Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Framed Blossoms Quilt at Blogger's Quilt Festival

I wanted to (re) share this quilt I made a little earlier in the year because of Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival  :).  She hosts 2 awesome online Quilt Festivals - one in autumn and another one in spring - for bloggers such as myself to share our quilts.  This year I decided to share my Framed Blossoms quilt.  It's one of the few applique quilts I have made and I am super happy on how it turned out.

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The front of the quilt features 6 frames of raw-edged applique flowers. Each of flower petals are individual appliqued onto the quilt and quilted around the edges. Bordered around the blossoms are coordinating solids and prints to show off the blooms.

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Please excuse the outdoors shots - I need to find a less spotty (shade, sun, shade, sun) in my yard for these pics.

A close-up of the blossoms:
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The borders are quilted with a straight edge quilting technique and the blossom itself is quilted around the edges and interior. In the blossom and frame area I quilted a meandering leave design with a matching thread.

The quilting created a very nice design against the simple background:
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I just love the way the quilt puckers a little when washed. The design from the quilting really makes the washed quilt pop.

Since we're on the topic of the back of the quilt - I kept it nice and simple.  It has the same brown as the front and features 2 of the fabrics from the front as well:

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I absolutely love the way the back goes so well with the front.

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One of my favorite elements is the leaf quilting pattern throughout the back of the blossoms and along the borders:

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Sitting pretty :)
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So that is my newest addition to my personal quilt closet...the one that is getting a little crowded. My husband is beginning to wonder what I'm going to do with all these quilts ;). This one I am hanging onto - a girl can never have enough quilts right :)?

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I am sharing Framed Blossoms at these wonderful linking parties.

Quilt Information:
Framed Blossoms (Red Daisies)
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids.
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Solid & Prints
Completed Dimension: ~76" x 52"
Quilting Method: Straight line & Free-style leaf design
Binding: 100% cotton solid - Machine sewn


I am sharing this at Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival:
Amy'sCreativeSide

23 comments:

Zina :: Let's Lasso the Moon said...

Wow, I am nearly speechless. Beautiful.

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

That quilt is beautiful! I love it!

Margaret said...

a very happy quilt!

Margaret
msolomo1@maine.rr.com
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt! I think your outside pictures turned out very well!

Leslie said...

this is so pretty . i love the quilting...and how perfectly crinkly it looks

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love this quilt - it caught my eye the first time around, and I can see why you want to hold on to it.

Sandy Ang said...

How lovely in wonderful fall colours

Lyanna L. said...

Love the color scheme of this quilt - the rich brown pulls it all together nicely. The flowers are super cute too - I've never done an applique quilt before but seeing all these great examples is certainly giving me a reason to try! =)

Janet said...

Your quilt is so beautiful! The colors and pattern are so amazing, wonderful job. :)

Aimee said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! It will surely get recognized and appreciated LOTS!!! Thanks for featuring me this week on your blog!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Rose said...

I love the colors and pattern. I've never seen that pattern before and it so pretty.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

so
or should i say 'sew'
lovely

you have a gift for crafting
these magnificent heirlooms

thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

alison

Mimi said...

I have a great appreciation for quilters.

Sachiko said...

How fun! I always love your colors.

stitchinpenny said...

Color is great and the simple pattern makes it so appealing.

mammafairy said...

This is lovely!

Jilly said...

Pattern makes so beautiful and the colurs you ordered that is perfect such a marvelous. I've never seen that pattern before and it so pretty.
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Just Jaime said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Megan said...

What a great finish! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Wow, super pretty! I love it.

Jordan McCollum said...

That's gorgeous! I love the leaf pattern in the quilting and the stripes down the back. Thanks for sharing!

TSWL said...

what a pretty quilt! thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend...

mindingmomma said...

I really like the back, not plain, but not overly anything either.

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