Monday, June 23, 2014

Sisters Quilt

Last year I entered the Sisters Quilt Block Contest (read about the contest here) and I was one of the honorable mention winners. I received my own block back and 17 more blocks. Half of those were hand sewn blocks that were made by Japanese women. Here is the block that I made:
This is the block that I made for the QBC (quilt block contest). I received a blue fabric packet and some others received green fabrics.
My block hanging in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show last year, with an honorable mention ribbon attached. (Sun was shinning bright so the ribbon didn't show up very well.)
My block is the 4th down from the top on the left side of the quilt. As you can see some people had green fabric packets and others blue. I chose to use the blocks I won as the border to this quilt.
I created a scrappy neutral background and added the appliques. Sisters has a dual meaning. First this quilt will be on display at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July and it also represents me and my sister. 
Hubby helping to hold this up for a photo, lol.
The label I created for the back of the quilt. I included all the women who made the blocks on the front and where they are from.

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  1. Daryl , I love what you have created with these blocks and the centre block you made is wonderful ! Lovely quilt :-)

  2. Beautiful as always!! I just love the colors on this quilt. Love the personal touch in the center. You will get rave reviews on this quilt. The sisters have such personality.

  3. Oh WOW! Daryl, this is amazing I love every block and the detail on each is fabulous! WOW!

  4. I love everything about your quilt. You have done an amazing job on this quilt.

  5. Your quilt is just AMAZING, Daryl!!! The whole quilt is spectacular - everything just works together. The alternate blue / green blocks look great. And I just adore the sisters with their blue skin picking up the blue from the blocks. Claudia is one lucky sister!!!

  6. You should have won! The block looks amazing! I love everything about this quilt! Hope the quilt can be judged because it is the winner. Lucky Sister you have my dear! Beautiful job!

  7. I would be shocked if you didn't win at sisters with this quilt. it is just fabulous and brilliant in its construction. It so sweet how you have "sisters" as the center and how you used the other blocks and acknowledged them. the details are fantastic and the overall look is just gorgeous. this is a winner.

  8. So handsome! So thoughtful! I feel that the way you made this quilt (front and back) represent you. I don't know you personally but I think I'm guessing right--by reading this post and looking at your quilt, especially the back--that you are a very thoughtful person who take care of others, known or unknown to you. I'm sure you're a generous woman. :-)

  9. What a wonderful quilt- love your back as well. The blocks are amazing!

  10. Sisters are a blessing - both those born into your family and those who wander into your heart throughout your lifetime. Your quilt is beautiful and has really touched my heart. Thank you so much for sharing, Daryl!

  11. I like the idea of using samplers to frame a center like you did!!

  12. Wow!! Amazing blocks (splendid workmanship and very creative design) and your label with the hand lettering and zentangle art just phenomenal! Hope you'll put this in some more shows, it really is a great piece.


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