Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's that time of year again!  For the Blogger's Quilt Festival  this time I thought I would post about a quilt that I made a couple of years ago now since I  finished another quilt similar to this one this week  This quilt is one that pushed two different boundaries for me.  It was my first time making an applique quilt and was also the first time I tried free motion quilting.  I used a combination of two of my favorite fabric lines (Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt).  I laugh now when I see how I quilted it to death, but it makes it nice and stiff to use as a wall hanging.  It now is being used in the kids playroom downstairs to dress up the wall.
Amy'sCreativeSide

37 comments:

Danielle said...

It's adorable! I have this pattern too, one day I will get around to making it! And I love your 'quilted to death' look. Imagine how fast it will be to achieve this same look with your new baby!!

Kirsty said...

It's gorgeous!

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the birds, and the quilted to death look :o)

Jess said...

Wow, that was your first go at free motion? It's beautiful! And I love the aplique too.

mb. said...

so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

OMG, this is the cutest quilt ever! So bright and these birds, I can almost hear them chirping!

Susan said...

What a cute quilt. You did an awesome job on the quilting. What is the pattern?

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Very sweet quilt, I'm in awe with your FMQ skills!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Wow! That quilting is FABULOUS! I can't believe that was your first time with fmq. My first attempt was nothing but a mass of thread clumps and shapes that looked mortifyingly like male body parts.

Very bright and cheerful :)

Jeanette said...

I love this, those little birds are too cute and the fmq is amazing.

fallingforpieces said...

So beautiful. That quilting is amazing for a wall hanging.

Jenny said...

Oh...how cute!!! If I were one of those birds I would be jealous of the others outfits!

bloomingpoppies said...

Love this quilt!!! Those birdies art too cute and the quilting lines are amazing!! Wow!!!

LJ said...

It's gorgeous!!

Marls said...

That is so cute. I can't believe that was your first attempt at fmq. I love the 'quilted to death look'.

Heather A said...

This is a favourite for me! I can imagine how much a child would love the birds, colours, and fabrics.

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I love the asymmetrical quilt. The colors are beautiful. Very nice work. Fine in stapled

Jules said...

yeah i love your "quilted to death " look.

Leanne said...

It is very cute, and what a lovely idea for the playroom wall.

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt is just precious!!

charlotte said...

I started that quilt a couple of years ago and didn't get too far. Now I want to pull it out and give it another go. Great job.

missknitta said...

Love this! I wish my first attempt at FMQ looked this lovely - well done!

Kriza said...

very cute quilt, I love those birds and the quilting too :-)
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Shari said...

This is so cute! Must look lovely in the playroom!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, so cute! I have a thing about birds... ADORABLE!

Alli said...

I actually said, "ooh, cute!" out loud when I saw your quilt. Great job! :)

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

This quilt is sooooo happy! LOVE it!!!

Hollie said...

I love this quilt! It's so bright and cheery!

Hitch and Thread said...

I've always loved this pattern and yours is lovely. What sort of new machine are you getting?

LynCC said...

What an adorable quilt! But the quilting looks so great with the birds :) A great wall-dressing for sure.

Lyanna L. said...

Those little birds are so cute! And even if it is quilted to death, I like it - great job on your free motion quilting! what machine do you use?

Kim said...

Really first time free motion quilting? It looks amazing.
What a great little quilt to brighten a child's play space.
How fun!

Happy sewing

Lauren P said...

Cute Birds! I love the aqua too!

Eileen said...

Adorable!! So vibrant and your birdies are precious. Your quilting is beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I just love those birds. Did you hand cut them or use a template? I have been wanting to make a bird quilt but can't find a good way to cut out 20 or so black birds in multiple sizes. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Marg said...

So cute, I love the colours and design - Fabulous.

Kirsten N said...

Love the birds - so cute and colourful!!

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