QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Pond Racing".

Friday, May 18, 2012

MY ENTRY FOR BLOGGER'S QUILT FESTIVAL

I have never entered a quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival but decided I would this time.  It is fun to have a chance to see so many quilts without leaving home to do it.

I am entering  a wall hanging size quilt I named "Summer Flower Bouquet".  I finished the quilt back in March and I have shared it with you previously.  It is hand appliqued and machine quilted.
I started with an applique design in one of the Electric Quilt Programs with folk art applique designs.  I changed the design of the vase and the yellow circle flowers are different than the original design.  Some of the leaf shapes were changed.  I used fabric from stash.  When it came to the machine quilting, I decided to free form quilt swags for the border.  Just quick chalk lines and hoped for the best.  After the quilt was finished, washed, and dried, the swags looked much better than I thought they would.

Stop by Amy's Blogger's Festival to view all the quilts and maybe enter one of your own.  There are lots of prizes.  Enjoy!
Karen

35 comments:

Karen said...

What a great quilt - perfect for the Festival. I've been participating for a couple of years - so much fun.

Julierose said...

Karen--I love this block--perfect for your entry. I really like the colors you chose...Julierose

Linda said...

Love it, Karen!!!! The bird wings are the best. You did a beautiful job on the quilting as well!!!

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful folk art quilt, the colors are wonderful!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

It looks great! I love the colors too. :-) Have a happy weekend!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful. Lovely work.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I LOVE it!! Your quilt is so beautiful!!

Allie said...

Love it Karen!! Especially the birds' wings. Awesome. This is my first time NOT participating in the quilt fest - yikes!

Janet O. said...

I remember this little quilt because of those fabulous bird wings!

Kathy said...

Very nice! I like that style of applique.

Derrith said...

Wow! Your Quilt is amazing! So beautiful!

Cisca said...

À gorgels quilt!
I hope it Will do well.
Have a nice dat, Cisca

Dorothy said...

Wonderful quilt Karen. I love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm Hooked! said...

Love your little quilt! I'll have to visit the others too. Thanks for the comment on my featherweight. You asked about the pedal. I have one of the older models and pressing on that tiny button with my toe gives me a cramp! I'm going to order a new foot pedal and hope it gets here by my retreat.

Martha said...

So cute, Karen -- love the mix of fabrics, and the border quilting is perfect.

Margaret said...

lovely applique~

Check out my blog if you can...

Margaret Gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Dixie said...

What a great, happy little quilt. I'll have to check out the festival - don't think I've seen it before!

Marg said...

The work in this is amazing, I especially love the bird wings.

paulette said...

Ohhhh yeah another winner!! Love all your little quilts and this one is no exception!! Sheer perfection!!
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QuiltSue said...

Lovely colours for a lovely quilt. I really like the birds with their stripey wings.

angela said...

Estupendo blog y estupendos trabajos. ¡felicidades!. Un beso

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is such a beautiful block...I'm amazed at all the beautiful quilts I'm seeing. I've never used EQ but one of these days I might bite the bullet. The price is rather daunting but I think I'd enjoy the software. blessings, marlene

Joanie's Quilts said...

Beautiful applique quilt! I was about to say I have never done an applique quilt other than using applique in borders. I used one EQ's patterns for a medallion with pieced blocks surrounding it. Anyways your quilt is inspiration for doing another one. Great job!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful applique block! Great job and a great entry for the Quilt Festival.

ANudge said...

What a great applique block and love your process story. It is so you! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Great job, has such a antique feel. Very whimsical.

Come see my entries 64 (repro. applique) and 85 (antique appliques).

audrey said...

so very sweet. love the wings on the birds esp.

Michelle May said...

It's beautiful.

tusen said...

I'm always in awe of appliqué quilts. The quilting looks great, too.

Barb said...

great entry - I totally missed it this year -
I love the wings especially

Sandy Weaver said...

Beautiful hand appliqué!

Carrie P. said...

I just nominated your quilt. good luck.

Lynn Koeppen said...

I love your work!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is beautiful work.

Eileen said...

lovely quilt. love the applique! thanks for sharing and have a great day