Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival & Give Away Day Winner

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How exciting to be in my first online quilt show!  I'm pretty new to the online quilt world out there, but it's fun to make new friends.  My Button-Up Shoes quilt has traveled to many quilt shows over the years and has even won a purple ribbon and a second place ribbon at two local county fairs.  It's my first try at hand quilting.  I started it in 1984 when I was pregnant with my first son who is now 25 years old.  The pattern came out of a quilt magazine that was published in the 1980's.




The buttons that I used were vintage buttons that were from two of my Great Grandmother's.










My husband thought that I was crazy when I had the kitchen table dumped full of buttons, but as you can see there was a method to my madness. I wanted five matching buttons per shoe.  The shoes were machine appliqued with a satin stitch.  The ribbon was added because the quilt needed just a little something more.  There is a story behind the hand quilting.  I started hand quilting this quilt when I was pregnant and my hands were swollen.  So I used the stab method because it hurt my hands to quilt the way grandma had taught me.  At the time I just needed something to do and this kept me busy. 







Here is the back of the quilt.  As you can see I put it together block-as-you-go because I didn't have a quilt frame at the time, but I did have a wooden hoop that I used.  I finished this quilt in 1987.  My oldest son and daughter-in-law will eventually be the proud owners of this quilt.

And the best is saved for last.  The Give Away Day winner is Helena at
http://thumbelena.blogspot.com
My husband randomly picked out a number and you were it.
Congratulations Helena!  I will ship as soon as you contact me with your address.

Happy Quilting

Kay Lynne

22 comments:

Me aka Supermom said...

So masterful & creative!!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Helena said...

Wonerdful quilt.
I'm looking forward to the potholder. texhelena(at)aol(dot)com
:)

MARIKA said...

Very much good work!
Congratulations the beautiful quilt

Dawn N. said...

very good work!

Pat said...

What a very special quilt for you. It is stunning too, BTW! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Marit said...

A very fun quilt - lovely quilting!
; )
Thank you for your visit.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing this one again. It's gorgeous.

Army Wife Quilter said...

love love this quilt. the quilting is exquisite. did i spell that right sorry

Miri said...

Beautiful quilt! Great to see those 80s fabrics again! :)

SarahB said...

Such a creative quilt! Love the fans! Beautiful work!

Irina said...

amazing quilt!

Deborah said...

I love it! So unique!

Allie said...

What a great quilt, with a great story. I love that you were able to your grandmother's buttons. Such a great keepsake.

Kathy said...

I like your Victorian Shoe quilt. It makes it extra special that you were able to include buttons from your Grandma.

SewCalGal said...

Cute quilt.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Such gorgeous hand quilting. It really compliments the quilt. Cute shoes although I am not sure I would be that comfortable in a pair.

Eileen said...

what a fun, fun quilt!! nice work and the quilting in each square is just fantastic

Laurel H. said...

Wonderful quilt with a great history and heritage!

Alia said...

So much fun! Thanks for sharing!

QuiltSue said...

I love it.

Michelle said...

The old fashioned shoes are simply adorable, and your quilting is outstanding! I can see why this quilt won some ribbons!

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing, it is so nice to see something different and esp. lovely hand quilting.
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