Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival | Fall 2010




I'm so excited to enter a quilt into Amy's Fall 2010 Blogger's Quilt Festival. I really love Amy, and I admire all the work that she puts into these virtual festivals that she hosts twice a year. What a fun combination of modern technology and traditional handiwork. My entry is one of my favorite quilts that I have ever completed. It's a red and aqua modern design, made out of wonky cross blocks. If you know me, you know that I rarely follow a quilt pattern, and this is another instance where I just kind of made it up as I went. I started making the blocks in May 2009, but I didn't finish the quilt until September 2010. I quilted it with stippling throughout and I really love how crinkly it gets, especially after the first wash. When I open that dryer door, it's almost like a surprise on Christmas morning, because you never quite know what the outcome will be! The binding is a print by Cosmo Cricket for Andover fabrics and I thought the design of the life savers was a nice compliment to the crosses in the blocks.

I brought this quilt with me to my booth at the HandMade Market at the The Creative Connection in September. I'm really glad it didn't sell, because I really wanted to keep it from the beginning. And it was actually featured on local Minneapolis news during Nancy Soriano's interview about the event. So, of course I have to keep it now!










17 comments:

khristian a. howell said...

oohh! love that quilt! I don't know how I missed it at TCCE?! Good luck!

Hollie said...

I love, love, love the lifesaver fabric you used on the binding!

Regina said...

That binding is too cute!

Joanne said...

LOVE IT!! One of my fav color combos too. Hugs to you.... Joanne

Andi said...

Beautiful!!

QuiltSue said...

I LOVE it, so cheerful and bright.

Leslie said...

this is so gorgeous. these colors together are amazing and i really am loving the wonky cross it is so fun

Mommafo said...

The binding is adorable :)

Tiffany said...

Love the quilt and the colors!

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto bella!
Ciao Domenica

SarahB said...

It's beautiful! I love the single block on the back!

Karen said...

Simply gorgeouos. Love the colours and the pattern.

Karen said...

I love red and aqua against the white. It looks so fresh and crisp!
Your design and quilting looks great!

Mary said...

Ohhh....I love this quilt! I got the heads up that you are from my neck of the woods...sort of. I am in Columbus - glad to find your blog. mary www.mollyflanders.blogspot.com

Wendy Wright said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! :)

amy smart said...

I love crosses quilts and yours in wonderful. That binding is perfect!!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

GORGEOUS!

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