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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vase With Flowers


Vase With Flowers, it sounds so la tee da......the colors are not true, it is much brighter!



The background is Etchings, a MODA fabric by 3 Sisters. I quilted it before I fused down the shapes.




My machine quilting went pretty good. I used the batting Tuscany and love it! A tip about what color thread you use.....take the spool and draw out a small length, lay it across the fabric. It is an applique technique but works for this too. If you want it to stand out or blend in it will help you decide before you stitch.



Most of the featured appliques are Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I was undecided about the birds but went for what I thought would appeal to the masses. The quilt is going to be one of the raffle quilts at our quilt show this weekend. We have 43 quilts!



If you live nearby please be sure to stop in, it's a great show!

Kelly

19 comments:

  1. I so admire your work Kelly! This is just beautiful, and you put it together so quickly! Just lovely!

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  2. Cute. Can't wait to see the show.

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  3. You must never sleep! It's gorgeous!
    See you at the show.

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  4. Beautiful! Your bouquet is lush and gorgeous...I believe I can almost smell those blooms. ;o)

    Someone is going to be tickled to win this, Kelly.

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  5. Truly beautiful. I almost feel like I can smell the flowers.

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  6. Wow!!! That's what I call a stunning flower arrangement , and you picked the perfect vase too. It's wonderful!! Have fun at the show!

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  7. Gotta love that vase, flowers and especially the bird--so Springlike!! Great work Julierose

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  8. Great fabric combination. Lovely quilt. Good luck with your quilt show. Wish I was visiting!

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  9. I love it!
    I wish I could come and win and your little piece. What a great modern broderie perse
    Have fun at the show

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  10. Wow! Your vase is lovely and the bird is just perfect. You did such a great job with the fussy cutting. I know it will be a great show - I'm just too far away to attend!

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  11. Very nice bouquet of flowers and nicely quilted. Like the rough ends. Good idea to quilt the background first. It is a lot of work to change colours don't you think?
    Alot of succe with the show!
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  12. Fabulous, Kelly! All the best for the show - I'm sure the raffle tickets will be a sell out!

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  13. Love it!!! Beautiful!!! Wish I could see it in person or buy raffle tickets online...

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  14. WOW. I love it. You did such a beautiful job with the flowers, the stitching. It just looks so amazing.
    Wish I could be at the show.

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  15. I thought those were Kaffe prints! Your pieced turned out beautifully, especially with that lovely quilting. Very nice.

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  16. I love LOVE this piece, I think it is one of my favorites of yours! I wish I could come to your quilt show! Unfortunately, our granddaughter's dance recital is tomorrow too. You all put on a really nice show. competing for your raffle quilt would definately be worth the ride!
    Hugs,
    Mickie

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  17. It is interesting how different your vase fabric looks when it is rotated 90 degrees.

    Lovely piece. Enjoy your show,

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  18. Oh, Kelly, this turned out so beautifully! I really like the addition of the birds, too!

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