Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Have you heard about the Quilt Festival? Amy at Park City Girl has set it up~ and she has loads of links to quilting bloggers~ and lots of wonderful quilts to see! Grab your mug/cup/can and head over for the show! :-)

As for me~ I had such a time deciding what to enter! I chose 'Autumn Waves'. It is a recent finish and a favorite because my girlfriend who lives about 1800 miles away and I made this quilt together despite being so far apart. We chose the theme of ' autumn' and each of us made 44 pairs of blocks using our stashes and maybe a few additions. ;-) Then we swapped our duplicate blocks. I really enjoyed putting this quilt together because my blog readers chimed in when I showed different layouts, and different fabrics for the borders, so it was like quilters all over the world helped me to make my quilt! I met so many of y'all through the making of this quilt! It was fun! :-)) ...and I ended up with a great quilt full of memories. :-) Thanks everyone! :-)

Until next time~
Happy Stitchin'!

33 comments:

FabricsNQuilts said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for letting me know about the show!

...dotty... said...

Yep........that's exactly what quilts are good for.........they keep us warm in ALL SORTS of different ways !

Nice job.....to you and all of your help !

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you picked one of the ones I saw in progess, love it!!!

Karen said...

I followed you through the making of this quilt. A good choice for the show.

Cara said...

Awesome quilt, and its so cool that it was such a collaborative effort.

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt. How fun to make a quilt together with your long distance friend! Marj

kwiltmakr said...

Very nice, the colors are just great and I do like the border fabric a lot.

Frieda said...

Love the pretty fall colors. How great to be able to make a quilt with a friend when she is so far away.

W. Latane Barton said...

How great to share such a wonderful experience with a friend. It's a great quilt.

Rene' said...

Beautiful colors. It is great that you were able to make it with her friend even though y'all were far away. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

Beautiful quilt and the friendship you sewed even more tightly together is precious! Thanks for sharing this!

Marge Gordon said...

To me the quilting friends are the best part of quilting, and it certainly shows on your entry. I love your quilt, and I even have some of your fabrics!

geni (nl) said...

Love your wonderful quilt and enjoyed the story behind it!
Thank you for sharing.

Geni
@ Loose Ends

Ruth Anne Olson said...

How nice to make a quilt with a friend from far away, and to get advice from cyber quilting friends from all over. The resulting quilt is so pretty.

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt!

Rhondi said...

That must have been fun to make a quilt with a long distance friend. I love the colors you chose.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful duvet

SewCalGal said...

Cheerful quilt. You did a great job. I love the colors, fabric & design.

Thanks for sharing your story, quilt & participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

What a beautiful quilt. It was fun to watch the progress of it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors. I'm trying to work my way through the quilt festival. So many lovely quilts to look at!

Quilty Ramblings said...

a very gool quilt, and it's so great that you and your girlfriend created quilts the same, despite the challenge of distance

sallgood said...

I love your process with your friend! And two great fall quilts are the result! (Did your friend lay hers out differently?)

Suzanne said...

I love it that you were able to do this with a "far-away friend". I love the warm colours.
Congrats on your win!

Allie said...

Beautiful! Great use of color.

beth said...

I love this pattern! You did a great job with color!

Carolyn said...

I love the idea of working with someone remote on a quilt. What a way to bring you close. Question is, who gets to keep it? ;)
Lovely!

ParisMaddy said...

What a really fun idea and way to share. Your quilt is beautiful.

Diane said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

It's a lovely quilt. I like the idea that you can quilt with a friend even though she is far a way. It's fun to work on things together by mailing parts back and forth! Thanks for telling about your quilt.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful quilt with such a great story to go with! I love how small the world is through blogland :)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Isn't it fun to swap blocks? Your quilt turned out beautifully!

sewpam63 said...

What a GREAT quilt...especially for Autumn!!! : ) LOVE the 1800 mile swap. What fun, memories and magic you have stitched into your quilt. Thanks for sharing!