Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall 2011 Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

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! Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring 2011 Bloggers Quilt Festival

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.

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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.