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Friday, October 29, 2010

It's Blogger's Quilt Festival Time!

Many thanks to Amy for hosting this fabulous opportunity to check out quilts from all over the world, in the comfort of our own homes!

I hummed and hawed about what quilt to enter, and I decided on this one - my Summer Sunset in Vancouver. 


This quilt was made as a Guild Challenge and included a couple of firsts for me -
 my first New York Beauty blocks, my first attempt at trapunto and my first original quilt designed in EQ6 that I actually made!  It was also my first real attempt at free motion quilting a quilt, doing more than just stippling the whole thing!  I had a lot of fun playing with different stitches in different areas.
 
Hey it was a challenge, right? 
I also pulled the fabrics from my stash, based more on the thought that these are not colours I normally use, so challenge that as well!
This quilt always makes me feel happy and warm when I look at it, and as we are heading into our wet grey winter a little warmth and sunshine is warranted.


I hope you enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and take the time to visit as many of the other entries as you can - there are some fabulous quilts out there!

I love a challenge - do you?!
Happy quilting!

28 comments:

felicity said...

A gorgeous and stunning quilt as usual. I really love the sun motif you quilted - something else to add to the list of things I need to get you to tutor me on! Thanks for sharing it - enjoy BQF!

CHRIS said...

Hi What a stunner. I've never attempted this design I really need help with foundation piecing not fun for me! Happy Stitching .chrisb

asianartandquilts said...

So so beautiful. Love NYB's.

upstateLisa said...

wow! this is so beautiful! I love NYB's too!

Lesly said...

NYB for the win! This is spectacular - and guaranteed to brighten up a west coast wet winter! thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Wow, what a lot of firsts-kudos on a lovely original quilt.

Canadian Kristin said...

Amazing! Love all the thought and detail and 'firsts' you fit into this one stunning quilt! Well done!

Hooray to find another 'local girl'! I am a new quilter just down Hwy 1 from you and have been scouring the web for local quilting! Glad to have found you!

Deborah said...

This is a gorgeous quilt!

Beth said...

Wow, wow. Great design, great colors, great quilting. Not that I am surprised, but still GREAT quilt.

AnnieO said...

New York Beauty, indeed! So great that you satisfied a lot of challenges in one project and it turned out so terrific. Definitely a smile inducing color play. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Sandy said...

Stunning. And I love the bright colors, always a favorite pallete of mine!

Rachel said...

It's gorgeous. Your quilts always amaze me! Your quilting is unbelievably beautiful. Was this really your first time free-motion quilting??? You can bet my first attempt didn't look this good ;)

Lonci said...

Very impresszive, congratlations:)

Miri said...

Stunning! Beautiful colors and the quilting is wonderful!

Mom2three said...

Wow! What vibrant colors, creative stitching, and patterns. Absolutely gorgeous!

Denise :) said...

Gosh, this is stunning! :)

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Simply stunning!!

kameleonquilt said...

This quilt is gorgeous, - design, colours, quilting and all. Contratultions on taking on, and succeding, with so many challenges all in one quilt.

bearpaw said...

A stunning quilt - love the deisgn!

Martine said...

lumineux et ensoleillé félicitation

nima said...

wow..amazing piece of work

Karen said...

I am always in awe of these beautiful quilts. Love the colours and am full of admiration for the work you have done!

Chris said...

Incredible work.

P. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I could stare at this all day!

aubirdwoman said...

absolutley amazing .... I dare not ask ... what comes next :)

ladybug said...

beautiful job!!!

Michele said...

Challenge conquered! It's so pretty!

Michelle said...

I'm very partial to NYBs and yours is fabulous!