Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall 2010 Bloggers Quilt Festival

Having now return from Quilt Market in Houston, it's time to get my quilt out there to be part of the fun of Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival. This year I am posting for the first time a recently completed commission piece. It was made especially for a young couple recently married. What makes this a bit different and definitely special for me is that the young couple live in Italy and their friend Sheila who commissioned this piece found me on FaceBook.

So this is my first international commission piece and it was such a delight to work with, (and really meet) Sheila during this process and to learn about another city so far away and so different from my own.

The medieval city where this couple is from is still a beautiful, walled city, and the city was to be part of the special quilt for them.
I hope you enjoy the piece!

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

13 comments:

Diane J. Evans said...

I love this piece!! You have an amazing eye for design. And I just learned that you are THE Rose Hughes whom I've admired in print and on TV! I'm so honored that you commented on my post -- thank you so much! You made my day!

Diane

Mia Bloom Designs said...

I, too, love that piece! I remember you mentioning it at the Whittier gallery opening reception. It's great to see a picture.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Sandra said...

What a lovely piece, how cool to get an international commission and to do such a stunning job. Love the hint of picasso, very european feel. Hope you had fun at market-my sister's quilt was there.
Thanks for sharing.
Moab Sandra from QuiltArt
Come see my antique 1890 schoolhouse quilt
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/
or my black/white/pink scrappy miniature
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

baukje said...

Wow, what an artist you are, lovely work.

Greetings from france

Diane Wright said...

This piece is terrific!! I'm an avid follower of your blog...always something interesting. Thanks for visiting mine ;^)

Allie said...

I am blown away - I cannot stop looking at this quilt! I MUST get your book, I've just put it on my list [at the top!]. You are incredible!!! I'm going to email Amy and ask her to feature you.

Thank you for coming by my blog - I tried to email but there wasn't one - I'm so glad you did so I could come see your blog. I had to click that "follow" button!

Rose Hughes said...

thank you all for your wonderful comments... I am certainly having fun checking out all the quilts and having folks stop by to see mine, too. But, the best part it is the comments! And, Allie... I would love to be a featured quilter for Amy!

SarahB said...

What a beautiful quilt! Truly an art piece and I'm sure the recipients will treasure it!

P. said...

Beautiful work! I was drawn to it because the man resembles my husband. :)

Carol said...

I'm a huge fan of your landscapes. I like the whimsy element to your portrait.

Kit Lang said...

Amazing!

Rose Hughes said...

thanks for your wonderful comments, it has been fun to share this non-landscape with everyone... though not my first it shows that Fast-Piece Applique has lots of possibilities....