Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012

I finished this quilt awhile back so there's been numerous pictures of this throughout my blog--this is not a new project!  'Be Thankful' just seemed like the right quilt to use as my first ever entry into Bloggers Quilt Festival.
Not so soft looking outside in direct sunlight
I bought a beautiful floral fabric back in 2008 that was the start of one of my infamous 'got to make a fabulous quilt out of this' stacks of fabric.  At some point, I realized this particular fabric stack belonged in a Pat Sloan pattern I'd been drooling over for years and the cutting began!  Ironic how I never did find a proper place for the original floral fabric in the quilt so it ended up being permanently booted from the project!  I tried so very hard, but it sincerely wanted to go join up with another quilt.....
Inside with the shadows shows off the quilting better
 The quilt is hand quilted in a light green thread throughout in a semi-freehand style.  Let's just say that my quilting lines would not please most quilt police and leave it at that.*wink  The interesting thing is that I'm starting to feel more and more comfortable with this look--kind of an organic, yet still very structured look.
Hand quilting makes the world go round.....
'Be Thankful' is a wonderfully glowy quilt in the right lighting, especially in the evening light that I often worked on the hand quilting.  This is a lighter, brighter look for this slightly primitive style than I'd ever attempted before.  It's definitely sparked an interest in me to 'lighten up' in all areas of my quilting!

19 comments:

  1. A good choice of quilt to enter in the Festival. My kind of style!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your quilt, it's beautiful!!!

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  3. Very pretty - love the stems and petals!

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  4. Great looking quilt. Love the baskets. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a WONDERFUL quilt - I love the colors and the quilting, it's gorgeous!!!! And it does have a glow to it - great choice of fabrics - even though you didn't use the first one you wanted to!

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  6. Love the flower spray bursting out of the one basket. Your hand quilting looks just right for this looser basket design and free form sprays--it's all yummy! I've experienced the same fabric thing, sure it is the basis for one project and it gets tossed out at the end :) Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

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  7. Just love your basket quilt !

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  8. This quilt has been on my "to do" list for years, thanks for sharing yours, it's beautiful!

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  9. I love it!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  10. What a lovely quilt and a great story behind it, too. Pppppfffffttttt @ the quilt police. They are full of hot air.

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  11. LOVE your entry!!! In fact I have gone back in your blog and there are several that I love...I need to sit down when I have more time and really go back and see what you have been up to! I have added you to my side bar!! Love the Quilt shows!
    Paulette

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  12. Beautiful quilt, I think you achieved your fabulous quilt you envisioned for your fabric. Beautiful hand quilting too!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  13. It is beautiful - so much work has gone into it. Juliex

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  14. le quilting est très réussi et les branches qui débordent sur les autres paniers je n'y aurais pas pensé ,superbe

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  15. I just had to tell you that this was my favourite quilt in the show!! YOU got my vote!!
    P

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  16. This is a beautiful quilt! Love that it is hand-quilted too.

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  17. wonderful quilt Love the baskets and the fabric choices
    Gorgeous!!
    Ann

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  18. je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que cela ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance

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  19. Your baskets are so cute ! I love them !

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