Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival...



Amy over at ParkCityGirl is sponsoring the First Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival. We are to pick our favorite quilt and tell the story behind it...

I have chosen this one...

Most of you will recognize it as the quilt I made for my daughter this past Christmas. It is a king size quilt.

There are 1,226 pieces in this quilt. 449 of them are the muslin pieces. 777 of them are either 2-1/2 inch square or 4-1/2" squares of totally different fabric. None of the colored fabrices in this quilt or on the label or in the binding are the same.

I wanted my daughter to have a quilt that I had made her...and I wanted it to look old-fashioned. Hence the muslin and the muslin backing.

This quilt was the most fun to work on - I loved playing with the colors and just picking pieces of fabric out from a paper lunch sack. My daughter loves this quilt - and has had so many compliments on it...and I loved making it for her.

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34 Comments:

At 5:40 AM, Blogger gemma said...

Honestly, if I didn't say this before when I saw the quilt I should have, that IS the most beautiful quilt ever. It is what a quilt should be.

 
At 6:01 AM, Blogger Aunt Spicy said...

Oh wow! I am in awe! It is stunning! I love that so many of the quilt in the Virtual Quilt Festival have such strong family ties!

 
At 6:21 AM, Blogger Pat said...

I love this quilt and it is such a timeless quilt....it could go anywhere at any time and look very much at home! I can see why it would be a favorite.

 
At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anne said...

That is beautiful and was probably enjoyable to make in the New England winter!

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Linda B said...

I am so impressed! Not a single piece the same! What a gorgeous quilt. And love in every piece.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger RachelJane said...

Oh, it's so pretty! I love charm quilts ~ and what a great way to use up your stash.

Your daughter is very lucky to have such a talented mama.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Bunny said...

This quilt is amazing I love all the wonderful colours. You did an amazing job.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Great scrappy looking quilt My favorite

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Zonnah said...

wow thats a lot of pieces! It's beautiful.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Serena said...

Very beautiful and I'm sure it is highly valued and loved.

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Linda said...

Wow, that's amazing! Beautiful work.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger kwiltmakr said...

I love quilts like this. I am sure your daughter will cherish it the rest of her life.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Bugsy said...

Beautiful quilt! You've inspired me for a quilt to use up a lot of my scraps!

Great job, I love it!

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Linda Zimmerman said...

Your quilt is stunning. The muslin sets off all the colors.....and the colors are wonderful!

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a fabulous achievement! Love the fact that ALL the fabrics are different!

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger scrappy quilter said...

This is one spectacular quilt. I absolutely love it and it's probably my favorite of the show.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

What a beautiful quilt, love the colors and the white trim around each block just makes the colors pop. Very nice!!

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

That's such a great quilt.

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, beautiful! Love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger hetty said...

Beautiful! I love scrap quilts!

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Millie said...

Hello from the big city in NH! Great quilt. What a stash to have that many different fabrics!

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger Cindy's Stitching said...

What a great story and a work of love. I know you daughter just loves it.

 
At 3:02 AM, Blogger Kari said...

All those scraps of color really came together nicely!

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

YES! That's my all time favorite quilt you've made.

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Miri said...

Beautiful quilt! Love that its a charm quilt!

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger musing said...

Just lovely! I so admire quilters. I've only made one in my life and it was a baby blanket so it was small.

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Absolutely beautiful!

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Quilt Rat said...

OMG! are you serious! This is outstanding love love love it!

 
At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Joan J said...

This quilt is just stunning. Everything about it appeals to me! Thanks for the inspiration.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Quite a feat! I love all the little pieces and beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing :)

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

fabulous quilt! great work, I love it.

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger Patty said...

Your quilt is amazing; I love it!

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger stitchinpenny said...

How amazing. The qui;t is beautiful and all those different fabrics make it definitely unique. I am sure your daughter loves it.

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger quiltmom said...

Sara,
Wow, How long did you take to collect all those different fabrics?
The quilt is really stunning _ I can understand why your daughter loves it so.
Regards,
Anna

 

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