Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival : Fall 2011




I am pleased to make an entry into the Bloggers' Quilt Festival : Fall 2011. The hostess is Amy over at AmysCreativeSide. Take some time to visit the many lovely entries - you won't be disappointed!



My entry is 'Raggedy Friends' that was offered by the lovely Ms Kaaren at The Painted Quilt as a free block of the month. A delightful mix of Annie, Andy and their friends and shared loves. Combining wonderful stitcheries with scrappy block lay-out made for a cherished quilt. I chose to hand quilt with lots of hearts thru out the piece. And I searched for and saved lots of red buttons while working on this - for all those eyes and accents! *a few close ups*







Won't you consider joining in? AmysCreativeSide Bloggers' QUilt Festival - Fall 2011

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

40 comments:

Dannelle said...

Hand quilted, goodness. I can't even machine quilt, but I am good at piecing and applique! LOL
(note to self: must find out how to do the quilting part....)

Valentina said...

Oh Sharon, what a precious quilt! I can tell you really enjoyed making it. :)
Warm greetings from faraway Cyprus!
enjoy the festival,
Valentina

Sue Daurio said...

Just so unbelievably adorable. I love seeing your handwork and this one is just absolutely exceptional!

trish said...

Beautifully done! :o)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely quilt

Grammasheri said...

It's a lovely quilt Sharon. I love the red work blocks amongst the pieced blocks. Wonderful handwork!

Unknown said...

I am so envious of your beautiful embroidery work. It makes for a delightful quilt. What an heirloom. Thanks for sharing!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun quilt!! I loved Raggedy Ann and Andy when I was a little girl. This quilt has brought back memories of that, Thank You!!
Have a fun Bloggers Festival!!

Anonymous said...

Sharon this quilt is lovely well done.

rubyslipperz1052 said...

Raggedy Ann is a favorite of mine! You really did her up fancy!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt! Lots of detail in this, so interesting!

Sarah Craig said...

Such a wonderful quilt, Sharon! I know you're going to love this one for a long time!!!

Shannon said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I love all the colors. Thank you for sharing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I just love your quilt!

Shari said...

This is a lovely combination of patchwork and stitching! Kaaren would be proud of your work I"m sure!

Barbara said...

What a fun and lively combination. Nice work!

Karen said...

You have done such a wonderful job with both the stitcheries and the piecing. Great design. Your quilt looks great!

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Congratulations on your entry, your quilt is simply beautiful! And hand quilting, how do you find the time!?

Miss Hillbilly said...

I do love this quilt. It is on my to do list to restart next year. All new materials. This was my 'learning' design and I was stitching on broadcloth as someone suggested. I HATED it...it is one of those projects I threw away. I have the designs and am ready to do again with proper materials. Yours is fabulous!

Snoodles said...

Hi Sharon, this is fun! I am enjoying visiting all the bloggers. I just love your beautiful quilt...and this one is hand-quilted! Yay! I keep thinking I'm alone in my handquilting, but I guess there are a few of us left! LOL

Rebecka said...

Your quilt is so interesting. I love a scrappy quilt! I also like your stitching!!

Denise :) said...

You did a marvelous job with this quilt -- I love it! I saved all the patterns as Kaaren published them and hope to make it some day. My daughter is a Raggedy Ann enthusiast. So perhaps for her. I'm glad you shared this! :)

Pattilou said...

Absolutely a fun, fun quilt. I love the variety--scrappy is always my favorite. The adorable stitchings of Andy, Annie and their friends is in perfect combination of all the other colors. Great!!!

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt - thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

What a fun quilt. Who doesn't love anne and andy? Ose embroidered pieces are precious and hand quikting is such a labor of love. Just great to see. I am loving redwork when i see it in quikts and it super tempts me to embroider again! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

rooee said...

such a darling quilt, I hope I get to see it in person! beautiful work Sharon!

Rona said...

Lovely colour choices and your hand quilting looks great.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

So sweet and really well done. :)

Tina in Boston said...

Thank you for the kind words on my kimono quilt! Congrats on your quilt. It's fun and colorful and I am impressed by your hand quilting!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

A beautiful quilt. So cheerful!
xx

felicity said...

Such a sweet quilt! Lovely!

felicity said...

Such a sweet quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

What a delightful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Sharon. Can't believe you hand quilted it. It must have taken ages.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I love the randomness of this - and lovely colour combo

Martha said...

Love this quilt...congratulations on the hand quilting...loving that. Thank you for sharing.

Val's Creative Life said...

SO reminded of my own raggedy ann and andy when i was young...they were hand made and I still have them! I also had story books I enjoyed reading. Your hand work is beautiful! Thanks for rejuvenating this post under our embroidery Tuesday Archives theme!

Vivian said...

Love the Ann and Andy theme with the scrappy layout! Also love the button embellishment -- part of the design or your own addition? This looks like it was a fun project to do!

Val's Creative Life said...

Sharon! I too love your Ann and Andy theme and am so glad this one got rejuvenated. (FIVE years ago....fun to see what you were working on then)

Lynn - JnL4God said...

My Sister and I were working on this together - but have not gotten it finished. Awesome seeing it done.