Friday, 21 May 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Red Delicious

Firstly,
thank you Amy for another great Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is my 3rd year taking part and I just love it...this festival is a stroke of genuis...I know I'm going to be browsing hundreds of great quilts and blogs before the weekend is out.





Red Delicious by Esther Aliu

Red Delicious is my original applique BOM which was launched for free over 12 months.

Why?
I had a stash of red fabric I wanted to do something with, it had to be a stash buster – I didn’t want to have to outlay on new fabrics. I had journals of sketching and designs I knew it was time to put to use and I thought it was about time I put my long standing ‘red quilt idea’ into action. Each block was inspired by the red things in life that I love and each design has a personal story behind it. I knew this was something I wanted to share – to give back- to a community that is so generous with its time and advice – this quilt was to be a BOM and it was going to be free to anyone who wanted to join in. In this way, it would be my contribution.

What?
Red Delicious is an original appliqué design wall hanging 50 x 52 inches
Mainly appliqué : It's design, innovative folk, made it traditionally appealing whilst remaining a little bit different
Red Delicious was a free stash buster BOM launched on Nov 15, 2008.It ran for 12 months, it was released in 12 blocks
Red Delicious was complemented by ‘The Red Room’ décor theme which included: a table runner (Cherry Thieves) and 2 cushion designs

The Quilters
Thank you to everyone who joined in.I know from the many quilts made, each quilter who came along for the BOM journey made this quilt their own through personal design embellishes and fabric choices.

Wow!
The Scribd.com site where the Red Delicious blocks were launched and made available each month received over 80,606 reads, since Nov 13, 2008. This figure does not include downloads made by Yahoo Group Members who accessed the block files via group access (membership to date is 836)

And Now?
Red Delicious is finished. Blocks are no longer available for free. Missed a block? All single blocks can be purchased via my shop.

Red Delicious Community
Why not join my BOM Yahoo Group? It’s a great place to celebrate, share and discuss Red Delicious and well as the new monthly BOM In The Pink. It’s also a central place to access files quickly and easily as well as post photos and encourage one another.


Yes, you can buy this stash busting BOM pattern! Visit my website for more info...

80 comments:

  1. Hi Esther, as usual I love looking at your Red Delicious! It is just gorgeous. I am still collecting reds for this one, but I do have all the blocks in a file for when I get enough reds. I have started on ITP and hope to have pics for you soon.

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  2. That is a stunning quilt. The colors and design totally caught me eye and I love the motif. Great job :).

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  3. Great quilt, lovely details. These birds are so funny with cherry tails and cherry food. Hope they don't mistake them. I also love how you use the fabrics in detail like the carnations and pomegranates.

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  4. What a great original design. Beautiful!

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  5. Just beautiful Esther - I love 2 colour quilts and your quilting is gorgeous.

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  6. Beautiful! I love being able to see everyone's quilts! I'm really loving this Blogger's quilt festival already!

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  7. Esther, your festival entry is beautiful!
    I enjoyed being one of the many who had the chance to download your delicious patterns.
    After the next vacation I hope to show you my version of the Reds.

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  8. What an amazing quilt! Really stunning, and I loved your story too - well done!

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  9. Wow! Very, very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Regards, Sue

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  10. What an absolutely gorgeous quilt. I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful BOM. I will have to visit your shop.

    Carol

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  11. It's red therefore I love it! I enjoyed reading how you came to make it as well. :-)

    (this festival is so fun!!)

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  12. wow, wow!!! this is amazing.

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  13. This is such a stunning quilt, just like your one from the last quilt festival. Very inspiring!

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  14. This is just perfect. Especially the color. The detail is so amazing!

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  15. Oh My, what lovely Yummy pieces! I can smell the strawberries now!

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  16. I love the mushroom and ladybug block. Both are symbols of good luck in Germany :) Quite a lucky quilt.

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  17. This is absolutely an incredible quilt! Love the reds.

