Sunday, May 15, 2011

Milly's Wonky House Quilt - Bloggers Quilt Festival Time!

Here is my submission for the Spring 2011 Bloggers Quilt Festival! Milly's Wonky House Quilt. It was sewn as part of a block swap with 11 other ladies around Australia as part of the flickr group Around the Block.

I sent off my fabric back in August 2009!

I requested wonky house blocks. This one I sewed as a trial one.

And then over the next few months the blocks came back in the mail.

Here are all the blocks I received back (minus two that were still in the mail when this photo was taken) plus my block. I was so pleased with them all!

I then sashed it with 1.5 inches of yellow for some zing leaving 3 blocks to work into the backing.

Then added a red wedged kinda border....

Then I sent it away to be quilted by Kathy. Wrestling with it under my machine didn't fill me with joy, so I mailed it away and I was so pleased I did! It looks fantastic. Really stunning.

I choose a simple swirl and stars all over pattern. In yellow thread.

The back looks as good as the front!

And the photo that sums up why I quit! Here is Milly snuggling with her new quilt that she sleeps under every night. I gave it to her just before her 6th birthday, that was in November 2010. So it took 14 months and the kindness of 11 ladies to sew the blocks to make this quilt. Thank you again to all the ladies involved, you know who you are! The joys of blogging and flickr!! Now to sit back and go through all the other amazing quilts in the festival.

38 comments:

Vicki W said...

That is an adorable quilt!

Jan said...

Oh Helen that looks really pretty. I love the colours, they really stand out and the sashing pulls it together lovely. The lady who quilted it has done a good job too, a real highlight to the quilt.
A job well done, you should be pleased with the result, obvioulsy Miss Milly is too.
:)

Jan said...

This turned out wonderful. What a great quilt.

Sandra said...

Love all the funky houses, there is an earlier entry (probably about #195) that is very similar. Also a group quilt. What a treasure for that lucky little girl. Kudos.
Come see my entries #211, repro cheddar orange stars and #215 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Simply Sandy said...

I love your wonky house quilt. I really like the blue background. So fun! Check out my wonky house quilt!

Kelly Rachel said...

Such fun and happy colours, and the yellow thread is a perfect match!

melissa said...

Its Gorgeous! I bet your girl LOVES it!

Kris said...

Helen - What a darling quilt for such a darling little girl!! Kris

Jo-anne "Blossy" said...

That looks fantastic. I love the colours you used.

Karen said...

Its a fabulous quilt. Those house blocks are adorable.

Jolanda said...

Fabulous quilt and great work from all your ladies.

The Thompsons said...

So, so cute! What a fun idea for a quilt.

Jackie said...

I absolutely love this quilt. The whimsy and colorfulness is just the icing on the cake. Love the fact that your daughter loves it too.

Sue Daurio said...

What a wonderful quilt, and that last picture with your daughter on it is adorable!!!

Kriza said...

a lovely happy quilt, no wonder your little one loves it! :-)
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

fallingforpieces said...

Wonderful wonky houses. I love collaborative quilts, I think they show off the personality of all the different quilters. This is a great quilt.

Riel Nason said...

I really love this one. Fabulous houses, colour, creativity ... just great. Cheers, Riel

martilindsey said...

Love the colors in the quilt! Milly is adorable :-)

Claudia said...

I can see why this is a much loved quilt. I like how you tied together the wonky houses with the bright yellow sashing and red border.

Carol said...

Fun quilt. Definitely love the last photo. You're right. It sums it all up:)

Pattilou said...

You are a real liberated quilter. I simply adore the fabrics you chose and the wedge for the border really adds to the adorable wonky houses. What a fun, fun quilt!

Vickie said...

Aren't online bees amazing?! I have long enjoyed this quilt and the blocks on flickr, but it is fun to see it again in this venue. I am sure your daughter is overjoyed with it! I can see why it is a favorite!!! Hugs!

Vicki said...

Beautiful quilt! So bright and cheery. :)

Wendy said...

Wow! What a fun quilt and yay for Milly!! Thank you for sharing!

Kwilt Noob said...

I adore this one! I'm not sure if you are a fan of Harry Potter, but I'm pretty sure that the Weasleys live in one of these wonky houses! :)

Sarah Craig said...

This is such a fabulous quilt, Helen - and that little face at the end makes it entirely worth all the work, doesn't it?

felicity said...

I loved this quilt when you first showed it, and I still love it. That last photo with Milly is absolutely priceless. Thanks for sharing!!

Marg said...

It really is fabulous, and so wonderful that you received such lovely blocks from all the others in the swap.
I love the yellow sashing, it makes all the other colours really pop. You must be very pleased with this quilt.

Poppyprint said...

Awww, I just love this quilt and the photo of adorable Milly on it. Ahem, since someone pulled a fast one on me, I guess I'll just have to make my very own wonky house quilt, because I think about it all the time..."oh, I really should just make my own rocket house mini quilt for my office door". Yeah, just like that.

Millie said...

I love your wonky houses! It's great, and it's perfect for Milly.

Melinda said...

I have got such a crush on your quilt. So very cute.

stitchinpenny said...

Bright colorful wonky houses - a great quilt. Congratulations on the fantastic quilt.

Letterpress said...

I have several quilts that our group has put together, and each is so dear to me--I also did a crazy houses quilt (all in blues)--one of our first, and we went on from there. I love your quilt--so beautiful--and full of memories.

Elizabeth E. #508
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Karen said...

I love how bright and vibrant your quilt is. It is such a great idea to have so many people sharing blocks - the variety is wonderful. It has come together so well. What a great quilt!

Manda said...

This is great! I love that all the little houses are different!

Myra said...

What a wonderful quilt Helen! What a great way it all came together! Love it! 8-)

Eileen said...

Molly looks beautiful on her darling quilt. What a fun way to do it with friends. Love it! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

K Blue said...

I am a newbie quilter, and I am so inspired by this quilt. LOVE IT!