Friday, 31 October 2014

My entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival

UPDATE: FREE pattern available now! Download here
Pattern release blog post here 

So here it is: my very first quilt top as a finally finished quilt:


As I started the quilt top in September 2013 it got so big that I laid it aside. Earlier this year I wanted to finish it and decided to cut the top so that the white squares are off center. The quilt has now a lap size and I think that was a good decision! I used the remaining stripes for the back.


I went with a wavy quilting design which I think is very suitable.


Oh, you may wonder why the quilt is called Regatta. Besides sewing I am also rowing. The latter is a very time consuming hobby but I love it and I'm rowing since 25 years now, always competitive on different levels. Meanwhile I am rowing in the masters class which is great fun.
So of course I took photos of the quilt at my rowing club.


Our boat house has a very old beautiful timber facade which was the perfect back drop for the photos. 


I followed this tutorial by Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely, there is a great video she made and after just some wavy lines this quilting technique is actually very easy and super fun.
I again used multi coloured Aurifil thread in blue/ white.


I'm very proud of this quilt and I'm also happy that I only finished it recently. Back in 2013 I would have not been able to make the quilt as beautiful as it is now.

I'm linking this with Crazy Mom's finish up Friday.

And .................  I'm also linking this to the Blogger's Quilt Festival of Amy's Creative Side - how exciting!!!

42 comments:

  1. Love the quilt, would like to make one, Is this Kona Cotton and which colors?

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for your comment! I have used Oakshott fabrics in different shades of blue and green and Kona White. I am actually just writing a pattern for this quilt as a good few people had asked me how I did the quilt. Unfortunately all the lovely comments are gone since I changed my settings for non-google plus users, so thanks again for commenting!

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    2. I'm looking to see if you made the pattern -- where would i find it? thanks - love it.

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    3. Hi Melissa, the Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog. Enjoy!

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  2. I love this quilt! I am a sailor myself, and the squares going zig zag up the side of the quilt are just like a sailboat tacking back and forth into the wind! Marvelously abstract and realistic at the same time.

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    1. Hello sailor! Thank you so much for your kind comment, it's amazing what poeple see in the quilt!

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    2. Hi, if you're interested, the Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog.!

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  3. Hi Daniela! The quilt is beautiful. When I first started quilting in 2007, I was traditional all the way. I've really been enjoying making more modern quilts lately and would love to make this one! I would be interested in buying your pattern once you have it completed.

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for your kind comment! I'm still working on the pattern, turns out writing a pattern is more complicated than I thought....

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    2. Hi,the Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog. Enjoy!

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  4. Oh, I love this! So simple, but with such high impact.

    Did you draw the lines on before quilting, or is this freehand?

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    1. Thanks so much, Opheile. The wavy lines are made with a walking foot, I quilted over the seams first and then three wavy lines on every strip.

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    2. Hi Opheile, if you're interested the Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog!

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  5. I really love this quilt. I remember seeing it before. I am enjoying my scroll through your posts. I love you color sense. I hope you are still planning on making a pattern for this!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim, for stopping by and commenting on several posts! Really appreciated! I have the pattern prepared but need to get at it again. You reminded me to actually finish it!

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    2. Yes! The the Regatta Quilt pattern is finally finished and now available for free on my blog!

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  6. Hey! Do you have a pattern for this? Or at least a rough estimate on how much of each fabric there is here? Thanks!
    Rachel

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    1. Hi Rachel, sorry this is taking me so long! I am caught up in a lot of things right now, but I promise to finish it soon!

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    2. Hi Rachel, yes! The Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog! Sorry for the long wait!

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  7. I've been making traditional blocks & am now wanting to do some modern quilts. I like the colors you chose & how you placed them from dark to light to dark again. The white blocks add a lot of interest. I too would like to have the pattern. This would be a great jelly roll quilt.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am working on a pattern... I'll contact you when I have it ready. Sorry for the long wait!

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    2. Thank you Daniella. I think the hardest part will be keeping the strips organized so I don't end up bald by the time the quilt is finished.

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    3. Hi Donna, I finally have the Regatta Quilt pattern finished, it is now available for free on my blog. Enjoy!

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  8. While looking for a modern linear quilt, I came across Regatta. I'd love to be able to buy a pattern for this. Is one on your bucket list?
    Thanks so much.

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    1. It definitely is! Life just gets in the way at times... I'll let yo know when it's finished!

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    2. Hi Mary, the Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog. Sorry for the long wait!

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  9. Have you finished the pattern yet? I really would like to make this in a queen size.

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    1. I hope to have it done by Easter, instructions for a queen size will be in it as well. Sorry for the long wait!

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    2. Yes, it's finally finished and available for free on my blog!

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  10. This is lovely. The watery colours are so perfect.

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    1. If you're interested, the Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog!

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  12. How do I get this pattern? I LOVE this quilt❤️❤️❤️

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    1. It will be available on this blog soon.

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    2. Hi! The Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog. Enjoy! Thanks for the patience!

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  13. Please put me on the list, too. I love the clean, simple look of your quilt!

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    1. The Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! The Regatta Quilt pattern is now available for free on my blog. Enjoy!

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  15. Any chance the pattern is available yet?

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    1. Hi Jan, yes! The Regatta Quilt pattern is finally available for free on my blog. Enjoy!

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