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Blogger's Quilt Festival 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010
Welcome all Festival Attendees!

I'm thrilled that you have taken a minute to visit my little blog. I'm Norma and I love to quilt, sew, cook, take pictures, exercise and blog. Right now I'm running 3 blogs! This one, my Quilt Guild blog, and the new Quilty Giveaways blog. Throw a husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs into the mix and I stay pretty busy. Somehow I manage to squeeze in a few quilts here and there. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and stay a while!

This year has seemed pretty busy and so my completed quilts have all been on a much smaller scale. I have plenty of large quilts in several stages of completion, but my finishes have all been small quilts for swaps. I'm glad I've found online flickr swaps, particularly the Doll Quilt Swap, because these small projects give me a sense of accomplishment.

Here is my favorite quilt of the year:

"Garden in Paradise"
Size: 19"x19"
Style: Trapunto Whole Cloth Quilt
Colors: Golden Yellow, Teal, Yellow Green
Fabrics: Kona Cotton, and Flutterby (binding)

Now before you ask, I'll answer a few questions.


- I have a tutorial on color tinting fabric here.
- This particular design is by Irena Bluhm, but I discovered color tinting before I knew who she was.
- The process pretty much goes like this: 1) Transfer design to quilt top. 2) Do a faux trapunto (somehow I managed to do more work than I had to for this step.)  3) Quilt completely. 4) Soak quilt top and let dry. 5) Add color. 6) Bind and add label.

Here are a few more pictures for you:

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Norma

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24 comments :

RosaMaría said...

es fantástico Norma!!! me encanta todo el trabajo que hiciste!

Kati said...

That is so beautiful. Fabulous work!

felicity said...

So, so beautiful, Norma! Thanks for sharing!

Lois said...

I have an interest in doing this after book sparked my interest. But have not tried it. Your work is so beautiful.. Love Lois

Mary-Kay said...

Beautiful! I'll be checking out your tutorial on fabric tinting.

Denise :) said...

Wow, wow, wow! It's really marvelous! :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

This is just so beautiful! The colors are rich and I really love that you can tint the fabric yourself. Love it!

Chris said...

Amazing how such a small quilt can hold so much beauty.

Rene' said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous! I like the idea of making small doll-size quilts to try a new technique.

Carol said...

Very pretty trapunto work.

Lonci said...

Fabulous quilt:)

Angie said...

Beautiful detail for a flower garden.

Sandra said...

what a great wholecloth-I was guessing Irena. Hope you send her a picture. Thanks.

Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
black/white/pink scrappy miniature

Peapod Four said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Katie said...

Beautiful! I love the shading and will be checking this technique out a little more. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Beautiful colours and lovely work. Your quilt looks great!

Kate said...

Wow - completely amazing!!

Christine said...

It's just beautiful! Excellent work on the colors too!

Kit Lang said...

Very, very pretty!

Amy said...

I love the colors and the quilting.Amy

Connie said...

Beautiful work! I've never tried trapunto or tinting but it looks like fun.

Eileen said...

what a gorgeous quilt. i love the work you've done on it. have done trapunto, but never done the fabric tinting--it's fascinating. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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