Friday, May 21, 2010

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL


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I've decided to enter this quilt in the Bloggers Quilt Festival because it was probably the first quilt that I quilted with some degree of confidence.



I took a sampler class and we made the block and quilted it with just the batting...no backing.  I found it so much easier to do that way...one block at a time.



We did several types of blocks...a ring of machine appliqued hearts ...stuffed, a ring of grape leaves with couched tendrils, a fancy Celtic knot created by machine appliqueing bias strips around the edges, and a fancy Celtic design in trapunto.




I made 3 of each block (except I made 2 grape leaves and 1 just the grapes).  When I put the blocks together I had trouble because of the plain white Celtic blocks...so I 'experimented' with crayons, coloring in the 3 blocks and then setting with an iron and washing.  Not THAT happy with the result...I wish I would have done something different with that block...or made 4 and put them in the corners.

The best thing about the class was that with the teacher guiding me...I had more confidence to 'quilt'.  I made this quilt in 2005 and haven't had it out since...I just noticed that I didn't quilt the border...will have to remedy that soon.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.  Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! I love your work!

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  2. What lovely colors!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  3. Very much good work!
    Congratulations the beautiful quilt

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  4. Boy, that sounds like a fun class. Your results into a quilt are smashingly beautiful! Yes you must finish!

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  5. Just beautiful!
    thanks for sharing
    Beth in Dallas

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  6. Congratulations the beautiful quilt !

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  7. Your quilt is just absolutely gorgeous!! A winner in my book for sure.

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  8. Lovely! You need to take it out and enjoy it.

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  9. This is such a beautiful quilt! Lovely details and the dimension is amazing!

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  10. Stunning! I'm glad I clicked to enlarge. The details are amazing!

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  11. Wow. Very beautiful quilt.

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  12. Beautiful. Love all the blocks, design, fabrics, color. You did a fantastic job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  13. It is a lovely quilt. Its amazing just how much we grow as quilters with some of the quilts we make.

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  14. Those are beautiful blocks, especially those nine!

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  15. oh, my goodness!! what a truly beautiful quilt. i just love this--the colors are ones i love and the fabrics great. marvelous quilting. whole thing is one of my all time favorites. thanks for the story of it also

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  16. That is a most beautiful quilt, my dear. Your quilts are lovely. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

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  17. This one shouldn't be put away, finish quilting it and enjoy. It is a charming quilt.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
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  18. I love it....You should hang this one. I love the combination of trapunto, embroidery, applique, and puff. It is really a beautiful quilt.

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  19. This quilt is a beauty! Why don't you have it out on a bed, or the wall or somewhere that you can look at it and show it off to others!!

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  20. Actually it has been sold!!! and that's a 'good thing'. Anita

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