Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2013


It's that time of the year again!  Time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy.  

For this season's entry I would like to enter my Good Folks Orange Peel quilt in the bed quilt category.  Since I started quilting about seven years ago, I have not been able to let go of the practical side of my nature in that I tend to focus on making quilts with the intention of one day being used on a bed.  I have made many bed quilts, enough to fill an entire large castle should I one day live in one, but I just can't seem to stop.  I may also have chosen to enter my quilt in the bed quilt category simple because if you happen to nominate me for the prize, I would be completely thrilled to win Amy's book "Modern Neutrals", which I've been anticipating as soon as I first saw the cover of the book!

This quilt is King size measuring 104" x 104" square.  It is made up of one of my most treasured fabric collections, Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner mixed with one of my favorite neutral solids Kona "Stone" by Robert Kaufman. 

I used an applique method which involves using fusible interfacing, sewing the fabric directly onto it, turning it inside out and fusing it down onto the background fabric.  I used a monofilament thread by Superior to applique the peels down to the background. 

For the quilting I used my Gammill long arm machine and free motion quilted simple back and forth quilting between the Orange Peels to make them stand out as much as possible.  This was a fun experiment for me as I generally do computerized quilting on my machine, but I like experimenting with my own quilts and trying out my free motion skills.

This quilt has been one of my all time favorite finished quilts and I am excited to share it here with you! 
                                                  AmysCreativeSide.com



32 comments:

Every Stitch said...

Gorgeous quilt ! love the way you quilted it too :)

Patti said...

Absolutely stunning, and I love the Kona Stone you used too!

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful quilt - I really love these fabrics and your quilting is amazing!

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful quilt, and I love your fabric choices - so spring-like!

Katie said...

this is beautiful!! I'd love something like this on my bed :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt! Love the fabric and design and quilting! A favorite for sure.

Deb said...

Loved this when I first saw it. It's just gorgeous.

Tarnyia said...

Just gorgeous... love the colours and yes make many quilts as you just never know what castle you will live in one day xxxx

Chris said...

Beautiful Heidi. Good luck in the voting!

leanne said...

gorgeous quilt - thanks for sharing :)

Janine said...

This is beautiful! I love the stone with those colourful prints :)

Little Island Quilting said...

Wonderful.

CitricSugar said...

Great orange peel! I love that you used stone for the background!

Mimi said...

I am glad you shared it with us as well. It was a huge undertaking and turned out great.... love the no border, the pattern itself is enough.

Not sure if I am going to get to Amy's festival.... although Amy's festival is why I follow so many blogs today.... found it 5 years ago!

Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt! Makes me want to search out some Good Folks!

Annabella said...

It's absolutely stunning Jeanette - and what a monster size! I love Good Folks and the Kona stone is perfect to let it shine.

snips said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the fabric, and you've showcased it beautifully with your quilting!

Leanne said...

This quilt is so beautiful, it is so nice to see it in the festival.

Splendorfalls said...

Just perfect; love love love it!

audrey said...

Beautiful quilt. The fabrics are gorgeously bright and fun! I too tend to want most of my quilts to be bed size. Been trying to break that habit a little in the last year or so.:)

Aoife said...

So beautiful! I know how tricky (and curse-inducing, at least for me) orange peel blocks can be. I'm so impressed by the level of work in this quilt. Beautiful colours too!

Jessamie said...

I love this!! the colours pop so satisfyingly!!

Robin said...

So happy!!! And the quilting on it is perfectly wonderful as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

Melinda said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the way you quilted it.

liz said...

One of my favorite fabric lines and what a beautiful design! LOVE this quilt!

Deborah said...

just gorgeous - I love everything about this quilt :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fabulous quilt Jeanette!

Camilla said...

Love all this colour on the neutral background with the simple shape and the quilting-everything about it really!

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