Thursday, November 3, 2011

One Of My Favorite Quilts

  It's time again for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  Each fall and spring bloggers enter their quilts in the festival to be inspired and to share their quilts and stories with others. 

This was one of the first difficult quilts that I had the nerve to try.  I thought it would be a great one for me to enter in the festival, because it has a special place in my personal quilting history and I love it!  It's from a pattern called Fall Foliage Spectacular in the book Cookies and Quilts by Judy Martin.  Straight line quilting in a diagonal pattern around each block adds some movement to the quilt.  It took a long, long time for me to piece it and to finish the quilting.....six months maybe?  My kids were much younger then and quilting time was hard to come by!  Not to mention the cutting and piecing on this one was a challenge, especially for a fairly new quilter.  


A permanent fixture on my family room wall.

  I'm always interested in log cabin variations and how they look when viewed from far away. This quilt has the illusion of curves because of the large number of different size pieces.  I also really like how the stems on the leaves are folded and stand out slightly from the quilt.  Quite a challenge for me and one of my favorite quilting accomplishments!   
      



There are so many amazing and inspiring quilts in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side!   Thank you so much to Amy for putting it all together and for encouraging us to share our quilts, their stories, and what makes them special.

22 comments:

Izzy said...

Such a beautiful quilt Michele. I can see why this would be one of your favourites.

Lonci said...

A really like your quilt and beautiful :)

Manda said...

Beautiful quilt! :)

Stephanie said...

Rich, vibrant color! Pretty.

notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done!! :o)

Houseelf said...

So much vibrant life. It's a wonder you could sew at all when your children were little. Mine had their hands into everything! :-)

Needled Mom said...

It is beautiful! I love the colors.

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful, Michele!!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

That is one beautiful quilt Michele! I bet it was a real challenge - it looks very complex! But, the result is lovely!!

Margaret said...

love the log cabin and leaves!

Margaret
msolomo1@maine.rr.com
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

SewWhatsNew said...

Great colors and design.

Allison said...

beautiful quilt :) I love the log cabin block, and all it's variations

Little Island Quilting said...

Spectacular.

SewWhatsNew said...

Thank you for your comment. I saw on your blog the UNC logo. But I have to tell you that I am Dukie most of the time. I do cheer UNC when they don't play Duke. I do love Chapel Hill. Love all of your LePetite quilts.

stitchinpenny said...

What a fantastic quilt. It is beautiful.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

WOW! That pattern and those colors really pop. Beautiful!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

AWESOME!! I would hang it up too for all to see.

AnnieO said...

Wonderful quilt, Michele! The colors and jumble of leaves and setting really make the leaves move!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Marvelous quilt--those colors are just so pleasing and the design is interesting.
best, nadia

Julierose said...

Ohmygoodness--this is such a spectacular quilt--I also love log cabins--but this is amazing...Julierose

Candace said...

Wow, that's a beauty. I know you must be proud of it.

corina said...

I love your quilt! I'm actually just getting a chance to look at the quilts in the festival. Yours is definitely in my top picks!