Monday, October 31, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2011

Hello again!  There is a blogger's Quilt Festival going on over at Amy's, and I must be living under a rock, because I just heard about it and there is only four days left to enter!  So here goes.
A few years ago I got really bored with my quilting.  I know.  I couldn't believe it either.  I had tried everything out there, Thimbleberries club, Little Quilts, Blended Quilts, Appliqued quilts, Civil War reproduction and more.  I was spinning around trying out different things, but keeping focused on "the pattern" and of course it had to match the living room, bedspread, or kitchen.
Then someone told me about on-line fabric shops, blogs and new modern fabric designers. YES!  This was the breath of fresh air I needed.  Authors Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston showed me how to let go of the pattern and go for the color.  The Material Obsession girls Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty were an Australian Inspiration.  I threw all sewing inhibitions out the window and made a liberated log cabin quilt.  I grabbed every wild scrap I had and ran to buy more fat quarters.  Suddenly I was charged up.
I learned about "wonky" blocks and "organic" quilting.  I was anything but bored.
I have it hanging up on my banister in the middle of my living room.  When I look at it , it reminds me to let go and have fun.  I just love it.  And it doesn't match a darn thing :)
Thank you to Amy and all the great sponsors for this fun opportunity.  Go check out all the beautiful quilts and their stories here.


  1. I love quilts that don't match a darn thing!

  2. I like your story and your quilt very much!

  3. Love your story and the quilt. I'm just now getting past the thought that the quilt has to match my house for me to make it.

  4. Hi Lynne. :o)
    Your quilt is fabulous.
    How much fun you must
    have had creating it.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Sincerely, Trish
    ps. Welcome to the festival!

  5. fun quilt --- thanks for sharing =)

  6. well, I think your bright and lively quilt matches your creativity. thanks for sharing it.

  7. This is a happy and colourful quilt and it must have been great fun to make it. Happy stitching.

  8. yes really a happy quilt , I'd love to have one like that, too

  9. Super awesome! I love the way it turned out. :)


  10. I love this! I'm going to add it on Pinterest for when I need inspiration for a scrappy quilt. Thanks for sharing


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