Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Today I'm joining up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival
 over at Amy's Creative Side blog.
Last spring there were over 500 entries so this should be fun.
This is a lap size quilt I made for my sister-in-law, Patrice for Christmas.
 I wanted to make her something special as she is not only my sister-in-law but has been my friend for 45 years.  I decided to make it in late November so I didn't have time to do anything very involved with lots of piecing.  I wanted fabric with a bold but soft look and I found the perfect one at my local quilt shop.  I just love this print....
It's one of those 'I Just Can't Cut It' fabrics.  I've tried to zoom in on the machine quilting but it's not showing up well.  It was long arm quilted by Amy Smith in Richland, WA.
Above is a close-up of the border.  And below is the pieced back.
Patrice was happy with her quilt and I'm so glad I decided to do it, even though it was barely done in time for Christmas.  I purchased enough fabric to make myself one also so we could have twin quilts.  Of course you know how that can go.  Mine probably won't get done for awhile!

  Be sure to click on the Quilt Festival Link above (tried but couldn't grab the button for you) and check out all the other quilts.  I'm sure there will be lots of yummy eye candy!
Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment as I would love know you visited.

38 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Oh I love those black roses!
A very uniquely lovely quilt. Great job Karen!!

blessings

barb

Karen said...

What a wonderful friendship you have. They are just lovely fabrics.

Kathy said...

This is very beautiful! I am sure she'll enjoy it! Love the fabric,
Kathy

Carol at Serendipity said...

Karen,
Your quilt is lovely. I don't think I could cut it either.

Carol

Lynn Stevens said...

Its Gorgeous!!! I'm sure she will LOVE it!
That quilt show looked amazing as well!

linda said...

What a treasured gift from a wonderful friend!

Kristen said...

Very pretty!

Carol said...

Very pretty fabric. I can see why you would have a hard time cutting that one up.
You absolutely have to get your own one made.

Chris said...

My sister and I always have to have the same things :) Good you got enough fabric for two.

felicity said...

Great design choice for such a lovely, large scale fabric! Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt!

Allie said...

It's just beautiful!!!

Victoria Paige said...

That is beautiful. I love the center fabric. It has a very romantic feel to it.

I know what you mean about "just can't cut it" fabric. I recently purchased a fabric like that and I'm using it to make a similar quilt to yours, but the border is made of flying geese blocks. Can't wait till it's done!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful gift for Patrice. Isn't it funny when you find a fabric you don't want to cut? I've got some of those.

Sherry said...

I LOVE that fabric. Your SIL is very lucky to receive a gift like that..I'm sure she loves it. I love the pieced back too.

Elaine said...

I love fabrics like that too. How to cut into them? Maybe buy twice as much and use some and keep some. That fabric in yours is lovely.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such a special gift.What beautiful fabrics! I know exactly what you mean about some fabrics you just don't want to cut into.

Barbara Jean said...

Just came by to say good morning, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

hugs and blessings

barb

Vicki said...

such a pretty quilt! your blog is gorgeous, too.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Great way to do a quick but beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing:)

Jo Anna said...

Beautiful quilt!

Charlsey said...

Beautiful fabric. I love the tea stain look of the background. What a treasure for your sil

Karen said...

When the fabric is so lovely it doesn't need cutting. It has worked very well in this quilt. Hope you get around to yours soon, too!

quiltmom said...

It sometimes is very hard to cut up some fabrics- this one is very pretty and elegant. I can see why you bought enough to make one for yourself. I hope you get a chance to make it up for you soon.
The quilting looks beautiful too.
Enjoy your time at the festival- may you have many visitors. There are lots of gorgeous quilts to view.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Michele said...

So pretty! Aren't SIL's the best?

Mama Mel said...

Lovely! :)

mngirltx said...

What a nice gift for your SIL!

snippetsandyarns said...

I can understand not wanting to cut that fabric! I really like the addition of the print in each of the corners!

~ Meagan

Christine said...

What beautiful fabrics! I love the simple design.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Karen-wow!!! It's such a chic quilt...she must have loved it!!!
XO

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

What a great gift!

Sharon said...

Wow, that is beautiful fabric. It looks like an antique! I don't think I could have cut it up either! A great quilt!

LizlovesVintage said...

What a beauty! Thanks for stopping by my Blog! Hugs, Liz

"Lois Grebowski" said...

i see why you chose that fabric. it's beautiful! and I was able to sneak a peek at the quilting. love what she did!

Eileen said...

lovely quilt...antique looking. love it!

Dorthe said...

Dear Karen, thank`s for your so kind words,-
Your quilt made for your sister in law and friend, is a so very beautifull quilt.
The fabric used ,are so very lovely,-and goes so well together- and the blue on brown looks fantastic.
Now you have to go finish your own twinn quilt,-:)
Warm regards, to you back,-
OO- Dorthe

2miracles/Tove said...

Beautiful quilt!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

What a lovely gift! I would not have been able to cut that fabric as well.

Now you go make time to get yours done, it's too pretty not to have two of them in existence.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I hope you get to do your quilt soon because such a lovely friendship with matching quilts would be fun to enjoy together!