4/21/09

Favorite Quilt

Amy is having a Bloggers' Quilt Festival
There are over 400 quilts shown and the story behind the quilt. Go on over and check it out and join the fun!








The quilt I have chosen as my favorite is called
"Winters aren't Blue".
(Blue as in sad)
This quilt had many firsts. One was that I had joined a Quilt Bee. I didn't even know that any bees existed anymore. The fellowship of quilters was great. One of the projects of the group was that a quilt pattern was given out each month and members were to make the block. Wow this made me try new techniques. I also wanted to make a mostly blue and white quilt. I had learned a new technique in a quilt class my 1st ever quilt class, on invisible machine applique.


I had bought a quilt book by Margaret Rolfe and fell in love with this duck pattern





I used antique linens for the 1st time





and fussy cut and sharp star points





And pieced back.







And close stitching





The result:





Thank you Amy for hosting this online quilt show.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

A beautiful "blue" quilt, very nice sampler. Isn't quilt fellowship great!

Zonnah said...

The duck is so cute! Beautiful.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, your quilt turned out awesome! Very nicely done.

Joyzelle said...

Oh so BLUE-tiful!

Shasta said...

It looks great - I love sampler quilts for the variety they offer. Make a small block and move on to the next. The butterfly is adorable as well.

Serena said...

Very nice...blue and white are such classic colors....great work and great quilt...

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the colors -very nice

Quilt Rat said...

Great quilt, well done.

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the different shades of blue. Very very nice.

Mel said...

Very very nice! You do such beautiful work!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful sampler! I love all the different techniques :) Thanks for sharing.

stitchinpenny said...

Great Quilt.