Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival #3

 
Welcome to the 3rd Bi-annual Blogger's Quilt Festival, where you can visit the blogs of hundreds of quilters showing off some of their favorite quilts. Thanks to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for providing us with the fun. 

This time I would like to share with you a quilt that I made for a special exhibit of my local quilting group. The exhibit took place in December, 2006, at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. We had a floral theme and my quilt is named "Spring - Aviv." Aviv is the Hebrew word for Spring.


I wanted to design a quilt to brighten up a certain wall space in my home. Before making the quilt, I made a little test piece, in Journal Quilt size. The full size quilt is 41" x 40" and all the applique is three dimensional, Timtex filled.


Here's the Journal Quilt-

Here's "Spring - Aviv"-
 


and here's a detail-
 


Here are links to the quilts I showed in the 1st Blogger's Quilt Festival and the 2nd Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Important Note: I like to reply to everyone's nice comments, but some of you are no-reply bloggers. This means that your email address is not entered in your profile, so it does not show up in the header of your comment. If you wish to correct that, Amy gives some instructions here.

That said, I plan to reply to the comments *after* the festival is over so that I will be able to spend as much time as I can visiting and commenting on everyone else's blogs in the festival!

Enjoy!

Debbie

91 comments:

  1. Debbie, this is fabulous. I feel so imspired.

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  2. This is WONDERFUL!!!!!! Oh Debbie I love it so much! It's perfect for spring!

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  3. What a wonderful cheerful quilt! Love it!!

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  4. I really like the way the flowers and butterflies extend beyond the borders. . . thanks for sharing.

    Regards, Sue

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  5. Great colors! I love how bright and cheerful it is! I'm a fan of the butterflies as well! Awesome job!

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  6. So cool! I love how you did a smaller version to test it out. I do that sometimes in doll-quilt size for my daughter and neices. What are the dimensions for the journal quilt? I've never heard them called that before but it really is a good idea! Also, are the flowers appliqued by hand or machine? They look awesome!

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  7. What a beautiful quilt. The colors are amazing.

    Carol

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  8. That is so bright and cheerful! I specially like the way you changed the background from yellows to blue.

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  9. wow this is amazing. i love all the bright colors. the flowers look just great

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  10. It's bright and bold and cheerful, so evocative. I too like the "journal quilt" idea, what a great way to test your ideas and methods!

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  11. I love color and bold prints, so I like how you took the bold fabrics and created your own design. Love the buttons!

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  12. Wow have never herd of a journal quilt before. Very interesting idea. Love both the journal quilt and the large version. They are both so beautiful! The butterfly detail is amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us :o)

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  13. Wow this Journal quilt is adorable. Love the flowers. Your colors are great!

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  14. They are so bright and colorful!

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  15. Lovely quilt and definitely spring.

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  16. What a happy Springy quilt, Debbie!
    gorgeous!

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  17. Very nice~ definitely makes you smile and think of spring! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Totally awesome! I absolutely love that quilt. It makes me feel happy just looking at it.

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  19. Incredible! Love the little butterflies.

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  20. Just the thing to brighten up some wall space:)Very cute!

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  21. That is so springy and cheerful. What a fun stop on my tour through the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

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  22. It certianly is a spring quilt. Very nice. What a nice bright quilt to see since it has been so gloomy here.

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  23. Both quilts are beautiful - great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Gorgeous and so sunny. The details are lovely.

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  25. I love the design and the 3D butterflies and grass. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful quilt! I really love the flowers. :)

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  27. Oh, Debbie! Quilts with flowers make my knees go weak! I love it! :-)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  28. Love this quilt...your other ones too!

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  29. I love the brightnees of the flower tooo tooo cute.

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  30. This is such a great spring quilt! I love the flowers--beautiful design!

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  31. What a beautiful quilt! I love the applique on patchwork!

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  32. Very very pretty--You do very nice work!

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  33. Such a bright and cheerfuil quilt. Really happy!

