10/11/09

Em's Quilt



Here's my entry for the Fall Quilt Festival at parkcitygirl.blogspot.com(see link at right). I started this in 2005. It was Beth Ferrier's BOM pattern for that year and is called Simple Pleasures. You can see more of her wonderful designs at http://applewd.com/ I made it for my daugher, Emily's 35th birthday which was in 2006. She loves black and white, so I chose to make it in that colorway with a splash of color here and there. This was a challenge for me as it used a few techniques I had never used before: machine applique, borderie perse, and some intricate piecing which Beth made so easy with here sneaky piecing tips, I don't know what I was worried about. The pattern was for a twin size quilt with a pillow panel(can't remember what it's called - but is the part that lays on the pillows). Since mine was going to be a wall hanging I did not make the pillow panel. It measures about 68 x 72 and featured an appliqued cat (very similar to Bruja - the cat they had at the time) - yep, that was part of the pattern. When I pieced the top, I almost decided to keep it - I had grown so fond of it, LOL but I did give it to Em in 2006.


It was quilted by my fellow guild member, Trina Andrews. And here is a closeup of one of the blocks:



22 comments:

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

ANudge said...

Thank you, Zonnah! All I have to do to see it now is go to my daughter's house as she has it hung in her family room.

Veronica said...

What a great looking quilt, Angie!

Yes, I did receive a package from you. Thanks! My granddaughter thanks you, too, but she said I should hold the FQs for her since she's still a little too young LOL. Thank you for the little book - so cute! I remember thinking I was going to write, but you show up as "no reply" when you leave a comment. Then I forgot and didn't get to the website to find your addy. Anyway, thanks bunches! Hugs..

Vicki said...

Wonderful! I like the black and white color combination and can tell you put a lot of work into it.

Marie said...

It is beautiful I loved the black and white combination. Great Job

Carol said...

It's not often that I have seen a black and white sampler quilt. Very striking and different.

ANudge said...

Thank you V, Vicki, Marie and Carol. I found I like that too! I just came back from visiting my newest DGS in CO and he has a play unit that is black and white and red. Turns out little babies (He's 8 weeks old)can see those color at first and not others. I have a lot of material left over from that quilt. I may try to make me one in that combination.
Regards,

Heather said...

such work--so beautiful!

ann said...

angie, i don't know if i could have parted with that quilt...it is beautiful!
ann

Allie said...

Very pretty! I can see it would be hard to part with!

Anne said...

Really beautiful! Black and white gets to your eyes after a while of working with it!

ANudge said...

So true, Anne - and what's relly worse is trying to sew on black binding.

kameleonquilt said...

Truly beautiful! I like your fabric choices for this quilt, and can understand that you wanted to keep it

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, great fabric, great design. You did a fantastic job. I love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

littlewoodbird said...

I really like the applique and the colours you chose! Beautiful! Will look at Applewood...

Me aka Supermom said...

I love the simplicity of color in this quilt-
THanks for sharing,
Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Northern Deb said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I bet your daughter is thrilled with it! The flowers in it add just the right touch of color.

ANudge said...

Thank you Deb and Me aka, She does like it. She hung it in her family room and has gotten lots of compliments, so I guess it's okay I gave it away--hehe.

Diane said...

I just love it! So calming, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Ivory Spring said...

Such a pretty quilt, Mary! You did a marvelous job.

sewpam63 said...

WOW! It's beautiful!!! The color palette you chose to work with is SEW effective...those little POPS of color are something!!! ; )

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I know that today was a test link, but that is such a wonderful quilt I had to post. It looks wonderful in those colors.

Billie