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Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Blogger First

Okay so for the past couple of days blogger has been out and now I know the frustration other people have been talking about! But now it is back and I can tell you about Amy's Creative Space Spring Quilt Festival. It really is fun so check it out when you have some time to sit and see some very awesome quilts.

This is the quilt I am entering called "Sunshine Flower", for no other reason than I just like it and I love the colors. It is not large about 18 x 24. One of the best things about this quilt is that I did not labor over what to put where. I tried to work more intuitively and just enjoy the process. I did stress a little when it came to the machine quilting because I didn't want to ruin it!!! I decided to just quilt it the way it might look in nature, simple  and not complicated, mostly straight lines and a few curves. The center dots were made with a paper punch my Martha Stewart. MUCH easier than trying to cut them all out by hand and I wanted them very round. It is all hand dyed fabric which is what give the petals that very realistic look. This is completely fused which added to the fun and relatively fast completion. Try it!
I hope you all enjoy this quilt.

Kelly

31 comments:

  1. Your quilt looks like painting! I love such art quilts. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Lovely! This is such an eye catching quilt, you're exactly right the hand dyed fabrics really worked well. Good for you!

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  3. That is beautiful! I love the colors, and your quilting just makes the piece!

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  4. How amazing to combine gardening and quilting into one gorgeous and happy sunflower quilt!
    Congratulations, wow: it is absolutely beautiful!
    Smiling from ear to ear, from Cyprus,
    Valentina
    :)

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  5. The Martha Stewart hole punching is a nice add in--creative idea! Your flower is very lifelike I will add:)

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  6. This is gorgeous! The colors make me happy!

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  7. Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

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  8. Sweet quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. beautiful! It is such a happy cheerful sunflower - I'd love to have it on my wall

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  10. I love it - thanks for inspiring this novice quilter.

    I also love your blog title picture.
    I'll be back!

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  11. That's adorable! I love the idea of a paper punch for the little dots--never woulda thought of that! And how did you do the little 'x' pieces around the ctr. of the flower? It's BEAUTIFUL!

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  12. This is such an amazing quilt! Everything about is is perfect. Van Gogh would want to paint it if he saw it.

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  13. It really caught my eye. I myself have a collection of sunflower quilts I've made. I love the way the hand dyes work into the composition of it all and the blue background is stunning!

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  14. just beautiful
    I love sunflowers so this one just calls my name!!!
    love your fabric choices and I think you did a marvelous job quilting it. anything more would have distracted from the sunflower in mho.
    thanks for sharing!
    kathie

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  15. Awesome quilt!
    I love your pure color choices. It's the perfect entry for the spring festival.
    We're getting rain today and boy is my garden a happy! Hope yours is too

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  16. You quilt does look like a painting....just wonderful!

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  17. You quilt does look like a painting....just wonderful!

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  18. It's so pretty! I love that process of just doing what seems right as you go along, that you described here. It turned out beautifully!

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  19. Your sunflower looked like a painting to me at first. When I enlarged it, I saw all of the wonderful detail. It is just beautiful!

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  20. It's a really happy fun quilt. I love it and it's perfect for your spring.

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  21. Much quilt love for this one! I like the simplicity of it just being one item.

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  22. This is amazing, I love this quilt.

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  23. Terrific! Great color! Love the idea of using that hole punch!

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  24. This is a delightful quilt. I love the beautiful rich colours. Great quilting, too.

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  25. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Perfect reason to love this quilt. Very beautiful. Judy C

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  27. This is so lively. Love the leaves! Although you worked intuitively, clearly you have really looked at sunflower leaves to get the shading right. Great colour sense too, Pinkadot!

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  28. This is so lively. Love the leaves! Although you worked intuitively, clearly you have really looked at sunflower leaves to get the shading right. Great colour sense too, Pinkadot!

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