May 21, 2010

Blogger Festival!!

Thanks to Amy's Creative Side for organizing this event!
And....here is my entry.
This is a Piece o' Cake design which took me 5 years to complete! Mostly because I was so intimated by such small appliqué! Many of the blocks measure 8" finished.
What makes this quilt special to me is not the fact that I did it...and finished it, but that my nieces who at the time were preteens, put names to each block. One for each of their cousins, or sisters or brothers, my parents; Grammy and Poppa and even my dog Lucky. Each name reflects a special interest of that person. Instead of a Chinese Take Out block original to the pattern, I added a church. This is the center of our family.


I've added close ups of a few blocks...which you may click on to enlarge.






31 comments:

  1. That is just darling, and the personalization makes it a real heirloom for the family:)

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  2. I love it! The quilt def. reflects all of the hard work you put into it. I think my favorite is the ice cream house. Yum! Are the little candies buttons? Excellent job!

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  3. Quite an accomplishment to finish this challenging quilt. Glad you personalized it-hope you put a label on the back explaining all of that.
    Sandra Starley

    come see my antique 1890 double pink blazing star
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  4. So darling! I can see why it took such a long time to finish.

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  5. Oh my! I'm sure glad you got it done! It reminds me of a story! You could tell stories with each picture. A dream of a quilt!

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  6. This is on My To Do List,
    You have inspired me to dig out the pattern!

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  7. Beautiful quilt! Love all the little details!

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  8. What an incredibly special and personal quilt, Karen!

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  9. That is a real accomplishment. I like that you added the church. It is really lovely. All the blue and sparkle.

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  10. You do such beautiful work. All those tiny pieces! The quilt is a treasure.

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  11. I have this book too. Your quilt is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Aren't you glad you got it done?

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  12. I love this pattern, your quilt is beautiful

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  13. What a beatiful piece of art. I love the fact that your relatives gave the blocks names for important things in their lives. It really adds a special meaning to the quilt.

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  14. ce quilt est magnifique par ces couleurs la finesse du travail un émerveillement

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  15. Just the cutest quilt love it. Great job.

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  16. That is one glorious quilt. All that applique scares me silly.

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  17. Wow! It's just spectacular! And so personal!! I love it!

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  18. applique is so much fun & yours is fabulous!! i want to see more --love the bunny in the car too :) http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love your whimsical cute. Such a delight. Great design, use of fabrics and color. Very cheerful. You did a fantastic job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  20. love the quilt--so whimsical and fun you family was so involved!!

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  21. I love this quilt! The church you added is adorable. I love that you also personalized it.

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  22. what an amazing quilt! So fun to look at!

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  23. Absolutely fantastic! Delightful. You did a marvelous job.

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  24. congratulations on your finish...it is excellent.

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  25. Holy applique! This quilt is amazing! Thanks for sharing it.

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  26. BEAUTIFUL QUILT! I love the amazing applique you've done!

    hugz, Pam

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