21.5.10

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Summer '10

I'm honored to participate in this years Blogger's Quilt Festival and very excited to have new viewers visiting my blog.  It would mean a lot to me if you would leave a comment so that I know you've stopped by.

Edited to add:  I cannot guarantee links on archived posts.  Very often these can change.  More information about past Blogger's quit festivals can be found at Amy's Creative Side Blog http://amyscreativeside.com/bloggers-quilt-festival/.  Again, no guarantee that this link will work forever.

Additionally, I strive my best to answer every question I receive on my blog but I cannot respond to inquires with no return email address noted (i.e., anonymous).

For the quilt festival, I'm sharing my last completed quilt, which is something I whipped up for my daughter's school auction last month.  Per my usual procrastination, it was a rush-rush project.

Quilt pattern is adapted from the Corner Store pattern from the wonderful book "Material Obsession". The designs are hand-quilted (in other words, stitched through all three fabric layers of the quilt - top, batting and backing) in Pearle cotton.  You can read more about the making of this quilt on my blog here:  http://couchpotatoquilts.blogspot.com/2010/04/charity-quilt-is-done.html and here:  http://couchpotatoquilts.blogspot.com/2010/04/charity-quilt-for-school-fundraiser.html

My purpose wasn't to make something artsy or trendy, but to make a pretty quilt that would hopefully appeal to the general buying public.  I chose cheerful fabrics from my stash that weren't gender specific and managed to use what I had on hand with the exception of the backing fabric.  The hand-stitching of the motifs while time consuming (maybe not the smartest choice for an auction quilt) is something I really enjoy.  The motifs are traced in pencil - I used a window - before the quilt is assembled and then stitched by hand after I had stitched in the ditch around the blocks with my sewing machine.  Despite being in a rush, I really enjoyed the process of putting this little quilt together.

34 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a sweet quilt. I love the hand stitching in the solid squares.

Lesly said...

I agree - the handstitching really makes this one. Isn't it satisfying to do some stashbusting? Love the backing fabric, too!

Chris said...

Hello Claudia - Your hand quilting brings the quilt to life! Very nice.

La Mañosa said...

This is such a sweet quilt! I love the motifs and the bright colors you used.

bettyp said...

What a lovely quilt!! I love the hand quilting too!! You did a beautiful job on it !!

wishes, true and kind said...

What a sweet, homey, and comforting looking quilt! Great job!

Cathy said...

Stunning quilt Claudia, a winner! xo

Rita E said...

I really like this quilt! The hand quilting is great!

Miri said...

Sweet quilt! Love the quilted designs in the white squares.

kylydia said...

Claudia, you have such patience to hand quilt those motifs. They look great!

Chris said...

I love the multicolor quilting.

Marie said...

Beautiful hand stitch, great job

Kathy said...

Nice work on the cute little stitcheries that quilt the solid squares! It is a wonderful and cheerful quilt.

Carol said...

Fun quilt. Love the hand stitching.

Kriza said...

what a stunning quilt! I love its cheerie colours, and the hand quilting, it makes it a bit 'old fashioned' in a good way for me :-)
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

AnnieO said...

So sweet and simple, and my what a lot of handwork! I love the addition of the embroidery, it does really make the quilt utterly unique and adorable. Beautiful job you did on this. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Such a sweet quilt, I love the hand stitching!

Megan said...

The quilting on this absolutely makes the quilt - it's beautiful!

Bellgirl said...

I recognised the Material Obsession pattern as soon as I saw the picture- you've done it so beautifully! It's really nice to see an Australian design appearing in the USA, with it's fine tradition of quilting.

Rebekah said...

This is so pretty! I just love the stitching detail you added to the white blocks.

Katie B. said...

This is a beautiful quilt! How kind of you to make it for your daughter's school.

Leslie said...

this is so beautiful. you obviously put so much love and hard work into this

RosaMaría said...

i love this quilt! is so beautiful!!

Mary said...

This is a cute quilt. I like the hand quilting in the white squares. Nicely done.

Karen said...

Its a lovely quilt. i have used this pattern too. Instead of the motifs I just used different coloured solids.

WendyLou said...

SO fun and cheery. Thanks for sharing :)

Laurel H. said...

I love the quilt, and all of those bright colors. I trust it did well in the auction. :)

quiltmom said...

Hope it was a great success in the auction- how fortunate they were to receive such a beautiful quilt. I love the bright cheery colors and the embroidered blocks.
Thanks for sharing....
The festival has been great fun - so many new blogs and quilters to discover - not enough time..
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

QuiltSue said...

It's great and I love the hand quilting.

Jane said...

GREAT quilt!

Ritapizza said...

Beautiful! I'm so impressed that you made this so quickly! I absolutely LOVE all your hand quilted motifs! It really makes this quilt spectacular? Can I bid for this quilt?

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I'm partial to scrappy quilts anyway, but your hand-quilting is simply awesome.

American Quilter's Society said...

Cheerful is the word! What a pretty submission to the online quilt show.

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