Saturday, October 10, 2009

Joining the Quilt Festival!

I've decided to join in on the fun! Park City Girl is hosting a Quilt Festival this week, where anyone who wants to can enter a quilt bloggyblogland style! I browsed through the Spring festival earlier this year, but never entered. It's such a fun idea!
(Click the icon above for more information.)

I am entering my current favorite:

I haven't made many quilts lately, because with the three littles I just don't have a lot of time. I've decided to spend my time on smaller projects that mostly can be finished in one sitting -- it's good for the soul to be able to finish creative projects! This quilt is one of the few I've finished recently. I'd had the fabrics (from Heather Ross's Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries line) forever, and just hadn't been able to cut into them. Finally I took the plunge!


The pattern is Disappearing Nine Patch, which is super simple and super fast without looking too beginner-y. Besides, I needed a pattern with larger pieces so I could really showcase those fabrics!


I added the greens (not Heather Ross's) and used a vintage tablecloth on the back and in some pieces on the front.

This quilt doesn't necessarily showcase my piecing/quilting abilities, but I love its simplicity and colors, which makes it a recent favorite!

See more of my quilts here.

20 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

lovely quilt! i like disapering 9 patches desing!

The Harris Family said...

I love your quilt!
-Crystal

Zonnah said...

I love the fabrics, they make the quilt :)

sewpam63 said...

Nice job!!! You have your hands full, but you still find time to sew! That's noble. I LOVE the flowers and the backing you did. : )

Anne said...

Great job putting together fabric from such different sources!

Laura said...

i love this design - I like the simple ones that still look complex.

ivyarts said...

The green and the vintage flowers really make everything pop. Great choices. Really lovely.

Heather said...

Yummy! amazing colors and combos. . . super!

Cathy said...

Oh this is beautiful. I love the colours, fabulous job xo

Kaye Prince said...

I really like this! I like the colours (and of course the fabrics), the pattern, and the fact that you repurposed a tablecloth for the back. Keep up the great work!

My name is Wendy . . . said...

Got to LOVE LOVE a Disappearing 9 Patch!
Great work . . . I need to get about to posting one too!
Seems like great fun!
Cheers

Tammy said...

It's so pretty! I made a disappearing nine-patch for a friend's baby quilt. I want to make another one for my daughter!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the poppy fabric too

SewCalGal said...

elightful quilt. Thanks for participatng in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Momma Bear said...

I am in love with this quilt! It is so beautiful!

MARIKA said...

Very kind beautiful quilt

Darling Petunia said...

I really love this quilt. Every time I see it I think, "I should try that!"

Leslie said...

this is so pretty...i love the color and design

Michelle said...

I really like this quilt. It is soft and peaceful.

Ylime said...

Hi,

Just wanted to say how much I love your quilt and that I've featured it in a roundup of some of my favorites from the Park City Girl Fall Quilt Festival. Thanks! http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/park-city-girl-quilt-showcase-pt-1/

Emily
The Handmade Experiment