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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

blogger's quilt festival

Amy from park city girl is hosting a bloggers quilt festival.

 

Here is my contribution to the festival. You might have already seen this 'vogeltjes quilt' before, I posted about it in 2007. But because I still get questions about this quilt I like to show it here again.

vogeltjesquilt

The quilt is inspired by work and books of Jean Ray Laury.
I love her drawings, so wonderful to use for applique.

Jean Ray Laury books

I made this quilt in the late nineties, I just had followed an appliqué course when I found these lovely birds in one of J.R.Laury's books. I started of making one, and another, and one more. And before I knew I had a stash of funny apliqued birds blocks.

Jean Ray Laury books

6 vogeltjes

I made an appletree for the center. I draw the design for the tree myself. The fabrics I used for the triangles and the border are a replica from an old dutch chintz bought by Den Haan & Wagenmakers

vogeltjesquilt

Now I had all those lovely birds sewn around an appletree. I thought it would be perfect to complete the quilt with a beautiful border. I chose this drawing also from J.R. Laury's book als my starting point and went from there.

Jean Ray Laury books

I did all sewing, applique and quilting by hand. It took my a few years to complete. In 2000 I finaly did. The quilt was a gift for our daughter. I made a cross-stitch label for the back.

label for a quilt

vogeltjesquilt

Today the 'vogeltjes quilt' still hangs in her livingroom and is often used for
 Luca's favorite game 'hide and seek'.



68 comments:

Zonnah said...

I LOVE this quilt!

Lonci said...

Beautiful quilt:)

Julie said...

I'm so glad you decided to post this quilt again. It is such a beautiful quilt and I know it must of been alot of work. And I love your cross-stitched label, very cute idea!

Your daughter is very lucky!

erica e said...

i love this whimsical quilt! its so great! thanks for sharing!

Cristina Lopes said...

It's a very beautifull quilt, Corry.
Congratulations!

grey rabbit said...

It's a lovely quilt Corry and so interesting to see how you designed it. Nice of you to share with us !

Tam said...

OH CORRY it's a beautiful quilt!!
Well done!

Tatkis said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful and cute! Those nice birds and apple tree! Super!

Best wishes from Russia
Tatyana

sallgood said...

Your design is beautiful! The tree is a wonderful centerpiece for the design, and your label is spectacular! All together wonderful!

Marie said...

one of the best so far. Beautiful Job

Lee said...

uitstekend! (hope that is right) What an amazing work of art, i guess learning to applique is my next technique to learn. wish you were close by to teach me. If only i had known you when I lived there!

Diva Quilts said...

So very pretty - I've only been a follower for about a year, so I haven't seen it before! Love it. :)

RosaMaría said...

wow! that quilt is fantastic, really beautiful!!!

Heather said...

such a labor of love. beautiful!

Meertje said...

Oh, wat mooi!
Wat een prachtig geschenk voor je dochter.
Groetjes Miriam

Tabiboo said...

Corry that is gorgeous - the colours, the chickens, the fabric, the books and cross stitch all gorgeous and it will be such a great addition to the quilt festival.

Have a lovely evening,

Nina xxxxxx

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Absolutely Fantastic! Wow. What a beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!

pennygj said...

What a beautiful quilt, so glad you posted it again so we could see it.

nicolette said...

The birds quilt is really gorgeous!

The books are real inpsiring ones!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Corry
Your quilt is beautiful. I love th efolk art look of it and The crossstitch label is wonderful!
Rhondi

Susan said...

I never saw this quilt of yours before, but I really love it. The birds, the tree, and the wonderful pieced sashing all work together so well. And the colors are so great. It literally took my breath away as soon as I saw it.

lheurebleue said...

wat een heerlijke quilt!
ik stel voor dat je hem elk jaar minstens 1 x laat zien op je blog ;-)

Deborah said...

charming!

Carol said...

What a lovely idea for a quilt. Delightful.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Oh Corry, it's gorgeous! everything about it, right down to the label, is perfect!

Dorothy V said...

Your quilt is amazing - I love it!

Tracey said...

