Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloogers Quilt Festival Spring 2010

Flower Power
Machine pieced and hand appliqued

One of my favorite quilts of last year! I was working with designer fabrics for a long time and at some point decided to make a switch for a change. I used some new fabrics and few recycled fabrics from shirts and scrubs from the Goodwill Store. 
 
The Applique Garden is progressing slowly but surely!
I designed this pattern for the block of the month class I taught at Quiltworks Northwest in Washington.



 Mango Salsa

 
After moving across the country, I took a long break in 2007. It was not easy to uproot the kids and move them in their teen years. They somehow made it work for themselves being busy at school and getting close to each other. I found myself with the burning question,"what now?"
The fabrics were still in boxes and it felt like an enormous task to pull them out and set up the sewing machine again. Six months went by and one fine day I decided to be happy again!
 Mango Salsa was the first quilt I made after the big move. 
I am happy that I did!


Leftover Salsa. 

Still needs some spicing up but overall I like the flavor!

37 comments:

  1. Oh, I love these, especially Mango Salsa & Leftover Salsa! I am glad you are happy again. It really shows in these quilts.

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  2. Absolutely love flower power.

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I really love these quilts.

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  4. Wow - we got our moneys worth with your post! 4 quilts for the price of one! I love the first one the best - but they are all beautiful!

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  5. All beautiful pieces but that Flower Power quilt is my favorite. What a stunner!!

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  6. Fabulous quilts! I love them all! Well done! Happy quilting!

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  7. Oh WOW I am totally in love with Flower Power! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Fabulous show! Flower Power is also my favorite. Something about the way you combine red and green in these pieces is unique. This is a combination that can often appear muddy. Yours are fresh, bright and happy! Bravo!

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  9. I do love Red!
    I think my favorite color changes by the day! Red with Green has been my favorite combination even before I learned what it meant here in US. For me it is the neutrals in the Garden. Fruits and berries on shrubs and trees!
    Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!

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  10. Your colours are so cheerful! I love mango salsa!

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  11. LOVE the flower power. fun happy quilts with lots of color!

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  12. Oh WOW. Flower Power is SUPER! My fav festival quilt so far for sure!!

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  13. I initially thought the first one looked like fireworks. What a celebration of color in all of them.
    Your applique flower is very pretty.

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  14. I love the red and green. All of them, but especially the first.

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  15. Wonderful! They are screaming happy!!!

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  16. Sujata! Sujata! Sujata! How I miss you! These are amazing quilts. You are soooo creative! I wish you were still here teaching so I could pick your brain again and again. I have a spare bedroom and you are welcome any time. Wonderful quilts - well done, dear friend!

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  17. Love the flowers. Adore the mango salsa!

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  18. Wow these are such fun quilts! So bright and cheerful! Great job!

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  19. Your quilts are beautiful and lively. Absolutely love that first one.

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  20. Great quilts. That mango salsa would surely brighten up any dull day. Great fabrics.

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  21. Love them all! Am curious to see how your Applique Garden turns out!

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  22. Love all the bright quilts but especially the first one. That one I really love.

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  23. Very beautiful quilt work !

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  24. I love all the bright and rich colors - they are so happy and cheery. So glad you found your way back to quilting- Hope that it will continue to feed your creative soul- I know that it does mine.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  25. WOW WOW WOW!!!! LOVE THEM ALL! Girl you rock those greens and reds!!!

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  26. They are all gorgeous! I love the colors!

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  27. Wonderful quilts. The Mango Salsa is my favorite. It's HOT!

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  28. I love them all, especially Leftover Salsa

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  29. Wow...such a pretty quilts..

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  30. Love the quilt & the name!
    Randi
    http://DivaBuzz.designing-diva.com

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  31. Wow, what great quilts, the red and green flower is very graphic but I think I like the salsa best. Thanks.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com
    (I think you'll like the cheddar orange star)

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  32. ooooooh--beautiful work!! i love that red and green--think i need something like that to put out at Christmas. the salsa--and it's leftovers are so vibrant and wonderful. love them both. your applique block is lovely. thanks for sharing

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  33. I arrived at this post via Pinterest when I saw a photo of your Mango Salsa quilt. I just can't stop looking at it. The colors and arrangement are fabulous. I'm totally envious of the way you can turn a fairly simple pattern into a work of art. It's just beautiful!

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  34. Simply gorgeous!! You have a way with colour and design that is amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. The flower applique block is very pretty. I am going to search you blog to see if you have more applique blocks shown that were done for this quilt.

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