Sunday, May 23, 2010

We Interupt this Show....


Hi All- I have just returned from Spring Quilt Market in MN -- had a blast, and the kitties are certainly glad to have me home. I know that I have some catching up to do -- Cindy's bio and filling you in on the special (really fun) treat I found at market to have as the final give-away in the Trail-Marker contest-- BUT, on checking in with my Twitter friend ParkCityGirl, I found that her own Spring Festival is in full swing. Last time I had such fun I have to interrupt my own show to jump in and join the fun. This year I only think it's appropriate to share the quilt that's on the cover of my new book!

The name of this piece is Garden Party--- and since each of the projects in my book give instructions on how to fabricate, fun embellishments this one shares just what can be done with a bit of yarn and some chenille stems (pipe-cleaners for us older crafters). The stories behind the creation of a book can be ten-fold, and then add to that the great people that help pull it all together and well there are tons of stories, but really the best one is that this fun technique was shared with me by my good friend and fellow quilt artist Jeanette Kelly. Her work is wild and wooly and well, 3D! But, sharing is what it's all about --- thanks Jeanette & thanks Amy for having this great festival once again!





Sunday-May 30th is the last day to get entered into my Trail-Marker Give-Away-- check it out!

25 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Brilliant quilt. So cheerful. Great fabrics, colors, design and quilting. Love it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lonci said...

That's one amazing quilt:)

Angie Padilla said...

From one 3-D lover to another, congrats on a delightful piece. So bright and cheery... love it!

Rose said...

This is such a bright and cheery quilt...I love it.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work!

Carol said...

Fun quilt. My favorite part is the background :)

Marie said...

Beautiful

janet said...

What a fun quilt, I love it!

Deborah said...

Beautiful! So lively and happy!

Rose Hughes said...

I really have been enjoying the comments left here, and going out to visit all the other great quilts in the Spring Quilt Festival. Thank you all!

quilthexle said...

Lovely quilt - so happy! thanks for posting it; be sure I'll come back to see what you're up to!

Michele said...

Wonderful color and design. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quilts said...

I love your quilt. I want to do more applique than what I've done. Totally inspiring! Sew On!

Kristen said...

Such a cheerful sunflower quilt! Love it!

Martine said...

un quilt qui annonce l'été très lumineux, félicitations

Quilting in the Pines said...

So pretty!

Eileen said...

oh, my goodness!! i LOVE your dream landscapes book--have the cover quilt in progress, gave my daughter the sampler--perfect colors for her. love this quilt you have on here, also. want to try using your ideas to make a quilt of the view off my deck here in washington

Dielle said...

That is the cutest quilt!!! My mom (above) made me a little wallhanging from your book and I love it!

Rose Hughes said...

thanks for the lovely comments about Dream Landscapes. some of favorite views from my visits to WA have been stitched up using Fast-Piece Applique. I'll be visiting there again soon and plan to be there to celebrate the 4th and enjoy that view that inspired Bloomin' Cascades out on my website. Maybe you could send me the pic of the quilt you make of the view from your deck, Eileen!

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Rose-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!


Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics

http://www.konabay.com

Michelle said...

I love sunflowers! What a cheerful quilt.

Sandra said...

what a delightful sunflower quilt-very graphic and great movement.
Love the 3-D work. Congrats on your books.
Come see my antique quilt entries
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com
I think you'll like my cheddar orange 1890 star quilt and repro.

Heather said...

What a bright and fun quilt.

Rose Hughes said...

Thanks for the on-going visits to see my spring quilt festival entry, and all the fun comments. This is my second time showing in one of Amy's (parkcitygirl's)festivals and it's a lot of fun.

Laurel H. said...

What a great quilt; you have a lot of great quilts!