Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Autumn 2009

I am participating in Blogger's Quilt Festival. It is hosted by Amy from Park City Girl and coincides with Quilt Festival in Houston this year. Bloggers are sharing a quilt of their choosing and this is one of my favorite quilts. It features a scene from the front porch of my house during my favorite time of the year. It is small, only 12" by 12," but it packs in a lot of stuff.

"From the Front Porch: Summer"

The dragonfly was made with Angelina fibers for the wings, and a baroque pearl and some other beads for the body
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I made the butterflies and some of the flowers using the caning technique with polymer clays. I hand embroidered with floss and silk ribbons
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I had some fun with the embroidery buttons on my machine and variegated threads.

Rosie, my Bernese Mountain Dog, was created using fuzzy fibers on a separate piece of fabric, then appliqued to the quilt using a stumpwork technique.


I used hand-marbled , hand-dyed, and commercial fabrics. I had a lot of fun making this and I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks for visiting.

22 comments:

Beth said...

Love IT!!! So much to see in it, and all the little details.

Beth-Near Chicago

Zonnah said...

Wow, it is amazing.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Wonderful!

hetty said...

I love it! A very creative! So much in such a small space!

Heather said...

you took me back to Germany--Bavaria to be exact. Thank you. Such pretty work.

Joyful Quilter said...

WOW! Beautiful quilt! I love all the little details.

Quilts on Bastings said...

That is amazing - such incredible detail!

tooznie said...

Wow! What a beautiful piece of art!

Pat said...

Your womanship is wonderful. Loved the quilt!

Rene' said...

Very creative. Beautiful art quilt. Thanks for sharing all the detailed elements. Love your dog!!! He's too cute.

Dee said...

Like a tiny little universe all on its own...so many wonders to see and enjoy! Love it!

Rhondi said...

This is a beautiful quilt and I love all the details.

zarina said...

The details is oooh so great. This is not one thing I would attempt to do in my life time (but a girl cannot say never to never).

stitchinpenny said...

I am in awe of the quilt and the artist.

Leslie said...

wow the details on this are amazing....great entry

Grams said...

Beautiful and such detail. Just gorgeous.

Michelle said...

It has such a visual impact. Simply stunning!

Sara said...

Beautiful quilt and great detail...

Janet Brady said...

When your heading loaded on my computer, my reaction was Wow! Your work just blows me away. I would love to do stuff like this but I wouldn't know where to start. I especially love that you encorporated your dog into your piece. Thanks for sharing.

Alia said...

Wow! Lovely work! My goodness, I'm speechless!

AnnieO said...

The number of unfamiliar-to-me terms you describe is intriguing; there is a lot going on in that square foot! Amazing and charming. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

Ylime said...

Hi,

I just wanted to say how great your quilt is and let you know I've posted it as one of my favorites from the Park City Girl Quilt Festival. http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/park-city-girl-quilt-roundup-pt-2/

Thanks,
Emily
The Handmade Experiment
http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com