Friday, 18 May 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Today is a good day for curling up on the sofa under a quilt and looking at all the beauties on show at the marvellous

Amy's Creative Side

I would feel very proud if I had made any of them so I'm a bit nervous about linking up, but on the other hand, I have just made my first one (apart from 2 dolls quilts and a mini, which I entered in the Modern Mini contest, and was then really embarrassed afterwards as it's not modern at all).

Maybe people who have already made 10s of quilts still remember how excited you are at finishing your first one. Or maybe that's just me! Or perhaps that feeling never goes away? Anyway, this is it:


This is my favourite photo because of the little fingers and toes, whose owners were being unusually co-operative.

The quilt was made for the charity Siblings Together, which you can read about here - another reason why this quilt is very important to me.   The coloured fabric in the middle was donated by Patchwork Queen.   I thought that I could probably manage a quilt based on HSTs and started off with a star in the middle because I felt this sent a positive message. I cut what I had and laid it out in two early designs - at that point I asked for advice from fellow Bloggers!  The most popular one ended up like this - part Star and Chains, part one version of Star of Bethlehem, part Swoon.  More details are here. Because I wasn't making the quilt for me, I really didn't want to mess it up - this made it a great learning experience.

I'm now on to my second quilt and looking forward to the one after that:-)

If you are visiting from Amy's thank you very much for coming over to take a look.  Now I'm just off to do some visiting.




29 comments:

  1. It's really sweet that you gave your first quilt to a charity !!
    I love the colors together !

    I don't think that the feeling ever go away... When I finish a quilt, I am still amazed that I did it ! I made a quilt, me, a 23 years old young woman ! It's an amazing feeling :)

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  2. love the teeny toes and fingers, and the quilt is gorgeous too!

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  3. I'm always excited about finishing a quilt too! I love that this looks like one gigantic block...fantastic!

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  4. Great job for your first quilt. I'm a newbie too!

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  5. Beautiful job!

    And I've made more than a handful of quilts but I was pretty nervous about linking up, too, so don't worry. :-)

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  6. I love the quilting! And that feeling doesn't go away. You may not have it with every single quilt, but it's still there under the surface, waiting to engulf you when you finish something really great.

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  7. What a great first time quilt. Finishing a quilt is always such a pleasure. I hope you finish many many more.

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  8. I love modern twists on traditional patterns!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  9. That is a beautiful first quilt!! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love this quilt. No one would ever guess it was your first if you hadn't said so!

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  11. Hurray!! Your first quilt. What a impressive start! I love the pattern and your quilting on it is astounding for a beginner.
    Cute picture, it looks like it's wearing tiny little shoes!

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  12. I've realized recently that I love quilts that are a single motif--not an assembly of individually designed squares--and this one is stunning! I have a book of quilt blocks and have marked several as candidates for making whole-quilt-sized; this is on the list too now!

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  13. This is a lovely quilt and a fantastic job for a first one. And heck, don't be embarrassed about having the courage to enter it into any show...

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  14. Great quilt! love the fingers and toes too! Gorgeous and well done!

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  15. Well Done on your first 'big' quilt! Looks great Love the colours!

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  16. Great job on your first quilt. It is lovely. The nice thing about quilting is that every quilt you finish brings similar rewards.

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  17. You have done an amazing job - you should be really proud. It`s beautiful!

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  18. That's a beautiful quilt! And those little fingers and toes are so precious. I love those sorts of pictures the best. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  19. Great job-- you are off to a terrific start. Kudos.

    Come see my entries 64 (repro. applique) and 85 (antique appliques).

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  20. des couleurs pleines de fraicheur un début prometteur ,jolie réalisation

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  21. Beautiful quilt. Can't believe it's your first! The photo caught my eye on the quilt festival at first sight. And no, the feeling never goes away, every quilt is an accomplishment that leaves you full and proud. Congrats!

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  22. What a really pretty star quilt! : )

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  23. I really like this quilt! Great job!

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  24. Can't imagine how hard it must have been to part with this little beauty. It looks amazing and your quilting looks great, too. Love the little fingers and toes, too!

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  25. I've easily made 100 quilts and I still remember my first "real" quilt. Your's is beautiful, you did a wonderful job.

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  26. je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que celà ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance

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