Sunday, 25 October 2015

Online Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Radiant Poppies

My second entry in the October Online Bloggers' Quilt Festival is my Radiant Poppies quilt, and I'm entering it into the Hand Quilted section.


I made this quilt for the Pantone Radiant Orchid challenge last year.  I used Elizabeth Hartman's Kitchen Window pattern, but stopped at three rows so it would be a lap quilt. I chose the Joel Dewberry Poppies fabric as my feature fabric, and worked out from there.


I hand quilted around each of the window panes, but then also quilted diagonal lines across the quilt with Perle 8.  I enjoy hand quilting with Perle 8, and I love the finished look that it gives. If you're interested in hand quilting I recommend you join the Celebrate Hand Quilting group on Facebook.  They're a great group of people (men and women), always willing to help other quilters.




This quilt is 52" x 52" and you can read more about it here in my original blog post.

I'll leave you with a view of the back - I just had to use up those beautiful Joel Dewberry poppies.


Thank you for visiting.

13 comments:

margaret said...

what a beauty, loving the hand quilting, think I must hand quilt my flimsies as I have given up with the machine and they are piling up!

Maryse said...

Beautiful, the quilting on this one reminds me of the rain slidding across the window ...

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely hand quilting!

Kris said...

So bright and beautiful!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

So happy to see this quilt entered. I love the colors and the hand quilting.

Julie said...

Love those poppies!! So nice to see someone using vibrant solids in a large amount for a quilt rather than white, grey or black all the time. Makes me feel so much happier with my current projects colour palette.

SarahZ said...

Oh what rich gorgeousness! I look forward to trying some perle 8 on an upcoming finish! This is beautiful, and so daring to use that purple as the background!

Quilting Babcia said...

Lovely quilt Wendy!

patchworkowy said...

Beautiful quilt Wendy :)

Vera said...

The first pic is really radiant! Fab colors!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wendy, this is such a vibrant quilt--love all the pops of color. And the hand quilting is really beautiful.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Beautiful quilt! Your hand quilting is superbly done!

Kate said...

Wow! Bold, bright and beautiful! Love the purple and those poppy prints.