Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Home Tweet Home







Always so exciting to see what's happening at Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival! http://amyscreativeside.com/#success

I had a post all created that's now missing but since blogger has been so iffy lately, I'll just post the one picture now and hope to update later. Home Tweet Home by Cynthia Walker, but done in other colors from her. First applique quilt I've done--at least on this scale. Used pelon interfacing method for all but small circles which were done by gathering material around templar plastic, starching, then releasing them from plastic, trimming and sewing down. Love how it turned out and will probably go to someone who hinted very strongly it would look good on their wall! That is when I'm ready to part with it!! Need to add a rod pocket for hanging. Backing is from an old sheet and looks so pretty. Enjoy the festival--always fun!


Just added some more pictures--the teacup and crossed flowers are my two favorite blocks. The border is a bit hard to see but is heart within a heart and then little heart between the doubled ones.

78 comments:

Quilt+Bitch said...

Oooo, this is so tweet, I meant sweet. Love it.

Randy de Mars said...

I love what you have done here. Guess it was worth all of the burned and stuck fingers! Randy

Lonci said...

Very spectacular, very nive, congratulations:)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

So glad I clicked the picture to see it larger. There is so much to this quilt and it is really beautifully done. I love the cheerful colors.

Lisa said...

WOW! Your quilt is really fabulous. You must have alot of patience. The colors are wonderful too.

Kelley O said...

It's beautiful you did a great job. I love the colors!
Kelley

Elaine said...

I love this quilt birds and houses and applique.
So nicely done.

Dielle said...

Mom, it's stunning!!! I've loved seeing all the little parts as you've been working on it, but it's so much more impressive to see it all finished. I LOVE it!!! And I love you!

Julia said...

Your quilt is lovely. I like the red & pink with the blue birds. You have a special gift with color and I like the way you are using it.

Angie Padilla said...

Ah... my kind of quilt (I love appliqué). Love your fabric choices. It's a wonderful quilt!

Karen said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I had seen it in the original colours but I like yours so much better. Fantastic work!

Janet said...

Lovely! Love your colours too. I would like to do an applique quilt - some day....

textisle said...

I enjoy the colour palette, Eileen, and the teacup block is especially fun! Perhaps when blogspot is behaving you could post a detail of the border, because it sounds lovely and original!

Kelli said...

this is beautiful

Amanda said...

This is so cute! I love it!

diane said...

This is a beautiful quilt. And I jusyt read your bio...we have a lot in common. Married 40 years (we are 39 this year) and 8 grandkids. We have 4 son, but only 2 have children so far! Enjoy the festival.

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful quilt! I like your colour choices!

Kirie said...

Wonderful candy colours and those appliques... can't imagine how much work they needed!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

Nina-Marie said...

Wow - Eileen - love this applique - can't believe its your first big project - I know how much work it was! Love the cheery colors - great job!

Debbie said...

Amazing! Good for you with all that applique!

Jane said...

What a pretty, pretty quilt! Your applique is gorgeous!

Jan said...

Outstanding. I haven't attempted an applique quilt. Yours is fabulous.

Allie said...

OH this is too cute - love it! Glad blogger is behaving now so I didn't miss it!

Sandra said...

What a totally delightful quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us. Don't think I could give it away, it is so fun.
Come see my entries #211, repro cheddar orange stars and #215 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a joyful quilt!! The teacup block is so cute!! A lot of work went into this quilt and it's so beautiful!

Laurel H. said...

What a wonderful quilt! So bright; and many loving hours went into the creation of this. :)

wendysquilting said...

Such a happy welcoming quilt! I love your colour choices!

Rosalyn Manesse said...

what a charming quilt! I love all the birds and flowers

Kwilt Noob said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Somebody is going to have a very pretty wall (when you are ready to give this up, of course!).

Kristen said...

Very sweet and colorful quilt. I really love your hand applique!

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt is adorable! Your applique work is amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

quilthexle said...

Lovely quilt - and you'll give that one away? Lucky one who will get to enjoy this one on her wall ;-))

Frances Arnold said...

Wonderful Applique.....I really need to give a good try sometime!!!

Thanks for the comment on my festival quilt!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

All that appliqué is beautiful. I'd have to wait a little to part with it also. :)

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Amazing applique and beautiful fmq-ing. I love the little hearts.

Thanks for sharing and for visiting my entry.

Jenny said...

Absolutely awesome! I am in awe of the patience you have to stick to these projects. Being that I can barely cut and sew a straight line- I find this extremely impressive!

Nickels said...