This quilt is fantastic! What a wonderful gift and treasure. It looks beautiful hanging up.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Great quilt, wonderful original design! Erg mooi!

Sue said...

Thanks so much Corry for sharing the story of this quilt again. It is truly beautiful and your daughter is so very lucky to have this heirloom.

Christine said...

What a beautiful quilt, love it very much and a great spot to hang it.
Are these book still available, they look great to get inspirations

cheers
Christine

Virgínia said...

This must be one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! Geweldig!!

SandyQuilts said...

Adorable. Nice "A" work too. thanks

Corrie said...

I'm speechless!!!!! beautiful and the cross stitched label on the back just wows me too!

perfection in a quilt! who wouldn't want that hanging in their home!

also love the books that provided the inspiration!

corrie;)

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Just beautiful Corry.

Ana V. said...

This is the beautiful quilt I have

ever seen.

Just one word FANTASTIC

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! Your daughter is very lucky. I love how you did your label.

maisy and the boys said...

How beautiful Corry, you are one talented woman!

april1604 said...

Wat ontzettend mooi!

Marit said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the whimsy birds, and the tree is fabulous - congratulations on both the design and the great craft you did!

Connie W said...

A great quilt - I love it! Your stitchery is excellent.

Una said...

It is a masterpiece! So nice to see your daughter appreciates it for the work of art it truly is:) Cheers, Una in Norway

Lily Boot said...

that is a truly beautiful quilt - but it is the cross stitched label on the back which makes me swoon! Oh you do everything so meticulously - I really admire your attention to detail and the level of completion you give your projects.

Bia Cardeal said...

I loooove your quilt!!! Congratulations!!

sandra said...

It's so beautiful...

Anna said...

What a beautiful quilt, you're an artist!

Anna x

Ps (my camera, canon eos 400D, getting old...but I like it alot)

Rebekah said...

This is gorgeous! I love the applique that you did and the criss-cross quilting on the light color looks amazing. Beautiful job!

quiltilicious said...

Heel mooi!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Wat een schitterende quilt! Absolutely stunning.

Kaye Prince said...

So pretty! I love the trees especially!

Bluebird Papercrafts said...

Corry! Your birdies! I am so delighted to see the inspiration for them. You work is such a treasure to us all. Thank you so much for sharing.

sewkalico said...

Oh my goodness, it is so beautiful!!!

pascale said...

This quilt is so beautiful, and you are right to show it again. Your daughter must be very proud to have it.
I thought that your inspiration from the book was wonderful, you adapted a design to your patchwork. It is so well done.

Linda said...

WOW !!! This is the most beautiful quilt that I've seen during this Fall Quilt Festival. I give it the rating of "Best of Show".

Deelee said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I just love it!

Karin said...

Mooi!

What an amazing quilt. It is so beautiful. The design is perfect and your workmanship is impressive.

I found your site through the quilt festival and I am so glad that I did. It is very inspiring. I love your style.

I lived in Rotterdam for 2 years, but never noticed much in the way of crafts. I must have been in all the wrong places!

Cara said...

It's incrediably beautiful!

Heidi said...

Wat maak je toch prachtige dingen, ik lees met heel veel plezier je blog!
Vandaar dat ik je een award heb gegeven. (zie mijn blog) Dubbel en dwars verdiend!!!!!

Fijn weekend

Heidi

quiltygal said...

Beautiful absolutly beautiful

Guðrún said...

It´s just stunning!

Cindy said...

Your quilt is moi! I love it!

ParisMaddy said...

It's so whimsical and beautiful. You do exquisite work.

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love everything about it.

Miri said...

Beautiful! Wonderful!

Lynn E said...

I love the quilt! Great work

Rose Marie said...

I loved this quilt the first time I saw it and am still in love with it all over again. Thank you for sharing how you did it and you really did a wonderful job!

Thearica said...

OK!!! I have browsed almost all of the quilts for this festival and I dub your quilt BEST OF SHOW!! I absolutely LOVE your quilt!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Wow, I love this quilt!! Just catching up on reading your blog...love reading Dutch blogs :-).

Jacqui in Canada
born here, but Dutch at heart :-)

Casey said...

The pattern is absolutely awesome.