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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Quilt Festival On-line


 After feasting my eyes on the first dozen or so quilts in the Quilt Festival hosted by Amy, I have decided to participate.

I decided to showcase my header quilt "Orange Crush".



This quilt is a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.  This was the first mystery that I took part in.  It was fun taking part in the mystery. This was not my first quilt but it was the first quilt I made that had half square triangles in it. They were not the easiest for me me. But I survived.


As some of you know, I live in a small town without a quilt shop. In fact, we have a Wal-mart that is not even a supercenter. Therefore, I do not have instant access to fabric. When I made this quilt, I used scraps that had. But I ran out of black and white fabrics so I visited Wal-mart and purchased what black and white fabric they had. It was all okay except the gray and white checked.


That material was thinner and, oh my, how it stretched when I sewed it. (I then realized how important it was to purchase good fabric.) But as you can see, I worked with it and ended up with a stunning quilt. I gave it to my husband but you know how that goes. It is on display in my home all of the time, so it really still is mine.



And a mosaic.


I finished this quilt before we had snow but waited to photograph it because I was looking for the perfect setting. I actually sat down, wrapped it around me,  and "took in the view" for 10 or so minutes before going back into the house that day. Don't you just love the "stillness" of snow?

Glad you stopped by. Be sure to check out all of the other quilts in the Quilt Festival. And I hope you stop by to visit another day.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

36 comments:

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  2. je trouve vos photos superbes la neige met en valeur l'édredon, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs il est très réussi ,félicitations

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love all the fabrics you have used in it.

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  4. Wonderful quilt and I just love the photography.

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  5. It is a beautiful quilt, I can see why it is your favorite. I'm not a big fan of black and white quilts, but I am a BIG fan of your black and white quilt.

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  6. I love that quilt and how you took the photos in the snow looks great. I have thought to put a quilt in the quilt show but haven't done it - need to do that later this evening or tomorrow.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  7. Absolutely beautiful quilt - Looks fantastic in the snow too...Great work :)

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  8. I'm so glad you chose this quilt to showcase Vivian, I'm totally in love with, and have been collecting black and white fat quarters ever since I saw yours, to make one like it one day!

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  9. I love your quilt!
    the polka dots are so fun and that yellow is delicious!

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  10. I am always so afraid to mix black and white with other colors, but your quilt looks so fun and beautiful. Congratulations

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  11. Beautifully dramatic quilt. Looks gorgeous against the snow.

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  12. Wow. Stunning quilt - your snow photos set it off beautifully.

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  13. Wow! That is a great black and white quilt! The yellow works well in it and I really like the pattern too!

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  14. It's utterly beautiful! Thank you for sharing your stunning quilt with us!

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  15. What a wonderful quilt! I found a huge pile of black and white fabrics when I organized my stash recently and have been looking for something special for them - this may be it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. This is an absolutely stunning quilt!

    You can see my entryHERE...

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  17. I love black and white quilts and yours makes me smile. I read your blog regularly and enjoy seeing it on the header each time.

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  18. Striking quilt! and it does look good in the snow!

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  19. Vibrant quilt. You did a fantastic job. Of course, I love the design, but I also love, love, love your use of fabrics and colors. Delightful!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  20. I've been collecting black and whites...never thought of putting with gold. And the snowy photo shoot...perfect.

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  21. I clicked on your blog and saw your header quilt and said WOW! So funny that your BQF post is about that quilt. Great impact with the black & white!

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  22. I just love the black and white with the yellow punch, beautiful!

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  23. I love this. I'm not usually a fan of black and white, but this one could convert me...You ceratinly rose to the challenge of tackling HSTs and stretchy fabrics! -Joanne

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  24. Beautiful quilt and wonderful photography!

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  25. Stunning, stunning, stunning! Love the pictures with the snow as the background.

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  26. Wow, what a stunning quilt. I love the design, fabrics and quilting. Amazing work!

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  27. It's beautiful - even with Wal-Mart fabric! I will pray you get a wonderful quilt shop/or fabric shop to come to town soon!

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  28. What a lovely quilt; black and white always make for stunning quilts, I think.

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  29. great combination of colors and lovely design. love that bright orange with the black and white--wonderful. thanks for sharing. come visit my site: http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ i'm having a little giveaway this week

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  30. I like the limited palette you chose for your orange crush- it really is a gorgeous version of the pattern.
    I am slowly wading my way through the quilts in the festival. Glad that I have continued to view the beauties in the show. Thanks for sharing.
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  31. Wonderful!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Denise

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  32. Hi! I was wandering, aimlessly, through Blogland and happened to find yours. I LOVE your quilt in the header and after searching I discovered it's the Orange Crush pattern. Now, I made the blocks for that mystery using Bonnie's colors and just didn't like it, but yours is BEAUTIFUL! What a difference colors can make in a pattern. Just wanted to tell you how you've changed my mind about that quilt pattern! Simply beautiful!

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