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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I hope you'll take time to visit the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy Ellis (Amy's Creative Side).  You'll find a variety of beautiful and inspirational quilts, from all over the world. And, there is plenty of time for you to enter too!   And, you can vote for your favorite and get entered to win a prize when you vote.

Amy's Creative Side

I'm sharing my Feather Christmas wall-hanging that I recently completed.  I had fun making this quilt, as it goes together really quickly. Although, I spent more time with free-motion quilting, as I wanted to have a pretty heavy amount of FMQ on this quilt.  {Don't look that closely, as I'm still learning FMQ}


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 24"x28
Special techniques used : applique, pieced, free-motion quilting
Designed by:  Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Made by:  SewCalGal
Quilted by : SewCalGal
Best Category : Home-Machine Quilted  Wall-Hanging, Two Colors


This beautiful design is by Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio.    It is a fun applique' quilt design that you can do easily with cutting out pieces from templates provided in the pattern, or very quickly using Sarah Vedeler's AccuQuilt GO! Heather Feather dies.

Cherry is actually at Quilt Market, but I hope she'll enter her version and/or her other designs in this Festival.  If you are at Quilt Market, check out her designs in Brewer's booth and Island Batik's booth. And, you can also find these designs and more at her new site: http://www.shop.cherryblossomsquilting.com/

I'm currently working on her Feathered Wreath design:

Fancy Feather Christmas Tree

And, for next Fall I'd love to make her Autumn Bliss design.

Autumn Bliss


I hope you have fun visiting all the blogs entered in this Quilt Festival.  I'm certainly looking forward to seeing them all!  

The schedule of events is this :
October 26 – 31 Linky open (you can enter your quilts)
November 1 – 4 Nominations are made (nominate your favorite quilts)
November 5 -8 Vote for your favorites
November 9 Winners announced


Thank you to Amy for coordinating the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival!

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55 comments:

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Darlene! Love it.

Eileen said...

How lovely. Elegant Christmas quilt. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

KaHolly said...

I fell in love with Cherry's Christmas Tree the first time I saw it!! And that wreath is exquisite. You did a beautiful job.

Susan Standen said...

Really love your Christmas tree. Great entrant into the quilt festival.

Barb said...

fun quilt! Your thumbnail shot drew me right to it. I'm jealous that your button works. I can't seem to get mine to.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have always loved this pattern. It's beautiful!

Janine said...

Beautiful quilt!

Quilting Babcia said...

Great holiday design, and I really like your fabric choices!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Very elegant. It is really stunning.

Staci said...

Lovely Christmas Quilt! Thanks for sharing it today!

Alison said...

Very beautiful! Love that you made yours in just red and white. :)

CitricSugar said...

Gorgeous! Applique scares the pants off me so I'm extra impressed!

treadlemusic said...

An elegant simple design that is timeless and beautifully executed!! Thanks for sharing!! Your quilting is perfect for the motif!!

sherry said...

nicely done...i like the range of different fabrics used

Shannon said...

This is lovely! I'm tempted to try making one now. I love the arrangment of the feather shapes to make a tree!

LethargicLass said...

I love everything about this... I would love to see the others when you are finished :)

Debbie said...

superb....I love it.

Gretchen said...

This is a great Christmas quilt! I love it!

prairieharmony said...

This is a very pretty quilt :)

Sunshine Girl said...

This is lovely - thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

Beautiful Job!! Aren't her patterns gorgeous?

Karen said...

I really like the way this quilt has turned out. The design is so elegant. Gorgeous work.

Shontelle said...

Your quilt is nothing short of gorgeous. So elegant and pretty. Thanks for the link for the pattern, I am off to check it out - I really like the look of that wreath!

Quiltbenaco said...

Belli tutti, il mio preferito è l'alberello, è un buon spunto....
Ciao

MooseStash Quilting said...

Fabulous! Don't you just love those Accuquilt dies!!

Marie said...

Love your quilt - and that feathered wreath that you are working on now is something else!

Lorna said...

Stunning Christmas wall hanging. Great colour choice and awesome quilting. Wow! You must be so pleased with the results!

Diane Wild said...

I'm really in love with this pattern. May have to add another to my "to-do" bucket. Beautiful quilting, Darlene.

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

Really pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

I've always loved the elegant simplicity of this pattern.

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

How lovely. The subtle color choice really lets the pattern shine through. :)

Lesley said...

Love your little quilt! You did a wonderful job of quilting it!

Janet said...

Lovely little quilt! I really like the Autumn Bliss design. I might have to find the pattern.

moira said...

so so pretty - great job

Margaret said...

Fun quilt! The designs are great-

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Dana Gaffney said...

I love that, did you use the GO to cut the feathers? It's really beautiful, I can't decide if I like her tree or wreath better. Thanks.

Rene' said...

Love this! Great job!

Lisa Lisa said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is stunning..I just love it. Can I ask; did you happen to use the Go die for your feathers? I am thinking about getting this die.

Candied Fabrics said...

THis is lovely! The large print works so well in the border as well as the tree!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. I love the other designs by Cherry , I can see why you want to make them all!

Lyanna L. said...

it looks so classic - great job! =)

Emma said...

Such a beautiful Christmas tree. Does this mean that you're ready for the holidays? :)

Derrith said...

I love this quilt! The red and white is so clean and graphic and ai really love the border effect!

Nana said...

Love your quilt and the wreath. Great work.

Vera said...

It's lovely!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is a pretty tree. Well done

Rose Marie said...

So lovely!

Sandra said...

what a crisp, fresh holiday quilt.
Great job.

Come see my entry #46 Batik Tulips
applique, hand quilt, wall hanging

and #23 antique zigzag quilt

Kate Brown said...

I love how pretty and elegant the tree is. Beautifully done!!

Heidi Grohs said...

Gosh...I would love to have this quilt in my house during the holidays. I know the perfect room ;D

desertskyquilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful and graceful! Love your fabrics. Best of luck in the voting. You are a winner already because you own this quilt!

Julie in GA said...

I love your feather tree. Congratulations on making the finals!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your wall hanging looks gorgeous! I'd love to have something like this for Christmas! :) Congratulations on making it to the finals!

Books_Bound said...

Great quilt! It's so Scandinavian looking--eat your heart out, IKEA. :) I really like the little squares as a border too!