Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

There is an online bloggers' quilt festival going on at Amy's Park City Girl blog today.

I am showing my favorite quilt. I named it Blue Plate Special. It's is 63" x63".

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It is my own original design and the second quilt I ever made. I was inspired by the first quilt I made, called The Blue Collection, designed by Maggie Walker. Since I collect blue and white china I thought it would be fun to design my own quilt and use my collection as the inspiration. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted and I'm very proud of it because I won first prize in the applique division in our guild quilt show and I also won viewer's choice.

All the objects in the quilt are in our home and I tried my best to use fabric that was close to the pattern on the china. The vine represents the magnolia tree espaliered against the wall of our house. The pink flowers were in planters at the back door.

If you click here. you can see the quilt that inspired me, which I also hand appliqued and hand quilted and you can see the Blue Plate Special hanging on the wall in the front hall. Right now it hangs in the living room which I wrote about in this post.

There are so many wonderful quilts over at Amy's. Thank you Amy for putting on this wonderful event.
Make sure you visit her. I know you're going to enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Rhondi xo

107 comments:

  1. Rhondi, it amazes me that this is your second quilt! You must be an amazing seamstress to begin with. This is so beautiful. I am just beginning to quilt and just saw another post about the quilt festival so I'm heading over there:>) Thanks for sharing this lovely work of art!

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  2. Rhondi,
    Thanks for the info regarding the quilt festival. I'll be checking it out. I didn't realize until this AM that your yellow and blue and white was designed by Maggie Walker. Don't you love her? I am doing her design Garden Party. It is a very long (62"x32") narrow quilt. I have changed just a little to make it a topper for the double window in my kitchen. If you are not familiar with that pattern it is wonderful roosters, and fowl that she has designed. Can't wait to get it hung. I'm hoping I'll have it in its new home for the holidays. Thanks for the festival info, again. Always love seeing your beautiful quilts.
    ritad

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  3. It's also my favourite quilt! Every time I see it on one of your posts, I love it more. So nice to know a bit about the background.

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  4. this is absolutely beautiful.
    blue is my favourite colour but i don't see blue quilts so often that i really like. WOW. really nice.

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  5. Rhondi,
    This is the prettiest quilt that I have ever seen! I love it!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  6. Your second quilt??? Amazing! It's just beautiful!

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  7. Unbelievable that this was your second quilt! What a gorgeous treasure!! Thanks for the info about the quilt festival. Now, how am I supposed to get anything done today if I'm checking out all the quilts? Oh well, guess it will be OK! ~Adrienne~

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  8. Wow Rhondi, this quilt is gorgeous! See how talented most North Carolinians are? :o) Of course, I'm not including myself in that talented bunch. I have gotten a little better over the years, but I doubt that I'll ever make one as pretty as this one. Good Job!

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  9. Oh my goodness!! what a perfect and very personal quilt!!! lovely!

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  10. Wow Rhondi! This quilt is amazing! Its so unique and well designed! I would never have guessed that its your second - well done!!

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  11. I gasped in amazement when this quilt came up on my screen. Blue transferware porcelain is another one of my passions in life besides quilting. Are you selling patterns to make this quilt? You definitely should. Beautiful design work and craftsmanship!

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  12. Fabulous. Love all the flowers and vines interweaving among the "porcelain".

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  13. Oh wow! I can't believe the thought that went into this quilt! It's wonderful!

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  14. What a beautiful quilt ~ I can appreciate all your hand work!

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  15. It ought to win i it's magnificent!
    thanks for sharing,
    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow! You are certainly talented! It's beautiful!

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  17. Thats your second quilt?! Wow! I love this little festival, it is so fun to meet new quilters!

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  18. Did you say your SECOND quilt? Beautiful!

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  19. Wonderful applique! Thanks for posting your quilt.

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  20. Wow, Rhondi! This quilt is breathtaking! I can't believe it's your second quilt and your own design! What talent.

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  21. I am stunned that this is only your second quilt - and that you designed it yourself! WOW! It is lovely!!!

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  22. What a beautiful quilt! And so special with the connections to your home. I, too, am amazed that this was only your second quilt. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  23. I absolutely love this quilt! It reminds me of my grandmom's love for blue and white pottery. This is an amazing quilt, excellent!!! You are truly an artist! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. This is a gorgeous quilt. I love the vining around the plates...so pretty.

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  25. Beautiful Quilt!!! Way better than my second quilt! I love it!

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  26. Your second quilt...how lovely...a real treasure. I'll be back.

