Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Parade of Amazing Quilts

I'm jumping in a little late, but here is my humble entry in the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Park City Girl.
I chose to show "My Heart's Content" (even though I've posted it before here on my blog) because it's one of my original designs, and the one that kind of really jump started Spring Water Designs...and it has Prairie Points :)

It started out as a quilt that I was making for Heather, and evolved into one that I could use for teaching, then became a pattern ~ Soon to be available at Quiltwoman.com!

I had designed this center applique section to use when I teach my beginning applique class because it covers many techniques using easy shapes to work with. From this one section I can teach inside and outside points and curves, freezer paper on top and behind, "perfect circles", reverse applique, and the back basting method with cut away applique.

Jean McDonald did the beautiful quilting on this quilt for me. It's just a happy quilt! If you want to enjoy a great online quilt show, click on the button at the top of this post to see everyone's entries ~ but one word of caution, be prepared to spend some time there, I think a cup of hot tea and a comfy chair are in order :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

12 comments:

MARIKA said...

Beautiful duvet ,kind motive .

Rita said...

Love your quilt, Dawn!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. I paticularly like the applique center. And it is quilted beautifully! Great job!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Love this quilt! And it has prairie points! I'm totally hooked on prairie points at the moment! My blog is evidence of that for sure. LOL. It's a fantabulous quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Dawn, your quilt is magnificent! I'm still trying to work through all the blogs in the Quilt festival :-(

Carol said...

I love seeing applique and prairie points together. Beautiful quilt.

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful and I love the quilting.

Dorothy V said...

That is a terrific quilt design - lovely applique center!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt and great creation story. It sure came together lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the Prairie Points.

Julie Bagamary said...

How Pretty. Nice quilting too.

sewpam63 said...

What a beautiful quilt!!! The colors you used are just perfect! LOVE those prairie points!!! : ) Thanks for sharing.