Brenda who is there as we speak! (Major envy going on, can't you tell?!)
But for those of us who can't be there, Amy from Amy's Creative Side is doing her regular Bloggers' Quilt Festival instead - a virtual quilt fest for those of us still at home!
This time around I'm going to share one of my most favorite recent quilts. After doing a lot of modern folk art floral type of quilts, I felt like a change of pace, so I created something with clean and simple lines.
I added some machine pieced veins to the leaves before needleturn appliqueing them down, then added more veining with the quilting.
I almost messed it all up - instead of making bias tape and appliqueing the green wiggly lines on to the red, I thought it would be fun to try piecing them instead! So piece I did, and wow talk about bad! The quilt top was of course quite a bit more wavy than I had hoped for, but with some careful snipping, steaming, and holding my tongue the right way, I managed to get it fairly flat, and then quilted the heck out of it with some intense echo quilting. Who knew the saying, "Don't worry - it'll quilt out" is really true?!
It is now hanging in the entry of our living room where it matches our red leather couches and celery green walls.
Enjoy the Bloggers' Quilt Festival and visit as many of the participants as you can!
I love it! Such a beautiful wall hanging!
And I love it too. The simplicity of the lines is great The green leaves against the red fabric give it a vibrant touch. Great job! --Julia
I love this! Absolutely stunning. Worth wrestling it into shape.
This is fantastic! Love the reduced look and the intense colours. Thanks for sharing.
This is so lovely. The colors are beautiful and rich and the design is so pleasing.
Simple yet so effective. Beautiful!
Nice wall hanging:) Loving the red background!
Great design & colours. Its looks fabulous hanging on your wall.
What a cool idea. Love this little quilt with it's neat leaves. Great! Thanks for sharing and have a great day
Darling little quilt!
What a great and beautiful quilt. The colors are so nice - I love it.
Ahhhh, there's something to be said for simplicity! But you can still see there is a lot of work in it. Lovely!
What a great idea. Beautiful work. Love the colours. It looks great hanging on the wall!
It's stunning, I love the colours and the quilting details.
This is so pretty and lovely.
very neat...I like it
Really wonderful! I love the simplicity of design and the colors - and who can resist leaves? :)
I love the leaves - and red is one of my favourite colours in a quilt. You must really enjoy looking at this every day.
I think it turned out great and I love seeing it on the wall.
A super nice addition to your wall. The colors and patterns work together in such simplicity that the quilt makes a strong statement.
I live close to Salt Lake and missed the show too--darn it!
What gorgeous quilting. The red really pops!
I live in Utah too and couldn't attend so I feel your pain.
What a simply lovely quilt. I'm glad you held your tongue just right until the quilt submitted and conformed to your desires. Kudos
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This is beautiful! I just love it.
I love the cleanness of this, beautiful
its lovely! love the way you have done the leaves.
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