Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall 2011 Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I came across the Fall 2011 Bloggers' Quilt Festival and thought I'd jump in and share one of my quilts. 

My Blue Feathers

 I think out of all the quilts I have ever made this is the one I am most proud of. I started it for the $100,000 Quilt Challange which was put on hold before I finished this.

I wanted something simple that I could do alot of hand work to.

I remember when I was putting it together and decided to use prairie points for the border I ran out of fabric - my husband ran me all over town trying to find one more yard.
I pride myself in my hand work. My stitches are really small and uniform.


I worked on this quilt almost constantly for a year and a half. My fingers stayed tore up. I didn't start out with any particular design in mind. I made my templates as I went along not knowing what I would think of for the next one until I finished each one.


One of the hardest things about a new quilt for me is naming it.  As I was working on this I would refer to it as 'My Blue Feathers', so when I finished it I felt it only fitting to keep the name.

Linking to all the other beautiful quilts on display at Amy's Creative Side.

25 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just lovely Margaret. I had to admire it more with close ups - super hand work. And the name is perfect!

notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done!! :o)

Needled Mom said...

It is gorgeous and your stitching is incredible!

Kathy said...

Your quilt is lovely and it makes it very special that you did the quilting by hand.

Hazel said...

Stunning ,you should be proud its beautiful .

LynCC said...

This is very beautiful! Sure wish I could see it in real life.

Gene Black said...

WOW, you did some serious quilting on that beauty. It is amazing.

regan said...

This quilt is gorgeous....and your hand quilting is lovely! Thanks for sharing it!

Janet said...

Lovely! I love the image of your hubby running all over town looking for fabric for you. I wonder if mine would do that....

Barbara said...

This is lovely. All of your hard work shows.

Jane said...

It's beautiful...wonderful workmanship!

MARIKA said...

Very nice work thanks for the quilt for division.

Kit Lang said...

Amazing quilting! Thanks for sharing. :)

Eileen said...

Just beautiful! The quilting is stunning and all by hand is fantastic. Lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Julie Fukuda said...

Being a hand quilter myself, I am quite attracted to this lovely quilt.Thanks for showing it.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Gorgeous. One day, I hope I can hand stitch half as well as you do. I'm amazed.

Karen said...

Your quilt is wonderful, Margaret, and your hand stitching is truly beautiful.

Shocking Hocking said...

wow - what a beauty - 'average' you ain't!!

Shannon said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love all the open space for your gorgeous quilting and the soothing colors in the blocks. Superb work!

Lyanna L. said...

Great hand stitching!

Jen said...

Wow Margaret, this is such a gorgeous quilt! I can't believe you did it so quickly. Very impressive!

Nic said...

It's beautiful, as is all the hand work. I know what you mean about torn up fingers though :)

Staci said...

Truly beautiful! What an achievement! Thanks for sharing it.

AlessandraLace said...

I really love this quilt. hugs

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...thank you for sharing.