Friday, November 5, 2010

for the bloggers quilt festival

well it seems like every year i always wait till the last day of the festival to finally get my quilt up and shown. amy is hosting the 4th bloggers quilt festival. and i'm excited to share my just dandy quilt. this quilt is my favorite one i've ever made. it might be because i have a new found love for hand applique. i love simple quilts with not a ton of busy-ness and i love that with applique i can create anything i want where ever i want it.
i also want to share another quilt i just finished (hence the lack of binding...going to work on that after i post this, also instructions coming soon to my shop) using my oliver and s city weekend layer cake i made this quilt using hand applique as well, i use the method i show here and it's become my favorite thing to do because i can take applique and work on things where ever i am. my kids are now used to seeing me with a needle, thread and hoop either in my hand or tucked somewhere in the car ready to come out when ever i feel like it. i love to hear them ask "what's that going to be mom?"
thanks amy for hosting yet again a brilliant idea where we all can go to eachother's corner in cyberspace and ooooh and ahhh over all the creativity out there!

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

49 comments:

Holly said...

Umm I've never made a quilt before, but that might be the next thing I do. I can't tell you how much I love that quilt. It is perfection!

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto carina!
Ciao Domenica

pamela said...

Love both quilts. I too have fallen in love with hand applique. You can take it anywhere!!

Lola Pink Fabrics said...

I love both of those quilts! I am determined to find some time to make my first quilt. Thank you for the inspiration!

Natalie said...

Oh I love both! Beautiful work!

Vicki said...

your dandy quilt is adorable!

Denise :) said...

Both of these are wonderful! I love the banner quilt -- too cute! :)

Marci said...

lo.ove it! i have an applique pattern that i have been scared to death to try but that doesn't look too hard the way you did it up there. maybe i'll be brave sometime soon.

Allie said...

Both your quilts are beautiful! I have a fondness for used dryer sheets also. :)

Ali said...

Those are both so cute...but I am in LOVE with the Dandy quilt. It may have to be made for the little bun in my oven...You've got mad quilting skills, Vanessa!

Rachel said...

Love them both!

Mary said...

Both amazing!

Erin @ two more seconds said...

That bunting quilt is just about the most adorable thing, ever! :]

Manda said...

Both quilts are fabulous but I love the dandy quilt! Absolutely amazing :)

Samelia's Mum said...

Love love love it!

Anonymous said...

These are both fabulous. I love the simplicity.

Maggie Ellett said...

I love that quilt and that is my niece! hahaha wonderful Vanessa!

Katie said...

Super adorable, classic, beautiful quilts. You are so talented! And you have such a great eye for design.

Angela said...

i absolutely love both quilts! thanks for sharing. :)

QuiltSwissy said...

Totally love both quilts. I wish I had your creativity. I can only copy!

glen

bethanndodd said...

They are both wonderful! Maybe I should start doing hand applique'. Bet I would get alot more done!

~april said...

as i posted before about this (dandelion) quilt: my favoritist ever!!!

jessica said...

I saw this first on twitter and glad now its in the group of quilts im commenting on tonight!

It fantastic, love the simplicity and the white against that grey! really well done!

Jessie
www.designsbyjessie.com/wp/

trish said...

Oh Vanessa! That is *the* cutest quilt!! You really did a great job! :o)
Thank you for sharing it with us! :o)
Have a great weekend!
Sincerely - Trish

Lisa said...

I can't wait - let me get this straight for the bunting you sewed the triangles onto dryer sheets, cut the middle then pulled it inside out,iron onto the material because the dryer sheet will stick? Then hand sewed on each triangle - then it looks like you machine sewed over? I don't use dryer sheets! I put vinegar in my rinse cycle as it does the same thing...so do I need to wash and dry dryer sheets(that I have to keep mosquitoes away) or is there something else I can use? Love your blog!

Wendy said...

Oh, I love your quilt! I've been wanting to make a banner but I didn't want the girls yanking it down, so haven't made it yet. This quilt would be awesome!! Can't wait for you to complete the pattern!! Thanks so much for sharing...it's beautiful! :)

Heather said...

Love the linen and the flower! The bunting is so very dear, too!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Both are lovely, but Just Dandy is really stunning!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

i love the just dandy quilt... but you know that!! and the new one... so so so cute!!!

Denise in PA said...

What a very cool and different quilt! So inspiring. The new one's pretty fab too!

Plum Cox said...

Lovely quilts. The simplicity of 'Just Dandy' is stunning - would love that to be hanging on my wall!

Thanks for sharing

Jill said...

Both really great quilts! Glad you made it in the festival.

Lilac Barries said...

so hand appliqué is on my long list of things that intimidate me, but I want to get over it.

why dryer sheets? and what else is good to use if say I don't use dryer sheets?

Kari said...

I want to know, did you do the quilting too? On a home machine? It looks fabulous!

amylouwho said...

love them both!!! there is some fabris at ikea sort of like your gray quilt - you should check it out! I really want to make the gray one. but maybe with a turquoise background. shocker! i know.

Esch House Quilts said...

Your dandy quilt is amazing! I have had a dandelion quilt in my head for a while but haven't gotten to it yet. If only my hands worked as fast as my mind!

Love the pennant quilt too!

Brianna! said...

you are SO talented!!
Im officially in LOVE
Thank you.

~L~ said...

love.

Molly said...

I don't think there are words for just how much I love this quilt!

Emma said...

The dandelion quilt is fantastic, and I love your little scene-stealer! I'll eb back to check out mroe fo your quilts.

Carol said...

Both quilts are gorgeously simple and very effective.

russandkatie said...

I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome pinecone wreath idea! we had a crazy hail storm here in Phoenix a few weeks ago that completely emptied our pine tree of all it's cones. So I invited all my sisters-in-law over and we made wreaths out of them! It was so much fun and now we have adorable wreaths to decorate for the holidays with!

Bubble Juice said...

Awesome like possum...Heather

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

I love the white on the grey. Simple and stunning!

Karen said...

Such a lovely quilt! Love the simplicity of the colours. Great work with the applique and the quilting.

Lisa said...

I love your quilt! Such whimsy, really great.

megan said...

i love love love this!!

amy smart said...

The bunting quilt turned out so adorable!!

Sharon Aitchison said...

I am in the middle of creating the Dandy wall hanging / quilt. It is great fun! I'm doing mine with a background fabric of pale yellow and white and the dandelion and poofs are gold mottled/sparkle. enjoying the process!

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