Flower Bed Star for Blogger's Quilt Festival

AmysCreativeSide.comFlower Bed Star
 This quilt started is my 2nd attempt at adding 3d embellishments to a pieced quilt. I machine quilted the middle section and then hand quilted the flowery, sea green and grey-blue sections. I purposely leave things a little puffy, because the puffiness adds character and a vintage look. Otherwise (IMHO) quilts look like rugs and I'm not making a rug. The machine quilting was done in the ditch while the hand quilting was stitched around the flowers and the plain sections were made to look pebbly. 
       As is my habit I only used thrift store clothing for fabrics which were already in my little box, so I didn't actually have to go on a shopping trip at all for this one. I even figured out how to flatten and find layers in a bunch of old pillow stuffings and use it for batting. By the way the pillow stuffing was what I took out of my embroidery pieces. They used to be pillows. The hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt is the legs off of a pair of jeans. The whole process from start to finish can be seen in the original post here.

Size: 62" x 62"
Design: Joanne Grimes
Quilting both machine & hand: Joanne Grimes
Embellishments: Joanne Grimes

Above the Painted Drinking Glass for Blogger's Quilt Festival

AmysCreativeSide.comAbove the Painted Drinking Glass

This quilt is called "Above the Painted Drinking Glass". It reminded me of looking into a funky drinking glass directly from above.
Design: Joanne Grimes
Materials: thrift store clothing/fabric
Machine pieced and quilted: Joanne Grimes
Size: 57 1/2 inches square or 4' 9 1/2" square

You can see the original post here. The post has the whole process from start to finish.