Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers quilt festival

This is the first time I've added a quilt to Amy's quilt blogger festival. I love applique and I love red and green quilts so this is a favourite. I made this one for my eldest grandaughter and finished it in 2006. It's  hand appliqued, machine pieced and hand quilted. Unfortunately, it's hard to get a decent photo inside.
It's the first time I tried echo quilting...
or stipple quilting...
or feathers. It's also the first time I'd tried the dogtooth borders and will probably be the last.
The quilt was made in a year long class with Val Moore and we were all encouraged to set our blocks and design borders with our own plan rather than following a set design. 
Amy's Creative Side
Thanks to Amy for hosting the Festival and also to the sponsers who have offered up prizes. Click on the button above to enjoy the rest of the quilts.

69 comments:

Stephanie said...

The most beautiful firsts ever!

Janet said...

This is fabulous! A really classy, classic quilt. I love it. I'm glad you persevered. It's hard making a quilt that takes so much time but what wonderful results.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is one smashing quilt!

Karen said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. I am full of admiration for your patience with all the work involved in this quilt. It is truly amazing!

Julia said...

Another gorgeous quilt Janet..
I just love the blocks and the hand-quilting...
Julia ♥

Nifty Quilts said...

A beautiful, beautiful quilt!

Miki Willa said...

I really like this quilt. The smaller blocks set next to the larger blocks really makes the overall pattern. You did a beautiful job on your applique work as well as your quilting.

Janet said...

What a beautiful red and green quilt. I'm so impressed at how heavily quilted it is - fabulous!! Lots of love went into this quilt :0)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A beautiful classic quilt. I hope your grandaughter appreciates the work involved.

Notjustnat said...

It's gorgeous and I do love the dogtooth borders and the swag around the outer border. I missed seeing the BQF this time, but still have a chance. Might add one later. Thanks Janet - Hugs Nat

Teresa said...

Its incredible! I so admire quilters that can do applique so well. Its really beautiful!

Donna~~ said...

Another gorgeous quilt! Your granddaughter is very, very lucky!

Cathy said...

There is one word to sum you up Janet...A-MAZ-ING!!! xo

Nedra said...

Fabulous quilt Janet! Thanks so much for sharing on Amy's blog too.

Sue said...

A really beautiful quilt and a very lucky grandaughter to own it.

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh Janet,This is so stunning!! breathtakingly so!! and hand quilted!! Absolutely beautiful!! I'm glad the festival has given you the chance to share this quilt with us. Val is a great teacher to give you room to make a quilt your own.

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

Wow Janet, it´s a beautiful Quilt. I love handapplicue and handquilting.
Käte

Sandra said...

WOW-ZA What beautiful workmanship on the hand applique and the hand quilting. Love how the piecing, applique work together with the perfect border framing the whole.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my antique bird rose of sharon applique quilt.

Karen said...

What a treasure of a quilt. Your applique and quilting is outstanding.

Marit said...

I'll just share the words of my DH, glancing at the screen when your quilt popped up:
that's one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen...
You know, he's got a good eye. Your work is outstanding, Janet. Thank you for sharing it with us all!

Natasha said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the hand quilting!

Sewjournal said...

It's beautiful Janet. Good Luck in the Festival.

Maree: said...

Just Beautiful...

Jackie said...

This is an absolutely stunning quilt!!

Mary said...

Janet,this is amazing! Every quilt you put on your blog is my new favorite one! You are so talented...and for a first try at those quilting techniques...you done good! Love it Janet!

stitchinpenny said...

Love that quilt. Your applique is so beautiful.

Donna in SW PA said...

Congrats! It's wonderful!

Sujata said...

One lucky grand daughter you have there! Your quilt is gorgeous!

Mimi said...

You must not ever do anything simple! Your quilts are always intricate and amazing. You granddaughter is one lucky gal.

pinsandneedles said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Love the applique!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, it is breathtaking!

Crispy said...

It's beautiful Janet!! I haven't tried stippling yet when hand quilting, it must have been a real challenge.

I'm curious, how long have you been quilting?

Crispy

Lori said...

Wow! Another beautiful quilt Janet!!

Sue said...

It's gorgeous!!!! Your work is just amazing!

Janet said...

Gorgeous. Your granddaughter must
be very proud to own it.

Mary said...

I remember when you first posted this quilt and I still love it! I'd never know it was the first time for anything.

Patty D from NC said...

just beautiful

Rose Marie said...

It is BEAUTIFUL and I just love your blocks and the hand quilting! Well done!

Kyle said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful and the workmanship is outstanding. Thanks for sharing your masterpiece.

Terry said...

Beautiful! :0)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow! What a gorgeous quilt for your granddaughter. I had so much fun seeing all the quilting too! I"m still slowly working away on hand quilting an old quilt I started and had put away for awhile.

Valentina said...

Don't get me started, Janet!
Sublime, wonderful, breathtaking. I dream of quilting like that one day... quilting to a quarter inch of its life!
:) I particularly love how the applique shines forth thanks to the echo quilting... Sheer Inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing... xx

Barb said...

What a beautiful quilt!
It's perfect for the spring festival!
thanks for sharing it with us.
I love the sawtooth border, it's one of my favorite elements in border design.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love red and green quilts too, this one makes my heart sing! Your quilting and your applique is amazing. A true labor of love!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work

Kristen said...

Beautiful red and green quilt!! I adore those roses in the second to last photo!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

You work magic with applique and quilting! Just stunning with all the small pieces and detail!

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt is stunning!

Anne Ida said...

Fabulous, gorgeous, absolutely beautiful - its is stunning!

Kathie said...

just beautiful and I love the way you did the border swag.
Kathie

Kaaren said...

Stunning, Janet. Simply stunning.

Dixie said...

What a beautiful quilt for your lucky grandaughter. Truly hierloom quality, and a quilt one can keep coming back to admire over and over!

Miriam said...

Another magnificent quilt, Janet! I am sure your Grand daughter treasures that quilt.
I love that centre appliqued block!

Laurel H. said...

This is a beautiful, intricate quilt.

bearpaw said...

Wow! So impressed by your applique skills, AND you hand quilting is just stunning! What a beautiful quilt! Such a lot of work but so totally worth it.

Melinda said...

Beautiful. And I LOVE how it's quilted.

Jane in Wales said...

Wonderful quilt, and your quilting is superb!! Really lovely.
Jane

Eileen said...

So beautiful and I love the color scheme, too! Your work is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

Kris said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. Your fabrics are so well chosen and your setting makes it all come together perfectly. What a great adventure and a wonderful gift for your granddaughter.

Ivory Spring said...

Janet, I just swoooned! This is sooooo gorgeous. What a blessed your granddaughter is.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's a beautiful quilt, especially with all it's "firsts".

Kim D. said...

Wow, amazing quilting on this one Janet. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Hollie said...

I love the echo quilting. So gorgeous!

Katherine said...

So many firsts on this amazing quilt. It's so gorgeous and you are so talented!

Katherine said...

So many firsts on this amazing quilt. It's so gorgeous and you are so talented!

Karen said...

Not sure how I missed this one - absolutely beautiful. As awlays your quilting is amazing.

Cristina said...

La tua coperta è STUPENDA...il rosso e il verde in questa coperta sono eccezzionali..
ciao
cri

Robin said...

It is beautiful, Janet! The quilting is gorgeous. And I'm glad you persevered with those dogtooth borders, because they look awesome!