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




  1. It's beautiful! Really really lovely.

  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!!

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

  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:)

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

  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!

  7. very successful quilt, has a real charm

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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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