Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall Quilt Festival

Park City Girl is hosting a Fall Quilt festival.  So I decided to join the party!



This is Midnight Sun/Polar Night.  I took a Jan Krentz Lone Star class in March 04, in which I made the diamonds.  I then put it away because Jeremy was born two weeks later. When Jeremy was three, I began having about 30 minutes here and there when I could actually *do* something, so I started quilting again.  I decided to start with finishing up a few UFOs, and the lone star was the first quilt I thought of finishing.

I pulled it back out in Jan 08 and got it finished up. The animal patterns were traced, scanned and blown up from the batik print in the outer border. They are hand appliqued.  The piece is machine quilted. Because the animals are all North American, and cold country animals as well, and because the colors are essentially sunlight and midnight, I named it for the endless day and endless night experienced in Alaska and Canada.

17 comments:

  1. This is wonderful!
    thanks for sharing,
    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful quilt quilt. Congratulations on getting some quilting time again.

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  3. Lovely quilt and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing - Hugs Natima

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  4. Very beautiful work duvet .
    Wonderful autumn.
    Greeting Marika Hungary

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  5. Obviously your logical mind and your creative mind play well together--love how the colors spiral in the center and the precision of your animal appliques and straight sewing! Congratulations on returning to quilting with a little one in tow. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

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  6. Beautiful! I really love it. I sat staring at it and couldn't think of anything to say but Gorgeious.

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  7. Love the wonderful warm colors of your quilt!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Geni
    @ Loose Ends

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  8. I love the colours but I really love the design! The spiral in the star is brilliant- I keep coming back to look at it again and again.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Wow! Amazing quilt! Love the colors and the design.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  10. Great design, colors, & fabric. Just delightful! You did a great job.

    Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. so glad that you came back to finish the quilt....

    quilting time can be hard to find with small ones in tow

    lovely colors and a great idea to use the border print as applique inspiration

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  12. I think you should participate in my Totally Awkward Tuesday event (even though it'll probably be Wednesday by the time you read this). You could tell about the time you put your hand through my Dad's window, for example...

    :-D

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  13. What a great quilt! It would go well in a cabin. Love the animals. :)

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