Praise !

"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My quilt festival entry is this quilt that I had finished during my hiatus !














Remember this one?  The leaf blocks that I had stored away for YEARS, and finally broke out and pieced together with center blue scrappy squares is now a finished quilt.
I  machine-quilted it.
I started out with the intention of closely stippling behind the leaves, quilting veins into the leaves, and then doing a large allover water-swirly design in the center blue squares.

But after doing a bit of backgrounding, I realized that the quilting would be heavier on the edges of the quilt than in the center, so I decided to just do the close stipple/meander over the entire quilt.

It turned into a bit stiffer quilt than I intended, but since it is really a good visual quilt for hanging on a wall, that's not a problem.
I pieced the back from bigger pieces of leftover blue prints, and added in a free-pieced tree block that was made at the same time as the leaves.  That makes the quilt a horizontal quilt from the backside.  But I put the sleeve on vertically for the quilt to hang widthwise over my couch.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this one finished............I really like it !
You can see more beauties from links at Bloggers' Quilt Festival, 2011..

8 comments:

  1. Your quilt is lovely. I feel as so if I'm looking at a crisp fall day. Heaven!

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  2. so beautiful!! love it all. the leaves are lovely and the quilting looks great. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  3. I love this quilt. It reminds me of fall in Vermont.

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  4. Thanks for showing this...love your color choices. And the fun quirky back is great. So glad it is not hidden away any more.

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  5. That quilt is a thing of beauty! Imagine pulling a block from the cupboard setting in motion a creative process turning into this fabulous quilt - way to go! Thank you for sharing!

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