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  18. not really a fan of applique, but i'm really, really drawn into this quilt....it looks great....my favorite block is the top-left corner with mushrooms.

    the other day i ordered "My Whimscial Quilt Garden Booklet" by Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins, which is piecing & applique. at first I wasn't sure about, but after seeing you quilt, I'm even more excited about learning a technique of quilting.

    Thank You!

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  19. Very interesting, I love the motion in the quilt,
    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Absolutely fabulous! I'm so impressed with your workmanship.

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  21. OMGosh! Your quilt is amazing!

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  22. That is truly an inspiring work of art!

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  23. Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  24. Thanks for sharing this one with us again. It is stunning.

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  25. That is absolutely stunning! I printed a couple of blocks, but never kept up -- now I really wish I had.

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  26. This is really stunning!!

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  27. Beautiful Esther! A gorgeous red quilt. I love looking at the blocks and how they go together but are very distinctive. Thank you for sharing. I'm currently downloading your 2nd BOM and hope to get to it next year....or sooner!

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  28. What a stunning quilt- I love red and use lots of color in my quilts. You have created a wonderful design.
    I hope you enjoy your festival experience.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  29. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

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  30. très joli quilt quel rendu des couleurs ,félicitations

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  31. I am completely hooked. I've never considered an all red quilt...I now I can't get it out of my mind.

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  32. wow i would never thought to use one color. that looks great.

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  33. Very cool! I love the swirls!

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  34. Such a beautiful red and white quilt! Stunning!!

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  35. This is stunning! Awesome!

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  36. Nice way to give back.......and you have a beautiful quilt in your header !

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  37. It gives off such a 'zing'. Just lovely Esther.
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  38. It's amazing!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  39. that is a beautiful quilt! kudos to you!

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  40. What a lot of work, but so worth it.

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  41. This quilt is just beautiful and so much work. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. OMG!!! That's spectacular.

    Carolyn

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  43. This quilt is amazing! What a beautiful quilt you have created!!!

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  44. I am rendered speechless by the beauty of this quilt. Your sense of color and design is fantastic and the quilt makes me happy just looking at it.
    Thank you for sharing your work of art.
    Kelley O

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  45. Delicious is an understatement. Love it!

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  46. Such a lovely quilt. red and white is such a classic colour commbo and always gorgeous.

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  47. This is an amazing quilt. Such wonderful details. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  48. I'm terrified of red but your quilt is an inspiration - I wish I'd been in on that BOM!!

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  49. STUNNING! STUNNING! STUNNING! Esther, I love this quilt! soooo beautiful!

    hugz, Pam

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  50. Beautiful! The reds are yummy!

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  51. This is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing it with frequent visitors and with new visitors like me.

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  52. I had seen some of your red blocks earlier this year and really liked them! Wow, when it's all put together and in your post today it is just a splendid quilt. I am looking to decorate our patio with reds and whites as soon as our white wicker furniture gets picked up at the store. Hopefully it will be sooner, rather than later. Your quilt is very impressive and now I want to make one!

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  53. Wow - I'm not a red person, but this quilt might change that. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. You are a very talented quilt artist, Esther! It's beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  55. WOW! That is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your art!

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  56. Your quilt are wonderful:)

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  57. A stunning quilt. Congratulations on its completion.

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  58. It's gorgeous! I love the reds!

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  59. What a beautiful quilt no wonder so many people have joined in the BOM. Wish I had the time to make this.

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  60. Just beautiful. My favorite block is the basked of cherries in the center. Thanks for a lovely stop on my Blogger's Quilt Festival tour.

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  61. I love red. It is such a warm colour.

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  62. This really a very special quilt. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  63. Lovely quilt. So nice of you to share it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  64. love the quilt.
    happy quilting
    Georgie x

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  65. stunning quilt! Love the detail.

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  66. what a stunning graphic quilt-kudos and thanks for sharing.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  67. Stunning - a real work of art and so inspirational.

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  68. That looks like a painting! Beautiful work!

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  69. This red is really, really pretty. The detail is so beautiful.

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  70. Your quilt is stunning. For me it brings to mind Alice in Wonderland - must be to do with the red and there are so many whimsical elements to it. It's gorgeous.

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  71. This is a stunning quilt.

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