Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

I entered my New Mexico quilt into this festival~
Amy's Creative Side
New Mexico Quilt
I made this quilt because I live in New Mexico and wanted a Southwestern quilt for our bedroom. It's special to me because my husband really loves this quilt. I love bright colors and wanted to use some of my Southwest print fabrics that I had. Although they read solid from a distance the orange, green and purple fabrics are Southwest prints. The black really made those colors pop. I adapted this quilt from a Michelle Watts' design, which she calls Midnight in Santa Fe. (Michelle is also a New Mexican quilter and quilt designer).

Since I made my quilt smaller than Michelle's original design, and I also placed my last border in a different postion on my quilt and didn't make the zigzag border like she has on her quilt. I also introduced another color into the center of the little cross in my last border, where her pattern has it all one color. I like to change at least a little bit of a pattern if I use one. I learned that I need to quilt in the ditch first before doing the free motion quilting to anchor the quilt in place.
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15 comments:

  1. Very nice. It has a real Southwestern flavour!

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  2. Lovely - very bright and fresh!

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  3. That is just lovely. I love the southwest flavor.

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  4. very nice design!

    margaret gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a strong striking quilt!!!

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  6. It is very bright (even with the black) and pretty and you've achieved the SW feel, no doubt. Reminds me of being a kid living in NM way long before I became a NYer. :D

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  7. couette originale par ces couleurs et son design superbe réalisation ,félicitation

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  8. It definitely remind me of New Mexico - love the vibrant colors!

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  9. Beautiful quilt!!! Yay for the southwest and its quilters. :o)
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  10. Oh wow! I love this! It's just gorgeous -- I especially like your use of color.

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  11. fantastic!! vibrant color and wonderful design. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  12. -absolutely beautiful, like-like-like it *lol*
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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