Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival!

My entry for the Fall 2010 Blogger's Quilt Festival is Flora!


"Flora Checks In"
24" x 24"

I made this for a challenge using this fabric.  This is so not my style that it truly was challenging.  I used it for the ears and cut out individual flowers for fusing.  

Flora's face is all turned edge appliqué.  I created a pattern from a photo of a cow that I took last summer.  The ears were covered with thread after appliqué and before layering and quilting so that they would stand out from the background.

The background was hand-dyed especially for this -- I was going for a field and sky look.

For more detail shots and more information about Flora, click here and here.

To see more Blogger's Quilt Festival quilts, click here.  There are lots and lots of really beautiful quilts -- it's well worth the time to check them all out.

11 comments:

Judy Warner said...

That was very creative to use the fabric for the ears! Nice that you used the challenge as an opportunity to stretch yourself!

Quiltbenaco said...

Simpaticissima la mucca!
Ciao Domenica

Barb said...

Totally love this...what a fantastic quilt!

Beth said...

I can't wait to see 'Flora Checks Out!'...

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I have never tried a quilt like this. I am so impressed with how beautiful this was for all the fabrics that you had to use. Great work!!

Robbie said...

She still is one of my favorite pieces you've made (pelican is still up there too!). Very nice quilting to set it off as your applique work! NICE, nice job!

Sara said...

Love it!

Karen said...

Flora is so gorgeous!
I love the work you have done on the quilt. Great choice of fabrics.
Beautiful work!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Flora is absolutely wonderful!

susan m hinckley said...

Flora turned out just brilliantly! Even though you say it was not your style, I hope you're delighted with the result. I just love it and only wish I could see it in person. Well done, Karen!

Carol said...

Flora is adorable. I really like the flowers round her ear.