Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quilt Festival



My entry for the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival.

My third quilt I ever made.  All hand pieced.  It isn't perfect but it is perfect to me.

I learned so much making this quilt.  The hand sewing taught me how to get accurate points.  And seams.  It also taught me the importance of careful cutting.

It hangs in my living room.   And I adore it.

-dana

P.S.  If you're looking for the giveaway . . . look down to the last post.

39 comments:

That Girl said...

It is perfect! I love my first quilts that were completely hand-pieced and quilted. I love the colors!

Jennifer :)

Terriaw said...

That is a lot of hand piecing! What a gorgeous quilt. It has a stained-glass look, making each block really pop out. Kudos to you!

Rafael's Mum said...

It's lovely Dana... and look at all those points to match! and that for a second quilt.... it's amazing and no wonder you treasure it!

Sara said...

That is a very intricate pieced quilt and it reminds me of a stained glass effect with the sun beaming on it as well:)

Jessica said...

I am impressed! It is a beautiful quilt. That is a lot of hand piecing.

soggybottomflats said...

I love it! Hand piecing is alot of fun but you seem to have it mastered! Thanks for sharing Dana.
Elaine

laurenaphelps said...

It's beautiful! Congrats on hand piecing the whole thing! I cannot imagine!

corinnea said...

Very beautiful and kudos for hand peicing!!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Woweeee. It's beautiful. Hand pieced? Really?? Color me impressed! : )

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Dana! I thought you made MANY MANY quilts. I am so surprised.

Blue Is Bleu said...

This was only your third quilt?? And you hand pieced it? My hands are crying just thinking about it! It's beautiful... I'd hang it up where I could enjoy it too!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love the one red square and knowing that it's hand pieced. I'd like to try that sometime. I love my sitting on the couch sewing time!

Awesome quilt. I can't believe it was only your third!!

Deb said...

That's fantastic. I started hand piecing too. I do think it's a good way to start really! I love your quilt.

DeeRoo said...

About time! I was wondering when you were going to enter a quilt! Adorable...love the one red square! Yep...you should be proud!

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scottylover said...

Very pretty! I learned to quilt by hand piecing too. I still haven't finished the top. The teacher had us sew all the block together, then left it up to us to figure out the borders and quilt it!

Thanks for sharing.
Sandy A

jabeybaby said...

That is beautiful, I love the one red block!

Dianne said...

Absolutely beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself - a quilt is a major accomplishment. I love the colors...and the design.

wishes, true and kind said...

It's so nice to see someone posting one of their early quilts for the festival! I admire the hand piecing! I've really got to learn how to do that one of these days.

Dani said...

pickled peppers -- whatta wonderful giveaway!

sarah, rsm said...

love it!

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

WOW That's amazing - i can't believe you hand-pieced that.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

It is really pretty, esp. with the one red star. Amazing hand piecing for a third quilt!

Quiltluver said...

Your third quilt? Great quilt, and the fact that it was hand pieced is impressive. Great job.

AnnieO said...

I've never hand pieced anything!!! so am super impressed that you did a project this large and complicated so early in your quilting life. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Allie said...

Dana your quilt is beautiful! I can't believe you hand pieced it all--wow!

2miracles/Tove said...

I love this quilt it looks like a real stain glass almost.
Great job!

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, fab looking quilt and there is always something extra special about a handstitched quilt.

Elissa said...

what a GORGEOUS quilt. dana, you amaze me. THAT was your THIRD quilt and you hand pieced it? and, as usual, it is your taste to add the red square that makes me just love the things you do.

Lonci said...

It's beautiful:) Congratulations:)

Amy said...

ummm you have way more patience than I. I could never hand piece a quilt. It's amazing Dana.

em's scrapbag said...

Wonderful quilt. Love the red block in all the blue ones!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Love this quilt! Love the one red star! Awesome Dana. ;o)

prashant said...

Dana your quilt is beautiful!
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Eileen said...

wonderful quilt--looks rather ethereal in the picture. thanks for sharing

Zlaty said...

wow hand pieced! Happy sewing!

Bellgirl said...

What a beautiful quilt! It looks like a flag waving in the breeze.

KaHolly said...

Stand up and take a bow! This is great!

Sandra said...

What a summery cool star sampler. I'm impressed with the hand piecing and any quilt that you learn from is a winner.
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Laurel H. said...

As much as I like the quilt, I think I like the story behind it even more. :)