Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Hand Quilting

I've decided to join in the Bloggers Quilt Festival with my apple quilt that I made last year. I started making scrappy 9 patch blocks in red with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Then I was coloring with the kids and noticed an apple that would fit perfectly into a 5 inch block. Red was the color of the month and I had plenty of red and maroon fabrics. I also needed a hand work project while waiting in the car line to pick up the kids. How about some applique apples? I drew my lines and glued them to the backgrounds and had plenty of hand work for a few weeks. After I put the quilt together, I took the plunge and decided to hand quilt it. I had plenty of encouragement from the ladies who link up with Kathy's Sunday Slow Stitching and soon I had a finished quilt. This quilt finished at 36 inches square. I love how this quilt came out and look forward to displaying it in my dining room in the fall. This just reminds me of my home state of Vermont and all those wonderful Macintosh apples that I have picked over the years with my Mom and family. Good times and some great memories. Not to mention all those yummy apple pies =). Please excuse the Miss Kitty socks in the picture - my daughter Emily has to be in all my quilt pictures one way or another.

Head on over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival and enjoy the quilt link up party.

13 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful! My SIL would adore it as her kitchen and dining room are both apple-themed! So glad you decided to hand quilt it, it lends a certain softness that is hard to duplicate with the machine.

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  2. You did such a great job on this quilt!

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  3. What a great choice for the quilt festival. It is always fun when quilts evolve along the way. The end result is sometimes even more than we had hoped for.

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  4. What a gorgeous quilt ... I love hearing the history behind this quilt, too.

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  5. Oh, and I'm sure glad you decided to enter this quilt! Good for you!

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  6. Manzanas !!!! mi gran pasión......
    precioso trabajo
    saludos

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  7. Very cute! And I love when feet are in quilt pictures. It gives both a sense of scale and the idea that the makers are human beings and not perfect stitching robots. :-)

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  8. Love this! Cute how you only made a leaf on some of them. Great work!

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