Friday, November 4, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival .   I was so inspired by all the wonderful quilts on display, I know I'm going to have lots of fun reading over the next few days.

This is a quilt that I finished just as I began my blog in January.  A friend gave me the pattern for this quilt back in 1996, I think.  It is a Karen K. Stone pattern called Indian Orange Peel.  I kept putting the pattern aside as it looked just too complicated.  Finally I felt I should try it before I was too old to comprehend the directions.
Indian Orange Peel

Backing
I started the quilt in late November and was finished with the top before Christmas in 2009.  It took another year for the courage to quilt it.  All in all the worst thing about making the quilt was cutting out around all the paper piecing patterns. And the best thing is that now I have a fall quilt to hang in the dining room.


A friend sent these pictures today - They show the colors more accurately. Sometimes the editing program I use makes the colors kinda funky.  Thanks Connie!



11 comments:

Lonci said...

What a beautiful quilt:)

Jolanda said...

Stunning quilt!

LynCC said...

Wow! That is really dynamic. Looks so complicated to put together!

Little Island Quilting said...

I have the Karen Stone book with that pattern in. I take my hat off to you for the hours this must have taken!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous quilt! Very beautiful to look at and I know it took lots of time and effort. Great job!

Margaret said...

This is lovely,

Margaret
msolomo1@maine.rr.com
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I really like your quilt. Beautiful colors, and stitching. I love the asymmetrical patterns.

Vicki W said...

I have that pattern on my wish list to make. Congrats to you for actually doing it! It's spectacular!

stitchinpenny said...

A wonderful quilt and I love the colors no matter which picture.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Wow! That is superb piecing! Great job!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

shannon said...

GORGEOUS! i like her patterns! kuddos on the time it took to piece all those spikes!

thanks for sharing!