Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love nest quilt

I originally started this quilt for Valentines Day last year. But I did mention that it wouldn't be completed for last V-day but for this 2011 Valentines day. I was right, it's done for 2011, and now I get to enter it into the love nest bed sized quilts over at Gen X Quilters

valentines day quilt front


It fits a twin size bed perfectly.
It took me a year to complete from start to finish. I did all the round piecing in tiny increments. After I had all the round parts cut out I would sit down for a few free minutes here and there to sew up one or two. The whole top was completed within a month.

round twin quilt front


This was a new way to do circles for me as I did them before with another method. I really like this way a lot and will have to try a few other color schemes with this block and different sizes. I did realize that you need to sew with a smaller stitch length than normal around those curves. The round seems have lots of stress on them after they are ironed so much.

I did a larger round about quilting design on this quilt.

round quilt top

front round valentines quilt


The back of the quilt has two circles at the top and the pink plaid is pieced to match up all the lines. It was also a new method of piecing patterns I tried that I love and have used so many other times since then.

round quilt block back

back

round quilt back

round quilt top


I was inspired by seeing the round quilt design on ' + entry.content.$t + ''; } } } return entry.content.$t; } var parse = function(data) { cursor = null; var comments = []; if (data && data.feed && data.feed.entry) { for (var i = 0, entry; entry = data.feed.entry[i]; i++) { var comment = {}; // comment ID, parsed out of the original id format var id = /blog-(\d+).post-(\d+)/.exec(entry.id.$t); comment.id = id ? id[2] : null; comment.body = bodyFromEntry(entry); comment.timestamp = Date.parse(entry.published.$t) + ''; if (entry.author && entry.author.constructor === Array) { var auth = entry.author[0]; if (auth) { comment.author = { name: (auth.name ? auth.name.$t : undefined), profileUrl: (auth.uri ? auth.uri.$t : undefined), avatarUrl: (auth.gd$image ? auth.gd$image.src : undefined) }; } } if (entry.link) { if (entry.link[2]) { comment.link = comment.permalink = entry.link[2].href; } if (entry.link[3]) { var pid = /.*comments\/default\/(\d+)\?.*/.exec(entry.link[3].href); if (pid && pid[1]) { comment.parentId = pid[1]; } } } comment.deleteclass = 'item-control blog-admin'; if (entry.gd$extendedProperty) { for (var k in entry.gd$extendedProperty) { if (entry.gd$extendedProperty[k].name == 'blogger.itemClass') { comment.deleteclass += ' ' + entry.gd$extendedProperty[k].value; } else if (entry.gd$extendedProperty[k].name == 'blogger.displayTime') { comment.displayTime = entry.gd$extendedProperty[k].value; } } } comments.push(comment); } } return comments; }; var paginator = function(callback) { if (hasMore()) { var url = config.feed + '?alt=json&v=2&orderby=published&reverse=false&max-results=50'; if (cursor) { url += '&published-min=' + new Date(cursor).toISOString(); } window.bloggercomments = function(data) { var parsed = parse(data); cursor = parsed.length < 50 ? null : parseInt(parsed[parsed.length - 1].timestamp) + 1 callback(parsed); window.bloggercomments = null; } url += '&callback=bloggercomments'; var script = document.createElement('script'); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = url; document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script); } }; var hasMore = function() { return !!cursor; }; var getMeta = function(key, comment) { if ('iswriter' == key) { var matches = !!comment.author && comment.author.name == config.authorName && comment.author.profileUrl == config.authorUrl; return matches ? 'true' : ''; } else if ('deletelink' == key) { return config.baseUri + '/delete-comment.g?blogID=' + config.blogId + '&postID=' + comment.id; } else if ('deleteclass' == key) { return comment.deleteclass; } return ''; }; var replybox = null; var replyUrlParts = null; var replyParent = undefined; var onReply = function(commentId, domId) { if (replybox == null) { // lazily cache replybox, and adjust to suit this style: replybox = document.getElementById('comment-editor'); if (replybox != null) { replybox.height = '250px'; replybox.style.display = 'block'; replyUrlParts = replybox.src.split('#'); } } if (replybox && (commentId !== replyParent)) { replybox.src = ''; document.getElementById(domId).insertBefore(replybox, null); replybox.src = replyUrlParts[0] + (commentId ? '&parentID=' + commentId : '') + '#' + replyUrlParts[1]; replyParent = commentId; } }; var hash = (window.location.hash || '#').substring(1); var startThread, targetComment; if (/^comment-form_/.test(hash)) { startThread = hash.substring('comment-form_'.length); } else if (/^c[0-9]+$/.test(hash)) { targetComment = hash.substring(1); } // Configure commenting API: var configJso = { 'maxDepth': config.maxThreadDepth }; var provider = { 'id': config.postId, 'data': items, 'loadNext': paginator, 'hasMore': hasMore, 'getMeta': getMeta, 'onReply': onReply, 'rendered': true, 'initComment': targetComment, 'initReplyThread': startThread, 'config': configJso, 'messages': msgs }; var render = function() { if (window.goog && window.goog.comments) { var holder = document.getElementById('comment-holder'); window.goog.comments.render(holder, provider); } }; // render now, or queue to render when library loads: if (window.goog && window.goog.comments) { render(); } else { window.goog = window.goog || {}; window.goog.comments = window.goog.comments || {}; window.goog.comments.loadQueue = window.goog.comments.loadQueue || []; window.goog.comments.loadQueue.push(render); } })(); // ]]>
  1. I remember when you did a post about starting this quilt. I love how it came together. It's so fun and bright.

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW, it looks like a lot of work. It turned out great though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! Love the vibrance and energy in this quilt. Sounds like you were very dedicated and learned a lot.

    Thanks for entering it in the Love Nest Quilt Contest and best of luck!

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

    ReplyDelete
  4. thanks for visiting my humble little blog! i LOVE this quilt- well done and worth the wait!

    ReplyDelete