Friday, 13 May 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

Amy's Creative Side
It started today over Amy's Creative Side and will last till 20th of May. Last year I didn't participate in it. I simply didn't have anything to share. 
I thought that during this edition of Bloggers' Quilt Festival I will manage to show at least the top of my Amethyst Ring Quilt, but I'm still waiting for the fabric and don't think that it will be possible to finish it during this week. 

What I would share with you today is my Dragonfly Quilt which I made few weeks ago for Portland Pairs challange with my blogger friend Julianna. The challange was to sew a quilt based on the photo. We chose THIS dragonfly. 

It was really something. I never did a pictorial quilt in this size (23"x15"). It took me almost a week to choose the right fabric and next few days to arrange and cut them in a way that it would fit my design. Quilting - or I should say thread painting - was more difficult than I expected. But the end effect was something I dreamed of achieving. Take a look yourself:




This quilt is special for me. There is lots of my heart, time and all my sewing abilities in it. I think it's not so bad for a sewing newbie ;) (I sew for about a year now). I gave the quilt to my parents to hang in their bedroom. My grandfather was a tailor and my father always apreciates handmade things done by me. However, this time he couldn't believe that I did this quilt myself :D:D:D

*happy Bloggers' Quilt Festival*

51 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe how beautiful this is!!

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  2. I am so delighted that you joined in this year, especially as you had this fantastic piece of fabric art to share. It is so incredibly beautiful and I am quite blown away by it.

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  3. Wow! It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. OK. Did I just read that right.You've only been sewing for a year now?! This is totally fabulous!!! I LOVE the colors and the image itself. Totally fabulous.

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  5. Excellent choice to share this one! It's amazing that you have only been sewing for a year. Clearly you were creative and crafty in other ways before!

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  6. What an absolutely stunning quilt! Very clever.

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  7. Your quilt is breathtaking. Really wonderful. Kudos to you!

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  8. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  9. Wow. I repeat: wow. It is unusual. It is stunning. Congratulations on a wonderful piece of art.

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  10. You did a fabulous job. Your quilt is gorgeous! And a lovely gift for your father.

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  11. I'm glad you decided to show your beautiful quilt! More people should see your lovely work!

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  12. Wonderful and how great thatvit's so appreciated! Love your thread painting. Really a cool quilt. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  13. You have created a masterpiece. This is such beautiful work. I love all the efects that can be created with threads.

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  14. This is so beautiful and imaginative. The fact that you saw this in the fabrics and could bring it out makes you an artist.

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  15. this thread painting is so beautiful. I want to learn to do this. it is intimidating. you captured the photo so well. I love it and wow.wow.wow.

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  16. I love this. The colors are striking. Great work.

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  17. Your quilt is stunning! I can't believe you are a beginner - really great work!

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  18. wow, unbelievably gorgeous, you have done an amazing job

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  19. amazing! love quilt as art!

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  20. Absolutely stunning - what an achievement! It's picture-perfect!

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  21. I really enjoyed seeing this one again! The details and colors are just stunning! Well done!

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  22. This is amazing. I love dragonflies and I particularly have enjoyed your interpretation. Well done!

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  23. That is just stunning and I am so glad you showed a close up of the intricate stitching that you did.

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  24. I love your quilt. The colors and thread work are fabulous.

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  25. You have left me speechless,this is incredible!

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  26. You are sewing for a year ... and you made this quilt? WOW - it is awesome!

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  27. I think it's absolutely stunning and you are certainly talented in your sewing.

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  28. That is amazing! It looks just like the picture! I'm very impressed!

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  29. o rety!!! więcej nie jestem wstanie z siebie wydusić a to naprawdę rzadko się zdarza :)

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  30. What a beautiful quilt!! You have captured that photo perfectly....amazing work :-)

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  31. How beautiful. Your work is amazing.

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  32. Cudownie, że są tacy zdolni ludzie. Dzięki nim świat jest piękniejszy. Jesteś Kirie inspiracją dla wielu :)

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  33. Amazing, and so unique! Very beautiful quilt.

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  34. wow, all I can say is WOW!

    You can see my submission to the Blogger's Quilt Festival here: http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2011/05/bloggers-quilt-festival.html

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  35. Wow thats amazing I wish I had come that far in a year!

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  36. Wow! The thread painting on this is wonderful!

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  37. WOW is right! fabulous rendition of the dragonfly,

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  38. Amazing is all I can say! the details, it takes my breath away!

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  39. Wow. I don't know how I am just finding you now, but you are one talented quilter! What an amazingly beautiful quilt! I can't get over the use of color and the quilting. Just stunning.

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  40. Szczęka mi opadła z zachwytu... Chciałabym tak bardzo ale chyba w życiu nie osiągnę takiej perfekcji ;-(. Serdecznie pozdrawiam,

    Ola

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