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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hi...thought I would change the Header to something more quilty.
This is my quilt called Andrea's Rainbows, completed in 2003.Amazingly  it won a first in an AP&Q Jinny Beyer fabric competition.  It toured Australia for a year before I it got back. It is named for Andrea,  as of course I started it long before it was finished and when she was small. She watched me cutting the small 'petal's' out and we talked about her rainbows.
 It now graces our Guest bedroom.
It is made Quilt As You Go, and is all hand quilted, The blocks have been joined together by machine.  The back of the quilt is joined in strips of  the complete Jinny Beyer Pallette Collection - in order, and the  the flying geese border is also in order.
I used a dark green cotton for the quilting for the main area of the quilt and the plain black blocks are quilted with hand dyed cotton made by my good friend Liz..
Without Liz this quilt would not have started - or been completed!

Liz has been my mentor and teacher from the start, and without her I would not have begun this wonderful journey!
I may put up more of my other quilts later.

The photos were taken this morning in our garden, and as you can see by the tree - Autum is on its way, and the weather is becoming cooler.

17 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful. No wonder it won. Good work!

nima said...

wow...what a lovely quilt...it really deserves an award...i love that image for the header too

Crispy said...

What a beautiful quilt!! How wonderful to receive such a great win!!

Crispy

Valentina said...

THONK...
sorry, That's my jaw hitting the floor!
Joan, this quilt is FAbULoUs! I can' t get over all the colours dancing across... It pure delight...
Congratulations, and ofcourse it deserves many awards! Have you send a picture of it to Jinny Beyer?
I need to go back and see it some more...
:)

Julia said...

What a beautiful quilt Joan,,,well deserving of the prize, such gorgeous colours!
Wish I had done my Dresdens in the Q-A-Y-Go
Liz is lovely.
Loving the cooler weather.
Have a lovely Easter..
Julia ♥

Vivian said...

Absolutely love the picture and the quilt. Although it is quite funny to have you say that autumn is on the way because . . . spring is on the way here. It amazes me how people so far away can be so close through the web.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness, Joan! That quilt is absolutely gorgeous, and definitely deserving of the win!!!!!

I am in love with it. I think "Andrea's Rainbow" is the perfect name for it.

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em's scrapbag said...

This quilt is amazing! I love the brights with the black background. It is a favorite color combo for me.

M. Regina said...

hELLO jOAN, THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT IN MY BLOG.WHAT lOVELY QUILT, BEAUTIFUL COLORS.CONGRATULATIONS. HERE IN BRAZIL IS AUTUMN TOO. HUGS

Catherine said...

Wow Joan this is beautiful and I can see why it won an award! It must have been a pleasure to make with all those lovely bright colours. Makes for a great header photo too.

Lígia said...

Your work is remarkable.
Hugs,

Morgan's Quilting and Cutting Blog said...

Hi Joan, wow that is a beautiful quilt. I just returned home and trying to catch up with all I missed out in the quilting world and my friends. It was all very difficult at first at the parents... yet we made some big changes which made it so much easier now for all of us. Thank you for your post! It is great to have such nice friends. I love to see your quilts and your ideas... Glad I can finally do what I love so, when I come home every other day. Hugs Morgan

Rae Ann said...

Joan ~ the quilt is a real work of art and you are a lovely quilter.
Thanks for stopping in and visiting my blogs. I am very happy that you did so that it brought me to your blog.

Jackie said...

I love this quilt!! The brights are wonderful against the dark background!

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt!

*karendianne. said...

I am INSPIRED and SPEECHLESS.

Greenmare said...

OMG! it is totally NOT amazing that it won!!!!!!!!!!!! hello! that is fabulous!!!