Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

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Bloggers' Quilt FestivalBloggersโ€™ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2011 starts today! This is a fun opportunity to see loads of quilts without leaving the comfort of your own home. If you have a blog, I hope you might join in the fun, too.

Since Mother’s Day was just a few days ago, I thought this would be a good time to share my “Broken Dishes” quilt.
Broken Dishes by Maria Elkins

Traditional quilt blocks and their whimsical names have always captured my imagination, and the Broken Dishes block especially caught my attention. I liked the simplicity of the block, too. I had this image in my mind for several years before I made this quilt. I prefer making quilts with positive messages. With this quilt, I hope to express the message that love and forgiveness conquers all. You can read more about my “Broken Dishes” quilt on this page.

63 Responses

  1. Audrey

    It is so beautiful! It does look like a painting, and I am so inspired to try something new now-thank you!

  2. Margo

    wow. I had no idea you could even MAKE fabric look like that! amazing. It’s a beautiful quilt. And I love the loving spirit in that quilt, especially as I am a clumsy daughter who has broken lots of her mother’s dishes and I have a 5 year old daughter who is itching to help me in the kitchen.

    • Maria

      Thanks, Margo! BTW, I highly recommend Tupperware — I’d much rather value my two sweet daughters than my dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cheryl B.

    Hi Maria ๐Ÿ™‚
    the image on your quilt is very heart warming. I like the pattern of the back ground quilt too. I think that this is a quilt which should be framed and hung on a wall, rather than just laid upon a bed ;->

    The quilt that I am linking up I made last spring for our grand daughter. If your interested, you can find it here –> http://thebzhousethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-thrifty-quilt.html

    Thanks for sharing your masterpiece (!!) with all of us!

  4. Felicity

    Oh what an absolutely beautiful image! I was drawn to the thumbnail in the BQF post right away, and now that I see it closer, the layers of pattern are just amazing. Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Sue

    What a sweet quilt. I love the shading in the broken dishes block.

  6. Mama Mel

    I remember seeing this in a magazine a while back, and being amazed! It is lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Mary

    What a beautiful quilt! I love that it also tells a story… and such a positive story. Thank you for your beautiful work.

  8. Pat

    This is beautiful and very inspirational. You deserve to be proud.