Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My entry for Amy's Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival is a wall hanging that I made in 2004. It is my design. First I purchased some hand dyed fabric (the pink and green used in the appliques), then I started looking for some fabric to complement the hand dyes. I found the rose fabric in Keepsake Quilting and thought it was perfect. I made this quilt because I needed something to hang on the wall in my guest room.










Here is a detail picture of one of the blocks. I used hand guided machine applique, machine piecing and quilting to make this quilt. If you are interested in a tutorial on machine applique, I have one here. I hope you like this quilt. It feels like spring to me.




Thank you Amy  for hosting this quilt festival! It's always fun to see all the quilts. If you would like to see more quilts go here.

28 comments:

Miri said...

This is a lovely quilt! It is perfect for spring!

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a beautiful quilt. I am not far from Keepsake in the summer so I often take a little road trip. Patient hubby waits in the car.

Carol

Mary said...

Your quilt has a nice design. It looks like a spring window with the sashing. Thanks for visiting my Blog too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful work Jill!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful entry for the spring quilt festival! I am enjoying my visits to so many blog posts this weekend. I really like how you have designed your original applique wall hanging. The rosbud print background worked out perfectly with the lovely dyed fabrics. Congratulations on a job well done.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful Quilt work

Kelli said...

This is gorgeous! Great design and great use of colour!

Myra said...

Those hand dyes are awesome, and you found just the right fabrics to work with them! Love the quilt! Very nice! 8-)

Lonci said...

Beautiful, i like the colors what you chose:)

Carol said...

I have that pattern and plan on using it soon. Pretty.

Valentina said...

Oh-Oh-OH! How lovely, and count me in as a student, Jill! I will be back to try your tutorial, oh, I am soooo excited! I LOVE your quilt!
Thanks for sharing!
Valentina from faraway Cyprus

Michelle said...

Simply gorgeous! Love your fabric choices, and your applique is perfect. I agree, it does feel like spring--spring in an English garden.

Allie said...

Beautifully done!

Sherri said...

This is a gorgeous quilt...thanks so much for sharing it!

Ivory Spring said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jill! Your guests are spoiled!

Yvonne said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful. Love the colors and the simple, elegant design. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the very nice comment.

canuckquilter said...

Your quilt is very pretty. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Now I'll have to add an applique quilt to my "someday" list

Raewyn said...

This is a lovely wallhanging - good on you for designing it yourself, and the combination of hand-dyes and the patterned is great. Your tutorial on machine quilting was very clear and helpful too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a nice comment!

Karen said...

Its a lovely rosey quilt. It must look great hanging on your wall.

Randi said...

Lovely for spring.

Kay said...

Very spring like indeed! I loike those little duckies too.

Martine said...

superbe ces couleurs j'adore félicitations

Becky said...

Yes, this quilt brings Spring to mind. Great job!

Eileen said...

a very lovely spring-like quilt. a pretty design and the colors are perfect. those subtle hand-dyed fabrics are perfect to go with the vibrant prints.

Solstitches said...

How pretty! Pink and green are my favourite colours. I love your wall hanging.
Margaret

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Jill,

Thanks for visiting me and leaving the kind comment on my smocking. It's my stress reliever... :)

I hope all is well with you.

Happy Stitching!

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Jill,

Thanks for visiting me and leaving the kind comments on my leaf signature blocks. It's been fun piecing them!

American Quilter's Society said...

What a great quilt you chose! Can't wait to see more of your work! Thanks for sharing.

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