Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

Welcome and thank you for stopping by for a visit.  I am linked up with the "Bloggers Quilt Festival-Spring 2011", click on the link to visit all the fabulous quilts featured.

http://amyscreativeside.com/2011/05/13/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2011/
Another "adopted girl" I'm featuring.  I can't bear to think of an unfinished quilt top or blocks that have no home with anyone to love them...a few years ago I bought on e-bay several vintage tops and blocks.  I feed them sandwiches {a quilting back a filler of batting and a pretty top}, then I take care of their boo boo's {stitching them together}, and then I give them lots of hugs {wrapping up and keeping warm}.


This pattern is the "tree of life", and it is one of my favorite, I don't have time in my life right now to do this type of piecing, but I enjoy quilting them on my long-arm and bringing them to "life".  This top was all hand pieced, and I have to tell you maybe the reason it was never finished was because let me tell you it did not lay flat whatsoever, the sewing was with some pretty large stiches and there was so much fabric gapping I had a very difficult time quilting it, I had to overlap the border in a couple of different places and sew it down. 

I just love this soft bubble gum pink paired with the turquoise blue, two solid color quilts can be very striking. 
The tree of life pieced blocks are alternated with the a plain pink, so I choose a turquoise thread to quilt a tree on those blocks.
I thought the borders called for a traditional feather design, I have not put a binding on the quilt yet. 

I imagine it will look different once washed. I used three different Kaffe Fassett fabrics for the backing that I pieced.

All in all, even though she was a tough girl to raise, I love her, appreciate her for who she is, the  flaws and beauty. 
Have fun enjoying the "virtual" show!  Stop back again and visit anytime.

10 comments:

Janet said...

How heroic of you to finish this quilt. It looks like it must have taken lots of TLC. I do love the colours of it though.

Pattilou said...

The "flaws and beauty" add to this story! One of my first wall hangings was a tree of life. I still have it on one of my walls. The triangles are imperfect but then it was one I really wanted to try! I love how you quilted in the pink squares. Your perseverance paid off. Thanks for sharing this story. If all quilts could talk...

Madame Samm said...

Lot's of detail in this...your story touched my heart ...

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work

Vicki ♥ said...

The colours work well together and I enjoyed reading all about your time with this quilt. It is a special quilt and its nice to think a sad one is now happy :)

Judy said...

What a wonderful new home that quilt will have, with all that you do, you still do more!

stitchinpenny said...

You did a wonderful job bringing this quilt top to life. I didn't say bringing it back to life since the wonderful work you did made it possible to think of it as a quilt.

Mary said...

I like the trees and quilting you did to make this one a finished quilt. Nice story too!

Karen said...

It is so great to see an orphan being adopted. I admire your patience with such difficult work. I can see the end result is definitely worth it.

Eileen said...

Beautiful blocks and your quilting is fantastic! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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