Friday, October 28, 2011

Double Crossed meets Bloggers Quilt Festival





A while back I posted a picture of "Star Crossed", a small quilt I made after viewing a similar quilt made by Lucy Boston and displayed in a Tokyo department store.



I had been so taken by the pattern that I made a sketch of the idea and came home to figure out how to make a pattern so I could try it myself.






That quilt was limited to red, white, and blue. As with all hexagon patterns, all seams were just 2cm and turn, no straight sewing, and a lot of work. I was happy with the results and called that quilt "Star Crossed" because I was destined to make it. At that time I said, "never again"!






Well, you may know how these things work because the possibilities of making one with other colors kept calling me and in 2002 I began cutting and piecing blocks.






The striped fabric is a soft weave used in the little squares and the border. I had only enough for the side edges and since they were not the same, I appliqued a Hawaiian-style edge and finished the corners with blocks.






The size is 88.5" x 106.5" and, being too big to carry along to quilt meetings, took a long time to quilt with other projects forcing themselves into the schedule. It was finished in April 2006 in time to cover the bed during a visit from my American cousin. Twice captured by this pattern, I named the quilt "Double Crossed".






45 comments:

  1. Wow! What a lovely quilt, and, so much work. Great job.

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  2. Your work is fabulous as usual. Very creative border treatment!

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  3. I remember being so impressed with this quilt the first time I saw it. There is so much work involved, even in just one block.
    It is certainly a stunning quilt!

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  4. What a labour of love...this is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  5. Julie, this is a gorgeous quilt. Not only are the blocks amazing, but I love that border too. Beautiful work!

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  6. Oh Julie! Another lovely, fantastic quilt. So much work!

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  7. oh my! Your quilt is truly amazing!!

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  8. Lovely and so impressive that it's all by hand! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  9. This quilt fantastic, gorgeous:)

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  10. That is a stunning quilt! I would love to see close ups of the blocks, my eyes seem to be going as I get older :o)

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  11. Beautiful! Your hand work is simply amazing.

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  12. Blogger ate my first try!

    Beautiful quilt, I especially like the border, it looks so graceful! I can see you're a "tiny pieces" fan too!

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  13. Very nice. Is is very hard work on it. I do understand "never again".

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  14. Lovely quilt - and I did get that right, you did it all by hand? Amazing !!!

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  15. Wow, that is an amazing quilt! I don't suppose you ever thought to enter it in a quilt contest. It really could have taken a lot of awards! All those hexagons! But the colors are so beautiful and I love the Hawaiian border!

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  16. What a beautiful quilt! Your work is amazing!! Such beautiful colors.

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  17. Julie I think this might be my favorite quilt you've ever shown. It is stunning. I continue to be amazed by your work and by your eye for design. I'm a pattern girl - give me a pattern and I can do it. I wish I could come home and "sketch" one up but it's not a talent God gave me. It's a really awesome quilt. blessings, marlene

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  18. Lovey quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  19. An amazing, amazing quilt. I just loved coming here for a visit and seeing this and all of your other beautiful things!!!

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  21. Your quilt is truly a masterpiece! I'm so humbled by seeing work like yours.

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  22. Astonishing!
    What a fabulous border that goes so well with the entire look of the quilt. I'm like you in that if I see a quilt I like I sketch (or now photograph, if permitted) then go home and attempt to recreate it! But I look at this and feel like such a beginner!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  23. This is an absolutely wonderful quilt Julie and so beautifully stitched. Happy stitching.

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  24. That is one amazing quilt Julie!! Hexagons can be so different depending on the project one embarks on!

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  25. A stunning quilt Julie and such a delicate palette, very effective.

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  26. It is clear that a lot of time and love went into this quilt. Amazing!

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  27. I love it, I love it -- I have seen a pattern something like this and have been so tempted to start it and now I am beginning to think it is more likely that I will after seeing this quilt.
    Karen

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  28. I can't imagine hand piecing a quilt this intricate or this large. Your quilt is absolutely stunning, and beautiful. What a treasure!

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  29. Oh my god that is a beautiful quilt. You did a wonderful job.

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  30. What a gorgeous quilt - I am in awe of your skill!

    I happen to love Japan - hence the kimonos. My father lived there for 6 years (before I was born) so the culture has been a big part of my life. I was fortunate enough to visit years ago and hope to return soon.

    Thanks for your kind comments on my kimono quilt!

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  31. I have stopped saying 'never' because it has come around again when I least expected it.

    Your entry is perfect and what a beautiful quilt you made. Yes, perfect!

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  32. Your quilts are always amazing! Just gorgeous!

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  33. we are in awe of your hand quilting and can only imagine how many hours this one took. Your fabric choices are, as usual, fabulous. This one reminds us of a garden in spring.

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  34. Oh, this is a new favorite!!! Wonderful!

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