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".
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.