Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry Spring 2010

I love the bloggers quilt festival! It's so much fun to look at every quilt and get ideas for the coming six months.

Here's my entry:

I made this quilt for a friend having a baby boy. It was a really good project to try out new stuff. This was the first time I've quilted shapes using my machine. I was astonished at how easy it was to do--
  • First I found clip art online.
  • I printed it out and then cut out the shape.
  • Using a water-soluble marker, I traced the pattern onto the fabric.
  • Then I quilted the pattern using free motion quilting
  • The stippling helps to give each design added depth
  • Then I sprayed the markings with water to make them disappear
The quilt was pretty easy to put together, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.


33 comments:

  1. WOW! Your quilt work looks amazing! It really add that extra effect to the quilt. It's adorable!

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  2. wow! This is amazing! So much detail. :)

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  3. My goodness! I love it! Well Done!

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  4. How fun!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  5. Sweet, sweet sailboat quilt! Love it!

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  6. This quilt is awesome! thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a fun quilt! I feel like going for a sail on the boat

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  8. Very clever with the quilting. I would not have thought to do that with the tracing. Really wonderful and so much life and activity along the sailboat. Just terrific. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  9. That's such a happy little quilt. I realy like the effect of the quilted motifs surrounded by stippling.

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  10. beautiful quilt and beautifully quilted.

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  11. I love it. Simple but very effective.

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  12. Cute quilt! I love that you quilted little shapes in some of the blocks! So fun! (I like your whirlygiggle quilts too ;)

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  13. Gorgeous - that quilting is incredible!

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  14. Great quilt. Congrats on trying new techniques and making them so successful. Love the finish!

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  15. This is adorable! I love the quilting details. So so cute!

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  16. wow , what a great quilt. Your skills are perfectly wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Elaine

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  17. Very nice! i love the quilting you did, very creative.

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  18. Great job and very creative

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  19. Fantastic quilting!!! It turned a nice quilt into an amazing one.

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  20. Lovely quilt, that sail really looks as if it's full of wind and moving the boat along.

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  21. This is a very cute quilt. Nice machine quilting.

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  22. This is sooo cute!! You did a fantastic job! I imagine this quilt will be enjoyed for many years!

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  23. What a lucky boy-this is a beautiful spring/summer quilt. I can almost feel the ocean breeze. Visually very strong.
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  24. I love it. it is so cute. great job on the quilting is is great

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  25. Very nice! I love the quilted shapes.

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  26. Wow! That is so neat! I would have never thought of doing the shapes freehand and then stippling!! Just fabulous!

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  27. oh, my!! love this little quilt that's packed with personality. what a darling gift. the clouds are so fun and the other designs you outlined are wonderful. thanks for sharing

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  28. Great job ... I love that line and the quilted shapes are just wonderful (the anchor and the ship's wheel are my favorites).

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  29. Great quilt. Love your boat and the martime quilting touches.

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