Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Fall '10

Quilting is everywhere these days. Quilt market is just wrapping up in Houston as I write and the Blogger's online Quilt Fest is back too! How fun!

Amy Ellis runs this bloggy event every year and it's a chance to share your quilty creations and the inspiration behind them. And, it's a great way to discover new online quilters.

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Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

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Here is my contribution ~ Regular readers have seen this quilt before. It's really hard for me to pick a special quilt - maybe because I've been quilting for such a short while that I haven't gotten favorites yet. I still feel like every new quilt is a favorite child until I move onto the next. Still, I like this one a lot - it's special to me because I designed it specifically for its recipients - my parents - who are obviously quite special to me. My mother was and is a huge sewing inspiration. She has never quilted (I don't think) but she has mad sewing skills and I still turn to her for help and advice if I run into a sewing dilemma. She and my Dad, are also super creative people, always working hard on new projects and beautifying their lives. They rock!!! Ok so without further adieu and before the tears set in, here's my submission
Toronto Garden Quilt

Right before I designed this quilt, I had been making a lot of english paper pieced hexagons after learning about them in the spring. This project just screamed hexagons to me, so I put a big curvy swath of them across the front as the focal point of the quilt and left the pieced parts of the quilt fairly simple. There was a lot of hand sewing in this quilt, but in the end, it turned out just exactly the way I wanted it to!
Toronto Garden Quilt close-up

So there you have it! My BQF submission. Enjoy! And please go check out the other submissions. So many beautiful quilts all in one place!

Toronto Garden Quilt

Happy Sewing!

21 comments:

Linda said...

Oh wow. This is really beautiful. I love the swirl right through the middle. Awesome!

Karen said...

Love this quilt! The colours, fabrics and design. Excellent submission. I bet your parents loved it too.

KarrieLyne said...

I have seen this before. I love it as much now as I did the first time. It really is an amazing quilt!! :)

colourdujour said...

beautiful quilt, and the addition of the hexis are just great. Sounds like your parents are wonderful, too!

Lindsay @ Me Quilting said...

such a great quilt! I love the way you used the hexies!!
Thanks for sharing it!!

mummastimetocreate said...

I love this - so striking!! Great job :)

Kristin @ wRIte iT DOwN said...

WOW, this one is so beautiful, I just love those hexies in the middle. Great job!
kristin
http://kheaney-writeitdown.blogspot.com/

Greta said...

WOW! I love the splash of hexies across the front of this quilt. What a neat idea.

Becky said...

I'm going to echo everyone above me...WOW! this is stunning! Very creative and gorgeous.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a great design idea - love it!

Kaye Prince said...

What a great way to use hexies! Love what you've done here!

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

Such a fresh design! A wonderful way of marrying two classic to get something completely new and outstanding

Caroline

Renee said...

I don't think I've seen anything like it before, but I love it! The swirl is so effective

Paula Prass said...

This is wonderful! Squares and circles all in one beautiful quilt.
Love.

Marg said...

I love the way you have combined the hexies with the squares. Your parents are so lucky to receive such a beautiful quilt. It's stunning.

happy zombie said...

I love this quilt, Caroline! Glad you put it in the BQF (and hoping you bring it to PMQG for show and tell too!). :o)

ktquilts said...

What a great idea!!! Just love it!!

Blessings,

KT

Cathy said...

Unusual color combination but very effective and I love your original design - so modern and fresh.

Leslie said...

wow this was a beautiful quilt to begin with but it is so much better with those hexagons...that looks so cool

Carol said...

Love it, many times over. What a fabulous idea for the hexagons. Makes the quilt really unique.

jmbmommy said...

Lovely, inspired design! This is one of the best uses of hexagons that I have seen...Nicely done!