Friday, May 21, 2010

Online Quilt Festival!

Amy's Creative Side is hosting another online quilt festival!


My entry is "Jungle Star."  It is the first feathered star quilt I ever made.  It was the first of my quilts to win a ribbon -- 3rd place in the Sun Prairie Heritage Quilt Show for mixed techniques - pieced and appliquéd and quilted on a home sewing machine.  It was also displayed at Olbrich Gardens in the fall festival the next year.



I thought that the squares in the center of each star looked a little harsh, so I appliquéd  (needle-turn) some more of each design over the edges to continue the picture out into the star.


For a look at other quilts in the show click here or on the Blogger's Quilt Festival button on the right side of this blog.


28 comments:

Carol at Serendipity said...

Karen,

I love design going over the edge. Beautiful, beautiful quilt.

Carol

Barb said...

totally Beautiful!

Lori said...

Wow!! your star is beautiful!! the colors are so bright, I love that you took the extra step in the applique,I think it puts your quilt over the top! great workmanship

Beth said...

Some day I am going to make a feathered star!!! Love yours.

Pat said...

Absolutely lovely. Always admired feathered stars never tackling one myself. But, I admire them greatly, yours included!

MARIKA said...

Very much good work!
Congratulations the beautiful quilt

Jan said...

This is a gorgeous quilt and I love how you extended the center block to show off the print better. Great idea!

Chris said...

I love your use of color and pattern. Extraordinary!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous.

Marie said...

wonderful job

Cynthia said...

I love bright colors against black! So cool! I also love your applique going over the sides of the blocks!

Lis said...

Congratulations on the ribbon - well deserved.

Beth D said...

Fab-u-lous!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Whoa! That's an amazing quilt! So colorful and bright. I just love it!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I love your entry. What you did with the centers of the blocks--appliqueing them out to the star areas--is very creative and looks great.

SewCalGal said...

What a vibrant quilt that tantalizes the eye. Love it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

beautiful, and so unique!

Sandra said...

Wow-feathered stars are hard enough but appliquing beyond the centers really brings the design over the top. Kudos.

Come see my festival posts
1890 antique double pink blazing star
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

1890 antique cheddar orange star and reproduction
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

Martine said...

quel travail fabuleux félicitations

The Calico Cat said...

I love how you added the applique. I have on occasion thought that I "should" do that, but alas...

Kathy said...

Your quilt is simply wonderful. I always like objects of art that have bright strong hues and especially when they are set off by lots of black!

quiltmom said...

Wow what an exotic funky feathered star- I love your rich colors and the way you extended the design. Terrific quilt.
Enjoy the festival-
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous quilt. So many beautiful points.

quilthexle said...

Congratulations on the ribbon! I LOVE your idea to applique some parts "out of the box" - cool.

MaggieB said...

I love the use of the BLACK, and how you incorporated fun fabrics that reward the viewer for looking closer!
~MaggieB

Randi said...

Stunning!

Rose said...

this is a stunning quilt....

Eileen said...

wow--this is just so beautifully vibrant. and i love your overlaying applique treatment--so special. thanks so much for sharing! would love to have you come visit my blog is you can. i love bright colors, too--have to try that overlay idea--it's so creative