Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival....

Often I find my favourite quilt, is the one I'm working on right now, and it's true for this one...

I've been working on this quilt for a while, but it's nearly finished. It's from the first Material Obsession book. It reminds me of buckets of flowers at a florist, so this morning when I when to get some flowers from Aromaunga, I asked the lovely ladies if they would let me take a picture!
Can you see how the colours of the flowers are echoed in the fabric...
I think the more I quilt, the more simple they get. It's about the colour and the contrast.
I think the fabrics are so beautiful they speak for themselves!

Even the binding is beautiful! Thanks to Amy for the opportunity to showcase a quilt that I really really love.
Do visit some more quilts here from May 21st...



49 comments:

Leslie said...

i love this and i love that you got these sweet ladies to hold it for a photo....the colors are so amazing and go so well with the flowers!!! i am right with you too...the more quilts i make the simpler they are. i think simple is definitely better. when you can showcase the fabrics like you did you are doing it right

Sarah said...

It looks so simple but yet so beautiful!

MaryAnne said...

Gorgeous!

Stormy Days said...

Lately, my quilts have taken on that kind of look. Vibrant color with white to show it off. Your quilt is beautiful. Can't wait to see more of them. Told you I would stick around.

Catherine said...

Love the simple layout which really makes those beautiful fabrics standout. Great idea for the photo shoot too!!

Leah said...

Oh, I know what you mean about simplicity - these glorious fabrics just shine on their own really :)

bearpaw said...

This is gorgeous - I love it. Like a picture gallery for the beautiful fabrics!

sunt said...

I can relate to everything you're saying--let the fabrics do the talking, and the one you're working on being the favourite. This quilt just glows! I love the simplicity of it, and the ratio of block to sashing. Brilliant!

Jodi said...

This quilt is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

You are so right about letting the fabrics speak for themselves instead of cutting them into tiny unrecognizable pieces.

Sew It Up Baby! said...

I would totally have to agree with you there. The fabrics are so beautiful in themselves that it's hard to cut into them and make them ity bity pieces. The way you displayed them make them shine! There is beauty in simplicity... :o)

Michelle said...

Great colors! The white sashing was a stroke of genius. Really shows off the vibrant block colors.

Valentina said...

How amazing! I love it, :)
Great pictures and I can almost smell the frangrance of your quilt!
Thanks for sharing!

Katie B. said...

A beautiful quilt! I love the way the simple design highlights the fabrics.

Carol said...

I agree with you. Simple often shows off beautiful fabrics to their best advantage. Your quilt is lovely.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, these colors are fabulous! So bright and cheery. Love the quilt.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love your color choices and the hand quilting is fabulous! Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

Suedio said...

Sometimes it seems we take great fabric and make great quilts with them, but the pieces are too small to really "see" the fabric. I love that all your gorgeous fabrics, as you say, speak for themselves.

Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue

Kristen said...

Gorgeous fabrics and beautiful hand quilting! That was so nice of them as it goes well with those flowers.

kwiltmakr said...

The more I see these quilts with just a big block the more I like them because as you said you can really see the beautiful fabrics. Nice job.

AJ said...

Lovely Colours

Allie said...

Brilliant - the perfect way to showcase lovely fabrics! Nicely done!

Laurel H. said...

Really pretty! I think I marked this as a fave in flickr...

Melissa said...

Love that I can see your stitches in the sashing. Is it hand quilted? It has that look. Beautiful!

whatktmadenext said...

Beautiful! The colours are absolutely gorgeous and the white sets them off so well.

Karen said...

What a perfect design to set off such beautiful fabrics. Fantastic quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Lovely quilt! It looks like a flower market. Very pretty!

Marie said...

Beautiful, and great colors

Stephanie said...

Beautifully simple... just my style :)

Kim said...

Love the floral fabrics.

Diane said...

the fabrics look so fresh against the white sashing-beautiful.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

Sew Lovins said...

Very pretty; love the large blocks, simplicity yet cheeriness! Thanks for sharing

mom said...

Ohhh, I love flowers AND quilts so your quilt is the perfect combination for me! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

janet said...

Such beautiful colors.

stitchinpenny said...

When your fabrics spoke for themselves they talked to me. Great

GLÒRIA said...

Very, very, very nice quilt!!! Good work!!! Happy Festival!

Randi said...

Love the colors...they make me so happy!

SewCalGal said...

Very cheerful. You did a great job!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

georgie said...

I can see why you love the quilt so bright and pretty.
Georgie x

PatchworkQuilting said...

I love simple quilts that show off the fabric to its best advantage... you surely did that!
~MaggieB

Lizzy said...

Such a fun quilt -- love the colors. They really pop with the white sashing.

Angie said...

I know what you mean about loving the quilt that you are currently working on. This quilt is fun with bright colors! What a fantastic color choice!!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Awesome Colors!

Sandra said...

what a great way to showcase fabrics you can't cut up. Very springy.
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suchele said...

Love the colors you chose!

ktquilts said...

Great colors, I love that the fabrics speak for themselves without a lot of piecing!!

Blessings,

KT

Heather said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Spring every day when you look at it. It's something I could see my mother making.

sewpam63 said...

A beautiful Spring bouquet done up in fabric! Lovely. : ) Thanks for sharing.