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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Favorite Things

I am joining in the fun as a first timer! Go over to Amy's blog and see what it's all about. This was my quilt I made for the Moda Challenge in 2004. My friend Kim and I worked for months as we appliqued blocks, shared fabric and dreamed about winning the contest. We didn't win, but we had so much fun and we ended up with two awesome quilts. And I will add that Kim and I both submitted our quilts in 2 successive quilt shows, and both won blue ribbons. What special memories.

This is the deacons bench in my foyer. This quilt welcomes people to my house.

Favorite Things was made in a modified row by row layout. I love row by row quilts. And see all the log cabins? Another favorite.

I originally thought that I'd do rows with the words from the song "These are a few of my favorite things". Instead, I just did rows of my favorite things.

I loved the teapots and cups row. So much fun.

And of course, folk art angels.

And here are my "boys" in order left to right: Sir William Wallace, Rodger (who was 6 months old at the time), Spock, Cami and Hummer (our cat that died of Kitty Aids -see the angel wings??).

Of course, you know I love baskets and flowers. The dragon fly is for my daughter -she loves them.

The top angel block is my favorite. I love how they share the stars and the quilting all radiates from the center star.
Thanks for letting me share.

Until next time, make something beautiful,

Karen

21 comments:

Debbie said...

I am inspired! I read your blog all the way to your first post, and I can't believe your quilts! All beautiful and excellent. And so many. Thanks for sharing your talent and prolific - ness (not a word, I know).

Darlene said...

Oh, Karen, I love it!!! It's beautiful.

Lonci said...

Fabulous quilt:)

Too Many Cats said...

Beautiful quilt. Your applique work is perfect. I especially love the Kitties row being a 4-cat owner. The wings on Hummer is so special.

QuiltSue said...

I love it all, especially the angels and Hummer with wings.

Caron said...

This quilt is so charming. I love the little angels and the colors you have chosen. It's no wonder you won a blue ribbon!

Gitte said...

I love this quilt, the colors, the quilting, everything. Very beautiful

Quilt Hollow said...

Gosh darn Karen...this is a beauty of a quilt! It's one of my favorite things!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

This is such a special quilt. I still love the angel teapot. And the fabulous quilting. Wonder how many miles of thread you used to quilt it? My favorite part has always been the angels at the top. It was so much fun sharing fabrics and ideas. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures.

*karendianne. said...

Oh my! A special quilt. An amazing quilt reflecting such talent. You take my breath away with this quilt and expecially how you finish it up with the display of the top angel block, how they - as you say -share the stars and the quilting all radiates from the center star. That's so true. It brings to mind something that will be cared for and perhaps (now don't blush) be in a museum one day.

linda said...

I find myself drawn to primitive quilts. They are just so warm, and cozy. Great job!

Carol said...

"Primitive" is not usually my thing but I have to tell you I love this one. great way to incorporate your kitties. I've never done a row sampler before this one might just get me trying that :)

Vivian said...

I love this quilt, and your quilting is spectacular. The angels on the teapot are my favorite part. It sounds like you and Kim had a fabulous time working on your quilts together.

Barb said...

love your folky quilt.
The words are wonderful!

Karen said...

A wonderful, funny quilt!

Rose Marie said...

This is wonderful and a perfect choice for the festival!

John'aLee said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Janet said...

The quilt is wonderful, I love it and recognise the angels. I love how you made it so personal. Thanks for showing and sharing.

Eileen said...

wow--this is just marvelous! such great work. thank you so much for sharing

belinda said...

What a fabulous quilt Karen...just wonderful!!!....I.LIKE.

Sherri said...

It's an absolute treasure! I loved hearing all about this quilt...and so glad you shared the close up photos too!