Friday, April 17, 2009

Online Quilt Festival

Amy at parkcitygirl.blogspot is doing something new, sponsoring an online quilt festival through April 24th.
We are to choose a favorite quilt & write about it then list it on her blog.
So far there are nearly 300 quilters posting their favorites for our viewing pleasure & oh yes, Amy has lined up a list of wonderful sponsors with "door prizes" so come on & join in the fun.

I find it difficult to choose, I have many favorites but perhaps one that stands out recently [I completed it about a year ago] is the quilt I made to celebrate the ordination to the Diaconate of my friend Kris. The photo above was before I quilted it, can't seem to find the photo of the entire finished quilt[ I will keep searching!] but below are a few close-ups after quilting.





And here is a pic. of Kris with the Bishop during the ordination service.

I have made many versions in varying colors & sizes, I call it "The Resurrection", my first attempt below I dedicated to my mother.
There are others on my webshots [URL in the sidebar] that I have made for birthdays, graduations, ordinations, or a special thank you, around 20 in all I believe though I don't have photos of all of them. Occasionally I simply forget to take a photo but I also had a computer melt down a couple of years ago & lost most all of my quilt photo records.
Some "Resurrection" quilts I have made on commission like this one above.

27 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Breathtaking...that is one beautiful quilt, the design, the fabrics you used, everything. Love it.

Kameleonquilt said...

This is sooo beautiful, intricate quilting and all.
Congratulations on the recent addition to your family.
Eldrid

Bunny said...

These are wonderful!

Zonnah said...

wow, I love how you use color.

Cindy's Stitching said...

beautiful colors and design.

Barb said...

I love the top quilt, the way the colors make it look like light on one side,and shadow on the left.
Beautiful!

Time to choose a prize. Any that are on there are available.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Barb said...

Roslyn,
It's yours!!
Great choice. =0))

Will get it off to you next week.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Robyn said...

Hi Ros!!
It's been ages since we caught up.
Trust all is well with you... :D
Love your colour wash...truly beautiful and stunning.
hugs
Robyn xx

Minka's Studio said...

The colors glow! The quilting sure adds a lot of richness to the quilt.

heather said...

I've always loved watercolor quilts but never got around to making one. This is lovely.

Kari said...

I bet the people who received one truly enjoy it. It is neat to see all the variations.

Susan said...

Beautiful blending of colors and prints. A lovely quilt.

Quilt Rat said...

Love this colour wash, very effective

A Quilter Awakens said...

Now I know what to aim for after straight lines. I love your quilting and use of color.

Pat said...

This is LOVELY.......thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog. I will sign on now as a follower of your blog....GREAT to find new blogs by being part of this online quilting festival!!!

Amy said...

They are all beautiful. Well done!

stitchinpenny said...

Such a beautiful and meaningful quilt. I am sure it was truly appreciated.

andrea_nicole said...

your quilting is amazing. I also love the color gradation for the flames.

Becky said...

Amazing! And what a treasure.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and fabrics used - great work. Thanks for sharing :)

Emma said...

I love your colourwash work!

Anya said...

Those are all so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

The Cross quilts are outstanding. I love the placement of the colorwash. Great job!

duckyhouse said...

wow...i love how the colors work in these quilts. Great job!

Eileen said...

This is really very beautiful.. and what a wonderful gift!

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Very creative. Great use of color and design. Thank you for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Absolutely LOVE this! What a beautiful gift for special people and occasions.