Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Quilt Bloggers Festival--Fall 2017

This week is the Quilt Bloggers Festival, where bloggers link their quilts together in one spot. It's like a quilt show online. Check it out here, Quilt Bloggers Festival, and be prepared to be inspired!

I am entering my latest quilt finish into the festival: Florence Flamingo. You may recognize it as a pattern by the modern quilt designer Elizabeth Hartman. Finished size for my version is 21" X 29". 


In my small quilt group, we made one block each for our friend and member who is moving to Florida. With pattern in hand, I thought I'd make one more for my mini quilt wall. It now has 11 quilts on the modern side of the stairway:


I quilted this on my longarm, with paisley feathers on the body of my flamingo:

And "Ripples" in the background, thanks to a tutorial by Threaded Quilting Studio.

Since I didn't have any shrimp, the food of flamingos, fabric in my stash for the backing, I used another sea animal--crabs. This shows the backing, binding and hanging sleeve fabrics, all bought in Japan:

I bought the gradated fabric from Massdrop, an online site that is like "Groupon"--the more people that buy, the lower the price gets. Their quilt community deals change daily. Check it out here: Massdrop.

This quilt sign is on the front of our home, for easy ID when quilters are coming over. The Classic Metal Company sells it.

And lastly, it's not a flamingo, but we did pass very close by this Great White Egret yesterday at Minnehaha Falls. 


Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Linking up to Quilt Bloggers Festival, Cooking Up Quilts, Too Cute Tuesday, TGIFF, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Busy Hands Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday

19 comments:

  1. I think that gradated fabric really adds to the piece - and the crab print backing, too cute.

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  2. Wonderful quilt for the festival! I bought that pattern on the Shop Hop. Now just to get mine made. I've been to Minnehaha Falls a few years ago with my girl scout troop. It's beautiful.

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  3. I love it! I love the ombre look on the flamingo. It's beautiful!

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  4. What a fun quilt, my SIL who lives in the Florida Keys (and escaped major damage) would love one.

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  5. The fabric is perfect for the flamingo. It looks wonderful in your quilt. Love your quilting, too.

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  6. This is very cool, Nancy! I love the fabric and your quilting just makes the whole quilt! I haven't tried Massdrop, I'll have to take a look. And I think I need to come up with a place for a mini quilt wall.

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  7. I am not a flamingo fan, but this little guy reeled me in!! It's adorable and great use of the gradation fabric, and the quilting perfect!

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  8. Lovely flamingo and lovely quilting. Its brilliant to have a quilt hanging and the sign for when your friends are coming!

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  9. Beautiful. I really like your choice of colors and how you quilted it. What fun!

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  10. That's a such beautiful ombre flamingo! I love it ♥

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  11. Awesome addition to your MiniQuilt wall display!!

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  12. Such a fun quilt! I'm so glad you shared it for the festival! And for TGIFF! I always love seeing your longarm skills!

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  13. I've always loved flamingos. Great color choice.

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  14. Love the "feathers" on you flamingo!

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  15. Your flamingo is just adorable. Love the ombre look as well as the your quilting. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  16. So gorgeous - Elizabeth makes the most amazing patterns, your interpretation is stunning

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  17. Beautiful quilt! We really enjoy seeing the Egrets here along the Mississippi river.

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