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  27. It's stunning...positively stunning and especially as it's only your SECOND quilt you've ever made! WOW!

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  28. Rhondi... that quilt stopped me in my tracks! It's just phenomenal! I can't get over the design, and it's your second quilt??? Did I hear that right??? Girl, you are the avowed quilt master. BRAVO!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  29. P.S. If it goes missing, you may rest assured it's because a magpie thought it was a very shiny object, indeed! ;-)

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  30. Your second quilt? It is beautiful! Wow! You are incredibly talented!

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  31. I'm totally impressed! It looks like it took you so long to complete. Good luck and thanks for sharing!

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  32. You are one talented lady. I love it. It really is just so beautiful.

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  33. I love this quilt too! I'd really like to see a picture of the magnolia tree. I've never seen one espaliared.

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  34. Beautiful Quilt Rhondi and so amazing to me that it is only the second one you ever made. It's so lovely. I am in awe of you and your talents!! xxoo

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  35. It's so pretty. I am going to check out the quilt festival.

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  36. Your quilt is absolutely fabulous. I love the spot of colours between all that blue and white.

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  37. Rhondi, this is spectacular. It would look great in my house - we have Blue Willow china, so if you ever get tired of it... lol. What an amazingly ambitious quilt for your second go-round! I love that you incorporated the magnolia tree - that makes it so personal and special. Also, thank you for your kind comment on my entry.

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  38. What a beautiful quilt. It's hard to believe that this is only your second quilt and that you designed it. Great job!

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  39. Gorgeous quilt, brilliant design and what's even better is that it's only your second quilt. Congrats on a well-deserved win.

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  40. Beautiful quit. You are very talented.

    Carol

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  41. Perfect name! Looks fab! nice work!

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  42. I cannot belive this is your second quilt! Wow!

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  43. I love it when people design their own quilts! Beautiful!!

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  44. I'm speechless .... thank you for sharing this quilt.

    I'm adding you to my google.com/reader as I don't want to ever miss a new posting.

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  45. Goodness, that's only the second quilt you made! Amazing! You are so talented! You know how I love dishes so you know I love the dish design. This is just gorgeous!

    Manuela

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  46. Wow!! It's unbelievable that this is only your second quilt. You are definitly an artist. It's beautiful. I would of given you an award too. Amazing.

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  47. Wow! I can't believe that was your second quilt! You have a gift!

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  48. Wow! What a wonderful quilt from start to finish. I can't believe it was only your second quilt. Not only the workmanship but the design is so well done.
    Thanks for visiting my blog during this Blogger's Quilt Fest. It's been fun to meet new quilter bloggers. I'll be back again to visit.

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  49. Amazing for a first design!!! congrats! :)

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  50. Lovely quilt. I like the touches of pink.

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  51. You are very talented, it's a wonderful quilt!

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  52. Your quilts are gorgeous. I love blue and white china and collect teapots and teacups, so I think this quilt is perfect. How wonderful that you used objects from your home in your design. You are a very talented lady.

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  53. Oh, that's a beautiful quilt......the Blue Plate Special ! I've seen a few blue and white quilts, but I think that the addition of the pink was just INSPIRED !
    So nice to stumble across another sister in Christ, too ! God Bless you and your wonderful sounding family !

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  54. love your quilt
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  55. Rhondi, I'm so glad you shared this quilt. I haven't seen all your quilts, but this one is definitely one of the favorite quilt I've ever seen. I never tire looking at this amazing piece of handwork. Hope you are having a great weekend. ~ Sarah

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  56. I so enjoy your blog postings and all the photos of your blue and white touches...no wonder this is your favorite quilt - it is a beauty!

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  57. Rhondi,
    I love your blue and white dishes and this quilt is just as beautiful as they are.
    I love the trailing vines that you have used to join the blocks together in places.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Enjoy the festival.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  58. I can't believe this is only your second quilt. It's beautiful!!!! Wow!!

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  59. Beautiful design, beautiful work. I am so impressed!

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  60. Stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I'm a big fan of blue and white too, it always looks so clean and fresh.

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  61. Love to hook up with bloggers who aren't afraid to design their own! Your quilt is fabulous. I'll be following your blog from now on. Thanks so much for entering.

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  62. Hi Rhondi, I always admire your blue quilt when I visit your blog but never realised it was based on your own china collection. What a wonderful idea. Have you ever thought of making a second one with inspiration from some of the pieces you have collected recently. You have such a lot blue and white in a less traditional style and the two would make a great contrast (your rabbits and hens would make great centrepieces!!)

