Monday, April 20, 2009

Online Quilt Festival

Amy of Park City Girl has organized the most wonderful online Quilt Festival! Her idea is for us to share a favorite quilt and give the story behind it and then link to Mr. Linky on her blog. There are oodles of bloggers already linked in hopes of winning a prize from the generous sponsors!



It wasn't long ago that I posted this quilt. My civil war scraps stash is plentiful of just that...scraps from numerous other projects. This was a free pattern on Quilter's Cache that I liked. It was an easy pattern with a pieced nine patch center and paper piece the rest of the block. Soon I had a top that just sat around the room wherever I tossed it. I fell out of love with it and I think it was because I'd seen these fabrics over and over again. They were from my never-ending scraps of civil war afterall. Then Gam my longarm fella arrived. What did I have to lose if I ruined the top from my practicing? Remember, out of love with it? Well, Gam gave it a whole new life and as I stitched out each block I became very fond of this little keeper that now hangs proudly in my quilt studio. I love it!

38 comments:

Serena said...

Beautiful Quilt! I love the quilting design and the color choice. Great work!

Danielle said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. I love, love, love the quilting. I hope to have a longarm someday... a girl can dream, can't she?

Zonnah said...

I love how you quilted it!

miniaturequilter said...

It is a beautiful quilt, I love those dark fabrics and your quilting! Wonderful quilt! if you fall back out of love with it, send it to me!:-))

Carol said...

An interesting combination of colors and the quilting is gorgeous.

Millie said...

Mary, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous. The colors, the piecing and the quilting is wonderful. Just gorgeous. Mary, which quilting designer did you use? Her feathers are so pretty.

I have to go and visit this link. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a beautiful quilt. Love the colors, love the quilting. Great way to use your scraps.

Fiesta said...

It is beautiful.

Pat said...

I really love this quilt as the colors really appeal to me. You did a wonderful job quilting it.

Ilena said...

Your quilt is so striking and the thing that grabs my eye is the wonderful quilting you've done with your longarm. Lovely!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love this, great colors

Karen said...

Such a beauty!

Stephanie D. said...

Sometimes I think we just need to put a project away to get a fresh perspective. I did that with one I was working on about 8 years ago, and you know what? I still didn't like it. So I bundled it up and donated it to a thrift store.

Guilt gone.

Sherri said...

What a beautiful quilt you created from scraps! It's just one of those warm, happy quilts!

Stina said...

The scrappier the better and your quilting is to die for!! :o)
Love the photo taken in sun so the quilting shows..:o)

Kathie said...

I lOVE this quilt too!
your right the quilting just makes it sing!
I am inspired to make one too!
I may just have enough scraps to do it as well! someday !!!!
Kathie

Quilt Rat said...

Stunning.......absolutely stunning!
Enjoy this most wonderful festival

Carol said...

I LOVE it too!

Cathi said...

I went to the blog and there are 432 that have signed up in just 4 days! Amazing! I love that quilt even more than the first time you showed it. Just beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

I love it too. It is amazing what quilting will do for a top. Great job.

Karen said...

That is the quilt hanging in your quilt studio, isn't it? It is a very good quilt!

Karen said...

I remember when you first posted this quilt! I can see why you love it. Each scrap represents a memory of a previous quilt you did. What's not to love? P.S. If you ever tire of it, I would like to be first on the giveaway list! Maybe one day I will see it in person.
Hugs

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love it too!

Teresa said...

I love that quilt! I loved it when you first made it, but when I tried to make one of those blocks it all went horribly wrong and I ended up with a mess!

Miri said...

Wonderful quilting! I had to really look for the 9 patches-love the circular quilting.

Kaaren said...

How can you not love a scrappy Civil War fabric quilt? The two key words that just turn my crank, Mary. And the quilting is over the moon. Simply awesome!

Lynn said...

Beautiful quilting on this! No wonder it's a favorite. Enjoyed the pics for the quilt show. Looks like there were many beautiful ones.

Robin said...

Scrappy and wonderful! And the quilting is just fabulous. I can see why this is a favorite. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's fabulous, a wonderful addition to the on-line show and to your studio space... well, actually, it would be a fantastic addition to any space! Well done.

Lisa D. said...

That quilt is drop-dead gorgeous! I love the place of honor it has in your studio!

*karendianne. said...

I've always thought this an AMAZINGLY STUNNING QUILT that I'd want to make. Wow.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad you love it now :) Thanks for sharing!

meggie said...

Sure is a lovely quilt!

stitchinpenny said...

I am amazed by the detailed quilting and how well it highlights the piecing.

Nicole said...

Wow, that quilt is beautiful and your quilting is amazing! I love your sewing room, I think I'd spend all of my time there!

Jean said...

Beautiful quilt and awesome quilting!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Isn't that something that your quilt gained a whole new personality with quilting? Love it!

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Very creative. Great use of color and design. Thank you for sharing.

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