Friday, 17 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2013


It's springtime and that can only mean one thing.  It's time for the Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival.
It is organised by Amy from Amy's Creative Side and  I must pause here to thank Amy for all her hard work in organising the festival.


This year we are allowed to enter two quilts.
This is my first entry - my snow dyed butterfly quilt.


 I snow dyed all but the peachy fabric for this quilt myself.  It measures 42" x 47" and is my own design.



I free motion quilted this on my domestic - I have a Janome 1600.  This is the center section.


I machine appliqued the butterflies then worked a bit of trapunto to make them stand out. I quilted freehand feathers and pebbles behind them.

I then added two more layers to the butterflies....


and added a fuzzy center for the bodies.  I crocheted them with some funky fur yarn and sewed them down very securely.







I am entering this quilt into the Favourite Baby Quilt catergory,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'd be thrilled if you voted for my quilt.
Rhianon.
http://www.inlinkz.com/?refId=3267

29 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Both quilts are gorgeous Rhianon

Seams Sew Together said...
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Seams Sew Together said...

Love it your quilting is fabulous!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

that's quite a work of art. The quilting alone is marvellous but you have hand dyed and also created three dimensional components - so much creativity and patience.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your quilt is jaw dropping now I see I can't even stand a chance against you! :)))

CitricSugar said...

I love this one and it almost makes me sad that all our snow has finally melted away and I have to wait before trying my hand at snow-dying... :-)

Thanks, as always, for the inspiration!

Quilting Babcia said...

Simply lovely - so soft and cuddly with your snow-dyed fabrics!

Mary said...

I've never seen 'snowdyed' fabrics. so soft and pretty, love the 3-D butterflies.

Patti said...

Love your snow dyed fabrics, and the quilting on this is just amazing! Really beautiful.

Sandy said...

Your quilts are extraordinary! Beautiful fabrics. I'm not sure I understand snow dye fabrics, but I do love them!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is just the softest, prettiest colors - love the butterflies and the quilting is gorgeous.

a maidenhair fern said...

Wow, beautiful quilting.

Karen said...

Your quilt is a delight. Lovely colours from the snow dyeing. The design works beautifully and the butterflies are gorgeous.

Lorna said...

I have never heard of snow dyeing. But if this is what it looks like I am adding it to my todo list. Your machine quilting is beautiful. What a wonderful entry!!

Dianne Neale said...

Wow, your work is amazing. Good luck!

Barbara Stanbro said...

I love what you've done here. Simply fabulous workmanship and beautiful quilting.

Amy said...

What a beautiful piece! Your quilting is unbelievable.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Wow! Love this.

Jean said...

This is beautiful. Amazing quilting and the butterflies are a great added touch.

Martine Kuciel said...

superbe ces couleurs pastelles sans oublier cette magnifique envolée de papillons.

Susan Lawson said...

Beautiful quilt, I love those butterflies!

Rachell said...

so amazing! great job! how did you make the extra layers of butterflies?

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I LOVE your 3d butterfly!!! You have such a wonderful sense of color, great quilt!

Patricia said...

So soft and delicate and FUN!

Debi R said...

Your baby quilt is delightfully beautiful! I hope it wins!

vexa said...

Congrats! It's beautiful.

Esther F. said...

I am in AWE!
Congratulations on your victory in the baby quilt category!
Your FMQ is fabulous!!! I wish I was as good as you! I have only been FMQ for a few months, and I do see progress, but nothing near your kind of standard!
Great job!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Janet said...

Congratulations! What an awesome quilt!!

Carla said...

Congratulations on your win! This quilt is beautiful.

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