Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Late Entry!

Almost missed getting my entry in for the Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2010  thanks to a flying visit from DD and DGD! We had a lovely long weekend with them filled with glorious sunshine, but as usual the house is VERY empty now that they've returned to the UK.

I think this time I have to choose the Vintage New York Beauties quilt I made a little while ago from Valori Wells  book 'Radiant New York Beauties' .




Why this one - well, because it was a number of 'firsts' for me!

My first (and probably last) paper pieced quilt.
My first attempt at applique using the  freezer paper method - something I will try again as I did enjoy it
My first attempt at free motion quilting that wasn't stippling - came out not too bad in the end luckily

So,  all in all,  even though it took  me ages to finish and at times drove me almost mental -  it is a quilt that I am proud of now .

18 comments:

Renée's Country Quilts said...

I love this, so very pretty.
You did a great job on it.
Renee

Deborah said...

It's beautiful!

soggybottomflats said...

Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing, Elaine

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Angie Padilla said...

This is the third NYB quilt I've seen so far in this festival and I find it so interesting how the layout and fabric choices make each one different. All so pretty and I like the muted tones in this one. Glad to know you like freezer paper appliqué - that's my favorite method! Yay for all these firsts; you did a great job and this is a lovely quilt.

Barb said...

oooh, i love your quilt - great colors and the border applique is great too!

Jeannie said...

As always totally awesome!!!

Dolly said...

Oh, good choice to share.
I really like this....it's a good size to have handy and enjoy daily. The applique was a beautiful finishing touch.

Lonci said...

Congratulations, very impressive quilt:)

Lynne said...

What an amazing piece of work! I keep a blogroll of UK fresh modern quilters on my blog so I'll add you (I appreciate you're not in the UK so it's kind of cheating!).

sewkalico said...

It's really wonderful and every time I see it I think I should finish my NYB!

Jo in TAS said...

A gorgeous quilt, you've done a fabulous job!

linda said...

can't beat paper piecing for accuracy. not too crazy about ripping the paper off, but the end result is worth it!

Martine said...

superbe réalisation et interprétation du livre ,j'aime beaucoup le choix des couleurs qui rendent cet ouvrage unique ,félicitations

erin lebeau said...

very intricate & pretty --you should be proud of such an accomplishment http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

Lynda said...

You should indeed be proud - it's fabulous!

Eileen said...

wonderful quilt. new york beauties are great to see--so many variations in color. love the appliqued border, too

Laurel H. said...

What a wonderfully executed NYB!