Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Joseph's Coat

My huge accomplishment of the year was finally finishing the Joseph's Coat that was my older daughter's high school graduation gift.  I thought you might enjoy seeing as part of your Blogger's Quilt Festival Tour.

It was my very first Quilt Along hosted by Kellie at Don't Look Now and was the reason that I started blogging.  Now I've made over 200 blog posts and just launched a professional blog to share nutrition tips and tidbits.  I guess blogging is every bit as addicting as quilting.


I made so many new quilting friends world-wide in the process of making this quilt.  I love the support, encouragement and the kind of ooooo's and ahhhhh's that keep a project from becoming abandoned.


It is all hand appliqued and hand quilted.  It took upwards of 400 hours to complete over the course of 16 months.

Now...if I could just finish those other 14 projects that are in various stages of completion!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Take time to look around.  Although applique is my first love, I seem to be sucked into crazy ideas that require piecing and quilting.

54 comments:

QUILT ROUTES said...

Congratulations Majorie, on finishing this beautiful, beautiful quilt.
Deborah

Jen said...

I sure do love this quilt. I wouldn't be able to give it away. I have loved this pattern since the first time I saw it. The colors are gorgeous and (luckily!) timeless!

Donna~~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt! You have a very lucky daughter! (and I think I should blame you because I have begun buying batiks--after you sent me the lovely squares, I now find I can't resist more!) Have fun in SLC!

Winona said...

Wow! How gorgeous. Definitely a work of love!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

this is absolutely stunning!!!

ana_didi said...

Wonderful! One day I'll be able to do something like this:) Until then I admire the masters like you :)

Wendy said...

Your quilt turned out gorgeous! I love your use of color and it just pops against the white background.....what a labor of love....congrats on finishing this quilt for your daughter....

Manda said...

Amazing!!

Ethne said...

You did a really really fantastic job with this quilt - I know you 'fought' with the hand quilting but you did win and have the ultimate reward - it's an amazing quilt

Raewyn said...

Beautiful Marjorie, that's one to be really proud of.

CountryMom said...

That is fantastic! Beautiful work!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

So glad you reposted this. It came through my reader this AM, but didn't show up on your blog because Blogger was down.

Can I just say that I am SO impressed with the applique and quilting? Lucky daughter!

Janet said...

This is an absolutely beautiful quilt! I love the colours and the pattern and the scalloped edges!

beth said...

WOW!!! It's lovely! My Joseph's quilt is ALSO for my daughter...but I'm not as close to DONE as I'd like to be!

Jesse said...
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What Comes Next? said...

this is gorgeous! love the colours, wish I was your daughter!

Petal49 said...

How beautiful, the colours are stunning, and the handwork is amazing! A gorgeous heirloom for your daughter.

Julie Fukuda said...

This is such a lovely finish. Congratulations!

Sue Daurio said...

that is absolutely gorgeous!!! So much work and effort, but the results were spectacular!

Janet said...

Your quilt looks sensational and more so for the amazing quilting too.

Patty D from NC said...

this is an amazing quilt. Thank you so much for sharing.

Cathy said...

Wow, so much hand work. I am in awe. It is beautiful, and what an heirloom for your daughter!

Amanda said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing. :)

keepmelaffn said...

Oooooo Sooooo Beautiful! You are one very gifted gal! If I ever can get that good I'd be a happier camper. We need a tutorial for this one! Please?!!!!

Cheri said...

A classic quilt you have done a beautiful job on!

moosestashquilting said...

I love your quilt. That is one special young lady to receive this beauty. Hand done to boot. Wow! Job well done!

Tina said...

This is fantastic! I love your colors and hand quilting.

Jessica said...

So stunning! All the effort and the gorgeous outcome surely make this a family heirloom!

Becky said...

Oh this is stunning! I love this pattern, it's on my to-do list. Your version is spectacular. Congrats!

Elaine said...

This is amazing work. To applique the whole thing. I think if I did it, it probably wouldn't line up right. The colors are gorgeous. Great name.

Debbie said...

SO amazing! Honestly - a work of art!

Anne Ida said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It looks like it is glowing - wonderful!! Well done!!

Debbie said...

I love this pattern, Marjorie, and it came out beautiful in the colors you used. Gorgeous work. I started in this quilt a long, too. I got one block done and then used it in something else!

Marg said...

This is absolutely stunning, I just love it. I love the gorgeous bright colours you have used too.

Melinda said...

Beautiful! I love the edging and the colors are perfect!

Laurel H. said...

BFF, of course, I've been following your progress all along, and it is just a fabulous quilt! Well done.

Kristen said...

I am always impressed by such handwork. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

This is gorgeous!! What a lucky girl, brava!

Kit said...

Lovely - thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

what a stunningly beautiful quilt. it looks great on the bed with those lovely pillow cases, too. wow!! thanks for sharing and have a great day

Sara said...

You scored with this beauty!!

Karen said...

Your quilt is stunning. I love the beautiful fabrics you have chosen. I have so much admiration for all that hand stitching! Congratulations on your beautiful quilt!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is SO pretty. I love the colors. They just sparkle against the white. Great job!

M and M plus 3 said...

It is so gorgeous! I'd love to do one myself but I'm afraid I might get sidetracked.

quilthexle said...

This is such a wonderful quilt - I loved when you showed the first steps, and I still love it. A lot !!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love this and I'm going to have to do one of these. I'm off to check out your nutrition website now, thanks fo linking it.

Hollie said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt. I am sure your daughter adores it. I know I do!

a.niza said...

i really admire this beautiful quilt from far. Awesomely done!

Quiltbenaco said...

Porta allegria questa trapunta....
Bella.
Ciao

Isisjem said...

Beautiful! the colours play so well together.

Lori said...

That quilt is absolutely wonderful! It is beautiful in eveyr way!

Shirley said...

I was just flicking through the quilt show and stopped at your Joseph's Coat quilt and the colours have just blown me away. So beautiful. I may get back to doing a bit more to mine now. Thank you for showing it.

Leanne said...

I love this quilt! What a lovely present for your daughter, it looks great all done and on the bed.

robin said...

That is just gorgeous - I love the colors. I bet your daughter loves it, too.