What a fantastic quilt! So wonderfull colors and incredible applique! I love it!

Mary said...

This is really beautiful! I love the colors and your method for the circles is sooooo clever! Fantastic!

Mary said...

Wow - this is so pretty. I can't imagine all that applique' since I've only attempted it once (and it was only a small amount). Just beautiful.

Dee J. said...

This is a wonderful and beautiful quilt. So much pops out to wonder about and the beauty of your handwork just amazes me.

Vickie said...

OK. I'm not gonna lie. The colors, the birds, the quilting...they are perfect!!!! I have not heard of Cynthia Walker, but I love this pattern and the fabrics. I have been loving red and pink together, especially lately. And the quilting. Oh my goodness!! Did you hand quilt it or machine quilt it? It is gorgeous!! Sorry about blogger goofing up. That was frustrating, but glad you got this posted!
Hugs!

Helene said...

Eileen, this is such a beautiful, happy quilt. It's just full of a love of life, it's really delightful. Amazing work for your first appliqued quilt!

frybreadquilts said...

Adorable!!

Cecily said...

Oh my gosh, this quilt is so gorgeous! Your applique is amazing and I love the colors! Really, really beautiful! And WOW the quilting is stunning too.

Angela Flicker said...

Wow, what a nice quilt! I too love applique and I can really admire your work here. Very well done!

Hollie said...

So pretty!

Cynthia said...

That's a really cute quilt! So much fun stuff you can do with applique!

melissa said...

Gorgeous Eileen and so beautifully done!

Notjustnat said...

What gorgeous quilt! Very happy and colorful! Thanks for visiting my blog - Hugs Nat

Karen said...

You have done a fabulous job. It looks beautiful.

O'Quilts said...

Wow! What wonderful applique! Thank you for your comment on my post for the festival..I certainly am impressed with yours:)

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

your quilt is beautiful, great appliques!
Love the cherry details!
thanks for visiting

supermom said...

Oh my... the hours and hours that you must have spent making this quilt. It's beautiful. I'd have a hard time parting with it, no matter how much someone hinted they wanted it.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Wow, it's so pretty. What an amazing job.

Marci Girl said...

Wow, so impressive for your first applique! It is gorgeous!

CraftyMummy said...

Love this quilt! Love the birds and the birdhouses and the crisp clean background. Beautiful!

Janet said...

What an adorable quilt, I love the bluebirds. No wonder someone wants to claim it.

Vicki said...

Super duper pretty, Eileen! I love the colors you choose. :)

Petit Design Co. said...

ack, so cute! you did a fantastic job!
You can see my submission to the Blogger's Quilt Festival here: http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2011/05/bloggers-quilt-festival.html

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

Eileen - What a super great quilt! I think I could look at it for most of the day! Thanks for sharing it. You applique work is fantastic! I'm sure you have a very happy and very lucky recipient. :)

Manda said...

This is really sweet!

Liv said...

Eileen this is just so beautiful!

Desley said...

What a cute quilt!!!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilt and GREAT work! I am so impressed!! I really enjoyed your blog. You've got a lot of great projects on here!

Dresden Quilter said...

This is stunning! I know it would look great on my wall too! Amazing work!

Kate said...

Beautiful applique! I love the colors and the theme. :)

Sherry said...

I love it. You did a wonderful job!

Shanley said...

Love the bright colors, you did a great job.

Mrs A said...

what an amazing quilt! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog too!

Karen said...

Oh my word! this is so lovely! I love applique but have rarely done it myself because it is so time consuming. This is outstanding!

Heather A said...

What a gorgeous, cheerful quilt! I love the mix of applique and piecing!

Kriza said...

what a sweet quilt, great work! thank you for your visit and comment on my blog too.

wasn't it annoying how blogger kept us away from the fun for a while? :-(

Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Valentina said...

Oh, Eileen, what a beauty: so fresh and happy! I am also just starting to applique ( at this scale, like you said), so you have no idea what an inspiration and encouragement you are...Thank you for sharing, Thank you for visiting me and Thanks for your kind words, :)
Valentina in faraway Cyprus

Pam said...

Oh my this is beautiful! I do not like handwork, so I really appreciate all the work that has gone into this beauty. The colors are amazing.

Joanna said...

Your quilt is amazing. I love all of the blue birds; they are sweet. It's a treasure.

Ivory Spring said...

This is the sweetest quilt I have seen in a while! Thanks for visiting me during the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Sorry it took me so long to visit you back. Hope all is well with you.

M. Bloom said...

Such beautiful bluebirds!