Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting another edition of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. This is when everyone gets to show their work online & be inspired by others.
Here is my entry this year! I'm particularly excited about it because it's one of Amy's patterns from the book she recently published - Modern Basics. This quilt is going to my friend who lives in Ireland & is about to have a baby girl!
Hi everyone! Yes, I'm still alive! I'm just now able to have some time for quilting. Jake just turned 1 on Cinco de Mayo! I don't have any current finished projects, but I want to participate in the 2011 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival:
I want to showcase the quilt I made for my niece, Kayla. It's special to me because of the technique & the fact that this is the book that inspired me to get into quilting. It was refreshing to see a modering take on quilting vs. the "grandma" uber-traditional ones I was used to.
The pattern is from Spectacular Scraps & the whole idea is to make a scrap quilt from 2 color families from half-square triangles. First you see the overall design of the quilt, then your eye is drawn in to all the different fabrics. It's so fun to do! I love scrap quilts! This one is made in hot pinks & blacks.
I'm currently working on a light blue and chocolate brown quilt like this for my friend Ginger, who is expecting a baby boy, Sebastian. I'll post that one after I give it to her. I only have until 6/5/11, so I have to hurry!
Make sure you go check out the rest of the quilt festival here. It so fun to see all the different kinds of quilts out there & get inspiration.
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be entering Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival for the first time! Amy's blog is only one of 2 I actually read every day! She is so creative & awesome! It's so great that she organizes this festival. Basically everyone shares a quilt & what it means to them & what they learned while doing it.
Mine has to be the quilt I made my mom from my grandma's clothes. :)
Mamaw passed away in January 2005. I held onto her dresses for a long time, unwilling to cut into them. Finally in 2009 I bit the bullet. I got a glass of wine & laid out all her dresses to get started.
I had some help along the way!
Obviously the quilt is very special because Mamaw was my mom's mom & played a huge part in all our lives. My sisters & I used to spend the night at their house on weekend & they let us make mud pies & drink lots of Yoohoos. I gave this to my mom at Christmas last year & she loved it.
That's my most special quilt! I have more fabric left from Mamaw's dresses & I plan to make a quilt for myself & my sister. I have no time frame though. I'm now a mom of 2 boys & own a wedding planning business so my time is limited!