Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nominated! Vote at Blogger's Quilt Festival

I was thrilled to receive an email from Amy today to say that my customer Linda's Red Cross Quilt had been nominated for voting in 2 categories - Favorite 2 Colour Quilt and Favorite Professionaly Machine Quilted. 
Amy's Creative Side

Voting is open now and anyone can vote - so, head on over to Amy's Creative Side.  There are a number of categories to vote on with a wonderful selection of quilts.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Red Cross Quilt

I am once again participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival organised by Amy of Amy's Creative Side from May 18 to June 1, 2012.  The Blogger's Quilt Festival is an online quilt festival where bloggers from around the world showcase a quilt.  Once you have had a look here, head on over and take some time viewing the other wonderful quilts. 

This time, I am sharing another of Linda's quilts.  Linda is from Quilts in the Barn and, after visiting the Infinite Variety Exhibition of red and white quilts in New York City last year, she has developed a love of red and white quilts.  Linda's quilt is the traditional Red Cross Quilt which was pieced to perfection.

Linda loves feathers, so feathers I quilted ...

As a contrast to the feathers, the red crosses and the red sashing have been quilted with simple continuous curves and cross-hatching.

This quilt will be exhibited as part of the Quilts in the Barn Exhibition
(a fundraiser for Breastcancer Research)  as follows:-
Quilts In The Barn 2012

Infinite Variety Revisited
An Exhibition of Red And White Quilts
5th, 6th, 7th October 2012
Also featuring Red And White Antique Quilts
by Mary Koval
Check Linda's Blog for further details

I hope you have enjoyed Linda's quilt - remember to head on over to see many of the other wonderful quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - enjoy!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Liberty Circles Quilt

Today's featured quilt is a hand pieced quilt made by my customer Penny.  Penny completed this quilt during classes at Patchwork on Central Park.  It is Penny's version of the amazing Liberty Circles Quilt designed by Angie of Patchwork on Central Park.  As the name suggest, the quilt includes an array of Liberty fabrics.

We decided to keep the quilting fairly simple with radiating lines being quilted from each of the circles.  The circles have been quilted with 1/4 inch outlines and continuous curves.  The stars in the sashing have received some continuous curves and the borders have been quilted with piano keys.

Following are some close-ups of a few of the blocks which certainly demonstrate the intricate piecing involved in this quilt.

Some more photos of this incredible quilt can be found on my flickr account.

Thanks Penny for yet again allowing me to quilt one of your wonderful quilts - enjoy!