is beautiful!!

Sabine said...

So pretty! Abd I like the quilting; it makes it look quite different from other Grandmother´s Flower Gardens. Thanks for sharing.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

This is very pretty! What a good idea to make a hexagonal quilt out of hexagons! I like the colors and the quilting, too.

Archie the wonder dog said...

So happy to see this beauty again and congratulations once again on the win, it was well deserved!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lovely, just lovely!

Leanne said...

It's stunning! It so deserves that ribbon, good for you.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness! You are a fiend! LOL. But I do mean that in a nice way. I am astounded at the teensy-ness of those hexies. You deserve the ribbon you were awarded. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh, this quilt is so lovely. The rich colors and quilting are just beautiful. Congratulations on you first Blue Ribbon, you deserved it. Thanks for sharing with us. I've never done hexies but it's projects like this that make me want to try. Hugs...

Lyanna L. said...

Congrats on your ribbon and wow that is so intricate! Good job! =)

Habibti at Home said...

Oh how pretty! I love this style of quilts but the English paper piecing has always intimidated me. This is so pretty and well deserving of that blue ribbon. Great job!!

Hideaway Girl said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love hexies. Wish I had the patience to try, but I think I would go cross-eyed working with pieces so small. No blue ribbons in my future! :)

Simply Sandy said...

You should be proud. I know how much work went into this. It is beautiful!

Eileen said...

Lovely! How fun you won a ribbon. It's just beautiful and well deserving of the honor. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

The Thompsons said...

Sooooo cute! Simply adorable.

Julie Fukuda said...

I have made lots of hexagon quilts but never tried paper piecing. It seems like a lot of extra steps but your result is lovely.

Tina in Boston said...

Great job! I love how you quilted the petals over the hexagons! So clever. Congrats on your blue ribbon!

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing. :)

Organic said...

I read your blog and found it very informative and helpful to me .Thanks for such an effort

greeblygreebly said...

So pretty! I love the idea of a hex shaped hex quilt :)