Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Maple Leaf Rag

Hello and happy Friday!  Being able to see Quilt Market photos and looking forward to the Blogger's Quilt Festival has really helped me get through this difficult week.  I live in San Diego near many of the fires and it has been very stressful and emotional.  Please keep San Diego in your hearts and prayers.
Maple Leaf Rag Quilt
When we were evacuated from our home earlier this week the first thing I wanted to get packed into our car (other than my family of course) was a stack of quilts and my Maple Leaf Rag was the first one I packed up.

I started this quilt in early 2013 and worked on it for several weeks and once the quilt top was finished I decided that this would be my first ever hand quilted quilt.  It was a big project, but it was so enjoyable.
Maple Leaf Rag Quilt Closeup
The back of the quilt is Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee corduroy which makes such a soft quilt backing.  
Maple Leaf Rag Quilt Closeup
Finished Size: 74" x 74"
Pattern: Maple Leaf Rag by Sarah Fielke in Material Obsession 2
Pieced and hand quilted by me
Category: Hand quilted quilts
Original post here

Thank you for stopping by!  I am looking forward to seeing the other quilts entered into the festival.

Check out the links below to see my previous entries into the Blogger's Quilt Festival:


35 comments :

  1. Oh Erica! I hope you get back to your home soon! I would've grabbed this quilt too. What a treasure!

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  2. I do hope you get back to your home soon. Stay safe. This is a really beautiful quilt, and I love how you have hand quilted it. It's just magnificent.

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  3. I'd want to save this quilt too! It's a beauty! Stay safe. I hope the fires are soon out and you can breathe easy.

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  4. I hope that you can get back into your home soon and that it will be unscathed by the fires...such a terrible situation :(

    Your quilt is just lovely ! Hand-quilting is a big job but relaxing in many ways / glad that you enjoyed the process :)

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  5. wow what a stunning quilt! One of the best I've seen in ages and I love that you hand quilted it. I must try this design one day! Well done :)

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  6. Stay safe! San Diego is one of my favorite places in the U.S. and it so scary to see the pictures of all the fires. I hope your family home will be ok.

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  7. Thinking of you and all the other evacuees in the San Diego area. What a gorgeous quilt, so cheerful!

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  8. Looking on those colourful blocks as you hand quilted this one must have been an absolute pleasure. It's such a happy quilt!

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  9. This is my kind of quilt. I love all the fabrics. It's hard to imagine so many fires this early in the year. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  10. Prayers being sent!!!

    Love this quilt. You did an awesome job on it!

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  11. This quilt is so gorgeous Erica!

    Hoping that you and your family and neighbours stay safe. {HUGS}

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  12. So sorry you are going through all of that stress. This quilt is stunning!!!!

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  13. Your quilt is really beautiful. I've always loved it in the MO book, I love the fabrics you've used in yours.
    My heart goes out to you and San Diego. We live in a bushfire area too and evacuted last October. It's hard to convey how very stressful and upsetting it is. Take care.

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  14. Beautiful! Somehow it reminds me a Hundertwasser painting.

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  15. That's a beautiful quilt, and well worth saving.....you did a wonderful job ! I hope you're able to save everything and breathe a sigh of relief very soon.

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  16. What an amazing quilt! Do hope you and your home stay safe.

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  17. What a great choice for the festival! Hope you've been able to get back home by now. =(

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  18. Incredibly beautiful! I hope you and your family are safe at home x

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  19. Such a beautiful quilt! Hope the fires are all soon out and life can get back to normal.

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  20. Definitely one of my favorites. Be safe.

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  21. Hope you'll be back in your home soon! I don't blame you for grabbing your quilts. Especially this beauty!

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  22. Oh that sounds terrible Erica. The fires have made the news all the way over here too and it looks devastating. Such a beautiful quilt. No wonder you grabbed it.

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  23. You did a beautiful job! It's gorgeous.

    Keeping you and the rest of San Diego in my prayers. Stay safe!

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  24. This is one of my favorites of your quilts! Love it!

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  25. This is such a stunner and I still love everything about it!
    Amanda

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  26. This quilt is just amazing!!!

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  27. I hope you are all safe and back home again. That's a fabulous quilt!

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  28. Goodness! So sorry to hear about the fires! Hope the danger has passed. Your quilt is a beauty and hand quilting is just icing on the cake!

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  29. love your quilt! it's beautiful! hoping for a safe return to your home.

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  30. Your work on this is beautiful. I just love it. Interesting design. We will think of you in this stressful time - hoping for rain!!

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  31. you are amazing. this is incredible. love sarah's book too!! love SD. just moved from there and it is still with me. want to come back!! great work!

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  32. you are amazing. this is incredible. love sarah's book too!! love SD. just moved from there and it is still with me. want to come back!! great work!

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  33. I voted for you! Beautiful quilt!

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