I would LOVE the opportunity to come teach your group! Please email for details.
LET THE MAGIC IN YOU COME OUT!

Search This Blog

10.27.2011

Antonella's Quilt

For some reason...I can't seem to get off of this computer chair tonight. 
So...I figured I'd post my progress on Antonella's quilt. 

It's finished...all but me beading the string which it will hang from.
Not a practical gift...but hopefully Antonella will enjoy looking at it.
I'm linking to Paint party Friday, because...my quilts are painted...just with fabric and thread...and sometimes paint and markers. I've also linked to Show and Tell Friday and Try it on Tuesday and The Craft Barn for their weekly theme which happens to be Fabric.
Right up my alley. :) 
I can't resist showing you more of what's blooming in my back yard this week...


Our neighborhood Iguana...which we see a couple times a month...likes to keep our Coleus trimmed up...
Isn't that funny?!? He tops them off almost every night.
Ya'all have a good day now...

PS...I'm linking up a little early for Show and Tell Saturday....

65 comments:

  1. Awesome quilt! I know she will love it! Your garden is lovely too, but I think your flower is better (so it the flutterby! LOL)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You have such an amazing way with color. Magical little quilt!!

    I am quite jealous of your plants. You are able to grow things that we have to consider house plants and even then probably don't have much success with. (Interesting gardening help you have there with Mr. Iguana.)

    ReplyDelete
  3. In love! Your quilts are just fabulous - I think anyone would prefer one of your creations practical or not. Antonella's gonna be thrilled, hugs xxxxx PS I know what you mean, I did my last post at 2 am and it's now just gone 7am - whats wrong with me why am I at the computer at such ridiculous times? Glad you're as addicted lol x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the quilt and all the bits of fabrics showing here. Lucky girl. Love your flowrs, makes up for the dusting of snow we had last night! xox Corrine

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank you so much Gayle. :) I faithfully use the color wheel because I really Don'T have a gift with color!!! We are lucky that plants just sort of grow themselves here in this hot, humid climate. I had learned how to garden in Virginia - after living there for 34 years - was just beginning to have some success in Florida - after 10 years...and have given the gardening job to my hubby...who is retired and NEEDS all the jobs I can find him. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks Jennie! Ditto. :) Sometimes, I wonder if my 'gifts' will be relegated to the back of the closet door...but WHATever...I enjoy making and giving them. :) And yes...the computer has become a lifeline to the English speaking world and like minded lovely friends such as you!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you Corrine! I can't WAIT for my dose of cool weather next month!!! We'll be spending a week in Virginia...where I really DON"T want to see snow...but cool...YES. Then off for 10 days in Florida where this time of year is much more tolerable than where I live. Woo Hoo!

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOVE the way that stitched flower looks on your quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much JAEartworks! It was really fun to make!

    ReplyDelete
  10. WOW...that quilt is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! such detail! WOW!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow back atcha! Thank you so much Melody for the lovely compliment!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh I love the quilt, what a wonderful personal gift to make and give.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Absolutely beautiful quilt. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you Meggymay!! It's my pleasure to be part of TioTs. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a beautiful quilt! The colors are lovely - so beautiful that you painted it. That is something very special.

    ReplyDelete
  16. wow! what a wonderful project! and the flower and butterfly do look like they were painted! thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog annie. Antonella will be so proud of her quilt. And lovely seeing what grows there. Funny about the Iguana.

    Coleen in Ukraine

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow! That quilt is freaking awesome! I had to look twice to make sure it's not painted on. :)))

    ReplyDelete
  19. Such a beautiful quilt. Antonella will certainly be proud of it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. It is gorgous and keep painting with your needle and cotton. I love it!
    ManonX

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks Carola! I painted some of the fabrics before sewing them onto the background...but not after. I know my ramblings are confusing! So glad you stopped by!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thank you Linda. I think about your little precious birdies a LOT and considered one of those on there...but the butterfly it is!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks Manon! I would LOVE to paint like YOU!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your beautiful quilt. Love the colours you've used for the flower and the butterfly. And this free motion stitching...
    Thanks for visiting me. Bye, Franka

    ReplyDelete
  25. That quilt is just amazing and I love the detail in the flower... completely freaks me out as I am so allergic to sewing, but your work is just beautiful...xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. Aw thanks Franka! And you're welcome! My pleasure.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks so much Tracey! Are you seriously allergic to sewing?!?!? How terrible that would be!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Absolutely stunning, marvellous work, congratulations. Thanks for sharing at TIOT. Caz

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks a TON Cazro. I appreciate your stopping by and the lovely compliment!

    ReplyDelete
  30. The quilt is beautiful! I'm sure Antonella will proudly hang it on her wall! Sure is a work of heART! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

    ReplyDelete
  31. gorgeous quilt. and i'm so envious of your garden. i have an absolute brown thumb. i'm amazed at people who can make such pretty things grow!

    ReplyDelete
  32. You have an iguana, how cool, we had one when I lived in Cuba eons ago; the quilt is lovely especially like the threads for the flower and the quilting pattern, is that hand or machine quilted? And the border frames it very nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Your quilt is amazing so thank you for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge this week.xx

    ReplyDelete
  34. Thank you Patsy. I visited Antonella yesterday and she's only one month old, but told me she loves it. It fits right in with her nursery decor!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks Molly! :) The thing about living in Colombia is that it's so hot and humid year round...that things grow themselves. We just keep the weeds out and watch them thrive!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thanks Linda. We've seen two different Iguanas so far (one is smaller). The locals consider them pests to have around the house and catch them and EAT them. No thanks! I did the quilt using free motion with a variegated thread in the background and on pink on the butterfly and green on the flower! My free motion quilting skills are a little messy and I don't let stitch length bother me so sometimes it looks like my hand stitching. :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. That's such a beautiful quilt! Amazing, amazing job!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Wow...thank you so much Saturday Sequins!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Extraordinary! So artistic and just stunning detail work. What a fabulous piece of art. Visiting from Artists in Blogland, and so glad I did!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thanks for sharing the links and your photos of your beautiful quilt! I am still in awe of your ability to capture nature's beauty in fabric. WONDERFUL!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thanks a ton Terrie! I really can't wait to take some time to go through all the posts at AIB!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Wow! What a beautiful, intricate quilt! She will love it I am sure. :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thank you Jen! I delivered it yesterday and they DID love it! And it matched the room. :) Phew!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Those plats are fab so is your project, thanks playing along with TioT this week
    hugs Ildiko

    ReplyDelete
  45. Artistic quilt work! should have taken a long time to finish the project

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow, the quilt looks gorgeous. Inspired.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thank you hellopalz! You know...this one went pretty fast! Always a happy experience when that happens!

    ReplyDelete
  48. thanks Kathryn! We'll inspire each other!

    ReplyDelete
  49. that quilt is absolutely gorgeous! You are so prolific, I'm envious ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks Caatje! but, but...do NOT feel that way!!! Your art is FANTASTIC!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hi again! Thanks for visiting my site and hope you're following! I'm back to follow YOU since you said you added back the follower button -- I like that! To be honest, I never noticed the "follow" at the top; I must have one too, but never saw it! I always look for the follow on the sidebar and I think most bloggers have it so they look for it too. Keep it there! Glad to have met you!~

    ReplyDelete
  52. Why am I here? I am not sure, except I started at Studio JRU...and I want you to know that the story is totally worth it! Love all your photos and words!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Thank you Cindy! How totally cool is that?!? I'm so glad you took time to read and that you felt it was worth your time. Makes me happy. :)

    ReplyDelete

Yuckola. More than half of my email has been from anonymous, so.....