Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival-Beaded Curtain

Welcome to the Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy's Creative Side. 
I'm excited to show you my quilt entry, Beaded Curtain.
Beaded Curtain is pretty special to me because it is actually the prototype
for my first (and only!) Moda Bake Shop quilt, called Love Beads.
It's the perfect size to use as a table runner for summer cookouts!
 It features three of my favorite quilty things....
fabulous Amy Butler fabrics, Kona grey background, and straight line quilting!
 The free tutorial for making the larger version of this quilt can be found here.
This smaller version uses just one charm pack and about one yard of background.
If you would like to try your hand at making a table runner size,
 follow the directions on 
the Moda site for making the beads and use 1.5 in. sashing 
between the rows of beads.
The backing features leftover bead and chain pieces combined 
with lovely Bird Song fabric that I'd been saving for just the right thing.
I'll have fun using the reverse side as much as the front! 
 I always enjoy the challenge of creating quilt backs that are a bit whimsical
from bits and pieces left from the front plus fabric from my stash.
 I hope that I've tempted you to give my
Moda Bakeshop quilt a whirl. 
 It's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!
Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure and check out all the other Festival entries here.

P.S. You might want to makes sure that the coffee pot is full before you begin!

31 comments:

  1. I love the pattern. It's a ferfect way to show the fabric. Besides, I'm crazy about grey backgrounds ;)
    Stoping by from BQF.

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  2. I love it. I wanted to make the quilt wheni saw it on Moda Bakeshop but I love making table runners so I think I will do this first! Thanks!!!

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  3. A wonderful pattern!! It works well as a table runner, and would look wonderful as a quilt!

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  4. What a beautiful setting for a party! I love your quilt both front and back. And the horizontal quilting looks so good. You are a great chef!
    ; )

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  5. wow! It looks fantastic with your perfect straight line quilting! And it looks great in your garden...and the back is just as special as the front! I love to flip a quilt over and find another quilty surprise on back!

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  6. Love it! Thanks for a great quilt pattern! This is on my to do list. Great fabric choices!

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  7. Carla - I just love your style! You have such a great eye for color and line. Love this - like I said, might just have to make this with some Pat Bravo FQs I have.

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  8. what a wonderful table-runner !

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  9. It is beautiful from both sides, are very well those colors .congratulations

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  10. It's so pretty, Carla! These pictures make me want to come over and sit at that table for a coffee, just to admire it. The first picture is my favorite. It would make a neat curtain or room divider!

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  11. I have already downloaded the pattern for the quilt, thinking I might make it one day. Making a table runner seems more doable, somehow, and yours is just great!

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  12. The back of your quilt is super cool. I want to make this quilt in Hope Valley.

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  13. Carla, this quilt is amazing!!!! I like it even more than the first "love beads!!" It looks so great w/ the lilacs!! You are AMAZING!!!

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  14. Great job. Love your colours. The backing is fabulous too.

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  15. The colors are great but aren't you afraid of getting barbeque sauce on it!! A really fun quilt.

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  16. How fun is that!? Congrats on being in the Bake Shop. Lovely fabrics and what nice quilting! Also really love how you photographed it!

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  17. I love love LOVE this pattern! it's on my list to make a quilt for my daughter using some michael miller mirror ball fabric in shades of purple!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! I love the BirdSong fabric, and it's just perfect! Great job!

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  19. The quilt is beautiful and so calming and comfy looking.

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  20. That's such a cool pattern, Carla! And I love the Amy Butler fabrics.

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  21. The quilt is gorgeous, and I love the backing too, very pretty fabric.
    It's a great pattern, fantastic job, Carla.

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  22. lovely quilt front and back. great materials. nice quilting. they remind me of paper lanterns too. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  23. Your quilt is wonderful. I like your choice of fabrics and colours. It does look stunning on your outside table!

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  24. A great pattern! Pretty fabrics! Oh no...another on my 'to do' list. It is getting rather long!

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  25. Lovely design and choice of fabrics! So fun for the summer.

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  26. What a beautiful and colorful quilt! I just love the quilting too. Very awesome all the way around :)

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  27. By using glass bead curtains, we can create a funky yet elegant design to room. It does not need to be all crystals or full of colors. Thanks for posting nice information. bead curtains

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  28. The quilt beaded curtains are very beautiful. So know all about them

    Curtains

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