Sunday, May 23, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Let's take part in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!





I've been quilting for about fifteen years with stops and starts along the way. I've shared my love of quilting and sewing with my co-workers - bringing in quilts and talking about projects. Last summer, I took part in the Old Red Barn quilt-a-long and thought - wouldn't it be fun to do a quilt-a-long at work?

The seed was sewn and our little group started out - we made our first quilt and started a blog. The quilt above, is the second in our series. Inspiration came from another blog, Crazy Mom Quilts.

The quilt above is a reminder to me of how proud I am of the sewers that form our group. They cover a wide variety of ages and experiences, new sewers among them. The group is like a child - I worry about their set-backs, and laugh with delight when they overcome an obstacle. As they teeter towards quilting maturity, I see their confidence grow; they are an inspiration to me. It reminds me of how quilting has inspired creativity in others along with kinship ... friendship.

The group is entering their teen years now, they've brushed off the toddler and elementary stages - they're sewing baby bibs, stuffed birds and owls, and even hand quilting! This fall, we'll be taking on our first color experiment this fall. I can't wait to see what they turn out.

18 comments:

  1. I love, love, LOVE that quilt! Do you all work to create one quilt or do you each end up with your own? I've never done a "quilt a long" but I think it sounds like lots of fun and a great way to accomplish a major project that would otherwise seem too big to tackle.

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  2. Everyone makes their own quilt - so they get to have a finished product, but we all make it at the same time. The thing that's nice is everyone learns from each other and you don't have to take a class - it all happens during breaks, lunches, or via the blog or youtube.

    I do love how the one above came out. Its bright, a very happy quilt.

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  3. Have you ever thought about leading a QAL that's open to the public?

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  4. What a great quilt, I love your fabric choices!

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  5. Very beautiful quilt!!!
    Happy Festival!!!

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  6. Beautiful Quilt, I love the colours you have used, so fresh and bright

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  7. Love the colour combination, great quilt.

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  8. Very cute quilt. Lovely prints, colors & design. Very cheerful!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. What a lovely happy quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I love the cheerful colors! great quilt!

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  11. i love this...it makes such a beautiful quilt. i have this fabric at home. how much yardage sis you need for this?

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  12. Ah yardage - I bought 2 - 1/2 yard sets on etsy from fabricworm I think. But, I had lots left over. The pattern for a crib size is over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

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  13. Wow! Do a quilt along? Only if you join me, Theresa!

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  14. Uber-cute quilt! I love the colors and your blog name. Sew On!

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  15. What a great pattern to showcase a fav fabric line! It is amazing how different the basic logcabin block can look -great fabric choices.
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  16. Lovely quilt; I like your version of the Filmstrip quilt.

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  17. I love the fabrics you chose. Such a lovely quilt!

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