My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

 




 I've been enjoying having a look at the quilts everyone has put up for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Suddenly I got an urge to participate!!
This is from a booklet by Anni Downs (Hatched and Patched) called Simple Pleasures. I bought it as I wanted some simple stitcheries to do in the evenings. This was when I was just getting back into my sewing after giving up work and I didn't have 101 projects I was trying to complete at once!! I really enjoyed the simple stitcheries and kept doing more and more until I had enough for the whole quilt! When I saw this range of fabrics I just knew I had to have them and maybe I would have to make the quilt afterall and these would be perfect for it!! (Anni Downs had used similar colours in hers too so I guess that influenced me!) I had a lot of fun putting this together; it has praire points, and a narrow 'piping' border (in red; cant remember what to call this technique - is it a peeper?!)
Here are two of the blocks —



And you can see that this little fellow below is a favourite; I have done him another time, in an enlarged version with applique and buttons, for a friend's birthday quilt, and he now appears in my blog header.
 I think that making this quilt helped to get me REALLY hooked on this whole patchwork and quilting journey. The sense of achievement in finishing this quilt was really immense. I've been hard at it ever since :-)
So I hope you've enjoyed this browse... thanks to Amy for hosting and organising this festival. Be sure to check out ALL the other quilts in the Bloggers Quilt Festival too!! there are lots of real beauties out there!

18 comments:

Yvonne said...

I love your stitchery quilt. It is such a happy quilt. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Barb said...

I'm glad you did - your quilt is cheerful and wonderful

Robyn said...

Hi Raewyn, this is a gorgeous quilt and I particularly love that kitty in the flowers too... so cute!!!

I love your Klosjes too and really like the way you are doing yours in the circle...a really neat idea!! Will look fantastic.

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love the embroidery! It really makes this quilt special.

Denise said...

Great quilt...love the embroidery!

Lonci said...

It is beautiful quilt:)

Leeanne said...

Yes I remember going wow over that quilt! It will be one you do every time you see it.

Maria said...

Wow what a great quilt. Just love your stitchery. I have just started stitching and love it. So relaxing.

Bunny said...

Oh my your quilt is beautiful love all your hand stitching. Fantastic job. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

linda said...

love the embroidery patches!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute, happy quilt. The stitcheries are wonderful!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work

Kristen said...

Beautiful embroidery! This is a sweet and happy quilt!

Alisa said...

Love the stitiching! What a big job. Very nice.

Joanna said...

I love embroidery and quilts that have blocks with it in their design. So I love your quilt. It is beautiful. That little cat is too cute.

Rose Marie said...

Love the stitcheries, the borders ... a wonderful quilt!

Eileen said...

LOVE your quilt!! it's just so darling with those stitcheries. i'd thought your header design was cute and to see similar all over the nicely laid out quilt is perfect. thanks for sharing!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I am speechless....WOW.....Raewyn this is truly stunning..