Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quilt Festival...My Favorite Quilt


I definitely wanted to participate in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Amy at Park City Girl Blog is hostessing this event. You must run over to her blog and look at the ever growing list of quilts. She has prizes and there are sponsors...GREAT FUN!!
I picked this 'BONNIE' quilt because, well, actually it is THE ONLY completely finished quilt I have done, so it should be my favorite right? I have lots of flimsy waiting to be hand quilted....but not finished. This was a gifted baby quilt I went 'round and 'round with. I didn't have or use a pattern. I started it 3 different times, ripping out and starting over again. I finally gave up and settled for this lay out. I free pieced the name Bonnie using Tonya's from Lazy Gal Quiltings free pieced letter tutorial.


Here is a close up of one of the crazy squares.....see the cute little lambs just peeking through the lace and ric rac!!


Another one featuring pretty little girls.....possible having a tea party surrounded by more lace and ric rac!!!


I finished it up by HAND QUILTING it. This was only the second time I had ever hand quilted anything! The first quilt I hand quilted was about 25 yrs. ago ( still not finished) was just straight lines around the squares. Go here if you want to see. This time I quilted little hearts....fans....cross-hatch across the Bonnie part and there are some 'squiggle' lines too. (click on picture to see close up)
OK....so I hope you enjoyed seeing this quilt.....again!!

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31 comments:

  1. I love this one..have admired it before.. hmm think its getting prettier and prettier..:o)

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  2. I love the laces and ric rac...and you HAND QUILTED it?! It's wonderful!

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  3. Pink, tea party girls, lace, rick rack, hand quilting...beautifulness. That's a word, right?

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  4. I really do love this Bonnie Quilt. I love the marriage of fabric, texture and pattern.

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  5. What a lovely quilt. So feminine. My oldest would love it. Pink is her favorite color. And you hand quilted it!! I always say I don't think I would even want to try that, but now I don't know. Seeing this quilt has me swaying in the wind.
    ~Tootles for now!

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  6. Such a pretty quilt. And I really like your "His and Hers" quilt too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Very very nice. Love the little extras. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. you might have went around and around and ripped some out but it turned out beautiful... I love the way you added lace

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  9. This is so pretty! Very shabby chic! Love the colors and details.

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  10. Really like this quilt! Ya done good!

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  11. Beautiful quilt. I love the pinks...one of my favorite colors. Great job.

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  12. Beautiful,,Very pretty!
    Good luck..
    Julia ♥

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  13. Wow! What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors. Gorgeous!!!

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  14. Join the club. Your quilt is beautiful. Love the colors combination and the crazy quilt blocks Weldone!

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  15. Oh I could see that quilt over and over - it is just so lovely. I love the story and the quilt. Thanks for showing it again!!!!

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  16. You should still be proud of it! Love the hand quilting!

    Cna't wait to see what is next!

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  17. Oh that is so lovely!!!!! Wonderful quilt!

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  18. I did enjoy seeing this quilt again - you did such a great job on it.

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  19. Always a treat to see this quilt Belinda. So sweet and feminine. I'm sure she'll treasure it as a grown woman.

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  20. What a pretty quilt. So soft and feminine.

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  21. This is so lovely. Great work, and thanks for showing the details.

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  22. It is such a beautiful quilt and I love the hand quilting. I also really like including the name as part of the quilt.

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  23. The piecing on this quilt is wonderful and you are so much better at hand quilting than I.

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  24. love this...the ric rac, the letters....amazing!

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  25. Beautiful! I'm amazing at your hand quilting! Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. A very cute quilt. I really like the colors and the name you put on it.

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  27. Beautiful quilt. Are you sure it's your first? Thanks for sharing.

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  28. This is a beautiful quilt! I think you did a great job on the free-piecing, and I can't believe that you hand-quilted a baby quilt to give away!! Wow, I'm sure she'll treasure it! You should be proud of yourself.

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