Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival


Miri, Milk And Honey Quilts, just reminded me that the Blogger's Quilt Festival is online again and here's my choice.
I blogged about it already when I finally brought it to completion, my Stash New York Beauty.



Almost all the fabrics came from my stash, exceptions being the larger pieces in a couple of the border areas and the backing & binding, a beautiful Asian print.







Every block has a theme, African, Asian, musical, Monet, etc. and each block is quilted according to the fabric design, the quilting took several days on my A-1 longarm machine.



The blocks and the border are all paper pieced and the border was designed to reflect the identical fabrics from the adjoining blocks. I made bias binding to accommodate the curved edges on opposing corners.



It was so much fun to pick out the coordinating fabrics from my collection and then to watch as the blocks came together.


The process was a long one, the project began a few years back with a group of quilters in Montrose Colorado who invited me to join them as they learned the art of paper piecing meeting each Wednesday night through summer and fall to work on this project.


All the other quilters completed theirs within a year, every one quite different then the quilts were displayed at the Montrose Quilt Show that year. Perhaps I need to show mine this year to prove it is done, the finished quilt makes me very happy!



28 comments:

Valentina said...

Words cannot begin to express what I would like, so 'sighs' and 'wow's will have to do! Fantastic work... and that border and the quilting...
a master piece.
a stunned Valentina from faraway Cyprus

Quilts on Bastings said...

Simply stunning - great quilt with fabulous quilting!

Miri said...

Stunning! This quilt is unbelievable...the more I look, the more there is to see! Virtuoso is the one word that comes to mind! Well also, exquisite!

Annika said...

So beautiful! Can´t find the words!

Kerstin said...

What a wonderful quilt!

Liebe Grüße
Kerstin

CraftyMummy said...

So beautiful! It is amazing to think how much time it all must have taken - the fabric choices, the design, the borders, the quilting! Wow!

And an Aussie to boot ;)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning.

Heather said...

That is wonderful. The colours are amazing. I love the differences in the opposite corners, curves and points.

Nikki said...

I know you are very proud of this quilt. It is truly a masterpiece! I am very, very impressed!

imquilternity said...

A stunning quilt! Wonderful colors and fabric combinations! I love it.

Lis said...

You should definitely show your quilt, it is amazing, I adore every inch of it.

Kate said...

This quilt just plain blows my mind! Great job; love everything about. *sigh*

farmlady said...

Oh my Gosh, Ros. This is a work of art. I've never seen a quilt like this. It's absolutely gorgeous! You should win a prize for this one.

Erin said...

This is STUNNING. I am amazed at the amount of time that much have gone into cutting and piecing. Thank you for sharing!

Lindah said...

Indeed, you should be happy. It's a masterpiece!

Marie said...

Wonderful NYC Quilt

Lynnette said...

Wonderful quilt and so much work I'm sure I would be very pleased if I had made it. You are a very talented lady.

Deborah said...

This is stunning! A true masterpiece!

janet said...

Wow. That is amazing. I have always wanted to do one of these.

Di said...

it's a great quilt. I hope that it is in use somewhere and gives you a lot of pleasure. the more i see of quilts the more I admire the scrappy quilts they take such an eye for colour. thanks for sharing
Di

ROZ said...

What a great quilt! I love the colors

Jamie in Louisiana said...

I love everything about this quilt...it is just my style. Great Entry!

Mary said...

This quilt took my breath away. I love it. I really like how you set the blocks askew and the borders are fantastic. Way to go!

Ulla said...

An amazing quilt, such beautiful fabrics and unbelievable accuracy.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous! I could look at this quilt all day. NYB is one of my favorites. By coincidence BQF is also a NYB. :-)

Laurel H. said...

This is a stunning NYB; wow.

Eileen said...

such a fantastic quilt. the colors are stunning, the fabrics so fascinating---wonderful!! thanks for sharing

patricia belyea said...

You are a maniac--in an amazing way. Great quilt.