Apr 18, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I don't usually go in for blog contests, but this is such a big one, and so much fun. Here's my entry. It's a simple four patch quilt. Except that I added applique blocks here and there, and even a redwork square. As a matter of fact, the teapot that I use for my logo is appliqued on this quilt, but it's on the side. That's why I used the teapot for my logo, it's tucked away in the corner, and would never be seen otherwise.
Why did I make this quilt? For thirty years or so, we lived in a little house and had a full sized bed--couldn't fit a bigger one than that into our bedroom--and that was the "master bedroom." When we moved in 2004, one of the first things we did was to buy a queen-sized mattress. So I needed a queen sized quilt! And this was the one I made. Those three patchwork and appliqued love hearts were on my husband's side of the bed--I put them there on purpose. I also appliqued a pair of lovebirds on the quilt, not visible in the photo.

24 comments:

Zonnah said...

Very cute! I love the dragonfly.

Bunny said...

Beautiful quilt.

Vicki said...

I like the dragonfly, too.

ROZ said...

Because there were two comments, I should have mentioned that the dragon fly is from a book: Applique Delights by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins

quiltingcindy said...

Very pretty! I like the way you mixed the applique' blocks with the pieced blocks.

Nanci said...

I too love the dragonfly. This is like we care who wins or what ever. It's just a chance for all of us to get together and see and share our quilting experiences. I for one know I wouldn't win in a million years, but I'm here and loving the experience.
I love your quilt. It's simple, it's a labour of love, I can tell.

Aunt Spicy said...

I love that you added all the applique details...it makes it even more fun!

scrappy quilter said...

You should go in contests a whole lot more. Lovely quilt.

Miri said...

Cute quilt! Love the story!
Isn't this fun?

Quilt Pixie said...

sometimes necessity leads us to create wonderful pieces of art, filled with meaningful images. Seems this quilt is one of them. :-) Its lovely and looks very inviting

Hooked on Quilting said...

Oh, my applique and patchwork...hmmm, maybe someday! Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Magpie Sue said...

What a great quilt to have. Memories are some of the best things to put in a quilt in my opinion.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cool quilt. And I love your teapot!

Cher said...

how sweet

Orange County Art Classes said...

That's beautiful. I have a scrap double wedding ring going. It's all pieced, but I've lost my enthusiasm for quilting it. And as the weather gets warmer I'm less likely to sit there with it on my lap to sew. Maybe in the fall?

Simona said...

A thing I love in a quilt is its history I also love to put something important for me a fabric a block in it to be exclusive.
I like your quilt!

Belvie said...

I really like your quilt. Scrappy quilts are my favorite. I especially like how you scattered those personal touches throughout.

I planning to return later and look back at some of your other work.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Very sweet! Thanks for sharing :)

Sherri said...

I loved hearing about this quilt! It's great!

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, how I love the scrappiness of this one!! and the special patches make it even better!

sewhooked said...

Scrappy quilts are my absolute favorite snuggle quilts and yours looks just like the kind I'd like to read a book under. Fantastic!

Deb Geyer said...

Wonderful quilt and a wonderful story to go with it!!

sewtakeahike said...

Very nice quilt Roz!I love it when quilts have little unexpected surprises in them like the house and dragonfly!

bimbi said...

wow, thats a very nice quilt - thanks for sharing :)