Monday, September 17, 2018

Bloggers Fall Festival - 2018

It's time for the fall Bloggers Quilt Festival and I thought I would share one of my favorite quilts - the Georgia tulips quilt.

Since I give most of my quilts away, I thought that I needed something of my own and was inspired by the cover quilt on the book "Georgia Quilts".

I really had no idea how to recreate that quilt, so I kinda made up the process as I went along. 





I used every scrap in my scrap box, and did not edit anything.  If it was in the box, it got used and in no particular order.

The string pieced tulips are hand sewn together and then hand sewn to the background.  It was then hand quilted in a free-form manner.





I love seeing this bright, cheerful quilt hanging on my wall everyday!  I have even been thinking about making a larger quilt for my bed.

Please check out some of the other quilts shared in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.


18 comments:

  1. You had me at scrap and then you lost me at hand sewn. Ha. I love hand quilting as long as someone else is doing it. You can't beat the nostalgic look of it. Really cute quilt. Love the red backgrounds.

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  2. I had to look the the book you mention and you did a fabulous job of recreating the vintage tulips! Such a lovely scrap quilt!

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  3. I love the bright happiness of this. The red is so perfect.

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  4. Hi Mina! I am happy to visit your blog today, especially seeing that nice bright quilt. Red is my favorite color and these tulips look just fabulous on that fabric as a background. I love it! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. I LOVE your version of this wonderful quilt! that red background sings!

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  6. A bright and happy FUN quilt! I love it!

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  7. A wonderful quilt, I love the red background so much!

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  8. Awesome. Love the scrappy look and how you integrated the polka dots into the quilt.

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  9. I'm inspired! I've been wanting to make some string tulips! Love yours.

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  10. That’s a great block... love your border as well.

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  11. Beautiful, cheerful, darling quilt!!! I am going to poke around your blog and see what other goodies you have here. I am intrigued :-)

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  12. I just love this quilt. The red background, those awesome scrappy tulips! Gorgeous!

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  13. Such a lovely quilt you made. And scraps....ah.

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  14. Scrappy quilts are my favorites. That was what quilting was all about at one time. Red is my favorite color. Love the quilt.

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  15. This is so bold, bright and fun! Definitely a quilt to make one smile!

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  16. You captured the vintage vibe so well with the red fabrics and hand stitching. I'm impressed with your inclusive scrap use; I still struggle not to be overzealous with my editing.

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