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Sunday, April 19, 2009

First quilt





Park City Girl is hosting a spring quilt show. Here is my entry.



This is the first full sized quilt I ever made. It is all batiks in rainbow colors. The black block at the center top is made of seven hearts pointing into the middle so they form a seven pointed star. It was quilted in the ditch on my domestic sewing machine in sections.




The back is also batiks. I added the borders because the blue I bought was not quite long enough. I'm not sure why I did the satin stitch around the hearts through all the layers but it does add interest to the back of the quilt.

19 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

It's lovely Joyce! I love how so many of the favorite quilts are first quilts!

maggi said...

Love the colours in this. Amazed it is your first full sized quilt, it is beautiful.

Quilt Pixie said...

what a bright cheerful quilt... isn't it interesting to look back later and wonder why we stitced things the way we did... :-)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I just love batiks! Would you share with us how long ago you made this wonderful quilt?

Bethany said...

I love the colors in this quilt. It's beautiful.

Zonnah said...

It is so beautiful on the front and the back. I really like how you did the back with the borders.

Lonci said...

Beautiful color:)

Miri said...

Lovely! Love the colors!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun and cheerful quilt! Love how you used the black.

Chris said...

Ooh, Ahh. Just like fireworks!

Clare said...

Joyce - this is marvellous. I adore the colours. For a first quilt it is stunning.

MYRA said...

What a great quilt Joyce! Very colorful... You must have felt really great at accomplishing a large quilt at the time hey!!! 8-)

Lynda said...

This is very impresive for a first quilt. Mine is a purple hexagon quilt not quite big enough for a single bed.

ROZ said...

I love the idea of a rainbow.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Very pretty - my girls are always asking about making a rainbow quilt! Thanks for sharing :)

meggie said...

Wonderful bright quilt!!

Serena said...

So bright and beautiful! I love it!

stitchinpenny said...

Wonderful quilt. I love the center square and the fact that your satin stitch becomes such a statement on the back. Lovely quilt.

imquilternity said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I'll bet it's even more gorgeous and vibrant in real life!