Jones Hand

Jones Hand

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Thought I would join in the fun :-)

There are some gorgeous quilts in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Thankyou Amy Have some fun, Meet some wonderful Bloggers and take yourself through the virtual Quilt show.

My Quilt is called “From Me to You The Red Flowering Gum”

From Me to You- The Red Flowering GumFrom Me to You- The Red Flowering Gum CU  This Quilt was made 8 years ago. This was actually meant to be the back of the quilt and a 70th Birthday present fro my Mother. The front was a gorgeous Logcabin QS and it took a long time to make as the centre is a square in a square and it has maple leaf borders. Mum said at the time I would so like a feature back and silly me suggested that I go and do a workshop on Dyeing. Mum Wanted Muted colours.

I had always been inspired by the gum tree in the back yard and the gorgeous Gum blossom so thought I would experiment, Afterall it was only the back. Well you guessed it Mum preferred the back to the front and requested that another ‘Back ‘be made. I dutifully dyed another back I still have this gorgeous LogCabin QS Quilt that is a top! Someone talked me into entering it into a Quilt show and would your believe it got a second that year in the Traditional category so Mum had an added present.

The Moral to the story is don’t be too scared to give something a go and don’t underrate your work. Obviously this quilt wanted to shine as it was never meant to be a back.

The Photos are not the best as these were taken a long time a go with the old camera.

Have a Great Day All Cheers Lynne


Dora, the Quilter said...

I love your quilt! I used to dye a lot of my fabric--I've dyed a lot more than I've used, but I've also been thinking about doing some more dyeing.

Also wanted to let you know we've started an online group for quilters and embroiderers who use treadles and vintage machines. Might you join us?

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !
Wonderful colour you have a world :)

Leah said...

Oh I like that, and especially like the way you did the gum blossoms :)

Barb said...

Beautiful quilt -thanks for including it in the show!

Me aka Supermom said...

love the batiks!


Quilter In Paradise said...

Wonderful! all of it is just wonderful! Your mom is very lucky
Beth in Dallas

Lis said...

I love your quilt and the story of it too, the colours are stunning, Lis x

SewCalGal said...

Brilliant quilt. Wonderful design, lovely fabrics, great colors. Absolutely beautiful.


Sandra said...

What a warm cuddly and yet sophiscated quilt. love the colors.

Eileen said...

lovely you dyed the fabric--great quilt and nice for your mother that you've made such an effort to give her something so wonderful

Dolly said...

How wonderful !
Backs are stepping out and saying, "I'm not hiding anymore !" Ha !
Nice entry.

I absolutely love the quilt in your banner, and I like looking at the old sewing machines, too.
I'm not a collector.....I just happen to love using the old ones !

Ravenhill said...

what a gorgeous quilt with those deep rich colors! I think you have given great advice! Imagine how much more creativity there would be in the world if we could let go of our fears...

Sandra Henderson said...

Amazingly beautiful!~ It's like a stained glass window. What a special gift for your mother and a great inspiration to all of us with your story... Thank you for sharing itXO