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  63. This is only your second quilt. how exquisite and I know my mum would love that (instead of having the real china which currently we don't have space at all).

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  64. Congratulations on your award winning quilt. I love the blue and the fact that it represents your collection of china. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. That's only the second quilt you made? Amazing.

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  66. Not only is the quilt lovely, but I appreciate the humor involved in the naming.

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  67. Beautiful handicraft, I love quilts and blue. I popped back to your old post and love the armchair covers too. Thanks for re-visiting my blog recently, it was lovely to hear from you. x

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  68. I love it! It is so beautiful!

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  69. Hi Rhondi! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment on my quilt post. I don't know if it was bravery so much as a momentary lapse in sanity when I decided to jump in and make my first quilt as a wedding gift, but it seemed to have turned out already. I was actually just talking with the bride last night, who hadn't realized it was my first quilt, and she was pretty shocked!

    I love what you did with this quilt! You're second quilt is way more complicated then my second quilt! I love that you tried to match the fabric as closely as you could to your own china pattern. You did an amazing job!

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  70. Oh my goodness, it's so beautiful. Congrats on your award.

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  71. Breath taking absolutely beautiful!

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  72. Rhondi,

    It's lovely to hear from you! My goodness - I am thoroughly impressed! You are absolutely talented! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  73. Absolutely beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  74. Outstanding, and only your 2nd quilt. Amazing.

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  75. What a beautiful and personal quilt! This is no small feat of work, creativity and dedication. My MIL made Maggie Walker's quilt for my SIL. Yours is lovely!

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  76. you commented on my blog...thanks! then, I came over to look at your blog and quilts. WOW! You are amazing! And, by the way, this song...what a wonderful world...I love it!
    I'll come by and visit again!

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  77. Very beautiful. I like the fact it is your own design. Thanks for coming to my blog. Isn't this Festival great?!

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  78. Oh my goodness - Rhondi - your quilt is simply fabulous. What an eye-catcher/pleaser.

    You have captured my full attention!!

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  79. Gorgeous! Reminds me of blue and white delftware.

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  80. Hi Rhondi,
    So very lovey and presented beautifully on the wall. Indeed very gorgeous.

    Enjoy your day and keep creating,
    Elizabeth

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  81. Love the name of your quilt and am totally amazed at your talent. Lovely job.

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  82. I'm blown away as many others are by your talent for design. I always admire anyone with that talent in addition to being able to have the patience and skill to hand applique and quilt!! Great, great job!!

    p.s. I'm a christian too. I'm enjoying meeting fellow brethren along this virtual festival path!! God bless you as you stitch! :)

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  83. Wow, this quilt is amazing, - and only your second quilt too. You must be a natural :-)
    I have been planning a quilt picturing some jugs and vases from our childhood home, - must move that one forward on the list I think.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  84. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! I love the fact that you designed it, and it is only your second quilt? Wow! Kudos to you. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. What an incredible quilt. So stunning!

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  86. What a beautiful quilt! I, too, collect blue & white china so it was great seeing your quilt inspired by your collection.
    Betty in Virginia

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  87. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog...your SECOND quilt?? my word, it is simply lovely. I love that you used the things around you, just beautiufl!!

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  88. Wow, that is really lovely! So neat to use objects in your house and make a quilt to represent them.

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  89. Wow Rhondi! I love all the pieces, and the details - from your home! Amazing. I really like how you framed each block with bits of patchwork too - congrats on your success with this beauty!

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  90. Stunning quilt! You did a marvelous job!

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  91. Love your style, Rhondi. Both quilts are beautiful.

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  92. What a lovely interpretation of your lovely blue and white china. The embroidery is just the right finish touch. Nice job!

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  93. You were born a natural quilter! Your work is amazing!

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  94. You did THIS for your second quilt? It is BEAUTIFUL. You sure learn fast and do wonderful work too. I love it. So pretty. Thanks for sharing it!

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  95. Beautiful quilt and blog! I also love blue and white.

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  96. I'd say u are a perfect twin... I'm a Christian -- married 36 years.... your yellow is heartwarming on your site with gentle music... Your quilt is beautiful...

    Keep quiltin... from bquiltin Bev

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  97. Your quilt is amazing. And I love the music. What a wonderful world...............yes it is.

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  98. I like it the quilt very nice.
    Marika

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  99. You are so talented. That's an absolutely gorgeous quilt. Love it.

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Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi