lørdag 30. oktober 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival.

For the first time, I have decided to enjoy
Bloggers Quilt Festival.
For this festival, I have chosen my favourite quilt,
Santa Maria.
I made this quilt for my son, Lasse.
The process started in 2005.
I wanted to make him a quilt, and asked him what he wanted on it.
He answered quickly: "Santa Maria, the boat of Christoffer Colombus."
This was a great challenge.
I started collecting blue fabrics for the sea and sky.
Then Lasse helped me draving the boat, which is appliqued by machine.
The Storm at Sea - block is used around as a frame.
I must admit that I had some difficulties calculating here.....
...but I really wanted to use this block, and found a way of doing it.
..the quilt was finished in june this year.
I have spent a lot of time with it
(thinking, sewing, planning...put it away... and started again).
I have learned a lot, and really enjoyed it.
The angel is quilted (..to protect the owner of this quilt)

In the Storm at Sea - area, I wanted the quilting to look like water.
And in the corners I have put some of the difficulties Colombus had to cope with;
dangerous, unknown seas...

....the heat from the sun...

navigating by the stars at night...

Now I am excited to enjoy this festival.
There are so many beautiful quilts here, from all over the world,
and I look forward to watch them all.

You can find them here:

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

14 kommentarer:

  1. What a beautiful quilt made with lots of love;

    Greetings from France


  2. This is beautiful ... and appears to be quite difficult as well. Very special that you and your one vould work on it together!

  3. Hva en fantastisk mye arbeid dette må ha tatt. (Isn't Google translate a wonderful thing!)

  4. This is wonderful! My husband and I watched a TV special about Columbus on Columbus Day here a couple of weeks ago. Fascinating story about his fourth and final journey. I love how you used the Storm at Sea blocks, and the compass points in the upper left corner. Lucky boy to have such a talented mom to make this! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

  5. This is an amazing quilt. All the attention to all the details is incredible. What a wonderful cherished guaranteed-to-be family heirloom!

  6. Tuo figlio è un ragazzo fortunato!!!!
    Trapunta molto bella!
    Ciao Domenica

  7. Nydelig teppe. Lykke til med utstillinga

  8. Such a special quilt!! It's great that you described creating your quilt like an ocean journey.

  9. What a beautiful original quilt, you really rose to the challenge. What a lucky son and what a great inspiration.
    Hope you can come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
    black/white/pink scrappy miniature entries.

  10. Tusen takk for koselig kommentar og besøk på bloggen min.
    Du har laget en fantastisk flott quilt og det er spesielt morsomt at du har samarbeidet med din sønn om dette ;-))

  11. A beautifully detailed quilt. Impressive.

  12. I love the pieced border with the storm at sea blocks. Really beautiful work.


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