Friday, April 17, 2009

Online Quilt Festival


Amy at Park City Girl is having an online quilt festival and thought I'd join in.  I rarely join in blog giveaways or put links in for others, but this is a good idea.

She asks to put a picture of your favorite quilt up and tell the story.  I have so many quilts that I love it's hard to pick one.  

The quilt above is my first machine appliqued quilt.  It was a class called "Drunkard's Flowers" at QuiltUniversity.  It took me a year to finish and quilt it.  I gave the quilt to my mother a couple of years ago so I don't have better pictures of it.  If you click on it, I think it will show up with more detailed look.

I FMQ with a satin stitch around all the flowers and leaves.  I FMQ a vine in the white area around the center flower.  I outlined the flowers and the half/circles around the outer border.   It will always be one of my favorite quilts because it was so hard to make as a newbie yet it turned out so beautiful.

27 comments:

hetty said...

It certainly is beautiful! I can see why it is one of your favourites! Well done!
Just an aside... the word verification is hettio. That's my nickname. How cool is that?

Carol said...

Gorgeous and in my favorite color palette to boot :) I love doing applique so always enjoy seeing what other people have accomplished.

Amelia said...

Very Very pretty...certainly one you can be proud to say "I made that".

Kerri said...

so very pretty!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt!

Tami said...

Oooh, pretty, pretty flowers. The colors are beautiful too.

Zonnah said...

Wow, for you first you sure did a great job!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your quilt is beautiful Bethany. You chose a difficult first project and it turned out great. Thanks for stopping by my blog and you nice comment on my quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. You did a fabulous job.

Mary said...

Your quilt was worth the work and time it took to make. Love the applique with Drunkards path.

Shelley Swanland said...

Really Beautiful Bethany!

scrappy quilter said...

Georgous quilt.

Quilt Rat said...

Oh so very beautiful, your Mom is a lucky girl to have this for herself.

nicolette said...

Very pretty quilt!

Mary L. said...

That is a stunning quilt! Your mom is one lucky lady! Great job.

Rhonda said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love the machine applique. I know your mom is proud of it. Great job!

Emma said...

It really is a beautiful quilt! I can't believe you did it as a newbie!

stitchinpenny said...

haven't gotten brave enough to do an applique like this, but I know enough to respect the work you have done here.

ROZ said...

Stunning job, and your work is so neat!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

What a beautiful quilt! I bet your mom loves having it in her home ;) I love the fabric/color choices - I need to get into a little more applique - it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing

quiltmom said...

What a stunning applique quilt - it certainly will be one to be treasured by your loved ones. You did a beautiful job.
Regards,
Anna

Micki said...

I love applique, so i really enjoyed this one!
Micki

Janet Brady said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kim said...

Lucky mom to receive such a beautiful gift from her daughter :-) You did a fantastic job! It is gorgeous!

moramargaritaster said...

very very fabulous!you can be proud.Great jo!

Ariane said...

Love the quilt. It's beautiful.

paula, the quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! Don't you love Quilt University? I have taken several classes there.