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Thursday, June 30, 2011

FTF, Floral & Colourful Friday

Well I am posting early again as I am being given short shrift again tomorrow as hubby is working from home *smiling* It would be ok if he didn't get up with the chooks and start so early. Anyway......
All of the above are rolled up into the one theme this Friday. I am sharing a very favourite quilt of mine that I made in 2006. It was a BOM by very talented Aussie designer Leanne Beasley ( I am a huge fan of her work). As I had made her previous BOM in pinks and greens I decided I would make "Journey of a Quilter" in my most favourite colour theme...Green and Burgundy. This quilt is one of  my most favourite things. It spoke to me from the minute I saw it and I knew I just had to stitch it. I loved every minute of stitching and quilting it. And  while I was stitching it I was constantly reminded that I feel so blessed that I stumbled upon a local quilt show and was smitten enough to begin the 'Journey' of being a stitcher and quilter.It has taken me to places I never dreamed I would go and given me so much.....like confidence in myself, I have stitched things I would never have believed I could of, enhanced my creativity, allowed me to share with  and admire other stitchers and most important of all....I met the most wonderful, supportive,giving and caring women I have ever been blessed to know. My quilting group friends  are favourites all on their own. I love the central panel and the sentiments expressed in this quilt and it has certainly rung true for me. Since beginning my designing work I have met the most wonderful and encouraging people....'Stitchers' are indeed amazing people. Leanne's work has truly inspired me and I love that she's an Aussie. Our Aussie designers are truly unique (I know I'm a tad biased) and something to be very proud of. So there it is my FTF.
I think I have covered everything....A favourite thing, lovely flowers stitched on my quilt and it's red and green. So you can visit Shay for FTF at http://fairybreadmusings.blogspot.com/ and Bronwyn for Floral Friday at http://korumburraquilting.blogspot.com/ and last but not least Robyn for Colourful Fridays at
http://diasyquilts.blogspot.com/ I must really learn how to link with a single word....still out of my expertise at the moment. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and I will catch up with you all later in the day.
"All you will ever need is within you"
Blessings Michelle

21 comments:

  1. I made this quilt too early in my starting this hobby (after making Leanne's house too!). It was a challenge and I couldn't believe I actually made it. I had to have a go at piecing and stitchery. It is one of my favourites. I hand quilted mine and was so excited when it was done. I can understand your love for this quilt and the memories it brings you.

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  2. I love it . I have seen this quilt a few times now around blogland but I really love the colors you have chosen and your work is lovely!I have to agree you Aussie's are wonderful creative designers.

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  3. Hello Michelle,

    You did a great job on the quilt. We are lucky to have some fab designers in Australia. Including you.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  4. I also love the quilt, you certainly do have some great designers-including yourself!
    Happy stitching,Michelle.

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  5. I adore those quilts ..Gardeners Journal is very similar and they look so pretty!

    Your quilt is not only a labour of love but a work of art! A truly fabulous favourite. Thanks for popping it up so we can all admire it.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful Michelle, I love all you amazing Aussie designers too!

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  7. Beautiful Michelle. At least yours is done. Mine is still a kit. :) lol one day i'll make it up. I love Leanne's patterns too. Happy Stitching,

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  8. A Quilt to be proud of Michelle, it is beautiful, I agree, we are so lucky to have such great designers in Australia, and we must support them.( keep up the great work won't you?).Blessing back to you.R.

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  9. Michelle your quilt is just beautiful. I love it as well.
    Hugs
    donna

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  10. I have Leanne's first quilt pieced but I got it as a BOM and I hated the fabrics, and got short changed on a few so never finished it. I think I have the second patterns and the last one and am collecting Vingette I will have lots of project when I retire and don't have the money to buy them anymore. My quilting friends are my besties. Looking forward to a weekend with them.

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  11. Your quilt is wonderful. Great fabrics and beautiful stitching. I think everyone has at least one of Leanne's patterns.

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  12. What a beautiful post. My patchwork & quilting friends are keeping me sane in my 'early retirement' years. Pink & green is my fav. combination and your green & burgundy has inspired me to look at another aspect of it. Thanks for dropping by today.

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  13. A beautiful quilt Michelle, and a lovely post. I agree we do have some fabulous designers here in Australia.

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  14. I have always wanted to participate in a BOM. Your quilt is lovely and you can see the love in it. The colors are stunning and your handwork is wonderful.

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  15. Michelle, what a beautiful post and a beautiful quilt!
    Thankyou for sharing this.. I share many of your sentiments about your quilting / designing journey. We are blessed!
    Happy Colourful Friday xx

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  16. Well done on all counts!
    A beautiful quilt and words that were never more true!

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  17. What a beautiful quilt! thanks for sharing with us!

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  18. I love your quilt and the story behind it. I'ma Scot living in the USA who happens to love Aussie designers :)

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  19. Beautiful post hon, and beautiful quilt - Aussie designers sure are special, I agree!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by to my blog. You have also nice stuff here. Would be perfect for my *PicStory* next Tuesday: DIY*
    If you like... :)

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  21. Michelle, what a beautiful post.. I love your quilt and I love what you expressed.. Thank heavens for all you talented Aussie designers..xxx

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