Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Any's Creative Side is having her spring Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It starts today, May 18th through June 1.  Please join us to look at all the beautiful quilts that will be shown and then come back and vote for your favorites starting May 26.

Amy's Creative Side
Living in Hawaii we have wonderful flowers to enjoy.  The colors are glorious to look at.  Hibiscus come in so many colors and shapes.  The following picture is a hibiscus growing in my garden and it is one of them that led to my quilt that I am sharing during this Bloggers' Quilt Festival.
Note that the center of this hibiscus is a darker shade then the outer petal.  I could have chosen to use a different fabric for the very center but I wanted this to be simple design with fewer pieces. I found a fabric that gave a good change in color and did a little fussy cutting.   For my stamen I used small yellow beads and five larger ones to somewhat duplicate was in the real flower.  I hope that you enjoy my fabric interpretation of this flower.  I did the applique on this small quilt using back baste applique which has become my favorite method of doing traditional applique.  If you look really closely you will see a dragonfly in the quilting in the background. 
Thank you for visiting.  Please go back to Amy's Creative Side and continue on viewing the beautiful quilts.


  1. A beautiful flower! Very lifelike. Thanks for sharing and the heads up about the event in 2013 on Hawaii

  2. Very realistic looking. The dragonfly in the quilting design an added touch.

  3. Wow - you did an incredible job of turning that photo into a quilt. Amazing!

  4. Beautiful! Love the quilting!

  5. wonderful. love hibiscus...don't remember ever seeing them before i flew to hawaii to attend school out on north shore in the 60's. have loved them ever since. yours are lovely--the real one and the applique one. thanks for sharing and have a great day