Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I just found out about the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Parkcitygirl. Simple enough to participate, I need to write/blog about my favorite quilt. I have many! Not only the quilts I have made, but the ones given to me as gifts and the ones I have bought and in some cases, rescued from the trash heap! To narrow it down, I am featuring my favorite that I have made (so far).


This is my Crazy Quilt. I made it last year (2008). I started piecing the squares in between projects. I just needed something to do, and I had a ton of scraps. I foundation pieced it, randomly cutting shapes as I pulled them out of my scrap bin. I used a dark brown with black dimple pattern for the sashing. And this was the first quilt my Mom quilted on her longarm! She was quite intimidated by the machine, so I told told her to use this as practice. She did a great job! I love this quilt because she and I both worked on it, and I love the bright colors of the fabrics I used. It is fun to see the pieces and remember the original quilt the fabric was purchased for. My hubby and I keep this on the foot of our bed and used it often!

Be sure to visit Parkcitygirl and see all the quilts in the festival!

14 comments:

Jenny said...

great quilt kheli!

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Fiesta said...

lovely

Mary-Kay said...

Very nice!

Rebekah said...

What a fun crazy quilt! I love how your sashing ties it all together. Beautiful job!

laurenaphelps said...

Love it! I've never seen a quilt quite like this. Great way to use scraps.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful duvet .

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love all the scraps.

kathy said...

That settles it! I need an ongoing scrap quilt project! I love the synergy of having a family member who also crafts. I'll do bindings for my mom, she'll do embroidery for me...

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, fabric & design. You did fantastic job.

Thanks for sharing this quilt, and your story. And for participating in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

AnnieO said...

Scrappy quilts are my favorites and I love brown to set off the brights. This is a fun one! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

Barb said...

hooray for crazy quilt!
thanks for sharing this quilt - it's great.
barb

Leslie said...

this is so pretty...you did such a beautiful job

Sharon said...

Sometimes quilts made from left over scraps are the best. Yours is lovely! Sharon