Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bird of Paradise Quilt..

This is my Bird of Paradise quilt, I did as a challenge to myself.
The challenge was sharp points! I think by the time it was finished I had
mastered sharp points. I worked behind "closed doors" for fear someone might hear what I was muttering as I brought out my trusty ripper just one more time.
It is another one of my favorites. I smile when I look at it and
remember how I struggled with it. Today I consider it a dear old friend!


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

That is absolutely stunning! I love the color palette you chose as well! =)

Snap said...

That's a beautiful *dear old friend* ... it could tell stories about you!

Laurie said...

It turned out so beautiful Sharon, I love the colors and wish it could tell on you! Would love to hear what it has to say!

The White Bench said...

Absolutely magnificent, Sharon! You're such a talented quilter! I love Strelitzia as art subject, I painted it so many times on silk!

beth said...

Stunning Sharon. You nailed it! I know from experience how hard those points are. My hat is off to you for not giving up. Love the colors.


Anonymous said...

I have absolutely no idea how you achieved sharp points, Sharon, but this quilt has them and it is gorgeous! Maybe, someday, you wouldn't mind sharing your technique? :)

Have a beautiful weekend!

Judy S. said...

Wow, Sharon, I am impressed. I'm still smiling over our shopping spree last week. I finished off the purse and it's already arrived back home in CO; mine was waiting for me when I got home from our adventure. Wish you could see it!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I used to love the quilt show on HGTV but I never had any idea what they were talking about:) and I sew! You should feel great pride that you accomplished such a feat!

The Rustic Victorian said...

How Prettty!

Anonymous said...

OH!! Totally exquisite! The colors are suited just right for the design - tropical and HOT! Wow! Such patience you have!
Just so long as you weren't visited by any spiders as you worked on this....?! ;-)

Maggie R said...

Oh Sharon..
This is absolutely fabulous.... Points are always a challenge!!!!
Nice going

Janet said...

You do the most amazing work! This quilt is stunning!! But you must have soooooo much patience!

The White Bench said...

Your words are always so special!! Thank you, my friend!!

Catherine said...

it must be a very dificult one... You have a lot of patience! but it's beautiful. catherine

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This is beautiful Sharon - great job! and those points - ahhhhh!

Linda K. said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for stopping by Robin's Egg Blue and entering the giveaway!


Catherine said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Such beautiful colors, and just look at ALL of those points! Wow - a true labor of love!

Catherine said...

thank you for visiting my blog. your pineapple quilt is beautiful catherine

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sweet Sharon:
Suffering serious "Bird of Paradise Envy"! It's beautiful!!!
Thanks for adding my giveaway to your sidebar and for always stopping by to visit. You're the best!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Sharon!!! What a wonderful gift to yourself to accomplish the finer points of Bird of Paradise construction! This is a stunning work of art! Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving all week long! Hugs, Coralie