Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2011

Now is the time...  It's been a while since my last post, it's not that I don't get on and check out everyone elses', I just feel I don't have the time to do my own, sooooooooo....here we go, this one is for
Amys' Bloggers' Quilt Festival Spring 2011.

I made this quilt November 2010 and haven't as yet shared it with blogland, till now. 


I wanted to create something of my own which would express the things I love...
 HEARTS...ROSES...& INSPIRATIONAL WORDS...




I actually designed this quilt with the thought that I would raffle it to raise money for Relay For Life.  Hence the inspirational blocks.  I wanted something that would be suitable for someone who had been touched in someway by an illness would give them comfort in so many ways.
The pharmacy I was working with at the time had entered a team in the previous fundraising advent and I was mainly responsible for raising money at that time.  However, the staff had since decided not to enter in the next one and I was unsure what I would do with the finished product.

Each block was carefully put together with much thought to detail.  Designed on my computer, traced with a light box, embroidered and appliqued all by hand.  Then machine pieced together and finished off by hand quilting in the ditch.


"HOPE"
The broken heart pieced together


"COMFORT"
Let go and let fly


"WISH"
The good luck four leafed Clover


"LOVE"
The links of loved ones




Always have FAITH, STRENGTH & COURAGE


This quilt has a very special hold on me and I know that one day it will give back what I've put into it.  I learnt so much more than just improving my techniques of embroidery and quilting.  Its one of the first quilts that I designed myself, giving me the confidence that maybe one day I can spend more time coming up with my own designs and showing more of my creative side. 

14 comments:

tamsininamania said...

wow that was huge...just beautiful.cheers tam.

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilt. Good for you to tackle designing such a big project. Love the continuity through out the different blocks. Good job.

Allie said...

That is just gorgeous. I do hope you continue to design! What a beautiful quilt!

Pattilou said...

An inspirational quilt! The colors work very well together and you've done a great job at coordinating it all into a beautiful art piece.

Kathy said...

Its a beautiful quilt. I am sure you will find the right person for it one day or maybe even keep it for yourself. You should keep designing, who knows where it will lead to.

Jeni said...

You should be so proud of this quilt its beautiful

stitchinpenny said...

This is a beautiful quilt and the work has given you so much already.

Vicki ♥ said...

Your quilt is really lovely and you should be very proud of it :) Well done! Its beautiful.
hugs Vicki

Karen said...

It has turned into a beautiful quilt. Lovely design.

Siobhan said...

It's beautiful :)

Josie said...

Wow!! Your quilt is stunning. The applique and stitching are gorgeous. The colours... perfect. It would make a great block of the month!! Hope you design many more.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love anything with stitchery on it. The colours are so pretty.

cahillfamily5 said...

Inspirational. Susan

clare said...

Oh I love your blocks the your work is just beautiful !