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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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..

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

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

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

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  6. 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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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

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

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  20. 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

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