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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival


Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival this week during the Spring Quilt Market.  It is an opportunity for bloggers to share a quilt that is special to them, and for readers to enjoy some quilt stories too.  I saw the quilt festival last fall during the Fall Quilt Market, but didn't participate {I wish I had}, but I've decided to this time.  First let me share a little bit about the quilt I chose.  The fabric is from a little stack of Floragraphix III fat quarters I picked up at Quilter's Heaven in Leavenworth, Washington the last time we were there, visiting Josiah's family.  Interestingly, I didn't pick these fabrics out, Josiah did.  He liked the colors and patterns.  We were just starting to think about having children at that time, so I decided I couldn't pass up some "boy" fabrics.


This quilt was also my first free motion quilting attempt.  I never used my old machine to fee motion quilt, so I was hesitant to try it on my new one, but this quilt seemed like it just needed it, so I gave it a try.  I've learned since then that a larger pattern is much easier than the small one I did on this quilt, but even so, I am very happy with the result.  My only regret, I backed it with a white-on-white print...I was too anxious to wait for more fabric to come in!


I do love how the quilting turned out on the back though, I just worry it might get dirty easily.  But for now, it hangs on my wall, and hopefully it may hang {or be used} in my baby boy's room in the future.  I had thought about giving it away a few times, but have concluded that I just can't part with it.  I hope you've enjoyed my quilt, and that you'll take some time to check out the some more of the amazing quilts that are part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Okay, now I'm off to work on a little more quilting!


15 comments:

  1. I just love it! And the colors are so nice!

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  2. I just love it! And the colors are really nice!

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  3. Your quilt turned out beautiful...great job!

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  4. Beautiful quilt and beautifully quilted

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  5. Nice to see this pattern in a more "manly" version. Nicely done.

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  6. I really like the colors you used!

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  7. I love the pattern in these fresh colours, reminds me of the seaside.

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  8. This turned out really nice. Love it!

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  9. Lovely pinwheel quilt. Great fabrics, colors and quilting. You did an excellent job!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  10. I love whirlygigs! Yours is great. I love the back as much as the front too!

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  11. i really like the quilt and fun to have for a baby!! love how you quilted only the background--makes the design stand out. isn't leavenworth a fun place?

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  12. what a cheery tesselating design, lots of movement between the colored and white blocks.

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  13. Great quilt. Love the use of white.

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  14. Nice job on the free motion quilting. I just finished one too. How big are your finished whirleygig squares?
    Linda
    amaidenhairfern.blogspot.com

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