Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blogger's Spring '10 Quilt Festival

Thanks for stopping by.  If you usually visit for papercrafts, today I'm participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival on-line.  There are hundreds of quilts to see.  Go to Amy's website ( Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival) to get started on the blog hop. 

If you are here as a stop on the festival. This is the quilt I chose...


I made this wall quilt, Twilight, in 2003 for my stepdaughter.  She had just decorated her first home with stars as a theme for accessories.  I had just discovered watercolor quilting and the Quiltsmart gridded fusible interfacing (http://www.quiltsmart.com/) that makes sewing all those little 2" squares together a fun rather than a hair pulling experience.  Of course, I couldn't just do another wall hanging with only 2" squares.  Oh, no, I had to make it complicated and work all these stars into the mix.  This spray was easy...



This larger one was a little more challenging to piece and fit into the grid....



Most of the quilting was done with metallic thread - another first for me.  All the work is done on the machine.  I long ago had to give up hand quilting as it is just too hard on my hands.  There is no particular pattern to the stars. When I look up at the night sky, I just see twinkling little lights; I've never been able to figure out constellations. 

Jaime loved the quilt.  She is in a different home now with her husband and the star theme has dissipated.  So the quilt hangs over her stepdaughter's bed.


Thanks for visiting!  Mostly I post my cards and scrapbook pages with the occasional quilt project.  Also, I make window treatments for a living so those sometimes make it to a blog post, too.  I dropped my business website last year and keep planning to add some pages to my blog to showcase window treatments.  Projects, projects!  So many thought up and so many left to do...

12 comments:

  1. a delightful story and a delightful quilt, Thanks for sharing!
    :)
    valentina from faraway Cyprus

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  2. Beautiful quilt! Learning to quilt is on my bucket list. I think I am going to try to make quilts for my sons this year.

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  3. I'm so glad you shared the quilt -- it's gorgeous. Very twinkly!

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  4. very fun quilt! So many techniques in one place...good for you! And thanks for stopping by my little blog and commenting on my string quilt. I picked those colors because that's what I think of when I think of my MIL.

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  5. Neat! It's interesting how it looks like the camera washed out part of the quilt with the flash, but that's really the coloring of the quilt.

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  6. Spectacular quilt. Really spectacular. Great use of design, light, color, prints. Love it.
    You did a great job!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. I can see why Jaime loves the quilt. It's gorgeous! I've never seen a watercolor in which the palette was confined to primarily cool colors. The effect is stunning.

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  8. That's a lovely story.I do envy you the special interfacing, I wonder if it is available in the U.K.

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  9. a marvelous quilt. love the colors and your design is so great. thanks for sharing this lovely quilt for your daughter and family. my daughter designs virtual scrapbooking sets to sell, i've done oodles of papercrafting in the past--things in common! come visit my site: http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ i'm having a little giveaway this week.

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  10. It is a gorgeous quilt- I am partial to star quilts as my husband is an amateur astronomer- It is a lovely design and I think your fabric choices are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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