Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I thought I would enter this quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival this week. :)


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This quilt was very special for many reasons. It was my sixth quilt finished this year (ahead of my personal deadline), and my 9th quilt in all! If you are a new visitor to my blog, my personal goal this year is to make a quilt a month. So, by December I will have made 12 quilts this year! This was my first time doing free-motion quilting over the entire quilt. I was very happy with the way it turned out! I made this quilt for my mom for Mother's Day. I used Moda's Make Life fabric using a layer cake and a jelly roll, along with some simple white jellyroll strips. My mom loved it! She really enjoys the happy primary colors, and was impressed with my all-over quilting. :)

I did a fairly simple back using the cream floral yardage from the Make Life collection, along with leftover blocks from the layer cake. I also added a little fabric picture of my mom and I and a little Mother's Day message.

I did a simple meandering quilt design all over, and on various blocks throughout the quilt, I quilted "handprints" of people in our family. It was a fun way to add a little bit of everyone to the quilt project, and my mom loved it! :)

I loved the simple design of this quilt, and the pure joy of quilting it, then giving it away to someone I love!



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30 comments:

Nina said...

This is just beautiful! I love the little hand prints. I might have to do one like that for myself one of these days. :)

quiltilicious said...

I love the colours, quilts with squares and everything about it. And I can't believe you are making a quilt a month!!

Lynne said...

That's such a gorgeous quilt - I love make life, any sweetwater in fact and it looks so great in that design. I love the quilting too - really cute!

Miri said...

Cheery quilt! Love the handprints...great Mother's Day gift!

Marie said...

what an original idea quilting the hands, the quilt is beautiful

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt--both the pattern and the fabrics you chose. A really lovely, classic look. It's no wonder your mom was so pleased. :-)

Kathy said...

Very nice quilt that you've chosen to share at this quilt festival. Your mom must love the gift. I am liking your fabric, because it reminds me of Holly Jolly and Merry and Bright, two of my favorite Moda fabric lines.

Kristen said...

I love the idea of cute hand prints everywhere. It is a very joyful looking quilt!

Kristen said...

I love the idea of cute hand prints everywhere. It is a very joyful looking quilt!

Claire said...

I love the fabric line and design of this quilt...great job!

amy smart said...

This is such a wonderful quilt!! I love the color and the white contrast really shows the color off. I love it!

Me aka Supermom said...

Awesome!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Jaclyn said...

Love the colors. I love anything with gray though! The hand prints are a great touch!

Carol said...

A very joyful quilt. Love the handprints.

AnnieO said...

A happy and heartfelt quilt design. The added handprints are wonderful and I love the pieced backing. Thank you for sharing this quilt's story :)

Celine said...

Lovely quilt. This is a real challenge one quilt a month, I couldn't keep up! The hand prints on your quilt for your Mum are such a nice idea. Lovely.
Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for your nice comments.
Celine in UK

Katie B. said...

What a bright and fun quilt! I'm sure your mom treasures it.

Wendy_MT said...

Congratulations! You've done a beautiful job and "Make Life" is one of my new favorite lines ... wonderful memories for your mom!

Melanie said...

HA! I just finished a Make Life quilt not 5 minutes ago, and I got online to browse BQF links to let my fingers heal from stitching on the binding... and your link was the first I clicked.

Mine, of course, is not even close to the awesomeness this one is. I really, really like it! And I'm glad your mom did too :)

Leslie said...

this is so beautiful, bright and fun. i love it. it is amazing.

Felicity said...

Such a happy quilt. :)

mary said...

Ooooohhh. The handprints are a nice touch. I like the colors in the quilt also.

Stephanie said...

I love the cheery feel of this quilt and all of your personalized touches. What a lovely keepsake!

Karen said...

I just love the modern quilt designs. Love your fabrics, especially the dots. It is just one yummy, yummy quilt.

Amor Através das Mãos said...

Olá querida!
Cheguei a seu blog através de um que nem lembro o nome, mas amei cada detalhe, como cozinha e costura para a família, quando quizer apareça no meu canto...
Kisses da Dani...

Eileen said...

lovely quilt, fabrics, colors and the quilting is so special with handprints from family--what a major treasure for your mom

Laurel H. said...

What a great quilt--fun colors, fun quilting!

QuiltSue said...

A lovely quilt

Dani said...

What a great quilt for your mom. I love the idea of quilting handprints. Great job! Good luck on your monthly quilt goal!

Amy said...

very pretty. I like the quilted handprints, I will have to do that sometime.Thanks for sharing,Amy