Friday, April 17, 2009

My Favorite Quilt - Bloggers Quilt Fest

I had to think really hard to pick my favorite. This quilt is called 'Moonrise at Sunset' and is the second quilt I did and was finished in 2006. It is also my first attempt at free motion quilting. Someone in my family saw it and asked if there was some kind of show I could enter it in. I hadn't really thought of showing it but did a search on Google and found a local guild that was putting on their semi- annual show and I entered the quilt. I went to the show with my daughter and granddaughter and was shocked when I came around a corner and saw a big blue ribbon on my quilt. This really gave me the boost of confidence I needed to continue down this path. I have learned so much in the last 3 years and am still excited about all aspects of art quilting. So even if this is not one of my best works it still has a special meaning to me.

39 comments:

Bunny said...

this is absolutely gorgeous. So very full of details and color. Love it.

Tami said...

Wow! I'm stunned. The colors are vibrant, rich and so alive. Good for your family for pushing you to enter it in a show.

rachel griffith said...

wow.
stunning quilt.

TextileTraveler said...

I love the colors, Judy--it's like a fabric painting! Amazing that this was your 2nd piece; you're a born artist!

Doris said...

Whoa...amazing! I can't believe this was your first attempt at any part of it!

Congrats on the well deserved bLue Ribbon!

Zonnah said...

This quilt is a work of art, lovely.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh I love it! My own hurdle at the moment is free-motion quilting. I can quilt straight lines but free-motion is terrifying me!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the colors.

Melody said...

I think your quilt is fabulous.

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing your landscape quilt and for contributing to collage
mania, I'm participating too.
Come see my quilt #216 on the list
And if you like antique quilts, see my 2nd blog
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

Andi said...

I'd give it a blue ribbon too.
(Or maybe a pink one ... I'm not so crazy about blue)
Its a wonderfully creative piece.
Andi :-)

Janet Brady said...

This quilt is magnificent for a second try. Your artistry is amazing. Keep quilting, the sky's the limit for you! Congrats on the blue ribbon.

stitchinpenny said...

A very beautiful art quilt. It well deserves the blue ribbon.

StegArt said...

Stunning quilt!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Stunning! I love that it was a turning point for you in your quilting career - amazing work!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Amazing detail and a great design

Quilt Rat said...

Great quilt, congrats on the ribbon. Enjoy the festival

Stephanie D. said...

Fabulous quilt! I love your story of how you entered it!

Janet Hartje said...

Love this quilt. The eagle is fabulous. I'm glad you entered it in a show so you could have validation of your ability.

Micki said...

It is stunning! I love landscape quilts, and yours was well deserving of a ribbon.
Micki

Coloradolady said...

This was your 2nd quilt???I am amazed at the talent I have seen at this quilt fest. Amazed. Lovely work and I just love this quilt.

KimsCraftyApple said...

STUNNING!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! I am so glad I found your blog, your work is amazing!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

This is a piece of art! wow! great work!!!!

Vivien said...

Judy, this is great! Hard to believe this was your first quilt. It's so innovative, has great colors, and melds many technique together beautifully. Wow.

Pat said...

I love your quilts...I've always wanted to try landscape quilts but have been afraid to try. You are truly an artist! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment there. I'll keep track of your blog now, for sure.

andrea_nicole said...

Beautiful! I've always wanted to try one of those.

Kim said...

Wow! What a great piece. Love all the colors and your design is wonderful. I'm enjoying this Quilt Festival for a lot of reasons, and one of them is how inspiring y'all are! Love your blog and I'll be back.

Judy Alexander said...

A big thanks to all of you for all of your comments. I hope to visit all of your blogs soon. Judy

Ariane said...

A beautiful art quilt. Wow!! I could never do something like that. You have talent.

Sharon said...

What a great quilt! I'm impressed with this one, and with all the others I saw on your blog. Congratulations of the ribbon too - you earned it!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh wow Judy this is beautiful. Looks difficult, was it? I can see why it's your favorite! I selected my first quilt as my favorite too!

connie said...

Hi,

Beautiful Quilt!

Weather is confusing here in So. CA. A couple of days ago it was 55, today 99!

My Give Away, if I haven't told you already:

To be given away on June 1st - Three Moda Jelly Rolls - Nature's Chorus, Baskets of Flowers, Spring Magic. To enter simply post your quilt picture on the Show and Tell page: http://www.quiltqua.com/showandtell/upload/
Make sure you note YOUR NAME along with the title of the quilt - each posting is one entry into the Give-away
There will be three winners - names drawn at random from the Show and Tell postings on May 31st and posted on this page June 1st. If you have previously posted a photo, simply drop me an e-mail quiltqua@gmail.com and let me know you wish to be entered.

***I plan to start a new category at Quilt Qua - for Give Aways, so do let me know if you are having one, or if you know of one.

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I hope you are having lovely Spring weather where you live!

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Thank you,
Connie Colten
Quilt Qua
www.quiltqua.com
619-562-0867

Becky said...

Stunning quilt!!! Love you story behind the quilt! Which quilt show did you enter this quilt?

Judy Alexander said...

Becky, The show I entered this quilt in was the Chattahoochee Evening Stars guild show in 2006.

pcoxdesign said...

Congrats to you Judy! I am so happy for you!!

Mandy said...

A stunning quilt. The colours are realy rich. I'm so glad you were pushed into entering it into the show.

Aunt Spicy said...

Your work is absolutely stunning! I am floored at the details! And I agree, i am glad you entered it in a show!

SewCalGal said...

You are very talented. Beautiful quilt. Great use of color & design.

Thank you for sharing!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com