Saturday, October 26, 2013

Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival Applique Entry

Bloggers Quilt Festival time again!  I am so happy. It gives me a chance to see old friends as well as make new ones. I just love this time of the year. Bloggers are so inspirational. I find myself lost in the sea of patterns, color and design. So much motivation, so little time!   Amy, you have found a way to entice us all into this wonderful world. I don't suppose you would be a doll and find us a few extra hours in the day too??
LOL. Probably not, but worth my asking!  :-)

I have an applique quilt I would love to share with you. Fusible applique has long been my favorite method of quilting. Things just take shape so quickly.

Thru my blogging, I was introduced to a  fabulous web site in Australia, called the Quiltery. (it's linked for you)  They have the cutest darn patterns I have ever seen.  This one caught my eye, and I knew it had to go right to the top of my list of holiday projects.


Wish Upon A Star

I fell in love with the soft colors and precious faces.




Tiny buttons and embellishments make this quilt come alive.




I learned a valuable lesson while making this.
I've always been a matchy matchy kind of girl. I change out my threads with every color change on my appliques. 


Something fell short though, it just needed something, to kick it up a notch.
I got out the black thread and ended up going over everything again.
Yes, I did.  Whew! 
:-)


It made all the difference in the world.

Who'd a thunk!

Hope you enjoyed my adventures with applique 
and 
these cuties!

I highly recommend you check out The Quiltery . The cost of a years membership is nominal, and patterns are fully downloadable.  Oh, I live for those things!
They even offer designs for embroidery machines.
Way cool.

Thanks again Amy!
Happy Hopping to all!

UPDATE
9-14-2015
I noticed there's been a lot of interest in this quilt recently.
Some have inquired as to where to find the pattern.
Unfortunately, "The Quiltery" is no longer in business.
An unexpected death in the family forced them
to close their business doors over a year ago now.
I for one miss them dearly!


12 comments:

  1. Oh I love your snowmen quilt! Just adorable!

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  2. Super cute and you're right,the black outline makes ALL the difference! :)

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  3. They are so gorgeous. Love the look with the black thread. I still don't know where you get the time to do all this!! Your work is amazing!

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  4. This has to be one of the cutest quilts ever! I love everything about it from the color choices to the buttons to the embroidery. Just perfect! Thanks for the link to Quiltery.

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  5. This is so adorable. The black thread just makes the designs come alive. Great choice.

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  6. It is adorable!! Love all the snowmen!

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  7. Oh this is just adorable!! the color thread made such a difference.

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  8. Cute, cute, cute Joan ! I love the soft colors....that makes those faces even cuter I think !

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  9. The snowmen are so adorable :-) You were right about the black thread, it makes the motifs stand out better.

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  10. Ah the black trim just did the trick! Love the snowmen and thanks so much for sharing the great website Joan! Have a splendid day! Karen on Keuka

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