April 7 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Work Quilt #2 by Victoria, The Silly BooDilly

We’ve featured Victoria’s amazing work before on the blog. Victoria writes, “…The quilt is part of an on-going series of mine titled ‘Work Quilts’, and was inspired by old, patched utilitarian quilts. It is both machine and hand quilted, and the hand quilting was inspired by the patchwork stitching found on quilts from places such as India and Pakistan. (The thread used for the hand stitching is Sulky® Premium 100% Egyptian Cotton Thread).”

Learn more about this specific quilt and see additional views and detail shots at The Silly BooDilly. See the entire collection of Victoria’s “Work Quilts” here, and don’t miss the rest of her beautiful quilting; she has a stunning group of quilts.

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109 Responses to April 7 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Brenda C. says:

    Her quilts and fancy pincushions are gorgeous, not to mention her beautiful quilting stitches. And she is kind enough to share the thread she uses on her blog. Sharing is caring, and quilters don’t ever seem to mind sharing their talents and secrets!! Quilter’s Rock!!!

  2. jennifer deutsch-filippi says:

    I really love the modern aspect of Victoria’S work and her fabrics’choices…

  3. Colorific says:

    Lovely color and texture.

  4. The colors and textures of Victoria’s quilts are perfect.

  5. Shannon says:

    The little pops of pinky red in this quilt are lovely. quite an eye catcher!

  6. mathea says:

    I have several of her quilts among my favourites at Flickr already. I just love the texture her stitching seems to give and can’t wait to try this out on a project of my own!

  7. Amanda Carestio says:

    Victoria makes me want to be a better stitcher!

  8. Ethne says:

    I love her quilts – simple but very very stunning – a real artform

  9. nikole terry says:

    The red really pops on the blues, love it!

  10. Kaye Prince says:

    Very pretty! I love the stripey binding!

  11. Linda says:

    This is so pretty! Thanks for showing it!

  12. Amy says:

    This is completely me! Wow!

  13. Sam says:

    Gorgeous colors!

  14. Pamela V says:

    Victoria, Your work is amazing…can’t wait to see more on your blog.

  15. Colleen Kole says:

    I love the precision and detail in this piece. The colors are wonderful. I am always looking to see her next quilt as they are ALL wonderful.

  16. Krystina says:

    Amazing! The quilting looks so awesome.

  17. Pam Cope says:

    The big stitch quilting adds a texture that is really nice. Victoria’s sense of color, and proportion for her designs are very inspirational. I have been seeing that type of quilting lots of places lately, I think I will try it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Alison says:

    ooh gorgeous, I love Silly Bo Dilly’s pieces she is wonderful.

  19. Lena says:

    Love your work and your blog!

  20. I’ve loved Victoria’s work for some time, but this one REALLY grabs my eye. It looks so simple at first glance, but when you take a moment to study it, it’s not simple at all.

  21. susan says:

    stunningly beautiful…thanks for the links!

  22. Erin says:

    Wow! I love how well the color works together. This is a beautiful piece of work!

  23. Marcia W. says:

    Awesome. The first thing that grabs me is the color of this quilt….the second is the pattern of the rectangles, both pieced and quilting.

  24. Sara says:

    I like the authenticity of this quilt!!

  25. tscd says:

    Beautiful work

  26. Lorna says:

    This is a great quilt and Victoria’s stitching is amazing

  27. Sorahart says:

    I really like the color palette of this quilt!

  28. Beatrice says:

    I really love this quilt, colours & design.

  29. laura says:

    really nice use of red- I admire how the restraint makes it all the more remarkable.

  30. Jacqui says:

    Wow, that’s gorgeous! I love love love the pops of red against the aqua. Off to find out more from her site!

  31. Liz says:

    ooooh! that’s FUN. i adore a good aqua, and the red is great with it.

  32. min says:

    Victoria’s quilt is awesome!!!

  33. Lisa says:

    I love Victoria’s quilts. She has really inspired and motivated me to finally try hand quilting. I have everything I need and just need the right chunk of time. Those work quilts are just stunning!!

  34. This quilt is an excellent choice for Quilt of the Day! The colors, the hand quilting combined with machine quilting–all so wonderful!

  35. Sarah says:

    Victoria’s work is so so so beautiful. Her hand stitching is inspiring. So glad you featured her beautiful work quilt #2 on your site today.

  36. Jennie says:

    I am SO PSYCHED about this month’s theme! I’m just getting ready to start quilting again and this is just the inspiration I need!

  37. Nezabudkina says:

    i love the detail on the work quilts! Also, I am very fond of the collage art quilts made by Victoria!

  38. beth says:

    Wow! That quilt is gorgeous. Can’t wait to check out her links. Thanks.

  39. tina says:

    It is so true-that cliche, “less is more”. The simplicity of this quilt makes it so universally liked. It is so peaceful and calming. Love it!

  40. Amber W says:

    love all the blues together, and the little red accents.

  41. Elizabeth Durand says:

    I really love that faux work quilt, and am on the way to click through to all the links — thank you!

  42. Oh, I am such a big fan of Victoria’s work. It is incredible in every way…

  43. Katie says:

    This is very different from other quilts I’ve seen. It’s rather inspiring. It looks so detailed and lovely.

  44. Lois says:

    I love the colours in the fabric.

  45. Christine says:

    That is such a pretty quilt.

  46. Cathy A says:

    The small splashes of red make such a neat impact.

  47. Rose L says:

    Love the contrasting red bits!

  48. Megan L says:

    Love. Love. Love.

  49. TINA SLIPPER says:

    I have just had a really good look at all of silly;s work and it is absolutely lovely, I love thne combination of machine and hand,brilliant

  50. Rene says:

    Great quilt!

