Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy over at Amy's Creative Side is hosting Blogger's Quilt Festival again. Click on the button above to check out all the amazing quilts! :)

Here's my entry:

You may recognize this from an earlier post. This is the Garden Brick Wall quilt that I made for my sister. Her birthday was in July. She picked out the fabric after I showed her a few different collections. The fabric collection is Blush by Basic Grey for Moda. Pretty much, I saw this fabric and it reminded me of her. She loves the chocolate/pink and chocolate/blue color combinations. Then, I found out one of the specific fabric designs was called "Cherry Cordial", and I knew I/we had made a good choice! Cherry cordials are her favorite sweet treat! :) I wanted a simple design for this fabric, and I saw a pattern for a Garden Brick Wall quilt in my copy of Quilt Magazine, and thought it was perfect.

The original pattern was for a twin sized quilt and I didn't want it that big, so I made it a throw sized quilt. It measures approximately 54 inches by 65 inches.


I decided to use Kona Cotton in Coffee for the back with a little strip of bricks in the middle. It turns out I am human, and I've made quite a noticeable mistake on the back. My cute little strip of bricks is quite slanted. Oops! By the time I realized it, it was too late. :( I learned that even though I find a mistake extremely noticeable, the people receiving the quilt don't. So, I try my hardest not to worry too much over the little mistakes. If they are noticed, they only add to the charm of a homemade gift. :)


I used more "Cherry Cordial" in blue for the binding. Since I did a Garden Brick Wall design, I thought I'd try something different for the quilting. So, I decided to do a "climbing vine" design. I just connected little leaves in between squiggly lines to make my vines. The quilting was actually much faster than my usual meandering stipple design, and it was nice to know that I could do something new besides stipple. :)


Other than my mistake on the back, I was pretty pleased with the way this turned out. And, my sister loves it! Success! :)


I also want to thank my recent visitors on my last post for all your sweet comments about my grandpa. They really meant a lot to me and cheered me up during these difficult days.




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25 comments:

Jen T said...

I love the colors of this quilt! It's beautiful!

Chris said...

I love it. The colors are wonderful.

Carol said...

Beautiful brick wall :) LIke the vines too.

Becky said...

I love Basic Grey fabrics. This quilt is so beautiful. And at first I thought you made the back stripe 'wonky'. Just tell them that's the style. ;)

QuiltSue said...

This is a very pretty quilt.

Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Lonci said...

Your quilt beautiful:)) Thank you so much for visiting my blog:)

Karen said...

Its so pretty.The 'bricks' look so pretty all together. Great quilting. Lucky sister.

Kelli said...

oooh, I love this quilt!!!!!
I have some blush but haven't used it yet. I think you have made it jump higher in my to do list now! This is gorgeous, well done! Lucky sister!!!

Katie B. said...

Beautiful! I wouldn't have noticed the crooked stripe if you hadn't pointed it out!

Leslie said...

this is really pretty....i had a few errors on my last give away quilt and i had to keep telling myself that the lady i gave it to was not going to inspect it for errors. you did a amazing job

Karen said...

Love the fabrics. They work so well in a simple design like this. What a lovely gift!

Eileen said...

also being human, i've made at least one quilt with cattywampusness to it!! your quilt is darling and the quilting is fantastic. lucky, lucky siter you have! have a great day and thanks for sharing

Notjustnat said...

I love your quilt for the festival. It's the back that got me. Isn't fun to wrapped the quilt around to the back? - Hugs Nat

Kerry said...

Beautiful colours! Backs are tricky, I put markers on the top corners to try and get everything to line up but it is tricky.

Terriaw said...

what a beautiful quilt! And what a thrill to make it for your sister! I love the pattern you used, but your quilting looks amazing on this! Good job!

Christine said...

I love your leaf stitching. It looks great, the back just makes it more charming!

Sandra said...

What a deliciously cozy quilt. Love the chocolate backing-a great touch. What a lucky sister.
Thanks for visiting and commenting on both my entries.

Vicki said...

it's a really pretty quilt! I've made a quilt from some of those fabrics, too.

Also, I'm really sorry to hear about your grandpa's passing.

Allie said...

Oh this is so pretty - I just made a brick quilt and my "wall" is quite warped! Yours turned out so perfect! I love the quilting you did too. Great quilt!

And I'm so sorry about your grandfather, hon.

Kate said...

The quilt is beautiful, love the pink, brown, blue. The back just adds to the charm of the quilt, just that bit of the unexpected!

Marit said...

Lovely gift for your sister. Soft, pretty colors... A quilt to use and love.
; )

Kriza said...

I love it, lovely colours, and a pieced back - everything important is included :-)
Kristina

Plum Cox said...

Lovely - such pretty colours make it really sing! Thanks for sharing.

Kit Lang said...

Love the colours!

The Tulip Patch said...

Your quilt back is not wonky...it is artfully placed on the diagonal! At least that is what I say when I do it! hahaha- pretty quilt!