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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival


Welcome visitors from the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2012  Thank you, Amy for hosting.   This quilt I recently finished is my entry. It was a big project for me. The pattern is called "The Joy of Life" by Rosalie Quinlan. I changed the colors a bit...added in some blue to blend better with my living room colors. The finished size is 60 X 60.

I decided to do all the applique with a blanket stitch, except for the stems which are bias tubes, so they were blind stitched down. I would classify this as an Appliqued Quilt. This was machine quilted by Roberta Peterson.
This was the first time I had used such a large variety of background fabrics. I do think it adds a lot of interest and movement to it.

I was determined to make the entire quilt from fabric I already had on hand and nearly accomplished that. Really, I probably only bought a yard or so to complete it. I do love to have applique when I'm watching TV  in the evenings with my husband.  Well, thanks for stopping by and please visit again soon.....Derrith

24 comments:

CitricSugar said...

It's just lovely!

Eileen said...

Derrith, it's just gorgeous! I love your colors and wonderful you were able to use what you had on hand. I love applique, too. Yours is wonderful. Love that pattern...geesh, i do not need another project but this is so tempting. I have a hand knotted rug i designed in college that's quite similar. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. I live in central washington

Barb said...

what a beautiful quilt! The colors are so pretty

Das Quiltmonster said...

A wonderful quilt!!

ANudge said...

Gorgeous - this will get my vote for Best Applique Quilt.

Lori said...

Wow! It is beautiful and I love the variety of background fabric!!

Kate said...

Beautifully done!

pennydog said...

Amazing!

Leeanne said...

very pretty!

Quilting Babcia said...

This is such a lovely quilt, you're right, the varied backgrounds do add depth. Very pretty!

Laura said...

Such a lot of work! I applaud you for using your stash.

straythreads said...

Beautiful! love the colors! ann

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

Well done on this beautiful applique! It's amazing!

Ellie Roberts said...

I love this, just beautiful!

Dianne Neale said...

A beautiful quilt, and so much work has gone into it.

Lynn said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Kudos to you for using your stash. I try to always shop my stash first.

PBJ Quilt Sandwiches said...

Stunning applique!! Good job using all your stash in this - it works very well together!

Sandra said...

What a peaceful quilt. It has such a lovely soft look.
Great job.

Come see my entry #46 Batik Tulips
applique, hand quilt, wall hanging

and #23 antique zigzag quilt

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh my goodness!! This is beautiful!!! All that lovely applique in pretty colours!! Absolutely beautiful!

Karen said...

Beautiful piecing and applique. Your quilt is lovely. I always enjoy Rosalie's patterns.

SarahZ said...

ADORABLE!!!!

Nana said...

Love the colors! Beautiful quilt.

Karen M. Walker said...

that is really beautiful! applique is my favorite past time... love your colors too!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! How gorgeous is that! You are incredible, really....