Friday, April 17, 2009

My Favourite for the Bloggers Quilt Festival

Are you ready for the First Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival?
Well, come along.
This should be good!
Here is my entry. I may have already shown you this quilt in he past, but it is my all-time favourite! It is a wall hanging, 34 inches square that I did completely by hand - the applique, the sewing and the quilting. It was my first applique quilt. The course was offered at the now-closed Quilter's Garden.

Each block is 8 inches square. I spent many hours happily appliqueing away. Even when I look at it now I can't believe that I had so much energy and patience to do all of those small blocks! Here is a close-up of one of the blocks.


It would be interesting (for me at least) to count all the applique pieces to see how many there are in this quilt. Maybe I'll do that one day. I haven't hung it on my wall yet because I think I would like to do a bit more hand quilting on it. I was not very good at hand quilting at the time and did the absolute minimum.

Click on the Bloggers Quilt Festival button on my side bar to view the other quilters who are taking part in this.

56 comments:

Bunny said...

Patience Indeed! What a beautiful quilt.

Amy Sp said...

A very pretty wall hanging! Your hard work really shows :)

Quilt+Bitch said...

I've always wanted to do a quilt like this. My oh my, the patience you must have. Very beautiful and priceless.

Doris said...

Very pretty---love applique!

Becky said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! I agree, that would take a lot of patience. I have not tried applique yet. I am a "basic quilter". Although The quilt you saw on my blog today is the only one I have not done by hand. It was just too big to consider.

Thanks for stopping by. I love your talent. Maybe someday I'll do something like that. Someday ... :)

rachel griffith said...

what a great quilt.

the dutch purple rabbit said...

i love the color combination that you used and stich for stich beautiful things come out.

nynke

Barb said...

I love applique and I truly love your quilt.

Stephanie D. said...

Wow! That is a LOT of handwork, but so lovely! No wonder it's your favorite!

nicolette said...

Amazing quilt! So much work. Your appliques look beautiful!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

What a beauty! I'm a little nervous to applique by hand, I think when my kids are older I will have more of a chance :) I love the fabrics you used and the quilting looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

Quilt Pixie said...

great applique! Why not pick up a cafe curtain rod and some clip hooks and hang up the quilt for display, pulling it down and "adding" to the quilting when you want, and enjoying it all the time :-)

Mary-Kay C. said...

All that hand work. It's a beautiful quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my! It is beautiful.

Zonnah said...

What a amazing job for your first time.

Janet Brady said...

Beautiful work! Keep on with the hand quilting and make it a masterpiece!

Melody said...

I admire all your lovely applique.

Crispy said...

You did such a wonderful job on this quilts, your applique is WONDERFUL!

Crispy

Kerri said...

wow!! this is very, very lovely!! such detail, and great design!!

Eileen said...

Oh I am so glad you entered this quilt Hetty :-) It is wonderful! I am just now finding out about this site.. and goodness.. there are hundreds there already!
Hope you have a nice weekend... and nice weather to get out some!

Donna said...

This is simply STUNNING! I can't believe you had that patience either, and I don't even know you.

Dolores said...

Hello fellow Torontonian (east ender too(?) Great little quilt. You really should hang it up so you and others can see it.

Big Sky Paper and Design said...

So beautiful, the details are wonderful, - all by hand, that is incredible!!! I'm originally from T.O. :)
Beth
http://cornerhousequilts.blogspot.com

Ati. Norway. said...

Lovely quilt! Like your oher work too :)

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt! I can see why it's your favorite! :0)

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful appliqued quilt.

Anina said...

Oh my! That's a lot of beautiful applique. I love it.

em's scrapbag said...

WOW! That is gorgeous!

Robin said...

Oh, wow! So lovely! Your hard work paid off on this one. :)

Bethany said...

It's beautiful! Hand applique is very relaxing..when I'm in the mood for it. I go in spurts and have an "eternity to make" quilt in a bag that will take that long to finish..LOL. I'm glad you got yours done.

Quilt Rat said...

There is something about hand work that is so completely satisfying. Great job beautiful quilt

Kim said...

What beautiful applique, now I may have to try one :-) Congratulations on your lovely work.

Micki said...

I love hand applique, so throughly appreciate this quilt.
Micki

Heather said...

you did a wonderful job. i pleasure to see your work.

kameleonquilt said...

This is really nice, - very pretty, - and it takes patience. Kudos!

Oiyi said...

That is a lot of work and love you put into that quilt. It's gorgeous.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful. This must have taken hours upon hours. I don't know if I could take on a project like this one...but the work is amazing.

miniaturequilter said...

Stunning quilt! Soo much applique!!

Ariane said...

Wow! I love this quilt. And all hand appliqued and quilted. It's just beautiful.

Vicki said...

WOW that is a beautiful wall hanging. That must have taken a lot of patience to do all by hand.

Pat said...

Hetty...this is BEAUTIFUL! You can be very proud of this as it is a true work of art....and to think you were a new quilter when doing this is amazing. You are very talented!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

there is alot of work into this quilt! great job!!!!

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt. Wow that would take a lot of patience - but worth it at the end.

Ranke said...

This is excellent work.
And beautiful colours.
Amazing!

Nadine said...

This is just beautiful, Hetty! And in my favorite color combination too! :) Maybe you should hang it on the wall, and then when you look at it you may get ideas of what type of other quilting you'd like to add.

Thanks for sharing it!

Amy said...

It's very pretty. I love the look of hand quilting and applique is one of my favorites too (as you know from visiting my blog). Beautiful job!

LizzieJane said...

I can hardly believe that you made this all by and. What a talented quilter you are. It is just beautiful.
x

beewitchinstitchin said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing...Kathy

Nadia said...

thank you for your comment. I like your baltimora

Pamela said...

Beautiful Applique! Such a pretty quilt, I can't believe the blocks are only 8 inches, those pieces are tiny!

Opal said...

oh hetty, this quilt is just stunning! i'm so in love with the colors and the execution.

Christa Irell said...

Oh, how very lovely your quilt is! I greatly admire handwork- though I don't do a lot of it yet. But I aspire to! I love it.

The Pink Ganeshji said...

That is a beautiful quilt. You have great patience! Love your kitty, too!

Mandy said...

Wow! This really is something special.

*karendianne. said...

I can't recall if I commented but I don't think I did. I know I came and stared at this beauty numerous times. How you did all this I'll never know. 8 inch blocks at that. Wow, Hetty. Simply Stunning.

heatherbennett said...

I love the colors you used. Your patience paid off. It looks beautiful. Thanks for stopping by to visit my quilt.

I also wanted to let you know I love your name. My daughter's name it Hattie. Very H!

Take care!