Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another for Blogger's Quilt Festival

The more I thought about the quilt hanging over the bed in the guest room, the more I thought, "I should enter this one in the Blogger's Quilt Festival too."

So, I am. This is "Flower Ball," an English paper-pieced design by Geta Grama.

No one has seen this quilt other than the two quilting groups of which I'm a member, and anyone who overnights at my house! And I'm pretty proud of it, if nothing else for the fact that it just goes in the guest room!
The headboard, which I made first, has lettering - "It's another beautiful day" - that's the same Kona Azure as the background of the Flower Ball. The ceiling was painted after the quilt was hung.

English paper-piecing this was futsy because every piece had to be put together in the proper column and row, in number, alphabet, and up or down order.

In less time than I expected, the top was finished. I domestic machine quilted it.





Statistics: Flower Ball
40-1/2" X 40-1/2"
2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival "Small Quilt" category
Sit-down quilted on a Pfaff Grand Quilter
Design: "Flower Ball," an English paper-pieced design by Geta Grama
Fabrics: assorted prints for the "flowers" on a white Painter's Canvas "ball." Background is Kaufman Kona Azure
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread: YLI polyester

Linda

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful color palette and quilting outside the flowers and on the azure background! I bet there are many who want to stay in the guest room!

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  2. Wonderful. I have voted. :-)

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  3. It is wonderful...seems I remember this on Geta's blog...nicely done (as usual!).

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Geta's designs are amazing and I love the way you've quilted this

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  5. I love it. As soon as I saw it I thought of Geta's designs, so had to click on the link to read more. I love how the roof matches the background fabric, and I love all that quilting on it. Beautiful.

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  6. This quilt is so clever as it gives the illusion of a ball. You have made a fabulous job putting it together with very interesting quilting. It makes a perfect feature in your guest room.

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  7. The front is stunning, and I love that you painted the ceiling to match! The quilting is beautiful and really pops on the back.

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  8. It certainly is another lovely day at Flourishing Palms!! Very appropriate for your guest room and your quilting is perfect.!!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this beautiful gem with us again.....so beautiful!

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  10. This is such a great quilt!! Maybe one day I'll get to see it in person.

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  11. I remember that quilt when you were making it and so nice to see it finished. You did a beautiful job from fabric selections to the quilting

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  12. Wonderful quilt!!! Amazing quilting!

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  13. Great quilt & quilting~well done!

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  14. Great quilt & quilting~well done!

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