Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival


This is the first time I have participated in the Blogger Quilt Festival. I have had so much fun admiring and looking at all the quilts on display so far.  I just can't pick a favourite though...there is so much creativity and talent in the quilts displayed.

This quilt came about as I wanted a Kiwiana (things unique to New Zealand) wall hanging.  I had had a long break from quilting due to bringing up a family and work committments, but a visit to a craft show last year got the quilting juices flowing again! This was the first quilt I made on my return to quilting.

Initially it was supposed to be just a small wall hanging but I just couldn't decide which charm squares to use. I wanted to incorporate designs that held special memories for me, so it is now a very large wall hanging!! I have used all NZ fabrics in this and came up with the design myself. I straight line quilted it mainly because I have never done FMQ, but I think the straight line quilting is perfect for this quilt.

It is now hanging in our family room. Lucky, we have a very big wall!!

Thanks Amy for hosting this fabulous festival.

7 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics and when I blew up the picture to examine them I saw your fabulous quilting. Great quilt.

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  2. Hi Deb, its beautiful. The blue is electric in the border. I love it :)

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  3. I really like your work. THe colors and design really speak to me. Nice work!

    Cheers~
    Marti in San Diego

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  4. That's so pretty, Deb! I love seeing all those beautiful fabrics that represent your home!!

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  5. Very beautiful quilt! I love the blue cornerstones and that tiny little colorful border.

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  6. Wow Deb, this has to be the best Kiwiana quilt I have ever seen!!

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  7. Love your quilt. That blue is so striking as an accent and great to see all those lovely fabrics showcased so nicely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and have a great day

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