Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Quilt Festival

By Mary

Barb and I wanted to participate in the Fall Virtual Quilt Festival over at Parkcitygirl.com One of the many fun things our cupcake group does is to pick out a quilt that we all like and reproduce/interpret it in our own way. The first quilt did was a late 1800's quilt Victoria and Albert museum quilt featured in Kaffe Fassett's book - Museum Quilts.



We used many of the templates in the book but also used a lot of our own which we shared. Here is Barb's take on the quilt. She used her fabulous collection of reproduction fabrics and quilted it using a handmade Bishop's fan stencil. It won Best Applique' at the NJ State show in 2008. It's title is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and OMG it is!




Here's my take on the quilt. I went with a 2-color red & white theme (fewer fabric decisions for Libras) and horizontal wavy quilting lines . It won third place applique at the NJ State show in 2009.



Still to come is our friend Susan's Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral quilt which is a totally original design using only these type of appliques and complementing quilting designs. It's going to be gorgeous.

Mary



25 comments:

Crispy said...

Both of your quilts are just fabulous. When I first saw Mary's I have often thought of doing a quilt like that.

Crispy

MJinMichigan said...

Wow those quilts are impressive. Were they machine appliqued or hand appliqued? If machine, what technique was used, faux hand, raw edge with zigzag etc?
I do a lot of hand applique but think I might try some machine applique to get things finished faster.

Marie said...

Beautiful quilts. That was a lot of applique. Great Job.

Allie said...

WOW!!!

Zonnah said...

I LOVE it in red in white!

Janet said...

I love both quilts, I bet they were lots of fun to do. I can't wait to see Susan's, it sounds just as wonderful.

Miriam said...

Wow!!! Amazing quilts!!!
I would love to know what techniques you both used to sew them.

Deborah said...

Love your quilts and blog!

Melody said...

Wow! I love your quilts! Inspiring! I am going to have to check out the rest of your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Holy cow Mary! What are you doing slumming with me?... I am not worthy!

Edie in Harlingen, TX said...

Gorgeous!!!! Applique is my first love. Please, please, please tell us more about how your quilts were made, how large are they (I am especially interested in your red/white - did you have a problem with shadowing), were the appliques on one large piece of background fabric or blocks, what applique method did you use???? Oh, now you can't just leave us like this, we (well, selfishly "I") need details! Love your blog.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Stunning! I heart Red and White and I heart this quilt! So glad you shared. ;o)

Julie Bagamary said...

Wow!

Letterpress said...

What's fun about this Blogger Quilt Festival is how we can take away inspiration from our fellow quilters. I love the enthusiasm of Edie's comments (above) and I feel that way too (although I suspect that Edie's more wild about applique than I am). I like to admire it more than do it, and admire your quilt I do!

Thanks!
--ELIZABETH E, #115

s'me said...

I like both the quilts, and have been toying with 2 colour ideas for the next one.

This one is a rainbow, so the simplicity would be nice!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So fun to see how you each ventured out from one design into your own creations. Love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Kathie said...

I just love both of these quilts.
Sorry I missed the show this year to see yours hanging Mary.
I thought Jill was making one too?
can't wait to see Susan's.
kathie

be*mused jan said...

These quilts are absolutely fabulous!! How big are they? We need more info!

Rose Marie said...

Both quilts are absolutely stunning .... if I was a judge, it would be a hard decision of which one to award a ribbon .... and in the end, I would break with tradition and give you girls a tie!

QuiltSue said...

Both quilts are absolutely amazing.

Casey said...

The red and white quilt is awesome.

Christine said...

Both are gorgeous!

Eileen said...

WOW! what marvelous works of art. the quilt you drew inspiration from is wonderful and so are yours with a bit of update. really awe inspiring. thanks so much for sharing

Jenny said...

Wow. I am so impressed. quick question: What form of applique did you use?

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm so glad I clicked on this post, I love this quilt of Barb's so much and then to see Mary's version as well is so wonderful!! They're both amazing!!You cupcake girls sure know how to have fun!!