Friday, October 9, 2009

BLOGGER QUILT FESTIVAL

Amy over at Park City Girl is hosting an online Quilt Festival. She has asked us to post a favorite quilt we have made and blog about it. This will be fun since there are no judges in this festival, just lots of beautiful quilts for you to enjoy and to give you inspiration.

Above is my entry. It is called Rose Abunda. Some of you may have seen it before, but I chose it because it has a special place in my heart. Not only do I love appliqué, but it was the first quilt this large that I put on the frame and quilted myself. I think I trembled the entire time: will the thread break, are there loops on the bottom, is my spacing even….Gads, I was a basket case, but thrilled when it was finally finished. It gave me confidence to put another quilt on the frame and it gives me joy to see all the beautiful colors.

This is a close up of the quilt. Stop over at Amy's blog and register your favorite quilt. If you don’t want to enter, stop over anyway as there are loads of links to beautiful quilts. You’ll be inspired!

Until Next Time, Happy Quilting,
Caroll

27 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Your quilt is absolutely lovely. You did a fantastic job. I love it.

Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carol said...

I love applique and have this flower pattern. Looks lovely.

Zonnah said...

It is amazing!

Rose Marie said...

Beautiful quilt and I just love your applique!

Mary-Kay said...

Your applique is beautiful which makes this a very beautiful quilt.

Lurline said...

It is beautiful, Caroll and a real pleasure for me to see as I haven't seen it before!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jocelyn said...

Oh wow what a lovely quilt! Beautifully done.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous quilt......makes me want to try my hand at some applique!

Anita in Florida said...

Stunning quilt...hand quilting sure is a lot of work! Beautiful job.

Mom said...

This is fantastic!!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

antique quilter said...

I LOVE your quilt, yes I love applique too
beautiful job, love the hand quilting
what kind of frame do you have?
Kathie

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Fabulous quilt here Caroll, I love the colours, it is such a bright, happy quilt. Your applique is stunning xo

Lee D said...

wow you made my jaw drop. beautiful piece of work. You are very talented.

Unknown said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt! I love it. So beautiful. Good for you to tackle your fears.

Heather said...

oh, how I admire applique. My mother received a full and a crib quilt done in applique by her great aunt. On cream, the green leaves and purple iris are amazing. I have the baby quilt and it needs to live on one of our walls. Sadly, our house has few walls suitable--seems like a house has so many walls, but ours has so many windows. Enjough--lovely colors and so much work.

Vicky F said...

Hi Caroll,
Your quilt is beautiful. I can just see you by the quilting frame, worried that you didn't want to ruin the applique top with your quilting. It turned out great; glad you charged forward in spite of your fears.
Vicky F

Marie said...

Beautiful, really Beautiful Quilt.
Great Job!!!

Roslyn said...

Lovely applique & good work on your first time on the frame.

Rene' said...

Beautiful applique. Your quilt is gorgeous. Great job!! Thanks for sharing.

Színek és álmok said...

Very much good work. Marika

Jocelyn said...

Oh wow! What an incredible quilt. Love it!

Unknown said...

I am such a huge fan of applique and i love your quilt! You did a great job on the quilting and I am so glad you faced your fears on the machine!! Nicely done!!

Juryizstillout said...

Very Beautiful indeed!

Anonymous said...

My goodness this is a GORGEOUS quilt!!! You did an AWESOME job!!! The hand quilting is lovely and your colors are SO...SEEW fun! ; ) Thank you for sharing!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What fine workmanship. I am so glad you shared this quilt! Sharon

Diane said...

This is beautiful! love the colors

Sew Flippin Cool said...

Just wanted to let you know I've posted your quilt on my blog, The Handmade Experiment in a favorites list from the Park City Girl Quilt Festival. http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/park-city-girl-fall-quilt-festival-pt-3/
Thanks and great quilt!

Emily

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