Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogger’s Quilt Show




Today I am entering my first on-line quilt show. What a marvelous idea. Amy at Park City Girl is hosting this event so stop by and see all the beautiful quilts.
I was a quilter for many years a while back. I saw a quilt at an antique show in the early 70’s and it was $400.00 and I said to myself that surely I could make one just like it! Well, I should have just bought that quilt!!! It would have been a lot cheaper! I loved scrap quilts and I reproduced them. My stash was out of control. Then I moved to Florida and changed the way I decorated and my quilts just didn’t look the same.
I knew Kaffe Fassett from my knitting days and when he started quilting and designing fabric, I was hooked on quilting again. His Website Glorious Color is one of my favorites.
The quilt I am featuring is a One Block Wonder from the book by Maxine Rosenthal. One fabric carefully layered 8 times is cut into octagons which are carefully sewn together and arranged to flow by colorways. I brought the flowers into the borders using Broderie Perse (French for Persian Embroidery).
Here it is on the design wall.
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And back from the quilter’s. Just needs the binding.
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The fabric is Lilac Lilac Rose by Philip Jacobs.
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37 comments:

Riet said...

Wow, beautiful quilt. So colourful . I am also a big fan of Kaffe Fassett. Have some fabrics from him too and I believe I have all his quilting books. And always in my neighbourhood to have a quick peek in it with a cup of tea.
Have a nice day

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous quilt. An on-line quilt show sounds like fun. I wish I had the talent - you are very fortunate. Bonne chance, as the French say, with your entry.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Sam

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a beautiful quilt - I love Kaffe Fasset designs and fabrics. Your quilter has done a fabulous job too.

j.hogan16 said...

Carol, thanks for sharing one of my most favorite of your quilts with all your blogger friends! From the first time I saw this master piece it was going to be one of my favorites. Can't wait for you and Jack to get back home to Florida. We'll have to have a sewing weekend at the house.

Happy Saturday!
John & Dean

Anne said...

That is a stunning quilt! I'm going to have to look for that book.

Sunny said...

Your quilt is amazing, really beautiful.
Sunny :)

Notjustnat said...

Great quilt to have in the festival. Hope you are enjoying it as much as I have - Hugs Natima

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carol:
What a nice surprise! I've joined your blog followers list so we can keep in touch.

I love the quilt you're featuring today. It's simply stunning. I also read through your blog and see that you like to feature sheep. I was in Colonial Williamsburg last month and made it my mission to find the Leicester Longwools. Here's a link to the post with all the photos in case you're interested: http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com/2009/09/soft-noses-and-wooly-butts.html
They were wonderful!

I'll look forward to your return home to sw Florida. Lots of surprises and news at SWI! Safe travels, dear.
xoxo
Donna

cozy quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt. I am going to take a class on this technique this week. I have some wild Australian fabric for this quilt and I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Claudia said...

Carol, that quilt is stunning. I am in awe! I love Kaffe Fassett, too. His use of color is so inspiring. Bravo!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Carol...OMGosh! We are Quiltin/Knittin Sisters. I love the creative challenge of the OneBlock Wonder and have done several...one almost finished with the blocks flowing onto the border. Yours is stunning and the machine quilting just beautiful. Good luck in the Online Show! You get my vote for sure! Thanks for visiting PinkSaturday and during the week....Sue

someplace in thyme said...

The quilt is gorgeous and I wish you all the luck in the world. I know what you mean about moving and things not quite fitting in. Follow your heart, because I can tell you that what you love stays there, never goes away, you just expand into other wonderful things. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Jeanne said...

OMG Carol, that is a gorgeous quilt. I am just starting to quilt again. This time on a sewing machine. I just bought a Jenome and I can't wait to learn how to use it. I am not sure I spelled it correctly. My cousin is bringing it to me TODAY. She has one and she is teaching me to use it.

Thanks for sharing your fabulous quilt and your welcome home comment.

Hugs...Jeanne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Carol! What an absolutely amazing quilt! Stopped by today to wish you a very Happy Pink Saturday, and I so enjoyed looking at your beatuiful handiwork. Thank you for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ebie said...

OMG, what a great quilt! The design is so gorgeous and it is just a labor of love. Good luck and I am off to see other quilts.

Have a great weekend Ms. Carol!

Ebie said...

OMG again, I just came back from Amy's, there are a lot of you great quilters. Good luck and I hope you get some of the goodies!

Jackie said...

Hi Carol,
Your quilt is wonderful. All the time and patience you must of used to make such a pricelss item. I am in awe, I am hopeless at anything creative.

What a great idea to have a quilt festival for bloggers, I must pop over there and have a look.

Well done, Jackie.

Mary said...

What a stunning and creative quilt design. You are far more talented with a needle than I. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL quilt!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful! I just love the fabric and colors that you chose!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely Pink Saturday post and sweet blog, too. Woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground so even thought this isn't Saturday I really needed a boost! Today you made me smile...

Sorry, I didn't get to see everyone yesterday. I had important business. My 11 year-old grandson was playing football and he wanted Mimi to go to the out-of-town-last-of-the-season-game. THEY WON AGAINST AN UNDEFEATED TEAM! WOO-HOO! 35 - 17☺

Hope the coming week blesses you with sunshine, happiness and good friends.

Brenda said...

It's gorgeous! I also like the banner!
Brenda

MiniMadWoman said...

Carol, what a gorgeous quilt! My goodness! It looks like a kaleidoscope. I can only imagine the work that must have gone into this beauty.

Lovely, just lovely!

Blessings,
Teresa

AnnieO said...

The One Block Wonders are all so fun to look at--getting that many designs out of one fabric is fascinating! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your first quilt show! I find your comment about just buying that quilt would have been cheaper quite humorous as I completely agree. Your quilt is beautiful.

Diva Quilts said...

I remembered Kaffe as a knitter too - so I was surprised when I started quilting that he was quilting too!

Your quilt is so pretty and bright!

Judy Alexander said...

I think this is one of the best one block wonders that I have ever seen! Love it! Love Kasse's fabric also.

ROZ said...

A glorious quilt, if there ever was one!

Jessica said...

Aren't kaliedescope (I might have misspelled that) quilts fun? I love the fabric you chose for this one. So fun!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful duvet

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Quilt. Love the colors, love the fabrics, love the design.

Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful! Love the gorgeous fabrics.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

laurenaphelps said...

Love your quilt! I've always wanted to make one of these.

sewpam63 said...

Oh my goodness?! I LOVE how you 'broke the borders' by extending your design!!! Your quilt is awesome!!! : ) Thanks for sharing. I really admire the quilting too. ; )

Ylime 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

Sheila said...

Your quilt is inspirational - it's the most beautiful I've seen - ever!

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