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  34. That's a beautiful entry (two actually !)
    Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Oh my, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It is perfect for the Spring theme.

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  36. Stopping to smell the flowers is so...sew important! ; ) Your BQF entry is spot on. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  37. I think the little journal quilt is my favorite of all! It's precious.

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  38. So fun Debbie! I love the colors :) Thanks for sharing

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  39. What a pretty quilt! Really lovely applique.

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  40. Such a happy quilt.

    Carolyn

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  41. Just gorgeous! The pieced background really adds something special. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. First, I would like to say 'Hi' from Ohio. And second - love your quilt. The fabric is gorgeous!!

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  43. Excellent wallhanging and great tip with the journal cover. That's a good way to view color choices. I've never worked with Timtex...what exactly did you do with it? Lynne

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  44. Fabulous! I can feel the breeze making the flowers sway!

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  45. What a joyful quilt--it certainly does say "aviv"! I like learning new words, glad you explained the Hebrew. Thanks for sharing this quilt's story :)

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  46. What a beautiful springtime quilt, I love the story too, Lis x

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  47. Wow! what a beautiful spring quilt...I love flowers!

    hugz, Pam

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  48. This is my favorite of you Blogger Festival posts. How did you do the butterflies?

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  49. They're both beautiful and cheerful!

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  50. Great quilt! Makes me feel happy - thanks! for sharing
    Beth in Dallas

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  51. What a gorgeous quilt! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  52. This is beautiful! I, too, love how you made a journal quilt to test your idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. What a delightful spring quilt! The colors are really exciting. I think it is extra nice that you also have a smaller journal quilt to enjoy the design process.

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  54. Such a pretty, cheerful quilt!

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  55. What a wonderful, cheerful quilt. I am sure it must make you smile everytime you look at it. I love the way you took it from journal size to full size - did you scale it up proportionally?

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  56. what a bright, cheerful quilt! thank you for sharing!

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  57. Very cute quilt. Great colors and design. Brilliant!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  58. Ooooh,Debbie..I've fallen off my chair!! Your work is absolutely,absolutely brilliant!!!

    Deepa from India

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  59. Love your applique! Your detail work is inspiring. Just BEAUTIFUL!

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  60. Love the applique work.

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  61. I love it!applique something on my to try list.
    Happy quilting.
    Georgie x

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  62. i really like this one, very fresh!

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  63. This is simply gorgeous. I have loved looking at all these lovely quilts in this festval - I am hoping to put up a post later today if the weather clears up and I can take a photo.

    Gail
    gcom31@msn.com
    http://missnance.blogspot.com/

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  64. Oh Wow! I love your bright and cheerful garden. It will make the Sun smile!

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  65. This is gorgeous! I like the way your A4 tester became the big quilt! It will brighten any room.

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  66. It put a SMILE on my face!
    ~MaggieB

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  67. This is so pretty -- love the vibrant colors. Always wanted to try my hand at applique - now I think I definitely will.

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  68. Very pretty --- out of curiosity, what is a quilt journal? Is it a cover to a journal? Again, very pretty - as always!

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  69. This is so spring like! I love it! Nice job.

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  70. HI Debbie,
    I am happy to have visited with you. Love the idea of making a journal quilt to test out a plan. I will have to give that a try. Your quilt is wonderful. Also love those orange socks. I have clicked to become a follower as I don't want to miss any of your inspired works.

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  71. ...such a bright and beautiful bounty of blossoms! I love your quilt! and your journal size one! What a great idea!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I finally have my post up and am enjoying this amazing Quilt Festival! I hope you get a chance to make it to my post :o)

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  72. what perfect cheery spring quilts-some of the cutest shown. Both are too fun with pieced backgrounds and the 3-D petals.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  73. What a lovely quilt! I do like the true imagine of sunshine.

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  74. Wonderful quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  75. Beautiful. Makes me want to try my hand at applique!
    Here from BQF!

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  76. Beautiful! And what immaculate workmanship. A joy to look at.
    Louisa (a KP)

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