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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival - Tranquility - Home Machine Quilted

It is Quilt Market time which also means it is the Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival time.
spring 2015 BQF Button

Hosted each year by Amy Ellis, the Bloggers Quilt Festival takes you on a virtual quilt show, with some amazing quilts, all from the comfort of your own home.  There are numerous categories and lots to see, so make sure you head on over and check out all the quilty goodness.

Your can enter a maximum of two quilts, and here's my first one - this is being entered in the Home Machine Quilted category.


This quilt was started a long time ago - back in 2011 - and was a group quilt made as a round robin quilt through my traditional guild, the Blue Mountain Quilters Guild.  I started with this block,
start of a round robin
handed it off to the round robin organizer and then I didn't see my quilt again until the top was completed, some months later.  I was in a group with some fabulous creative quilters, and was thrilled with the top I got back.
Round robin
I just didn't feel my quilting skills were up to snuff to tackle it at the time.  Fast forward 2 years, to last November, when I decided I was ready and started planning my quilting.  A lot of SID to stabilize the different areas, and then I went wild and had some fun. 

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I love how this quilt turned out!
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The quilt is approx. 50 x 54 inches, I double batted it with a layer of wool over cotton, and used Aurifil 50wt and Superior Bottomline throughout.  It was stitched on my HV Mega Quilter.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the show!

Happy quilting! Janet

19 comments:

Plain Ol' Vanilla said...

Janet,

This quilt is absolutely stunning. Your quilting skills shine! Thank you for sharing this gem.

Joyce

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Just such a lovely quilt and quilting.

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting!!!

Leanne said...

The quilting on this quilt is stunning, it is wonderful.

Renate said...

OH ME! Words fail me! Stunning, Stunning!!!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

I was over at Amy's blog, and recognized your talented quilting. This is amazing!

Kamila @ Work-With-Patches said...

What a great idea for a beautiful quilt!!! I love your design, nice fabrics and WONDERFUL quilting!!! :)
Greetings from Poland
Kamila

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Wow! Absolutly beautiful. I love how the design pops with your fabulous quilting! Gorgeous!

Gina said...

Another one of your quilts that blows me away with your incredible quilting skills!

Shannon said...

The quilting is lovely and really complements the piece!

Nini and the Sea said...

What a beautiful quilt.

Nini~

Sarah said...

The back looks so awesome!

Maggi said...

Just beautiful.

Vivian said...

Wonderful quilting! The back is as stunning as the front!

Di said...

Oh my goodness! Stunning work! Beautiful!

Hope said...

Your quilting is lovely, all those bendy, curvy feathers... I love how well you can see the quilting on the back, it's beautiful.

Leanne Parsons said...

Wow! That is stunning!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Beautiful. Such wonderful texture in all the quilting.

ipatchandquilt said...

What a stunning quilt! Those feathers have me drooling! Fantastic work!
Esther
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