  51. henny says:

    Victoria’s works always stunning and inspiring!

  52. tjesa says:

    Great quilt.. simple, but the use of color is so affective.

  53. Lynn says:

    I love Victoria’s work! I seen this quilt before on her blog but it’s still stunning.

  54. Margaret says:

    Love this quilt and have looked at your blog and seen your stuff – love the hand quilting; I love to hand quilt.

  55. Amy says:

    That’s beautiful! I love it.

  56. Karo says:

    wow, this is beautiful! and i love the inspiration behind it, too.

  57. Pattij says:

    I LOVE this quilt. What a great design!

  58. Fran says:

    Beautiful colors !
    Love the way the spots of red &
    the striped fabrics really add to
    the “zing & vibe ” of the quilt !
    Wow !

  59. Luba says:

    I have admired Victoria’s work for quite a while and they are works of art. This quilt is my favourite because even though the colours are fantastic and artsy, you can still imagine cuddling up with it.

  60. Cara says:

    Great binding choice; it finishes the quilt.

  61. Lindsey F says:

    The first time I saw this quilt I fell in love with it…I still love it!

  62. Melissa says:

    Great quilt! So simple in design.

  63. moira says:

    I think this is really beautiful. I want to make one!

  64. Becca says:

    Such a different look! Love the pops of red!

  65. alisha says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen a quilt like this. I love seeing a new quilt every day!

  66. Jane says:

    Awesome quilt. It looks so cuddly and comforting.

  67. Sara says:

    Love the pincushions, so much time and skill!

  68. Ghana says:

    Victoria’s quilts are breath taking. I am a knitter but subscribe to Whip Up and have been astonished by the quilts during “mini-quilt’ month. I know quilts are truly an American art form, however I didn’t realize that present day quilt makers possessed this same ability to move me emotionally.

    I don’t understand why but when I look at these quilts they take me to an old place while I am standing in the new.

  69. Greeblygreebly says:

    What a unique looking quilt. I love the rich colours.

  70. mab says:

    That’s really beautiful! I’ve wondered about combining machine and hand quilting before. I may have to try something like this….

    I’m really enjoying quilt month!

  71. Andi says:

    Wow. Victoria’s quilts are amazing!

  72. Kate says:

    Victoria’s work is beautiful – a true artist.

  73. Jennifer says:

    That is an amazing quilt!

    Jennifer 🙂

  74. Natacha says:

    Just popped over to look at this quilt in detail. This and her other work quilts are simply beautiful.

  75. Deb V says:

    I love the colors in this quilt and the red seems to just add a pop.

  76. Cristi says:

    The red adds a nice touch!

  77. Doris says:

    Her work is just lovely…

  78. Emma Siedle-Collins says:

    Lovely sea colors with little red bouys.

  79. sharon says:

    I love Victoria’s work! She has a great blog too. Thanks for featuring one of her quilts! Sharonj.

  80. patty says:

    Vicki’s work is fabulous!

  81. PeachRainbow says:

    15,000 hand stitches???!!!
    They really make this Quilt Beautiful and very Unique.

  82. delitealex says:

    Very beautiful love the colors.

  83. Jennifer says:

    this is one of my favorite quilts!! i’ve had it in my flickr stream.

  84. Maeve says:

    Gorgeous quilt!

  85. MamaBee says:


  86. Nichole says:

    Love this! The pops of hot pink make this quilt really sing.

  87. Beck says:

    i love the pops of red in there. how great!

  88. Sylvie says:

    This quilt is fantastic!
    It makes me think of a swimming pool!

  89. Upstatelisa says:

    It’s lovely! Love BooDilly’s photos on flickr!

  90. Jessica says:

    I love the colors in this one.

  91. Amber says:

    I love this quilt – it is just stunning – one of my favorites on Flikr….

  92. Jeni says:

    Beautiful, I love the colors!

  93. Love this quilt. The binding gives it such a personality. This is a wonderful example of the work being elevated because of just the right fabric choices. I want to lay this in a field of grass & watch the clouds move.

  94. Kelli says:

    Wow! It’s so simple and fits the work quilt idea, but it’s so refreshing and light. I am headed to flickr now for what I would guess would be a lot of favorites added to my stream!

  95. Jenny says:

    wow! Her quilting stitches are SO perfect!!!

  96. yahaira says:

    victoria is such an inspiration

  97. Kelly says:

    I love Victoria’s quilts! She has such a great eye for color!

  98. DebbieB says:

    This is really neat looking. Upon close-up view I’m wondering if it is one basic background fabric with little patches sewn on throughout? If so, that’s interesting. Her quilting is amazing too.

  99. Tong says:

    Absolutely love this quilt, it’s been one of my flickr faves for a while.

  100. Rachel says:

    thanks for sharing!

  101. floribunda says:

    I love this one! Those splashes of red are stunning.

  102. Katie says:

    Love the quilt. Her fabric choices are wonderful

  103. DebbieKL says:

    Very nice! I thought it was crochet at first with the lines.

  104. ~Helena~ says:

    Awesome quilt, love the colors

  105. karen says:

    beautiful. I’ve had this favorite’d on my flickr stream for awhile. love it!

  106. Allison S. says:

    Love the colors on this quilt!! I often find it interesting that while patchwork quilting started out of necessity–it now has a whole industry built around it producing fabric, machines, and tools. Not that I don’t love everything the industry produces!!

  107. Ramona says:

    Wow! Loved browsing through her flicker pics. Such beautiful pieces and wonderful inspiration.

  108. Elizabeth says:

    Ooh, I love the look of this quilt! Beautiful work 🙂

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