5/18/12

Bloggers' Quilt Festival


Amy's creative side

It's here!  The Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  I decided to enter the Checkerboard Flowers BOM quilt which, coincidentally, is also entered in the 2012 International Quilt Festival of Ireland next month.


It took me nearly three years to finish this quilt, and I'm glad I stuck it out.  It's fusible applique.  Each flower edge is pinked, and when the quilt is washed, it will rag and become three dimensional.  The edges of each flower are top-stitched, and then details were added with machine embroidery.  



There is a different flower to represent each month.


The sunflowers were somewhat tedious to make, but I think they are my favorites.


The center of the quilt contains a bouquet with all of the flowers represented on the larger quilt.


It's my first time entering a quilt in a show, and so I'm very excited to be traveling to Ireland and seeing my quilt there next month.  I hope you like it!  Thanks for visiting.

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32 comments from clever and witty friends:

Elaine said...

I love applique. I love flowers. And I love your quilt. The checkered pattern really sets it off.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Muito linda sua colcha,com certeza vai ser sucesso e eu estarei na torcida.Boa viagem e que Deus te abençoe.Beijos.

SweetPepperRose said...

Oh Barbara - it's beautiful! 3 years of work and totally worth every minute! I hope you win!
JoAnn

Sue Daurio said...

This is one of my favorites of your. So good to see it again, can't wait to hear how it does in Ireland!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I am so excited for you that your get to make this trip! I love this quilt! The checkerboard just sets those fabulous blooms off so perfectly! Someday...someday...I will make a quilt using this pattern. Gorgeous!

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful Quilt!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have already told my guild buddies, who are attending also, to be sure to look for your quilt as well as you. How exciting!

Mrs.Pickles said...

very beautiful!

Truffle queen said...

What a beautiful and FUN quilt! Love how you used the raw edge and embroidery! thanks for sharing!!

Snoodles said...

You've got my vote! Love it!

Kate said...

I like this quilt more each time I see it. You did a beautiful job with you. Looking forward to hearing how the Ireland trip goes.

Janine said...

This is wonderful! Good luck at the show in Ireland.

PJ said...

Love this quilt. I think I like more each time I see it. Good luck.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What is not to like Barb...this quilt is beautiful...have fun travelling....

CitricSugar said...

It's absolutely lovely. Well worth the time, I'd say!

carol fun said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love all the pinked edges - I'm filing that idea away for a future quilt. I already have the pinking shears!

WoolenSails said...

I love the way you cut the edges, really stunning with the design and fabrics.

Debbie

Karen said...

Good fabric choices. And unique that you pinked the edges. Gives it a very different look.

Janet said...

This quilt is stunning! It is wonderful that you stuck it out and finished it. Have a lovely time in Ireland.

Margaret said...

great details!

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

Cheri said...

Love your quilt and love the technique. Great pictures, thank you for sharing it with us!

fallingforpieces said...

Beautiful work. I love the postage stamps around the flowers!

Teresa F. said...

WOW! I'm mesmerized.Your quilt is a piece of art.No wonder why It took you so long to finish it but it was
totally worth it. I'm in love with it !!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

So pretty! What a commitment in creation. It's great you've entered it AND get to travel to see it displayed.

Good luck!

Nana said...

Beautiful...love the piecing around the flowers.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Stunning work ;-) good luck!

quiltzyx said...

I love your little throw out at the end of your post: "It's my first time entering a quilt in a show..." in IRELAND!!!! LOL
I am so excited for you to see it hanging in the show there!

sherry said...

nice flowers

Eileen said...

that is one beautiful, vibrant quilt! love, love, love it. while i usually don't care for raw edge applique, i think i have to try this technique with the pinked edges--it sounds wonderful for a sunflower quilt i'm wanting to do and have been intimidated by. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

hafza said...

You've made the right choice entering this quilt in the festival...It is so beautiful and worth the time you've spend.

Queenie Believe said...

Absolutely beautiful! The flowers are awesome!! All the best and much success in the show!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Robin said...

Lovely! It will be fun to see how the quilt transforms as it is washed and those edges get all soft and fuzzy. Best of luck in the show! :)