Friday, 26 October 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012


It's that time again !!

 This is the quilt I am entering into the Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012......... the twice yearly event which is organised by Amy from Amy's Creative Sdie.  I entered for the first time in the spring and my Gecko Fabulous made it through to the finals.

I am so happy to be able to enter this quilt - I think it is probably the best quilt I have made to date. 


I made it for a lady in America who told me she liked butterflies, sunflowers, she liked blues and greens and could I add a rainbow effect somewhere?.  This was the design I came up with.  The butterflies and sunflowers are machine appliqued and I quilted it on my domestic machine.

The first photo does not show up the quilting or do it real justice so here are a few close ups...






Here it is during the quilting progress - stuffed into my little machine - quite a challenge!

This is it laid out on my deck while I was basting it.  It is a big quilt measuring approx 80" x 86".

I did a blog post just with photographs, no words on the process of making the butterfly quilt.  If you'd like to see it, click here

I will let you know when voting opens but in the meantime you can head over to Amy's to check out all the beautiful entries. Have fun and wish me luck!!

Forgot to say, I think my quilt could go into any of these categories :

Favourite Bed Quilt
Favourite Applique Quilt
Favourite Home Machine Quilted Quilt.

51 comments:

Milly said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I really love the rainbow border.

Karen said...

Just beautiful... very creative to fulfill the wish for a rainbow in the border as you did... one very lucky lady is about to receive this quilt

Janet said...

A gorgeous quilt! I love to see fabulous quilts made on home machines. The colors are beautiful. It would be hard to see this quilt go to someone else.

quilthexle said...

And you gave this one away ???? Amazing - it is SOOO beautiful ! Love your colour choices !

Elaine said...

I love this quilt. The applique and the colors. You did a great job of designing with all the different things she wanted in her quilt.

PaintedThread said...

So beautiful! I love the colors

Quilting Babcia said...

This is a gorgeous quilt - I'll happily vote for it!

fallingforpieces said...

Great quilt. I especially love the rainbow border!

ANudge said...

Another gorgeous quilt, Rhianon - truly spectacular. I especially love the butterflies.

sherry said...

those are just gorgeous butterflies

kameleonquilt said...

The quilt is just gorgeous. I love how you solved the rainbow request.

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I am AMAZED that you did that quilting on your little machine. It is so beautiful!

Catherine said...

Wow! It's amazing. I love the sunflowers and the quilting.

CitricSugar said...

Holy WOW - that's pretty! Just gorgeous.

Borderline Quilter said...

Fabulous Rhianon, what a shame you didn't get to keep it!!!

Gretchen said...

This is one amazing quilt! I love it! How could you part with it? (I'm sure the lady who has it is crazy about it!)

Emma said...

Your quilt is beautiful; the rainbow background really makes it sing!

Debbie said...

Fabulous.....I loved it before and noticed it right off this morning. Now I want one for me!

Karen M. Walker said...

very very pretty! i love the quilted flowers!

straythreads said...

gorgeous quilt and quilting love your header
ann

Miss Nancy said...

Stunning, gorgeous, fantastically beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Love it!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Kathy said...

Love the colors and the quilting! Beautiful!!

Quilt+Bitch said...

Beautiful use of colors!

scientificquilter.com said...

Your borders are amazing, your quilting is amazing! Whooie love this quilt!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow its lovely - I didnt realise the size until you showed the picture of it in the machine! Thanks for sharing. #263

Margaret said...

Gorgeous!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Belinda said...

This is amazing! I can't believe you did all that on a regular machine. What great talent you are blessed with!

Rene' said...

Beautiful! Love the patchwork squares and churn dash blocks.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Rhianon; all of your quilts are stunning...but I just love this.

cat in tassie said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Heather said...

Just lovely!

flisa said...

Beautiful!

Malini said...

Wow! that's one awesome looking quilt! Bravo!

Queenie Believe said...

Your work is always amazing and beautiful. If you don't win in at least one (if not all) of the catagories I'll be surprised. The woman in America is one fortunate gal to own one of your masterpieces.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Lyanna L. said...

the detail on this quilt is fantastic - great job!

Marika Szabóne said...

Quilting Very nice work :)

Marjorie said...

I agree with everyone else. I think that you did a terrific job of meeting ever request, however vague. I'm your newest follower and looking forward to you next project.

KnittyBron said...

That's pretty darn amazing!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Wow! This is awesome. I nominated it as my favorite bed quilt. You can see my entry here. http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/2012/10/bloggers-quilt-festival-entry-jigsaw.html

Sandra said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the colors, design, quilting, everything. I nominated it for best color quilt.
Come see my hand appliqued batik tulips- entry #46
and if you like antiques see #23
Thanks

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

This is an amazing quilt! I saw some posts during construction...nice to see the finished product. It is a work of art!

Carla said...

One of the best at the festival. I love it. Beautiful work and the colors are incredible.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Stunning!! So beautiful

Karen said...

Your quilt is wonderful. There is so much amazing work involved. Great design and fabric selection. Love all your work with the quilting, too.

grapes and hearts said...

Wow such an amazing amount of work and skill! Great job :o)

sewfrench.com said...

Great quilting! And design work of course. It's interesting how it looks like a panel of fabric until you look more closely!Well done.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your quilt looks fantastic! Your colors look wonderful together and I love how the inner border ties the quilt together. I adore your beautiful machine quilting it really brings out the motives. Congratulations on making it to the finals!

bagiennka said...

Quilting unearthly. I'm very impressed. Beautifully you to leave.

nata said...

Incredible quilt! What colors! Colors of life, love and joy! I love it!

sewfrench.com said...

Congratulations!! You deserve the win!! I'm honored to hang out with you at the top of the list!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

I'm a little late, but just remembered to check out the winners. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart! You totally deserved it!

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