A BQF Entry for Fall, 2014

Time for one of the best quilt shows around - an online show that all can visit.  I enter not in hopes of winning, but to participate and share in the experience.  Here's my entry in the small quilts category - measures 27" square for Amy's Blogger's  Quilt Festival, 2014.
I used several techniques in this quilt.  First, the hexagon flowers on green top was given to me by a friend who got it from another friend.  After languishing in my UFO pile I decided it needed to be finished.  So I machine appliqued it to the background with a straight stitch and a walking foot.  I then decided the flowers needed leaves so I raw edge appliqued the leaves onto the top.   I hadn't a clue how to approach quilting hexagons, but after reading Karen's posts on quilting hexagons at Faeries and Fibres  I jumped into quilting it.  You know that old adage:  fools rush in.....  It's not near as good as Karen, but if I don't practice, no progress will be made is my philosophy.
Here's the back before I bound it:

And a closer look at the front:



Have you entered a quilt?  Would love to see what you've done this year. Thank you Amy and Karen for enriching my quilting endeavors.

Comments

  1. Wow, a great way to finish this traditional quilt! And the quilting looks great from here, too! Good luck in the festival :-)

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  2. Your quilting is fabulous, well done!
    I am still struggling on with my FMQ, Karen is trying to encourage me LOL
    I think your quilt is very pretty.

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  3. What a lovely quilt!! I think it's great that you jumped in and machine quilted it, I wouldn't be so brave, and your quilting looks wonderful!!

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  4. It's gorgeous!! The back is almost as beautiful as the front. Love, love, love the quilting!! Good job! Thanks for the link to Faeries and Fibres!! Looks like a great blog.

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  5. this is a delight, various techniques that go so well together and beautifully quilted

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  6. Wow! I think the quilting is gorgeous! I'm working on a hexagon quilt & I haven't a clue how I'm going to do the quilting. Have a super day!

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  7. Angie, Your little hexie quilt turned out great! The lady who won it in the Mystery box drawing loves it. Thanks for doing the finishing. Great Job!!
    Deanna

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  8. I have not entered a quilt, which is just as well since so many of my friends have! Good choice for your entry.

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  9. Don't be so hard on yourself on your quilting ... I think it turned out spectacularly! And I love what you did with the hexie top you were given ... genius! Good luck!

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  10. This looks terrific! I think you nailed it on the quilting as it really accentuates the hexie design without overwhelming it--a common challenge.

    I love that floral border--the whole quilt is really beautiful.

    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  11. So pretty green for your lovely quilt there. I hope you will win something!

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  12. Cute! I love how you finished this UFO.

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  13. This is very pretty! The quilting is beautiful!

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