Friday, May 13, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival-- Quilted Joy

Antique 1850 Rose of Sharon Applique Quilt
This is probably the happiest quilt I own or have ever seen!  This has to be what JOY looks like when it is quilted. This unknown quilter really upped the ante and filled every inch with applique and quilting.  Can you tell I love this quilt?  If you look closely, you will see that it is a 9 block, Rose of Sharon quilt with filler bird and grape vine applique and fancy floral borders.  **Note, this is an antique quilt from 1850**



The border is over the top with all the different flowers -irises, tulips, etc. I really like how the 3 stemmed flower groups have been stitched to make them into a basket. And the two different birds are delightful and the red birds really seem to be enjoying the blue berries or grapes. They do look delicious. There are a lot of embroidered details (stitching on appliques, etc.)--so much to take in. Enjoy-I sure am.  Please click on the photos to see more details.


If you have seen a similar quilt, please let me know as I haven't found anything close and neither has the dealer.
Click here to see my other Blogger Quilt Festival entry--  my reproduction of an antique cheddar orange star quilt.
Now back to visiting all the other wonderful quilts in Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival (click on words not button). Thanks AMY!


50 comments:

  1. What a sensational quilt, I've never seen anything quite like it. Thank you for sharing this beauty, you can see the love in this one.

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  2. That is one wonderful quilt and you are a very lucky girl to own it. Thank you for sharing it.

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  3. This is my kind of quilt! I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

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  4. It's a gorgeous quilt. Great quilt for show off in the BQF this Spring. Love it - xoxo Nat

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  5. Amazing quilt. It always awes me to see such workmansip!

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  6. Gorgeous! This is one sensational quilt!

    I've never seen anything like it but it did bring to mind Marie Webster's Wind-Blown Tulip quilt...wonder if she saw it! or a similar quilt and it inspired her design.

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  7. You are quite the lucky one to own this beauty! Absolutely STUNNING!

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  8. Oh what a gorgeous quilt! It does remind one of JOY!
    Blessings!

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  9. What a fantastic quilt! It is so filled up with applique that yes, it is a joy!!

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  10. A few years ago there was an exhibit of Judy roche's "joyful quilts" at brandywine museum. Did you see it?Yours is wonderful.

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  11. What a find! You must have thought you hit the jackpot when you found that quilt. It is a simply stunning peice of work.

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  12. gorgeous! thanks for sharing it!

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  13. What a wonderful quilt! It just radiates a happy vibe!

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  14. Oh wow! Where did you find this beauty? What a lucky, lucky girl you are!

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  15. WoW! I can just feel the sun shining all through this. It is a lovely quilt.

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  16. Wow! Gorgeous quilt!! You are right. It is a joyful quilt!

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  17. You are so right this quilt is happy happy happy! Love it.

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  18. Very pretty colors in this quilt. Stunning!

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  19. I love this quilt, such a treasure!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  20. A quilter after my own heart. I love your needlework and quilting.

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  21. What a treasure you have in this quilt. It is stunning and beautifully quilted.

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  22. Sandra, This is wonderful. I love it, who wouldn't. Now that I know it is ok to put an antique quilt on the festival, next time I will put my English "log cabin" on. It is a great way to share. I like the cheddar too, of course.

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  23. The colors in this quilt are absolutely stunning.

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  24. What a wonderful quilt!! Joy is the perfect word to describe it :0)

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  25. Wow, that is some piece of work!!! You did a great job. Lovely. Thanks for stopping by my festival entry, too :)

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  26. Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments. It is an antique quilt, so I can only take credit for having a good eye not for making it.

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  27. wow that is lovely. I love your other entry too that looks like it took forever to quilt, definitely made with love! thanks for stopping by and commenting n my blog too. :-)

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  28. There is such wonderful movement in your quilt...I could study a quilt like this for hours!

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  29. I agree with many of the other posters. I could just look at this quilt for hours and imagine the person working for a very long time creating this masterpiece. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. I love this and lucky you for owning it! I agree I think it is the definition of happy.

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  31. It certainly gives a lot to aspire to! Lovely quilt.

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  32. This is stunning. What a treasure!

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  33. I know how much work this truley is! It is a masterpiece! Brillant. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. what an amazing quilt. have you recreated this quilt or is this quilt the antique quilt. Both ways its simply beautiful.

    All the best.

    http://rashisquiltblog.blogspot.com/

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  35. Very pretty quilt! I am sure whomever made it loved it too!

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  36. What a gorgeous quilt! I'm "happy" you shared it!

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  37. Wow! What a find! That quilt is stunning. I'm so glad you shared it.

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  38. Wow. That is an amazing, beautiful quilt quilt. What a treasure.

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  39. Your appliqued quilt is absolutely gorgeous! You can feel the love that the quilter stitched in it. It looks like she kept adding more details to it, to extend the time she spent working on it? Maybe she worked on it while a loved one was away for a while, filling the time by taking stitches?

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  40. OH MY!!!!!!! I'm swooning...someone bring me the smelling salts!!!!!!

    I love that it has a border without it being a border!!!!

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