Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Hi all,

I thought I might join in with the Quilt Festival this year, I have never participated before – only admired everyone else’s quilts!

So, I am going to show you another french braid quilt.

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This one I made for my mother in law. Who as it so happens loves purple as much as I do! It was a real pleasure to make this quilt.

We went to the local patchwork shop and I started pulling purple fabrics off the shelves until we had a nice graduated effect. I made it in a class at a shop called A Patch of Friendship (which sadly no longer exists) using the book French Braid Quilts. It is a huge king size quilt, I doubt I will ever make another quilt quite this big.

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I needed two tall fully grown men to hold her up for me!

This quilt was finished in May 2007, and professionally quilted in an all over pattern.

Thank you for checking out my quilt, click on the picture below to check out all the other quilts in the festival!

BQF-Long
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32 comments:

................Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters said...

The braided quilt is beautiful. You did a lovely job picking out fabric for the graduation. --Julia

circle retreat quilter said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. loving the graduation of the colours. well done.

Wendy B said...

I'm not a huge fan of purple...not that I don't like it, just not one that I'd rush to choose.....but......I think you may have turned me Jess.....this is an absolutely gorgeous quilt...well done! Thanks for sharing such beauty!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) XXX

annmarie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job & lucky mother-in-law!

Debbie said...

Love your French Braid. I made one in Autumn colors this fall and it is one of my favorite quilts! Sew simple and dramatic.

Karen 'n Chris said...

Mm - Mm - Mm - Just superb. Hubby even waxed lyrical about it.
Really will have to get that book now.

Amy said...

gorgeous! I have been wanting to make one, but afraid of picking all the colors... you did a great job!

Quiltjane said...

The colours in the quilt are beautiful. Well done.

Lonci said...

That is absolutely beautiful:)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is amazing and the colours work so beautifully!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

Kirie said...

Your quilt is wonderful! Love the colour gradation.

The Thompsons said...

Love, Love, Love the purple- it's beautiful!

Janet said...

What a beautiful quilt, the gradation looks really fabulous. The fabric you used in the border was perfect.

Anne Ida said...

Oh, this is soooo beautiful!

Angie Padilla said...

I love these French braid quilts! (I bought the book, but still haven't made one up.) And I absolutely love your purple fabrics. This is really one lovely quilt. Congrats! So glad you decided to participate in this festival. It sure is fun, isn't it?

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Did you say king-sized?! Wow! It is really beautiful and I definitely see the French braids in it.

barcord said...

lovely quilt Jess. Well done.

Pattilou said...

OHHH, I love French Braid quilts and yours is spectacular!

canuckquilter said...

I love the graduated purples. Such a pretty quilt!

LynCC said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

prsd4tim2 said...

Jessica, Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us in blogland.

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Wow, I love your quilt, and your color choices are great. Thanks for sharing!

Miri said...

Strikingly beautiful!

Samelia's Mum said...

Wow Jess. Amazing colours. Love this. Alot!

stitchinpenny said...

This quilt has it all - technique, color and design. Gorgeous quilt

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Wow Jessica this quilt is so striking - I love all your stuff too BTW :-)

Editfolt said...

Congratulations! Stunning piece! I love purple!

Karen said...

This is a stunning quilt. The fabrics work beautifully in the french braid. That's a huge amount of work taking on a king size quilt. It looks great!

Kirsten N said...

Gorgeous colours in this quilt Jessica, and it is a really beautiful pattern!

Eileen said...

Oooooooh...love purple too but any color would be lovely on this stunning quilt! What a nice piece to make for your mother in law and how great she helped pick fabrics. Thanks for sharing and have a great day