Monday, May 24, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Spring 2010


I have been out of the blogging loop for a few weeks and just now see that we are up again for another fantastic round of quilt inspiration with the Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2010!

Thank you Amy for organizing us again!

I have had a hard time choosing a quilt for the round. One of the beauties of blogging is its journalistic effect. I had to go back through all the older posts to see what I had made. I have chosen my Dad's quilt that I made last summer.

I have been quilting for eight years and haven't made him one yet. So this is it. I chose batiks because he spends his winters in Mexico and I wanted something cheerful and fun. This is also one of the quilts that I made with the Old Red Barn Co. quilt along last August.

I adore this quilt. I've never really worked with batiks before and their vibrancy really gave the quilt the feeling I was going for. The back is by far the biggest departure for me. I love the way it turned out. The only thing I would have changed is that I wish I had made it one row wider. It is just a bit short for their bed (which I had only intended it as a throw!)




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9 comments:

  1. love the back! (front looks great too!)

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  2. Great two-sided quilt! Lovely bright fabrics!

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  3. The back is REALLY fun!! Love it.

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  4. Great quilt, I especially love the back! I admire black in a quilt, but never use it- too much dog hair at my house:)

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  5. Beautiful quilt. Lovely fabrics & color. Yumm.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh, my, I like this...almost like the back as much as I do the front...if not more.

    You can see my entry HERE.

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  7. What gorgeous colors! I bet your dad loves his quilt. :-)

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  8. O wow; I just love the color burst of the batiks against the black, with the bits of white. GREAT design!

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