Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Amy from Amy's Creative Side is once again hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. It's a happy place where all quilters can get together and share their creations... without having to go out into the cold, or leave the comfort of the computer room.


Here's my contribution to the Festival. This is a quilt called "Flurries" that I made a few years ago for my mother. I liked it so much that I made one for me when hers was done. I think this one pictured is hers...but it could just as easily be mine.


It's a sofa-sized quilt and perfect for snuggling under on a cold, winter night. The recent snowfall we had made me think of this quilt and I'll be pulling it out very soon.

The snowflakes, stars, and snowballs were appliquéd by machine using a blanket stitch. That was a lot of appliqué! It's a good thing I like appliqué. I learned an important lesson while making my mother's version of this quilt (as it was the first one). I thought I'd make the quilt extra-snuggly by using a thick polyester batting and a heavy flannel backing. Boy, did that make the quilting difficult! Since then, I have stuck with Warm and Natural batting, which is thin but, as the name indicates, very warm. I still like flannel backings, though, and would definitely use that on a future wintry project.

Do you have a quilt you'd like to show off? Go and visit Amy for the "rules" and to see a list of the other contributors.

Thanks for stopping by... and don't forget to leave your calling card

12 comments:

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said...

What a beautiful warm quilt! I appreciate all the applique work - what a lot of patience! and it's just lovely!

ANudge said...

How neat! A red snow flurries quilt. Makes one warm just looking at it. A nice change from all the blue ones. You did a beautiful job on it, Rachel.

Barb said...

What a fun fun quilt...just love it.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I hope I don't have to pull out my "Winter" quilt any time soon! We have not had any snow yet. This is a lovely quilt!

goldenbird said...

The Blogger's Quilt Festival is such a neat idea. I love your quilt, looks nice and cozy for a chilly evening.

Aunt Spicy said...

I am such a fan of red and white, and this is a really fun quilt! I can see why you made one for yourself!

Dogwood said...

I like it. I like it. Great colors. Great size.

Have a fun weekend.

QuiltSue said...

If you should feel like making another one, I'll volunteer to give it a good home for you!

Riel said...

It is snowing here in NB on Halloween night, so those flurries in your quilt are appropriate. The flakes look great on the red background. Riel

Chris said...

What a fabulous quilt. It would look good in any color too! Just invites snuggling.

Carol said...

Love it. Nice to see snowflakes done on something other than blue. Give a very rich effect.

Karen said...

I do love this quilt with its great big snowflakes. It looks wonderful set on red. You have a lot more patience than me with applique!
Great quilt!