Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival







For the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I wanted to show a redwork Mother Goose/Nursery Rhyme quilt that I made my daughter. First I picked the fabric, then I went looking for matching floss because it isn't a true red. It took forever to pick the style of block that would compliment the embroidery. I had to add in some flowers because at the time I didn't have enough nursery rhyme blocks, but I have since seen several more in magazines. I seem to be drawn to embroidery and quilting because I'm in the middle of a little pumpkin wall hanging right now, and I just bought a pattern of cute little houses to do in black.
This quilt is hand quilted and truthfully, I never let my daughter use it! How sad is that? Never used or washed and I'm sure it has cotton batting in it. Hope you all enjoy it!

34 comments:

  1. What a family treasure you have here. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love the embroidery - this is a very special quilt!

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  3. It's a beautiful quilt.
    I understand.......I'm often torn between whether something should be saved because you love it or loved because you've always used it !

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  4. What a great idea. I love your daughter's quilt.

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  5. It is beautiful. I would love to have the skill.

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  6. This is so nice - a family heirloom for sure! Your embroidery is wonderful!

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  7. A lovely heirloom quilt for your daughter to treasure.

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  8. Perfect quilt for a child! Love the embroidery. I am finding that I am being drawn back to embroidery lately.

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  9. Lovely redwork quilt - a real treasure for your daughter.

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  10. I love the embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love your embroidery and the alternate blocks is perfect. I make a lot of embroidered quilts (nursery rhymes are my favorite!), and I'm always looking for a good alternate block -- I am definitely going to borrow your idea. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  12. I too like embroidery and quilting together - what a gorgeous job you made of this, what an heirloom.

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  13. Beautiful quilt. What a treasure for your daughter.

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  14. that is just too cute! i love the old fashioned feel to it!

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  15. What a great quilt. All the things I love: red and white and nursery rhymes! And hand quilted too! BTW your e-mail is not turned on so I couldn't write you but if you call the shop they can tell you about that pattern and maybe even mail it to you.

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog! I (shamefully) admit that I haven't started Echo in the Bone yet...I know I will have to read it straight through, and I haven't had the time!

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  17. Very nice. I too like the embroidery and quilting.I have some blocks ready to make into a quilt and I am working on some more. Thanks for coming to my blog.

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  18. I love your quilt. One of the-want-to-do-but-not-yet-done is redwork embroidery. but I will be using my own hand painted threads (of course)

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  19. Its lovely! What an enormous amount of work.

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  20. It is so beautiful. I love the redwork. It is something I have been wanting to try.

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  21. Beautiful! I love the setting block!

    Check out my blog and you'll see a vintage embroidered Bonnet Girl quilt, the new blocks I'm making and the free pattern for download. :)

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  22. Beautiful work! The quilt is lovely.

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  23. What a fun quilt with wonderful work.

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  24. Kind cheerful beautiful quilt .

    Marika

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  25. It would be just as pretty being displayed on a wall as being used if you're afraid to wash it. Such tender work and love went into it...what a treasure!

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  26. Wow -- I love this!! It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  27. Beautiful embroidery and quilting ..... a gorgeous quilt!

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  28. Gorgeous -- just gorgeous! That's a beautiful heirloom!

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