Saturday, October 10, 2009

Day 10 of Blogtoberfest - Quilt Festival Time!

Its on again! The second annual Quilt Festival hosted by the lovely Amy from Park City Girl. I played along last year, my name is on the list, but I have trawled back through my blog and I can't find the post! Odd... so I can't remember last years favorite quilt! *edited to add 24 hours later..... Thanks Kit! For some reason I was looking in last years posts, not earlier this year. doh! So for the record, this was the quilt I featured last time here.* Anyway......

This year I picked this one. I called it Bricks and Mortar, it was from a pattern. Started in late July and finished in August 2008. I love it cause it was the first quilt I made for me. And I love it cause it took me two weeks from cutting to sewing the label on, the top took 24 hours to sew. I remember the joy of Grace being at school and Milly being at her only day of day care that year, popping Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version of course!) on the DVD player and just sewing, sewing,sewing!

The label says its for me, so I can't give it away!

I like how the business of the prints just speak for themselves.

Stipple with rainbow verigated thread.

And the back of pieced strips. As I write now the girls are snuggled under it on the couch watching morning TV. Might take advantage of the quiet and check out some of the quilts at Amy's festival. Great start to the day.

39 comments:

Zonnah said...

wow, it is amazing

AJ said...

Love this one Helen!

Jenny said...

great quilt! great fabrics! great movie to quilt to...or anything else for that matter!

Anne said...

Stunning! The colors are so bold and beautiful and your label is great, too.

Shari said...

I just love this quilt! And wonderful that you made if for you! I haven't done that yet...

Diva Quilts said...

So pretty! BTW, this is the one you posted in the spring:

http://patchwork-of-mini-grey.blogspot.com/2009/04/bloggers-quilt-festival.html

Both lovely!

Andi said...

I love all those busy wonderful fabrics together.

One Flew Over said...

A beautifully, bright quilt! Perfect for a lovely spring day!

Emma said...

It's beautiful, Helen! I have no idea why you couldn't find your previous post, I found it easily in your April archive - but I see Diva Quilts has beaten me to it to leave you a link!

sallgood said...

Love all the great colors!

Me aka Supermom said...

I love it!
M

Cascade Lily said...

Very nice (again) Helen! Must make a quilt for me one day too :)

Kay said...

Very pretty! And I love the way you described how you made it.

sibylle said...
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sibylle said...

You are soo clever Helen, I always admire the colour in your quilts, you have such a gift :)

(removed previous one because I can't spell, lol )

imquilternity said...

Love, love, love it!!

Anya said...

Love the quilt, and especially the label!

LauraJ said...

I love when a quiltmaker makes herself a quilt. I'm sure she keeps one for every 30 she gives away! Your quilt is beautiful! Lovely fabrics!!

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. The pattern is perfect for those large prints. Stunning!!!!

Simona said...

beautiful fabric choice!

Kris said...

Wow! I love how you let the fabrics speak for themselves! They are featured so perfectly!

Kim said...

Love all those Val fabrics. I have quite a few of her stuff myself. Love the simple design and the pop of colors. Beautiful!

wishes, true and kind said...

Great quilt. I love the colors and fabrics. It's the kind of quilt that makes me smile.

Trisha said...

What a gorgeous, vibrant quilt! I love to quilt and watch/listen to Pride and Prejudice too!! I have seen it so many times that I don't need to be watching the tv every minute so quilting with it on is perfect. And it is nice and long so I can get hours upon hours of sewing it while it entertains me.

Rebekah said...

gorgeous! I love the fun and bright fabrics

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Quilt. Thanks for participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

kameleonquilt said...

I agree, - the large prints really makes this quilt. I like your label :-) I would like to use that idea for myself one day.

Deborah said...

great fabrics, beautiful happy quilt!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Those are two of my favorite fabrics! The Valori Wells flower stripe and the large floral you show by itself. The flower stripe is my daughter's "totem" fabric as it is on her baby quilt in blue/pink and in red/pink.

beth said...

Love the fabrics you chose and enjoyed the memories of your making it!

upstateLisa said...

Helen, I love to quilt and watch P&J (BBC) version! Love your quilt too!

Rene' said...

Your bright, bold fabric prints are so great. Really makes this quilt say "WOW". Good for you for making one for yourself. Love how the label says so. Thanks for sharing.

Martine said...

superbe les couleurs ,j'aime beaucoup votre blog ,felicitation

Jeannette said...

Aqua blue rides again! This could drive away the kind of blues that oft get sung about. The ~ Cheery Sunshine ~award to you!

Leslie said...

i love this...i love the colors and i love the name you have given it. i have not really names any of mine but i am thinking about it now that i have seen so many great ones with names

Copper Patch said...

Great fabric choices. It's really pretty. Well done on doing something just for you!
Abbe

Beth said...

I'm a big fan of the fabric doing most of the work! Very cool!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

So glad you have a quilt for you! And this is so fun - I love the prints - very you :)

sewpam63 said...

What a fresh surprise of a quilt!!! LOVE those eye popping prints and the FUN f it. : ) Glad it's for YOU! I hope it makes you smile. Thanks for sharing! ; )