Friday, April 17, 2009

Textile Corner - One of my favorite small wall-hangings

Greetings from #143 (now #139) on "the list"of ever growing participants for Bloggers Quilt Festival :)
"Really Retro....... not" based on a design called "Really Retro" (when I find the magazine I'll add it into the post.) measures about 12"x15". It was made as a 2008 christmas gift for my oldest daughter. One of her favorite colors is purple so I raided my fat quarter collection to see what I had and also added in a few contrasts.
Why did I give it a slightly different title? Well I used fabrics that were not really retro looking, added an inner navy border and did yoyo's instead of buttons. I also carried the embroidered vine pattern all the way round the border.
I hope you take the time to visit some of the other participants in this fun week of Bloggers Quilt Festival. There's some fabulous quilts out there. Some of them will positively take your breath away :) The link is on my side bar under my welcome.
Glad you visited. Now much as I would love you to stay for a good while and maybe share in some cyberspace hot chocolate and cookies I need to encourage you to move along and enjoy the show, it might take you all week to view the exhibits at the rate "the list" is growing !!!!!!!

*addendum - The original wall hanging that I based my design upon can be found in Quilt Presents #52 Quick Quilts. Designed by Katy Sweigert with the assistance of her daughters. She used 1930's reproduction fabrics. My blog for January 4th 2009 shows a photograph.

28 comments:

Tami said...

The yo-yos and embroidered border are a sweet touch to the quilt. I like it. :-)

Dolores said...

This is so cute. I love making mini quilts. There is just as much work sometimes as a full size quilt. I hope your daughter likes it.

Zonnah said...

Very cute! I love how you quilted it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very nice quilt. I love yo-yo's in any quilt! I also like your postcards.

Staci K. said...

Very cute! I like the added touch of the yo-yos.

I am fascinated with Scotland! My ancestors were Scottish (The Steuart clan) and Scotland is one of the places on my "must visit" list.

Kerri said...

such a lovely quilt!!

Micki said...

I have entered too, and I just love looking at all of the quilts. Yours is wonderful! I love the yo yos and it is just a wonderful quilt!
Micki

Dorothy said...

That is a lovely little quilt, such a simple design but so effective! The quilting is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

miniaturequilter said...

Very pretty, the emboidery is wonderful and it really stands out!

stitchinpenny said...

So simle, subtle and beautiful.

Hooked on Quilting said...

Wow! Great wallhanging and I see why it's a favorite!

Gloria

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love that quilt - the YoYos and vines just set it off so nicely. I'm always on the lookout for new border ideas.

Quilt Rat said...

Such a lovely sweet quilt!

Nanci said...

Embroidered quilts are so unique. Even if the pattern is the same. The person doing the embroidery makes it a one of a kind.
I am loving this festival.

mngirltx said...

What a great little quilt! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words.

Diva Quilts said...

lovely quilt - retro or not! :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love the yo-yos and embroidery it adds so much to the simple patchwork center! Thanks for sharing :)

Kari said...

I like that you put your own spin on the pattern. I hope your daughter enjoys it.

Debbie said...

Great quilt! I really like the use of the yo-yo's as well. Your postcards quilts really caught my eye. How do you display them? They will be something else to add to my wish list. Thanks for coming by to see my quilt too! Debbie

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love that little quilt. It is lovely. I am finishing off a few more big projects..then hope to focus on smaller versions. Love yours.

Granny Lyn said...

This is beautiful! Love the yo-yos and the stitching, sets it off wonderfully!!

Cheryl said...

A very wonderful quilt and your handwork is just perfect!

Janet Brady said...

The yo-yo border is a nice touch. My daughter is a purple fanatic too. I've been looking at quilts since Friday and I'm only arond 130 but I'm having a great time! Thanks for sharing.

comfortstitching said...

Where shall I start? The yo-yo's, the embroidery, the quilting....sweet!!

Janet said...

Pretty quilt!

ivoryspring said...

What a sweet cute, Carol. Thanks for visiting me. I have enjoyed hanging around your blog. Please visit again - I am glad to make your acquaintance.

Yes, wholecloth is my absolute favorite!!! :)

Allie said...

LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. They are all much appreciated. Hope you are all looking forward to October :)