Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

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I blogged about this quilt on my first post back here in 2006, it is still my fave quilt. I made this for Stuart's Pre Primary teacher for Christmas. I spent 10 weeks working on this quilt, at the time I was sewing on the kitchen table and I had to pack up and put away in between meals. The pattern is from an old Handmade magazine, the quilt was originally done in black and white prints, I much prefer my bright apples! I made 25 apples to symbolise each child in the class and used the class photo on the back for the label. Sewn together in Crazy Patch then machine stitch applique onto the backing piece. Green wonky log cabin strips around each apple then joined together to form the quilt top. Quilted in the ditch, this quilt is the biggest I have ever completed, it has a sleeve but can be used as a quilt or a wall hanging. This was the first quilt I gifted to one of the kids teachers, I have given away many more that you can see here, here, here and recently here. Thanks for visiting!

13 comments:

Helen said...

Awwwww, how cute is Stu!

Emma said...

Oh, nice Adds! I like this one, great colours.

Valentina said...

I Love it -love it -love it!!!
What a beautiful quilt!
Thank you so much, I can't stop smiling!
Valentina from Cyprus!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful! What an amazing gift for a teacher. I'm sure it's treasured.

Cass said...

OMG look how little Stuart is.

Barb said...

adorable! the apples just pop out!

Allison said...

SO Cute! I love the contrast and the brightness of this quilt!

Cynthia said...

That is so cute! What a lucky teacher!

Denise said...

Great quilt! perfect for a teacher

Sandra Schwab said...

What a beautiful quilt! The colours remind me of Eric Carle's "Very Hungry Caterpillar" :)

Rose said...

I bet the teacher was surprised! And I bet this is a prized possession now!

See my entry HERE...

SewCalGal said...

Very cute. Fun design, great color & fabrics.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Eileen said...

so vibrant and wonderful. i love apples--live in the midst of 100's of acres of apples,pears,and cherries. red and green are such a good combination. and wonky is always fun. thanks for sharing. lucky teacher! come visit me: http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ where i'm having a little giveaway.