Friday, May 18, 2012

Growth Over Time

Today I decided to post a traditional quilt that I am especially proud of, called Growth Over Time, as part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. This quilt is an original design.  The centre "9 patch" of diamonds in the quilt was hand pieced and then I designed each of the borders around it, one at a time, to best suit the quilt as it grew.  The first border around that 9 patch of diamonds echoed the diamond shape to create the larger diamond that makes the focal point in the centre. 

I had a lot of fun putting it up on the design wall at each stage of it's growth, to study it and decide what should come next.  As you can see in the photo to the right, there are sections of prairie points in each of the corners which taper off from larger to smaller as they move away from the corners.  The little 5 point diamond 'flowers' are hand appliqued.



The finished quilt is 89" X 98" and drapes beautifully over our queen sized bed.  














22 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! Your work is very lovely. Beautiful, Beautiful!!! xx Kathy

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  2. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process, too.

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  3. lovely design!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Margaret. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Jean. It's one of my favourites. Enjoy a fabulous weekend.

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  5. This is so pretty. Love the colors.

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    1. Thank you. If was a fun project to work on.

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  6. Your quilt is stunning and I am going to come back and read more of your blog
    Ann

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    1. Thank you so much Ann. It's great to 'meet' you.

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  7. Gorgeous! And it does fit perfectly on your bed. I love the look of the hanging part. Like a bedspread of old.

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    1. Thanks so much Janet. It is certainly one of my treasured pieces.

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  8. It's beautiful and it looks great on the bed!

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    1. Thanks so much. Glad you came to visit my blog.

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  9. wow--that's a fantastic quilt! thanks for sharing and have a great day

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    1. Thank you Eileen. Glad you dropped by for a visit.

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  10. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-25-butterfinger-cake.html

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