Thursday, October 25, 2012

Batik Tulips - Bloggers Quilt Festival #46

Update: contest voting has begun: 
1st --Vote now for your #1 overall favorite quilt (hope it is my Batik Tulips, entry #46).
Click here to see photos and links to all the quilts and click on the star below your favorite quilt pic.

2nd --Click here to nominate quilts for individual merit awards, ie best bed quilt.  I suggest applique, hand quilting, and wall hanging for my quilt #46.  Open thru Nov. 4. 
3rd  -- nominations will be counted and top 5 quilts in each category with then go to a final vote. Nov. 5-8
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So without further ado  -- Here's my newest project - a reproduction of a 1930's quilt that I modernized with the use of bright vibrant batiks.  Made for the 2012 American Quilt Study Group - Colonial Revival Quilts of the 1920's and 30's Study Challenge.  I'm excited to announce that it will be published in a book next year by the Kansas City Star/ Pickle Dish Company.  The book will also include a wonderful pickle dish/wedding ring quilt made by my talented sister Donna which is part of the Challenge Traveling collection.


 
"Tulip Stars-- Batik Makeover Edition"
*28" x 28 "
*Hand applique and hand quilting
*Quilted by Sandra Starley
*Best category – Applique Quilt, Hand Quilted, Wall hanging
 
Here's the 1930's inspiration quilt with the kit quilt center and a unique tulip border that was not part of the original pattern.
 
 
Close up of the first block
 
 
And this is the quilt I made for the 2010 Quilt Study- 19th Century Stars.  It is shown in the current issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine on newsstands now.
 
 
Thanks again to Amy for hosting this great exhibit.  Click on the logo to see a good overview of what is happening now in the quilting world.
 

28 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra, I always look forward to seeing your festival quilts. This is a beauty!! I love that tulip block and it looks great done in batiks. Your 19th Century stars is beautiful too!

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  2. Very pretty! It's so nice to see traditional patterns done in such bright colours!

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  3. That is gorgeous! I always love to see batiks in historic patterns!

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  4. Oooh its lovely - I like the colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Awesome to view batik tulip pattern from a vintage design. Wow! Did you do hand applique or machine applique? Stunning quilt! Thank you.

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  6. Beautiful! Love how you used the bright colors!

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  7. That quilt is stunning, the batiks make it so bright and beautiful. Thanks.

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  8. That's a great twist on a more traditional pattern. I love the use of batiks to really make it something special.

    Congratulations on having it included in a book. That's so exiting!

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  9. I love your Tulip quilt! Those batiks make it really zing!

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  10. Nice job! And congrats on the publication! That is exciting!

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  11. I love batiks and I love tulips so this is one that I find very pretty.

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  12. Beautiful quilt! Nice modernization of an old design...

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  13. You've made your reproduction of a beauty into a new beauty. Congrats on such a nice finish.

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  14. Your selection of these colorful batiks is absolutely perfect for this quilt! Gorgeous work.

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  15. Beautiful Sandra. I love the batiks. I almost exclusively use either my own hand dyes or batiks these days. The batiks really pop on this tulip quilt.

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  16. very beautifully done! Love the colors too :)

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  17. Those batiks really pop in your quilt. Beautiful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  18. The colors look so beautiful in that design. Beautiful job!!

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  19. Love the bright happy tulips!! great job!

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  20. Beautiful batiks really make this shine! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  21. This is so lovely! I love the bright colors!

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  22. This is very pretty ; ) your star quilt is fantastic too. Happy stitching today!

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  23. GORGEOUS quilt! I am in awe!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

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  24. Wow! Love the bright colors! Beautiful!

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  25. Love your tulips. Aren't batiks so fun to use!! Harder to applique with but always worth the effort. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  26. ooh I like your updated version!! beautiful!!

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  27. Wow! Beautiful. I would like to nominate your blog for a "Liebster Award"--just a fun get to know you blog-hop. I've announced your nomination on my blog at http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com. Havea nice day!

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