Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall 2012 Bloggers Quilt Festival

Well its that time of the year again, the Blogger's Quilt Festival! This is my quilt. It is not the most fancy quilt in the festival, it is very simple, a 4 patch block made from scraps from the stash. It was a real quick whip up quilt made in one weekend back in mid 2008 to practice accurate cutting and sewing and also as a stand by in case I needed a baby boy quilt. I think I may have jinxed myself as after sewing it, the next three babies I made quilts for were all girls and all pink. It sat folded up waiting to be quilted until July 2009 and a special boy was born and I needed a blue quilt fast!

This quilt is also special as its the first quilt that I quilted on my Mum's Happy Jack frame. It was awesome! My little dodgy Brother machine did a great job stippling away.

A close up of the stippling....

But here is the real reason this quilt is special. It is proof of how blogging and quilting can make a friendship even though you haven't meet the person! I meet AJ online, back when? I can't remember when! We both quilt, we'd chat online, swap fabric, participate in the same swaps. We meet a few years ago when we visited her home city. We went fabric shopping together! A friendship grew and when her son was born, this quilt was his. It is loved and he takes it everywhere. AJ did a beautiful post of how her son loves his quilt here. From two months old to three years. Sleeping under it and playing on it, a loved quilt, rather than a folded up in the cupboard quilt. Awesome!

Thanks to Amy for hosting the festival once again. Check out the other quilts here.

20 comments:

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

sherry said...

just love all those dots...

Margreth said...

What a great quilt! Lovely fabrics..so bright colors!

Poppyprint said...

That's a fantastic, colourful quilt and how awesome that it is so loved! Great job for your first time using the frame, too.

AJ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it Thanks so much Helen!

bec said...

Wow, gorgeous! And love that frame, I've just quilted a king size on my home machine, and all the excess quilt bunch up drove me crazy! Thanks for the rolling idea!

Karen said...

It doesn't have to be a complicated quilt when the fabrics are lovely. It looks great. Lovely to see it being enjoyed.

CitricSugar said...

So cute and bright! Any quilt loved by a child is a really good one. :-)

Pattilou said...

2Touching story. Cuddle quilts are what I make the most of and I'm always looking for new inspiration for a new twist.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I love the colours and patterns. Its great when they are cuddled constantly isnt it! Thanks for sharing. #263

Jean Cheszek said...

Perfect quilt for a boy! Great colors.

Frances Leate said...

Great quilt and just right for a happy little boy. Take care.

Rene' said...

Love this!

Robin said...

Simple but oh, so sweet! What a wonderful way to use those scraps and create something truly special. He looks like he's really enjoying it! :)

Anonymous said...

I guess it's my turn to ask for help. I appreciate the concern with my absence. I am embarrassed about dropping the ball with the Quilt Along. I love all the quilts on flickr!

Here's what happened. It isn't anything very exciting. I had too much going on and there weren't enough hours in the day to take care of everything that needed to be done. It's so funny because I would say to myself that it would just take half an hour to do thus and such if you just did it. But when there are a hundred things that take half an hour, there aren't that many half hours in a day, even when you get up early - which I don't like to do.

The Quilt Along fell apart because I had only had it half planned out in the beginning. In the past that has been good enough because I have been able to fill in thelast few spots after we started. It wasn't good enough this time.

I had an idea if you are up for it! Because I still have plenty of charm packs that want to travel.

First, with the ones we missed, it might be easier to skip them and start where we are at. If you want, we can start from where we left off though. Let me know!

Second, since I don't have the next quilts scheduled, do any of you who are doing the quilt along want to be the featured artist?!? Normally, I would give those who volunteered a free book, but you already have the book. SO I do have a new book that I need to show you! It's been out for a few months, but that's one of those things that I got behind on. Anyway, I will send you one of those for helping out!

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