Friday, October 26, 2012

Beauty and the Beast Quilt

The Blogger's Quilt Festival is starting over at Amy's Creative Side. I am submitting "Beauty and the Beast", # 107, as a Bed Quilt, it won 1st Place at the local County Fair. It lines up 114 (5") blocks in 14 rows.

Please stop by the festival and look at all the beautiful quilts. Nominations are made November 1 - 4, Voting for your favorites November 5 - 8 at Amy's so please stop by and vote. The button is on the upper right hand corner.

Categories for Voting: Favorite Bed Quilt my friend Irene quilts at home on her long arm machine, Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt.

Quilt Specifications: #107
Sewn by: Elizabeth Johnson
Size: 74" X 102" (fits my king size bed perfect)
Fabric: Quilt Blocks, Ellen Luckett Baker, Moda; Kona Solid Coal, Robert Kaufman
Binding: Another Iota, Robert Kaufman
Awards: First Place Cabell County Fair


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 74" X 102"
Special techniques used : Piecing
Quilted by : Long Arm Quilter - Irene Hensley
Best Category : Bed Quilt, Home Machine Quilted (I think)

This is the way we put it on our king size bed. My models are my mother and my friend, long arm quilter, Irene Hensley.

Irene quilted the piece adding lots of texture in the dead space. The quilting design she used gives it movement in the solid areas and still shows the block lineup. I love it!

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks", please feel free to look around, and leave a comment. Enjoy the rest of the "Blogger's Quilt Festival". Remember my number is #107. It has been a pleasure, Lisa...

12 comments:

  1. lovely. love the quilting too. I have recently started Free Motion Quilting and love it. Will definitely have to try this design.

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  2. Wow its lovely - I didnt realise how big it was until your two heads were peeking out over the top! Thanks for sharing. #263

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  3. Beautiful huge quilt! Love how the dark background makes the colors pop!

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Love the colours. Congrats!

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  5. what a fun quilt -- i am a sucker for quilts with gray backgrounds.

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  6. This is SUCH a beautiful quilt!!! I am visitng via Crafty Rie!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  7. This is a great quilt and I love the contrast with the grey sashing. Take care.

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