Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Thanks to the encouragement from my friends, especially sweet Rachael (who was 

featured over at Amy's blog earlier in the week) , I have 

decided to participate in the Quilt Blogger's Festival.

I don't believe I have shared this quilt here before.


I made this quilt back in 2009, I think, and it really was my first foray into the 

'modern' quilt movement!

It is a Kaffe Fassett design called Chelsea.

(I'm not sure which book it was from; I borrowed it from my local library!)


They are obviously not Kaffe fabrics but I had great fun choosing the fabrics!

(And as my friends know, I'm not a fabric snob.......


 I don't even know the fabrics' names or the ranges they're from!)

The background is machine pieced and the flowers are blanket stitched.

I then hand quilted it in a variety of ways....


There is some echo quilting in the purple flowers on the border fabric...


And I repeated that design in a number of the larger plain areas!

It measures approximately 46 in X 52 in.



It now hangs proudly in the home of a friend....

I hope you've enjoyed seeing this one 'from the vault'!

Head over to Amy's Creative Side and see all the other wonderful quilts!


Amy's Creative Side

ENJOY!

SUZ

19 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Really really lovely.

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  2. What a bright, beautiful garden. I love all those glorious fabrics!!I'm so glad you opened the vault to show us this quilt!!

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  3. Such a cheerful quilt! I like your fabric choices. Yay for showing it in the festival!!

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  4. Oh for goodness sake! I am so glad you decided to share it! Yay -Rachael for the gentle persuasion :) This is fantastic Suz. Oh my gosh! I love the bright colors and the flowers! Just wonderful...thanks so much for sharing:)

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  5. Colourful and fun! Bet your friend loves it!

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  6. Your quilt is so happy and beautiful! I love all the flowers, fabrics, colours and the way how you have created all the quilt!

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  7. very successful quilt, has a real charm

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  8. What an adorable quilt. I love the flowers.

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  9. What a fantastic design. The applique goes perfectly with those bright fabrics.

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  10. So pretty. Love the bright colors and the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love the quilt and the fact that it lives at a friends house.

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  12. It's gorgeous, I love the bright colours. I too am happy you opened the vault to show this quilt.

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  13. Great! Love your quilt with it's bright colors, fun fabrics and the stitching is a lovely addition. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  14. Your quilt looks great. I love the vibrant colours. Great work with the quilting!

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  15. What a funky fun quilt. Love those Kaffe stripe flowers. You can tell you had fun making it.
    Come see my entries: #210 repro cheddar orange stars-miniature and #214 antique applique garden delight

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  16. Oh wow that is just so fabulous - I have a feeling I've admired that one over on Flicrk before and it's love to see it again - what a riot of colour

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  17. I've never seen a quilt like this one! How unique. And gorgeous! And congrats for being so good at mixing things up. Kind of like a good chef.

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