10.29.2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

First of all, many, many thanks to Amy's Creative Side for putting on the Blogger's Quilt Festival.


It's such a great idea and I love that she encourages both new and more experienced quilters to show off a quilt that they love.  Amy, thanks so much for taking the time to put this on.  Now click on over to Amy's site so you can see all the beautiful quilts made by other fantastic quilters.


My favorite quilt is not a particularly intricate or complicated quilt (because, let's face it, I'm a quasi-newbie quilter who's still working on the basics), but it's still my favorite all the same.



I have a love affair with log cabin blocks.  There's something so soothing about just going around and around and around and seeing all the patterns and colors come together.  I love the process so much that I refuse to interrupt it by stopping to measure each piece before sewing it on (heresy!), so my blocks tend to come out a bit wonky but I love them all the same.


This quilt was made for my daughter.  It's big enough to fit a twin bed and as I was going around and around with each log cabin I thought about how I'll put it on her bed when she outgrows  her crib, and how it'll stay on her bed as she grows up in our home, and how maybe, one day, she'll pack it up and take it off to college with her.


My compliments to IKEA for the backing fabric
I tend to be more of a product-focused crafter, but thinking about what her life holds for her truly made me enjoy the process of creating this quilt and it made me love this quilt even more.

* Now just watch, she's going to grow up and want a Justin Beiber quilt on her bed!

13 comments:

  1. love the way the log cabin blocks "float" - it makes each one look so special. BTW, I read back through some of your posts - you are hysterical! Can't wait to check back in :-)

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  3. I really want to make a quilt that has more solid and just a few blocks floating around - you`re inspiring me! You did a beautiful job!

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  4. Oooh, I really love this quilt, what an awesome job you did! And I, too, love the floating blocks, that's so awesome :)

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  5. I love log cabin blocks too. It's so fun so see how their personality as they emerge from the fabric! This quilt is so simple and clean and beautiful. Your daughter will love it forever!

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  6. It's beautiful! I have all of my fabric picked out to make a quilt, but I am so scared to attempt it for some reason. I really like the simplicity of yours and log cabins are also my favorite!

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  7. I love the effect of the white with your blocks. They just kinda drift in the background. Too cool.

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  8. I think this is my favorite log cabin yet. Just beautiful!
    Smiles,
    Pat

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  9. Gorgeous log cabin. Love the thought process story.

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  10. This is a fun arrangement, with a modern spin!

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  11. oh my goodness. i love this. the fabrics, the quilting and the backing. it is amazing.

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  12. I like it - especially all of the texture the quilting gave the white space.

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