Friday, October 9, 2009

Join the Fall Quilt Festival

Fellow Sew Connected member Amy is hosting a Quilt Festival this week! She has a number of great sponsors who are offering all sorts of cool discounts and giveaways, so head on over there to check it out.

My entry in the fall festival is one that I've posted about before, but I just love this quilt, so we're going to visit with it one more time before it goes away...to live with someone else!
I entered this quilt in the local 4-H fair. Talk about stepping out of the comfort zone! These were the notes on the back of my entry tag. And yes, next year, I'll give the quilt a thorough going-over to check for loose threads before submitting it.
For the quilting, I made concentric squares around the outer and inner squares. I alternated red and pink thread.

I don't know why, but I just love a pieced strip like this across the back of a quilt. I also alternated red and pink fabrics for the binding.


And here is the top! I was inspired by one of Amanda Jean's quilts. I think she called it her Flea Market Fancy quilt--she used much more white sashing. I had started this back in January. I had just completed three bed-size quilts for my children, and I wanted to work on something smaller, and I needed to be able to use only stash fabrics. Done and done! This quilt measures about 45" by 45". A nice lap size.
Or a nice chunky baby size, I'd say. This pretty quilt is going off to live in New Hampshire with a pretty baby I have not yet met--but I've seen her pictures, and she's gorgeous!

I'll be heading out to the post office after I check out some other entries in the quilt festival. Happy fall to you all!

31 comments:

Kaye Prince said...

Very pretty - I like the colours you used on the various blocks!

Julia said...

That quilt is just beautiful. I really am impressed. And the pink strip is just the perfect standout piece to pop on the back.

Great job and whoever gets it is a lucky DUCK>!

Julia

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Sara said...

Very pretty quilt!!! I do like it.

Anne said...

The colors are beautiful! It was interesting to see the notes from the fair.

Helen said...

I love this pattern, great work. :)

Cara said...

very pretty! A lucky baby girl to have such a wondeful quilt.

Natalia said...

Very cute!

Rhondi said...

Such pretty colors. I'm sure the baby and parents will love it!

Katie B. said...

This is a great quilt! I love the fabrics and colors. What a lucky baby!

Ariane said...

I love it. It's so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Rene' said...

Perfect for a baby. Love the colors and the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Granny Lyn said...

This one is sooo perfect for the new baby girl! I love the pieced strip on the back, too!

Kathy said...

That will make a very pretty baby girl quilt. Thanks for showing the cute pieced backing. I love that sort of thing.

paula, the quilter said...

Very nice. Are you entering the fair next year as well? The judges comments are a very learning experience.

Vicki said...

It's so cute! I love the red and pink together.

Sarah said...

What a lucky baby girl to receive your colorful quilt. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Leslie said...

this is lovely...it is so hard to see a pretty one go to a new home

Jeannette said...

Amazing, you got comments on the back from the fair judges? They really do look things over...pretty cool. Just think of the comments they didn't need to give you: you know like, "please wash the chocolate off your hands before quilting?" or "Why is this so much cat hair on this quilt?" They had the use of colors right; a very fun quilt indeed.

Zarina said...

I've seen this pattern numerous time that its about time I try it out.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Fun happy colors! the lucky girl!

Rebekah said...

lovely quilt! Your quilting is beautiful!

Kristin said...

Oh I love your quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely quilt. Bright and cheery!


Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

A very beautiful little quilt. Adorable.

Vivian said...

Such a sweet quilt. Lucky little baby.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love this quilt Meg! Glad you got a good response at the fair - that's so fun :)

ParisMaddy said...

Ooh, it's bright and so cute.

MARIKA said...

I like it the quilt very nice.
Marika

Suzanne said...

It's very pretty! I love your quilting on it.

sewpam63 said...

This is precious! LOVE your use of color and the quilting you did. : ) This is going to make some little girl quite happy...and LOVED! Thanks for sharing.